I have mixed feelings about the recent revamp of the ScotlandsPeople website. On one hand, it’s great that the search results are now free to view, and the addition of some Non-Conformist records is really useful (I now have copies of the baptismal registers for two children that I knew about from the FamilySearch website, and one for a third child FamilySearch had missed). On the other hand, several of the most effective search features have been removed (though possibly not for good). The ability on the old site to search for civil death registers with an approximate year of birth was so useful I wondered why other sites didn’t adopt it.
Having played about with the site quite a bit over the past two weeks, I’m starting to get more of a feel for how it works, and how to work round some of lost search features.