Saturday, December 15, 2007

NEWS Scotland

BBC NEWS | Scotland | Tayside and Central | Boost for family history research: "Scotland's first family history centre has opened in Dundee.

The facility brings together the Registrar's office, city archivist, the local history library and the burials administration section.

Staff in the centre at Central Library should be able to trace most families back to the late 17th century.

They have access to large catalogues of books, directories, maps, plans, photographs and even images of gravestones.

Staff can also issue authenticated certificates of any Scottish birth, death, civil partnership or marriage record, after digital images held by the General Register Office for Scotland were made available.

If answers cannot be found on site, there are also electronic links to other agencies."


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