Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Scotland's People updated early

Scotland's People will be releasing their next update earlier than usual, on Dec 31st, though in an e-mail newsletter listed the wrong years now available to view, all of which were out by a year! The correct years are 1907 for births, 1932 for marriages (which was a very problematic project for them due to the quality of the original returns), and deaths for 1957. They have also now added a second forename search field for census searches, making it considerably easier to identify a correct family. For full details visit http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/content/help/index.aspx?1263 . The modern indexes are still not available, but are imminent.

It will be interesting to see if Scotland's People maintain the same pricing structure once the Scotland's People centre opens in late spring. £6 to see five records online as opposed to £10 unlimited access to view everything for a day at the GROS (including monumental inscriptions, register of the Court of the Lord Lyon, sasines, and much more) seems slightly imbalanced!

Chris

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