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Title: Scotsfind.org offline?
Post by: Canada03 on Sunday 09 January 11 01:31 GMT (UK)
I keep seeing references to this site and the great online resources it has.  I have been trying to access it for a few weeks now but getting "can't find server" message.  Does anyone know if they are no more, or what the problem might be?

Grateful for any info.
Title: Re: Scotsfind.org offline?
Post by: Berlin-Bob on Sunday 09 January 11 08:22 GMT (UK)
an internet seasrch for scotsfind.org brings up various hits for other sites which mention the scotsfind.org site, but no links to the site itself, so it looks as if it has gone offline.

Bob
Title: Re: Scotsfind.org offline?
Post by: Canada03 on Sunday 09 January 11 15:53 GMT (UK)
Thanks Bob.  It must have happened quite recently.  Too bad, because it seemed to have an awful lot of info and databases that would be helpful.

regards
Sharon
Title: Re: Scotsfind.org offline?
Post by: nickgc on Tuesday 11 January 11 11:52 GMT (UK)
You can find information about scotsfind.org on Whois.  Apparently it is out of Vancouver, BC, Canada and hasn't been updated since 2009 (15 months).  This is not a positive indicator.

Nick
Title: Re: Scotsfind.org offline?
Post by: chrispaton on Saturday 29 January 11 11:05 GMT (UK)
A cached version of the site is available on the Internet Archive at http://web.archive.org/web/20080602101740/http://www.scotsfind.org/

Chris
Title: Re: Scotsfind.org offline?
Post by: MonicaL on Saturday 29 January 11 13:31 GMT (UK)
That's great news Chris :) It was/is a great site for Edinburgh records. Do you happen to know what has happened with the site/owners?

Monica
Title: Re: Scotsfind.org offline?
Post by: chrispaton on Saturday 29 January 11 13:37 GMT (UK)
I'm afraid not...!

Chris
Title: Great resource gone "missing"
Post by: demented on Thursday 17 February 11 14:10 GMT (UK)
www.scotsfind.org seems to have disappeared.

 I have used it a lot over the years and was disappointed to be told it "cannot be found" when I tried to access it on various occasions recently.

Does anyone know what has happened to it?

 I'm hoping it is just being upgraded or something and will be back soon.

Regards Margaret
Title: Re: Great resource gone "missing"
Post by: Little Nell on Thursday 17 February 11 14:16 GMT (UK)
This has been the subject of other posts recently as you can see above (now merged with this thread).  We've still not found out what happened to it.

Nell


Title: Re: Scotsfind.org offline?
Post by: demented on Thursday 17 February 11 14:29 GMT (UK)
Thanks Nell.

Chris thanks for that link.

Regards Margaret
Title: Re: Scotsfind.org offline?
Post by: Islander26 on Thursday 07 April 11 19:54 BST (UK)
I too tried to find ScotsFind and while I was able to open the archived version, I wasnt able to open any of the databases

I did, however, find two important ones at another site:

Edinburgh, Scotland Marriage Register, 1595 - 1800. A register of the marriages in Edinburgh during the periods above.
http://robertson-gorrie.com/documents/marriages.pdf 7.44 MB

 Volume for 1701 - 1750 has not been merged with the other two volumes, but is present as a separate database and is included in this folder.
Updated: 27 Sep 2004; Volume for 1701 - 1750 updated: 19 Oct 2004
http://robertson-gorrie.com/documents/EdinburghMarriageRegister1701-1750.pdf
Title: Re: Scotsfind.org offline?
Post by: MonicaL on Sunday 10 April 11 14:00 BST (UK)
It is a pity that the main Scotsfind.org site no longer seems to be available. It is a bit of a hit and miss affair with the wayback service on http://web.archive.org/web/20080602101740/http://www.scotsfind.org/   Sometimes, I get in no problem, other times, like you say, you get to the main index but cannot access the datafiles. You also get the 'failed connection' message other times, which doesn't let you access anything at all.

Some of these databases are available, like you have found, separately. Apart from the ones you mention, you can also access the St Cuthbert's Churchyard - Monumental Inscriptions from here http://waeve.co.uk/genealogy/sourcefiles/St.Cuthbert%27s_Cemetry.pdf

Monica  :)
Title: Re: Scotsfind.org offline?
Post by: MonicaL on Sunday 04 December 11 19:04 GMT (UK)
See here http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,569798.0.html for look up offer from hiszafer regarding original Scotsfind databases.

Monica