Termination of Origins.net contract with the GROS
- Dear Scots Origins Discussion Group Member
At midnight 31 August 2002 the contract Origins.net has had with the General
Register Office for Scotland (GROS) since 1998 will end. The GROS indexes
and images we currently provide will no longer be available on Scots Origins
from 1 September. We have little information about the new GROS services
and if you want to know more you may wish to contact them directly
We would like to thank all of you for your support over the past few years,
as we built up and fine-tuned the Scots Origins services in response to your
many welcome inputs. But Scots Origins continues to develop, and we trust
that you will find the new services we are introducing of value to you.
You will probably have received already a separate mailing about our new
"Sighting Service" and some related services, one of which is an improved
interface to the International Genealogical Index. This - as many of you
are aware - contains indexes to much of the GROS material. The latter
service (which is free) will allow you to search the IGI by parish, which is
not currently possible on Family Search.
We are working on some other major projects concerning important Scottish
genealogical material which we hope to be able to tell you more about soon.
We are as committed as we always have been to developing new and high
quality services to the genealogical community (like our recently introduced
Origin Search service) and as well as continuing to develop Scots Origins,
we have several major projects about to begin covering other important
British Isles genealogical data. We will keep you informed.
I hope that you will continue to find the Scots Origins discussion group a
useful means of sharing your interests in our mutual Scottish ancestry.
Kind regards to you all
Founder and Managing Director, Origins.net
- Hi Ian, I also would like to thank you for the founding and
contribution of scots origin site. It was a great help for me as well
as others and I hope you will continue in the future. Good luck, your a
great guy. Nancy