Blog23 Sep 2010
Have you found Scottish ancestors in your family tree? If so, then the new version of the ScotlandsPeople website could hold the key to finding out more about your Scottish roots. The site has many new exciting and advanced features – read on for more information.
Tourism Minister Jim Mather officially launched the new ScotlandsPeople site on 7 September. In addition to all of the new features listed below, there are also new Catholic records, modern indexes to 2009, and a major indexing update of all current records on the site.
- Enhanced free surname search
- One character restrictions on wildcards
- Surname no longer required field in search forms
- Refine search button
- Saved search criteria
- Fuzzy searching, name variant and metaphone options for name fields
- Direct view image viewer
- Easy reporting of transcription and image issues
- Mapping of search results and images
- Advanced searching
Why not take a look today?
ScotlandsPeople centre – doors open day
On Saturday 25 September, the ScotlandsPeople centre will have free 20 minute taster sessions, talks about the records and a fantastic opportunity to walk through the centre to see the wonderful architecture and the archivist’s garden. For more information click here.
The National Archives of Scotland will be offering tours. For more information click here.
Check out the new ScotlandsPeople site today.