Sunday, 1 November 2009

DOVE to be revived - no lark

Chris Paton on his Scottish Genealogy News and Events blog posts that "this month's Family Tree Magazine (November issue) has an exclusive news story from Chris Pomeroy concerning the much maligned English and Welsh DOVE (Digitisation of Vital Events) project."

Read the posting at http://scottishancestry.blogspot.com/2009/11/dove-to-be-revived.html

I share Chris Paton's puzzlement that the various GROs in the supposedly United Kingdom seem to exhibit a limited ability to learn from each other. However, the situation in Scotland isn't totally a model to follow. The monopoly on Scottish census images enforced by GROS for ScotlandsPeople, with the only access being on a costly pay per view basis, is something few would want to see copied south of Hadrian's Wall.

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