Tuesday 18 December 2012

Christmas and New Year closures - main repositories

The following main repositories will be closed on the stated days for Christmas and New Year:

National Records of Scotland / ScotlandsPeople Centre
www.nas.gov.uk and www.scotlandspeoplehub.gov.uk
Search rooms in both the NRS and the ScotlandsPeople Centre will be open on Christmas Eve (24 December 2012) and Hogmanay (31 December 2012), but will close at 1pm on both days. The facilities will also be closed Tuesday 25 December 2012-Wednesday 26 December 2012, and Tuesday 1 January 2013-Wednesday 2 January 2013.

Scottish Genealogy Society
The Society's library will be closed from Friday 21 December 2012 and will reopen Monday 7 January 2013.

The Mitchell Library
This will close at 5pm on the 24th December and reopen on 27th December. It will then close again at 12.30pm on Hogmanay and reopen on 3rd January 2013.

Elsewhere in the UK and the Republic of Ireland:

The National Archives (Kew)
The National Archives at Kew will be closed to the public from Saturday 22 December to Wednesday 26 December inclusive. It will also be closed on Tuesday 1 January.

Society of Genealogists (London)
The Society will close at 4pm on Saturday 22 December and reopen at 10am on Thursday 27 December. It will then be closed for the New Year at 4pm on Saturday 29 December and reopen at 10am on Tuesday 8 January after stocktaking.

National Library of Wales
The Library will close on Saturday 22 December at 4 pm and re-open on Wednesday 2 January at 9.30 am.

PRONI will close at 2pm on Friday 21st December and re-open on Thursday 27th December. PRONI will also not be running a late night service on Thursday 20th and 27th December. On these nights PRONI will close at 4:45pm. The archive will also be closed on Tuesday 1st January.

The National Archives (Dublin)
The Reading Room will be closed from 12.30 on Monday 24 December 2012 until 10.00 on Thursday 27 December. It will be closed on Tuesday 1 January 2013 and will re-open at 10.00 on Wednesday 2 January.

Nollaig Chridheil agus Bliadhna Mhath √ôr - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thursday 6 December 2012

Next meeting - December 8th, Glasgow

The next meeting of the Scottish Genealogy Network will be this coming Saturday 8th December in Glasgow. We'll be meeting at the Mitchell Library in the early afternoon for a brief orientation tour of the facilities available for researchers, and will then relocate to a nearby hostelry for a catch up.

The meeting is open to all who work professionally within the Scottish genealogical community, with no fees or costs - just turn up for an afternoon gab with like minded researchers!

For further details please contact scotsgenenet@gmail.com

We'll hopefully see you there!