Sunday, 4 May 2008

Petition to stop Scottish Catholic Archives materials split

The Scottish Catholic Archives is planning to send some of its documents to the University of Aberdeen, prompting concern amongst historians and academics of a split in the collection of rare material which goes back centuries. The Scottish Catholic Historical Association is particularly unhappy and plans to circulate a petition to reverse the move.

For more information, visit http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/7380046.stm, and for the archive website itself, visit http://www.catholic-heritage.net/sca/.

NB: The SCA holds the Roman Catholic baptismal and marriage registers for Scotland, which have now been digitised by the GROS. Once indexing has been completed, these records will be made available through Scotland's People.

Chris

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