A new partnership is putting scads of Scottish roots records under one online roof. ScotlandsPeople <www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk>, the genealogy data site of the General Records Office for Scotland, has teamed up with the National Archives of Scotland <www.scottishdocuments.com> and the Court of the Lord Lyon <www.lyon-court.com> (Scotland’s heraldic authority) to expand its offerings. A new, rebranded site will add millions more records to the 40 million already available at ScotlandsPeople. Among the new material: the Scottish archives’ historical wills and testaments previously accessible at <www.scottishdocuments.com> as well as armorial and genealogical records from the Court of the Lord Lyon.
The three organizations also are collaborating on a Scottish family history research facility near the General Register House and the New Register House buildings in Edinburgh. The research center is slated to open by the end of 2006.
From the June 2005 Family Tree Magazine