Thursday, January 25, 2007

Scotland's Old Parochial Records Now Online

According to an article published on, Genealogy: Scotland puts Burns' birth and marriage certificates online, the birth and marriage certificates of Scotland's National Bard, Robert Burns, made their first appearance on the Internet yesterday, the 248th anniversary of his birth. Scotland's Old Parochial Records, which range from 1553 to 1854, are the last records to be transferred into digital images as part of a £3 million project to make all records held by the General Register Office for Scotland available online. The five-year digital programme aims to improve access and speed up searches on Scotland's genealogical archives. The records can now be viewed on the ScotlandsPeople web site and in the public search rooms of the General Register Office for Scotland (GROS) in Edinburgh.

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