Friday, 4 April 2008

New prices for access to GROS

As of April 28th 2008, the prices for access to the General Register Office for Scotland will be revised, and the good news is that it is in the customer's favour! As of this date, a full day's access will be reduced to £10, from the current £17. This is part of the new pricing structure agreed by statute in preparation for the new ScotlandsPeople family history centre, which was originally intended to open on this date, but which has been delayed by a short while. When ScotlandsPeople does open for business, there will also be a free two hour search available, though it is unclear just now whether this will apply from April 28th or from the opening of the centre. For more on the new pricing structure, visit http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/files1/family-records/new-charges.pdf .

Please note that the reduction in price for the access pass will be reflected in the charges made by us at Scotland's Greatest Story (www.scotlandsgreateststory.co.uk) from this date, making it even cheaper to have your family history researched!

An exclusive advance look at the inside of the new ScotlandsPeople centre will appear in the next issue of Practical Family History, with yours truly having been given a guided tour of the new set up by Dee Williams, head of the centre, and Paul Parr, Deputy Registrar General for Scotland. As well as the new pricing structure, there will be exclusive details of what can be expected from the new centre.

Chris

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