Monday, 12 January 2009

ScotlandsPeople Centre now fully open

From the National Archives of Scotland:

Edinburgh’s new family history centre, the ScotlandsPeople Centre, will open all four search rooms on Monday 12 January 2009 from 09:00 to 16:30. The ScotlandsPeople Centre entrance is at General Register House at the east end of Princes Street, up the steps by the Wellington statue.

Visitors can pre-book £10 day search places in the search rooms by ringing 0131 314 4300. It is also possible to pre-pay, which will allow you to go straight to your seat.

I know the team have been working flat out to get the new centre up and running, and to all involved, a huge congratulations for a major achievement that will be of benefit to all of those with Scottish ancestry.

UPDATE: The ScotlandsPeople Centre website at has had an update, and now has additional information on the new assisted search facility, where you can pay £20 an hour for help with your research (up to two hours only). The site has also announced that online booking facility for seats will not now be operational until 2010.

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