Monday, 4 August 2008

ScotlandsPeople Centre taking bookings from next Monday

The following info has just been made available on the ScotlandsPeople Centre website at .

As previously announced, there will be a partial opening of the new centre on Monday, August 25th 2008, where visitors can try out the new facilities by way of a free two-hour taster session in the Adam Dome. Bookings for these searches will commence as of next Monday, 11th August, and can be made by calling 0131 314 4300 from that date.

The free search sessions will run from 10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00 and both sessions will be followed by a short tour and talk on the centre and its records. Visitors will have access to all the digitised birth, death, marriage, wills, census and coats of arms records. However, as these are free sessions, there will be no access to microfilmed records, stand alone computers or the library. In addition, visitors will also not be able to use laptops in the Adam Dome.

Visitors will be able to print off copies or save images from the new computer system to a memory stick, for the following charges:

A4 black and white print - historic GROS records/Wills and Testaments £0.50
A3 black and white print - historic GROS records/Wills and Testaments £1.00
Save statutory record image entry to USB stick - exc. Coats of Arms £1.00
Save Wills and Testaments image entry to USB stick £1.00
Save Coats of Arms image entry to USB stick £10.00

As these are sessions for new and inexperienced users to get familiar with the centre, visitors are only entitled to one free search session each.

The shop will also be open from the 25th.

Remember though, hold off on trying to book a place until next Monday..!

The ScotlandsPeople Centre will also be participating in Doors Open Day on September 27th 2008, and the site will announce more on this in due course.

(Finally, whilst a link is up for the User Group Meeting Minutes for June 12th 2008, the link is currently defective, taking users to another version of the home page again. Hopefully this will be remedied soon!)

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