Sunday, October 07, 2007

ScotlandsPeople updated

Official government source for Scottish genealogy, census and family research - ScotlandsPeople: "ScotlandsPeople, one of the largest online sources of original genealogical information. With almost 50 million records to access, we hope your visit will be enjoyable and that you are successful in connecting generations."

Second Person Forename

If you know the forename of another person whom you would expect to find in a household, enter the forename here to refine your search results.

Please Note:

  • If a household is spread over two pages, and both members appear on separate pages, the search will not return this entry.
  • If two households appearing on the same image have the same names as your search criteria, both will be returned.
  • A search on a second person forename will return records which contain exact matches of that forename anywhere in the string. For example, entering ANN will return ANN, MARY ANN, ANN ELIZA and ANN J. , etc. However, variations in the spelling of the name, for example, Anne or Annie, will not be returned. To find these, you must either search with each variation separately or use Wildcards for example, Ann*.

The spelling of the second person forename might not be as expected due to:

  • transcription error during indexing
  • misspelling, phonetic spelling or other misinterpretation by enumerators
  • deliberate or accidental misrepresentation by informants
  • forename variations including abbreviation (e.g. William, Wm., Willm.), use of diminutives (e.g. Margaret, Maggie, Meg, Peggy), nicknames/pet names or middle names as first names

See Forename Variants

but they still use this useless pay per view business concept - annual subscriptions wanted please - and as you can see a structure of the census page not the household


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