Monday, 21 September 2009

Is ScotlandsPeople talking to Ancestry?

An interesting post from the Anglo-Celtic Connections blog yesterday describes the visit of Scottish Registrar General Duncan MacNiven to the BIFHSGO conference at the weekend. The post briefly mentions the forthcoming Roman Catholic records release, and other well known up and coming releases such as the Valuation Rolls and Kirk Session records. However, the bit that caught my eye was the following:

"He also mentioned that there is some potential for extra Scottish information to be made available by suppliers other than Scotland's People, including Ancestry, although negotiations are at an early stage."

There was a bit of a stir last year when the the Sunday Herald in July 2008 reported on the possibility of the GROS partnering with other institutions - see License sale may mean that money doesn't grow on family trees -
but it has all been very quiet since then. So is ScotlandsPeople now in discussion with Ancestry?

One to keep an eye out for!

(With thanks to JDR at the Anglo-Connections blog)

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