1901 Online service - Latest Update 6 August 2002
- Latest statement from the PRO - 6 August 2002: Update
Internal testing of the enhancements to the 1901 Online Service by
QinetiQ and the independent test programme conducted for the Public
Record Office have been completed.
We are now in the next stage of testing the online service, and the site
is available for public use at the Family Records Centre, Islington and
the Public Record Office at Kew. Staff will be monitoring the operation
of the service at both sites and welcome
feedback from those using it.
For opening times, directions and other details about how to access the
service at both the FRC and PRO, Kew please telephone 020 8392 5200 or
visit the PRO website at http://www.pro.gov.uk/about/visit.htm.
We cannot give any precise dates for the completion of this phase but we
anticipate it will be late August. We will keep you informed of
progress. Once the final results of these tests have been reviewed and
evaluated it will be possible to decide whether
the service is sufficiently robust for it to go live on the Internet.