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Passing on the torch
Rick Duley
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Entering the names of all these dead people into the family tree reminds me that I, too, am not immortal.  That leaves a problem.  How do I pass on control of the on-line tree I am creating to the next generation?

Rick Duley
Australia
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RE: Passing on the torch
Baba
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Hi Rick,

What's happend with our work, we spent a lot of time. That is really a good question. 

On our family site we decided to act with 2 site managers. We always inform us, if we changed something, like new members, etc. Because we don't work on different branches, we don't stay us on our feets.

In addition we save our work (paperware, electronic data, pictures, etc.) in a private family archive.

We always looking for interesting family members of the younger generation, to take over this project, if our time is coming.

Best regards

Remo

 

Baba
Ittigen, BE
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RE: Passing on the torch [2]
Rick Duley
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That's nice, Remo, but you missed out on telling me something.

 

How do I volunteer (army style) another Site Manager?

Rick Duley
Australia
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RE: Passing on the torch [3]
Baba
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Hi Rick,

To find somebody as a 'backup' administrator isn't easy. As You know, as I know. I had just a look on Your site and I've seen different site members.

Is somebody, ideally from the jounger generation, in this list with real interests

  • about the family tree ?
  • to care about the work ?
  • to research further ?
  • to take over the lead, if the time is coming ?
  • to hold the family site clean ?

For instance, we had the luck, that we are 2 very interested persons to dig in our family branches. In other words, my cousine and me are the site managers on our family site and function perfect as backup role. And like everywhere the informations flows between the 'head' and the 'deputy'.

For the data interchange we use a cloud provider, but we don't use the cloud as a backup, just for data transfer. After beaming new data in any direction, the cloud is empty. So we have exactly the same data (GEDCOM saves, scans, documents, images, photos, etc.) on two different PC systems with 1.300 km distance.

Unfortunately, we didn't find - until now - in our list somebody to inherit this quiet big work. But we don't give up.

Hope this give You some ideas. If You have any question, just ask.

Best regards

Remo

Baba
Ittigen, BE
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RE: Passing on the torch [4]
Rick Duley
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Hi Remo

 I do not have a problem with suitable people to be 'Backup Administrator' and to take over when I get promoted to glory.  My problem is, 'How do I assign the backup administrator full administrator rights?'

It's all very well to  have my kids (and some other family memers) as 'members'.  How do I take the next step and make one an 'administrator' ?

Rick Duley
Australia
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RE: Passing on the torch [5]
Baba
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Hi Rick,

To give somebody the admin rights on Your famiyl site, go to Home .. Site members. On the right side of every listed person You can see the the link More.... Click on it gives You some options for the corresponding member. Take the option Promote as Site manager.

The new site manager has the same rights as the site owner with a small gap.

The site owner (I think, it's You) receive the requests for membership, and can remove the site. If I didn't forget something.

This role Site owner could only change MyHeritage, via support@myheritage.com

By the way, check the privacy settings of Your site and the tree settings, too.

Hope this helps.

Best regards

Remo

 

Baba
Ittigen, BE
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