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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

New Additions to ScotlandsPeople

The website is the official Scottish Government site for searching government records and archives. Quoting from the website:
The ScotlandsPeople site is maintained by the National Records of Scotland, a non-ministerial department of the Scottish Government. Our purpose is to collect, preserve and produce information about Scotland's people and history and make it available to inform current and future generations. We were established on 1 April 2011, following the merger of the General Register Office for Scotland and the National Archives of Scotland.
The website is set up to work as a pay-per-view site and uses a system of "credits" sold in batches of 30 or 40. The price per credit drops with the purchase of larger quantities of credits. You can see the current cost on the "Buy Credits" page of the website. The exchange rate as of the date of this post was 1.29 U.S. Dollars to the Pound.

Recently, the website added more than 36,000 new baptism, marriage and death records from Presbyterian churches, 1744 – 1855. You can search the website for free. If you need to learn the basics of Scottish research, please see my recent webinar now on the Brigham Young University Family History Library YouTube Channel

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