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columba



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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the point in having connections if you don't use them?
I emailed the chairperson of Scottish Association of Family History Societies and this is her response:
Hi Sandra

Second enquiry in as many days! I think you need to treat some of it as rumour. A new contract has been awarded to CACI and they will run the system from October 1. The website will be comp!etely new - several of us have had the chance to test certain aspects and comment. That much is TRUE.

Now the rest is a rumour as no-one knows yet what will be done about our accounts, credits and images and no announcement has come to SAFHS through the official channel. What we at SAFHS are recommending is that you load any SP vouchers you have onto the system before September. Societies are being advised not to stockpile vouchers as unused ones will likely be non-returnable.

The new website is what the public will also use in the SP Centre with access to modern records in addition.

So in short, credits on an account will be honoured but I have no idea what will happen about images paid for.

We have a user group meeting on Tuesday and will of course bring this up again so
If you want to email me again after that then there may or may not be more information.

I'll email her again, as she suggests, (if I remember!!) and will keep you posted. At the moment, it seems that no-one knows what's happening!

Sandra
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2016 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks ever so Sandra!
It's nice to know that nobody knows!
If (when) you are in touch with your contact could you emphasize what a disaster this could be for those of us who have researched multiple names.

Thinking back, it could also be a pain in the elbow for the research into my own family.

I HATE change!
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columba



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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My "contact" in the family history world emailed me last night after the crunch meeting and here is the bit that applies to Scotland's People.

At the meeting today, I forced the issue on an official statement regarding credits etc.

So:

When the new website comes into force on 1 October, all the client accounts will be transferred over to the new system. All credits will be valid and all images paid for already will still appear in the clients accounts.

ScotlandsPeople Vouchers: These will still be valid. The actual physical vouchers will be phased out and will be replaced by codes.

Pricing for the time being will remain as is .


I hope this helps - hot off the press! I will be putting something out for going on the SAFHS website.


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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I can say is 'Phew!!'

Anne Very Happy
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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sandra - thank you so much for following this up.
What good news!
As my pal says, "Phew" (and it has been another scorcher!)
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