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by Chris Paton
Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:51 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: Redecorating over at Family Search
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Yes I've experienced a few breaks in the service today - but the new decor looks great! :)

Chris
by Chris Paton
Fri Jul 18, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: Free access to 19thC British newspapers - back in business!
Replies: 79
Views: 10520

Hi Ann,

Glad it helped! :) If I hear of any other good freebies, I'll let everyone know.

Chris
by Chris Paton
Thu Jul 17, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Research Sources
Topic: Free access to 19thC British newspapers - back in business!
Replies: 79
Views: 10520

Sadly folks, it looks like this trial is now at an end.

Hope you were able to make the most of it whilst you could! :)

Chris
by Chris Paton
Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heir Hunters
Replies: 27
Views: 1400

Hi Anne, Sorry, it was very generic (probably too generic, granted!), hence why I mentioned Bruce's article, which has about 3000 words on the subject in all its wonderful detail...! :) You're absolutely right, a court normally decided on a beneficiary etc, who would be confirmed, as happened with m...
by Chris Paton
Fri Jul 11, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: SP Questions and Answers
Topic: ScotlandsPeople Centre opening confirmed
Replies: 4
Views: 420

On the first point, yes, it did seem a bit odd to be closing it, definitely makes more sense to have it open.

On the 2011 point - please, no, don't joke...! lol :)

Chris
by Chris Paton
Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: SP Questions and Answers
Topic: ScotlandsPeople Centre opening confirmed
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Hi TAFKAM, you wise owl you...! The website says "It is hoped that the Reid, Matheson and Dundas Search Rooms will be operational shortly afterwards." I took that to mean that it will be closed at the opening, which wouldn't be great if true, but I guess we'll find out soon enough! :) I do like the ...
by Chris Paton
Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: SP Questions and Answers
Topic: ScotlandsPeople Centre opening confirmed
Replies: 4
Views: 420

ScotlandsPeople Centre opening confirmed

The ScotlandsPeople Centre opening date of August 25th has at long last been confirmed by the project's website at www.scotlandspeoplehub.gov.uk, though there will be a restricted service initially. From the 25th, visitors will be able to use the Adam Dome and the shop only, and will be able to book...
by Chris Paton
Fri Jul 11, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heir Hunters
Replies: 27
Views: 1400

Hi TAFKAM, I haven't seen Heir Hunters yet, because of the ambulance chasing point you've just made - I couldn't agree more. TV does always tend to dumb down a subject matter now, which is why I asked for voluntary redundancy from the BBC two and a half years ago, where I used to work as a producer....
by Chris Paton
Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heir Hunters
Replies: 27
Views: 1400

I think inheritance law is different in Scotland(I know it is) so perhaps different tactics there. Yup, there is no chancery system in Scotland, as in England. As Scotland was feudal until 2004, if your ancestor died intestate (without a will), the estate went to the Crown as the last heir (ultimus...
by Chris Paton
Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:09 pm
Forum: SP Questions and Answers
Topic: Queen's visit to ScotlandsPeople - images
Replies: 10
Views: 676

Queen's visit to ScotlandsPeople - images

Images from the visit are online at http://www.otherimagespress.com/bin/oip.dll/go?a=disp&t=cs-loader.html&m=1&s=4&glid=59162&gltitle=HM%20Queen%20Elizabeth%20II%20Reopens%20ScotlandsPeople%20Centre&glgroupid=7955&glgrouptitle=Royalty&glbid=58025&si=249A72B41CE24956A83979BDE273EB&se=2 The ScotlandsP...