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Family History Societies Online
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FHS Online - Brought to you by S&N

This site has been developed to enable societies to publish their data online without the need for specialist knowledge or complex merchant systems.

This site will allow customers to go to a specific society-branded page showing what data is available and giving a number of options, subscription or pay-per-view. We can advise on pricing but the society itself sets the price for access to their records.


Our experiences of publishing with S&N

"The Malvern Family History Society has been transcribing the Worcestershire baptism records in Excel for the last couple of years and early in 2008 were looking for a suitable way of publishing our transcriptions.

We looked at several alternatives, our criteria of choice being: Firstly, finding a publisher who was enthusiastically going to work with us it producing a web site that enabled a search of the records across the whole of Worcestershire with facilities that matched Excel allowing family grouping to be produced. Secondly, providing an income to our society to enable future project work.

On these criteria we selected S&N. We have been very impressed with the co-operative attitude of all the S&N staff we have dealt with, we could not have hoped for better. We are very satisfied with the financial contract reached with S&N.

We would thoroughly recommend S&N Genealogy to any Family History Society who is considering publishing their work."

Gordon Taylor
Chairman, MFHS

Tony Luffman
MFHS Baptism Project Organiser

if prospective societies would like to contact Malvern FHS they will be pleased to answer your questions.

Online Publishing in Detail

The infrastructure, data conversion and online payments will be handled by S&N with information and links provided by the society.

The site has a master index allowing customers to find society resources countrywide that match their name interests within a given period.

We have our own infrastructure in London, Wiltshire and Jersey and already run many major online websites with internal technical experts on hand.

S&N have many years of online publishing expertise in both pay-per-view and subscription services and are inviting societies to publish their data with them in return for agreed One Off Payments, Royalties, Equipment and 100% of the revenue taken on FHS-Online for exclusive commercial access (or 50% for non exclusive access). As well as getting your own dedicated society pages you will also benefit from an agreed flat rate payment from our own sites.

Alternatively, those societies wishing to give free access to their data to their society members can benefit from this same scheme and still get an agreed fee for the data from S&N sites.

For the initial period we are offering county societies the incentive of free equipment (laptops, projectors and computer storage). This is open to those that also allow us to host the data on a royalty basis on TheGenealogist.co.uk.

To request further information or negotiate terms please ring Mark Bayley on 01722 717002 or use our contact us page.



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