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  • Jenelle McCarrick
    This just came through from Scotlands people, new additions. Jenelle. ... To: ScotlandsPeople Updates Sent:
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 6, 2007
      This just came through from Scotlands people, new additions.
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      To: "ScotlandsPeople Updates" <scotlandspeople-updates@...>
      Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 10:18 PM
      Subject: ScotlandsPeople - New Features and Enhancements October 2007

      > Dear Customer
      > We are pleased to announce the following additions now available at
      > www.ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk
      > **Census search - Second Person Forename:
      > A new field, Second person forename, has been added to the census forms.
      > The new search works by displaying results based on both of the forenames
      > entered appearing on the same image. If you know the forenames of two
      > persons in a household you will be able to greatly narrow down lists of
      > results by using this additional field.
      > There are two caveats to this. If a household is spread over two pages and
      > both members appear on separate pages the search will not return results.
      > In addition, the search may also match entries from different households
      > if
      > both forenames happen to be from different households on the same image.
      > For more information please see:
      > http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/content/help/index.aspx?1316
      > **Statutory Deaths - 'include unrecorded' in Mother's Maiden Surname
      > field:
      > This allows users to enter the mother's maiden surname if it is known, but
      > also to include results which do not yet have that field indexed, but
      > which
      > match your other search criteria.
      > For more information please see:
      > http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/content/help/index.aspx?1301
      > **Image compression can be changed in 'My Details':
      > The JPEG OPR birth and marriage images are displayed as standard using
      > lowest image compression. In My Details users can change this to None (no
      > compression) up to Highest (most compression).
      > For more information please see:
      > http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/content/help/index.aspx?395
      > **'Image description' can be switched on and off in 'My Details':
      > Users can choose to switch off the image description details at the top of
      > images in 'My Details'.
      > For more information please see:
      > http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/content/help/index.aspx?395
      > **'View free header' added to OPR images:
      > The header pages can now be viewed for all OPR volumes.
      > For more information please see:
      > http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/content/help/index.aspx?405
      > **Day and month information removed from statutory images:
      > This information is removed from statutory images as it is not required.
      > **'Previous Searches' and 'Viewed Images' can be exported and viewed as
      > reports:
      > Search information and images can be viewed in a report format and
      > exported as PDF, Excel, csv and text files in previous searches and viewed
      > images.
      > **Focus on Search site button:
      > When using the Search site page the Enter button on your keyboard, if
      > pressed, will execute the search keyed into the search box.
      > **OPR Index update:
      > A large number of updates were made to the OPR index.
      > **Angus & Dundee Launches New 'Roots Festival':
      > Tourism agencies in Angus & Dundee have announced dates for the area's
      > inaugural 'Roots Festival'. The week-long festival, which will take place
      > from 6th - 13th September 2008, will provide a focus for people whose
      > ancestors came from Angus & Dundee to visit the area to find out more
      > about their ancestral homeland whilst at the same time forging new
      > friendships with like-minded people from across the globe.
      > The Festival will include a packed programme of activities with visits to
      > ancestral sites, workshops, living history re-enactments, talks,
      > demonstrations, workshops, film shows and much more.
      > For more information please see: www.tayroots.com
      > **A new Scottish public record of family history links abroad:
      > The Registrar General for Scotland is planning to introduce a new public
      > record to be known as the Book of Scottish Connections (BSC). For the
      > first time, people all over the world, with a Scots connection, will be
      > able to apply (for a fee) for a birth, death, marriage, or civil
      > partnership abroad to be recorded in the BSC held by the Registrar General
      > in Edinburgh (provided that the event has already been registered with the
      > civil
      > registration authorities of the country in question). A commemorative
      > certificate of the event (and the Scots connection) will then be available
      > from the registration service in Scotland, to be preserved as a part of
      > the family history record.
      > If you think you might be interested in applying to have an event recorded
      > please let us know by completing the online survey:
      > http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/famrec/book-of-scottish-connections.html
      > Thank you for your interest in ScotlandsPeople.
      > Regards
      > ScotlandsPeople
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