Tuesday 22 October 2013

ScotlandsPeople computer system now available in Inverness

The ScotlandsPeople computer system, as used at the ScotlandsPeople Centre in Edinburgh (and different to the online site), is now accessible in Inverness at Highland Archives (www.highlandarchives.org.uk), on Bught Road.

From Janet Baker, Education and Outreach Co-ordinator at High Life Highland, Highland Archive Service:

Just a quick email to let you know that we now have available here the ScotlandsPeople service which people usually have to go to the ScotlandsPeople Centre in Edinburgh to access. The cost is the same, £15 per day, hours 10am-4.30 pm Monday to Friday. There are four PCs with ScotlandsPeople, three are bookable in advance and one is a drop-in PC. Contact details to book – 01463 256400 or email inverness.registrars@highland.gov.uk

This now means that the ScotlandsPeople system can be accessed at Edinburgh (ScotlandsPeople Centre: Mon-Fri), Glasgow (Glasgow Genealogy Centre: Mon-Fri), Hawick (Heritage Hub: Thurs and Fri only), Kilmarnock (Burns Monument Centre: Mon-Sat), Inverness (Highland Archives: Mon-Fri), and I think also in Ayr (tbc).

Spreading access to the system across the country has been one of the best genealogy initiatives in Scotland in recent years - here's hoping it continues to become available in other parts of the country in due course.

(With thanks to Lorna Kinnaird on the Scottish Genealogy Network members page on LinkedIn)


My latest book, Discover Scottish Civil Registration Records, is now available from http://www.gould.com.au (print) and http://www.gen-ebooks.com/unlock-the-past.html (ebook), whilst Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet is available at http://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/Tracing-Your-Irish-History-on-the-Internet/p/3889/. My next Pharos Scottish course, Scotland 1750-1850: Beyond the OPRs, starts Nov 13th - see http://pharostutors.com.

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