Friday, 8 July 2011

Refreshed data at ScotlandsPeople Centre

From the ScotlandsPeople Centre:

Fresh Data

We are pleased to announce that the indexes at the ScotlandsPeople Centre were refreshed on Wednesday 6th July.

For customers, this means that the indexes available at the Centre are much closer to those used for civil registration.

For the future, we plan to update the indexes at regular intervals, possibly every 3 months, but this has yet to be formalised.

If you are aware of any errors in our indexes then please report them to the staff in the search rooms using the appropriate forms available, which are pink for old parish records, yellow for census records and white for statutory records.

Remember that you can visit the historical search rooms for free in General Register House if you have a reader's ticket. To create a reader's ticket we need two passport size photos plus photographic ID and proof of your current address. Customers can view both original documents and virtual volumes. Examples of records that can be viewed include valuation rolls, Kirk session records, some wills and testaments after 1901, sasine records and much more. We advise that you speak to staff and by ringing 0131 535 1334.

Good luck with your research.

The ScotlandsPeople Team

(With thanks to the ScotlandsPeople team)

Chris

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