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  • Janet Reakes
    From Eastmans Genealogical Letter - Society of Genealogists Data to be Online The Society of Genealogists in England has a huge collection of genealogy
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 10, 2000
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      From Eastmans Genealogical Letter

      - Society of Genealogists' Data to be Online

      The Society of Genealogists in England has a huge collection of
      genealogy information. Their library is the largest genealogy
      library in the British Isles, with a large collection of family
      histories, civil registration records, census material, and the
      widest collection of Parish Register copies in the country. In
      recent years the Society has been computerizing their information
      although much of their information has not yet been converted to
      digital format.

      In the past few days the Society of Genealogists has signed an
      agreement with Scottish Origins to put much of their material
      online on a pay-as-you-view basis. This is great news for
      genealogists. Scottish Origins appears to be well prepared for
      this vast amount of material. The company has already worked with
      the General Register Office for Scotland to place much of their
      data online at http://www.origins.net Obviously Scottish Origins
      is now planning a similar effort with the Society of Genealogists.

      A lot of work has to be done before anything becomes visible
      online, so don't look for this to be available for a while yet. I
      suspect a formal announcement of this new agreement will be made
      at the Society of Genealogists' Family History Fair in London on
      May 6 and 7.
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