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« on: Tuesday 05 February 19 15:21 GMT (UK) »
Iím trying to order a digital birth certificate on Scotlandís People.

When I try to pay using my credits I canít do it. I have to order a certificate through the post. (and it costs more)

I thought that all BMDs over fifty years old could be ordered digitally, is this not so?

The birth Iím trying to get was registered in March 1919.
So in about five weeks time, it will actually be a hundred years. (The person concerned died in 2007, but not in Scotland. He died in USA)

Will I be able to order the certificate digitally at the end of March?

Many thanks


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Re: Scotland's People
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 05 February 19 15:36 GMT (UK) »
Hi

If you wait until the end of March, you should be able to get it digitally:

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The number of credits and costs of digital images for the different record types are as follows:

    Statutory registers of births (older than 100 years), marriages (older than 75 years) and deaths (older than 50 years) cost 6 credits (£1.50)


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Re: Scotland's People
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 05 February 19 15:38 GMT (UK) »
from https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/guides/statutory-registers

.... The digital images, which are of the original register pages, are restricted as follows for internet research:

100 years for births
75 years for marriages
50 years for deaths


Goes on to say ..

Please note our records are indexed on a yearly basis rather than exact dates and images of statutory records are added in January of the following year

so you may have to wait until Jan 2020, unless you buy the paper version.

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Re: Scotland's People
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 05 February 19 15:48 GMT (UK) »
 I forgot about the fact that they only updated annually.
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Re: Scotland's People
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 05 February 19 16:07 GMT (UK) »
Thank you both so much for that.

I did look on Scotland's People but I couldn't find that.

Looks like I'll have to wait until next January.

Festorazzi in Kent and Italy
Pottinger in London
Mitchell in Hampshire
Rogers in Hampshire
Paddington in Hampshire
Latter in Kent
Langridge in Kent
Hook(e) in London and Devon
Kirk in Norfolk and Yorkshire