Over the weekend, we noticed for the first time that one of our particular bugbears has been fixed. When the site first relaunched, the default file names for images were simply date stamps - not very helpful if like us you download large numbers of images. Now when you save an image, the file name defaults to a useful name that incorporates the reference number for the record, making it much easier to keep track of your images.
To clarify this, one image we bought over the weekend for a client was automatically given the following filename:
Using this filename, you can identify the following information:
- record type (C = census)
- the year (1841)
- the parish/registration district (898 = Stoneykirk)
- the enumeration district (7)
- the page number (also 7)
It's always important to remember, though, that not all records are available online. We've published hundreds of thousands of Scottish records not on Scotland's People, and visit the National Records of Scotland regularly. If you're looking for information in these offline records, why not ask if we can help?