Re: Collaborative Working

Neil Grantham


It can be used with cloud drives. I use this to work with the sam project on my laptop and PC

Things to consider

a) FH7 license only allows two concurrent users and I believe not different people

b) you shouldn't work on the project at the sam time

Best Wishes


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From: Chris Thomas
Sent: Jan 3, 2022 at 9:48 AM
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Collaborative Working

Hi Tony,

I don't know if this would be any use to you, but...  I use FH on my desktop and laptop.  Each of these obviously has the data files on their own hard drives, but I keep these in synch. using a piece of software called SpiderOakONE - this backs up important files to the cloud, allows one to synchronise between two (or more) PCs - and to share files/folders with others.  Each person synchronising and working on Family Historian and SpiderOakONE would obviously need to buy the softwares to install on their PCs.

Other than that I don't know of any way to share the work using independent software - you may need to move to one of the online resources (Ancestry, FindMyPast, etc.) that allow you to give permissions to other users.



On 03/01/2022 09:25, Tony Chronnell wrote:

I have just inherited the family tree from my recently deceased father who used Historian. There are a couple of my second cousins who would also like to use this data to add their own various family branches to. I've seen a few posts here of people sharing files on OneDrive or similar, but my question is whether this is a reliable way of working collaboratively on the same data when using Historian? Or, as I would need to purchase Historian anyway, should I just bite the bullet and move to a different software package?

Thanks in advance,


Neil Grantham
Using FH 7 & AS 7
Researching Grantham, Skuce, Barrow, Birchall.

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