The Cumbria Family History Society website brings together 9 proprietary databases and over 370,000 records.
The site provides a wide range of features for members and administrators. Members can join online, manage their account and subscription and use all the tools that are at their disposal. Members have access to all their subscription and gift aid records, along with communication from the Society. They can also read member-only notices and other gated content. Members can also book for events and use the full suite of genealogy search tools.
Key features include, online payment of subscriptions, a search of historical records, such as census data, births, marriages and burial records, parish records and solicitor documents. Using a powerful custom search engine, members can filter results by name, record type and year. Members also receive notifications and invites for events and newly published blog articles.
Administrators can manage all aspects of membership, including updating member records, sending notifications, updating search data and creating and promoting events. Our solution also provides for admin export of data and dynamic charts and reporting.
In all, the project took six months to complete, from initial briefing through to launch. Working closely with the Council members, we held regular fortnightly meetings to update on progress and demonstrate new features as they were rolled out into the development. In all we provided a full range of services including consultancy, website and database design, build, third party integrations, project management, hosting and ongoing support and maintenance.
For more information on this project or to discuss your own requirements contact Phil Holt.