Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Major Scotland's People update - modern birth and death indexes

Scotland's People have just announced the major, and very welcome, addition of the modern indexes up to 2006 for both births and deaths (marriages will follow soon). Whilst the images themselves will not be made available online, these index additions will now make it considerably easier to order copies of births after 1907 and deaths after 1957, bringing Scotland into line with the rest of Britain. Only time will tell if Northern Ireland wants to join the party!

The Scotland's People announcement can be found at http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/content/help/index.aspx?1263 , with a particularly useful section on mother's maiden names worth consulting at http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/content/faqs/questions/index.aspx?64.

A huge congratulations to Scotland's people for taking this step!

Chris

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