Monday, 7 April 2008

June opening for ScotlandsPeople Centre

A couple of days ago the GROS announced news of price reductions for those wishing to carry out research in New Register House, effective from April 28th 2008. The reason for this is that the new ScotlandsPeople Centre was originally hoping to open on this date, with the new pricing structure agreed by statute to commence from then. A series of last minute complications has unfortunately forced the opening to be pushed back, and it is now intended that the opening will take place in June, though a final date has still yet to be confirmed.

In this month's Practical Family History, now on sale, yours truly has written an article giving an insight into what can be expected from the new centre when it opens in June. Accompanied by Deputy Registrar for Scotland, Paul Parr, and Head of ScotlandsPeople, Dee Williams, I was given an exclusive insight into the new centre in February of this year, where the pair informed me of the many wonderful things soon to become available, including amongst other things, access to digitised images from the Scottish Public Register of Arms, wills, and many other exciting new offerings, all accessible from the same terminal. There is also news in the article of further developments down the road for the centre, including forthcoming access to the digitised death records held at the GROS, and plans to take the brand further afield across Scotland.

Practical Family History is available for sale now at all very friendly newsagents...!

Chris

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