Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Book of Scottish Connections

The Book of Scottish Connections is a new public record held at the General Register Office for Scotland which allows people all over the world with a Scottish connection to apply for a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership abroad to be recorded by the Registrar General in Edinburgh. To qualify for registration, the original event has to have already been previously registered with the civil registration authorities of the applicant's country. A commemorative certificate of the event, with a description of the Scottish connection, will then be available from the GROS, which can be preserved as part of the family history record.

Tartans and kilts are fine, but what better and more tangible way is there to show that your family's Scottish connection has been forever remembered in your ancestral country, and that you yourself have been officially recognised by your Caledonian cousins as a member of the greatest diaspora in the world - one of Jock Tamson's Bairns...!

For more info, see www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/regscot/book-of-scottish-connections.html.

Chris

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