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Arthur Buhrman
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How do I arrange for the preservation and continuity of my site? I want to give instructions to my heirs on how to claim ownership of the site, even though I don't know at present which one of them would be willing to assume its care. (At least two of them are Mac users.)

Price Buhrman

 

Arthur Buhrman
Pinellas Park, FL
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RE: Sucsession
David Robert Turner
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At a minimum, to mitigate the potential of a site membership problem, be sure to backup often, or export to a GEDCOM file frequently.

Providing your personal computer data is accessible to those heirs; or you backup to a flash drive or something, they'd at least be able to re-create the site by uploading the file to a new subscription.

I know that doesn't cover the SITE's issues, but it's also a good practice!

David Robert Turner
Canada
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RE: Sucsession
Baba
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Hi Price,

Just an addition to theme of FTB.

Take care about the versions between Windows (FTB 8) and Mac (FTB 7).

MyHeritage is working on the version 8 for the Mac platform and they are expecting to release it in the next few month.

If You have potential successors, it could be a question, to work online or with the FTB, too. 

Best regards

Remo

 

Baba
Ittigen, BE
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RE: Sucsession
Baba
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Hi Price,

The same plan I already have. It's time to look for the next genaration. As You know, it's not easy to find a interested successor. I don't have already one, I'm still looking for.

The following thoughts I've and my cousin (the deputy site manager) done.

If we find a willing successor (or two), I promote him/her as a Site manager (in the memberlist, see more... on the specific member). Give him/her the usefull instructions and show/explain him/her our family archive (paperware, originals, photots, etc.). At the effective date I will send an email to the support at support@myheritage.com to change the site owner to the new one.

The minimum two new site managers, and of course the old ones, should comunicate together to prevent standing on the feets of the other.

After this switch, we, my cousin and I, are in the second row and can support the new generation of site owner/site manager. If this switch couldn't be done during the lifetime, the new site manager should send the email with the switch request.

These are my, not complete thoughts. Hope it helps a little bit.

Best regards

Remo

 

Baba
Ittigen, BE
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RE: Sucsession [2]
Arthur Buhrman
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What about payments? They are now drawn automaticaly from my bank account which will be frozen upon my death.

Price Buhrman

 

Arthur Buhrman
Pinellas Park, FL
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RE: Sucsession [3]
Baba
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Hi Price,

You can stop the automatic payment in Your My purchases view ... if I'm right. I don't use this automatism, because I want to have the control.

If the site subscription expires, the site owner receive a reminder and can take the actions about it.

On my side I've extend the subscriptions for a longer time. The ongoing process is also part of the explanation tasks with the new, potential site owner.

By the way, the Data subscription is personal and not connected to the family site.

Maybe, it could be helpful to ask the support at support@myheritage.com for a 100% clear answer, how to transfer the payment circus to another site member, in Your case the new, potential site owner.

Best regards

Remo

Baba
Ittigen, BE
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