Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The National Archives of Scotland - July 20, 2010

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After the morning in Dunfirmline, we returned to Edinburgh and had a tour of the National Archives of Scotland. They are known as the Keeper of the Records of Scotland.  There are so many records that there are actually 3 buildings that make up the National Archives. There are 2 main divisions, record services and corporate services. Their record keeping has records from about the 12th century to today. Much of the current building we tour this day was dedicated to the Scottish People Center where people from around the world come to research their family history. Much of general family history records have been digitized. Patrons can order, pay for and print pictures and certain documents at home. Although there are 8 websites for the different departments of the archives, there are links and references to which patrons can be directed to for the correct one. This was an impressively, purpose built building as well. 

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