Saturday, 23 February 2013

Brightsolid developments

Some news from the front! Last night saw a bash hosted by Brightsolid, the company behind FindmyPast UK and GenesReunited, and in partnership with the Scottish Government for the ScotlandsPeople site, and with Eneclann for the Irish version of FindmyPast. Before the main meal, the CEO, Dundee's Chris van der Kuyl, outlined some developments coming very soon. Brief headlines to follow...

For those interested in the First World War - watch this space! Brightsolid is in partnership with the Imperial War Museum for something major coming our way soon. There is also work in hand with the Families in British India Society, a project with the National Archives at Kew to place the Royal Flying Corps records online, and a new initiative called Working Together to cater for smaller collections of records to be placed online.

Stay tuned for more news when I get it... :)

(A big thanks to the Brightsolid team)


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  1. I thought that Brightsolid/FindmyPast had been working on India Office records since 2011 (these may be different to the British India Society), when their digitisation together with electoral registers up to 1932 was announced. On this blog last year Chris you mentioned that the publishing on by FindmyPast of these records had been delayed to this month. Do you know when they are likely to be published?

  2. The short answer is I don't know - but will try to find out!