Monday, December 17, 2007

DUNDEE LOCAL HISTORY CENTRE

Are you attempting to research ancestors from the Dundee, Scotland area? If so, you may want to book tickets for the next available flight to Scotland. The Dundee City Council has opened a Local History Research Centre that combines the offices of the city registrar, city archivist, local history library, and the burials administration section. Officials expect that staff in the centre should be able to trace most families back to the late 17th century. The Local History Centre collection includes government records, books, directories, maps, plans, photographs and even images of gravestones. Local History Centre staff can also issue official certificates for any Scottish birth, death, civil partnership or marriage record held by the General Register Office for Scotland for which digital images are available.

Need more info, or already planning that trip back to the mother country?

Link to Dundee Local History Centre website

Link to BBC News article on the Local History Centre

BTW, this is our 200th post to this blog-- not bad for a five-week old...

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