Tuesday, 20 May 2014

ScotlandsPeople service - forthcoming launch event in Inverness

From the latest ScotlandsPeople newsletter:

Official launch of the ScotlandsPeople service at the Highland Archive and Registration Centre (HARC) - Inverness, Tuesday 17 June 2014

While the ScotlandsPeople service has been available to access at the Highland Archive and Registration Centre (HARC) in Inverness since 14 October 2013, the official launch of the new service will take place on Tuesday 17 June 2014.

Starting at 2pm, the launch event will include a demonstration of the way that the information contained in ScotlandsPeople can be combined with original archive material to allow you to get more from your family history research. Registration staff will be running 'taster sessions' to demonstrate how to make the most of the computer search system, while Archive service staff will be on hand to explain the processes involved in undertaking family history research and creating a family tree from the information gathered. So if you're in the Inverness area on the 17th, please feel free to attend the launch at the HARC.

To find out more about this event and the ScotlandsPeople service in Inverness, visit the HARC website at http://www.highlandarchives.org.uk.

COMMENT: I was at the HARC last weekend as part of the Scottish Genealogy Network's CPD event, and it is a great set up - there are four ScotlandsPeople terminals available in the family history centre, and plenty of support materials to complement the online records - and the archive is just in the next room! Well worth a visit.

Inside the HARC family history centre

(With thanks to ScotlandsPeople)


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians, whilst my new book British and Irish Newspapers is also now out. And FindmyPast - please reinstate the original Scottish census citations on your new site.

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