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14 Transferring database custodianship (edit rights)

As well as being able to transfer custody of a set of records that are being exported users can transfer custody of an entire database using Tools – Database Tools – Reassign Database to new Custodian.  This may be useful when:


  • A recorder who has decided to stop recording wants to donate their dataset to their local record centre or recording scheme;
  • A contractor does a piece of work and hands over the resulting records;
  • A recorder may pass their data to their county recorder for inclusion in a collated database and be happy to pass custodianship as well.


To transfer custody you need to know the 8 figure Site ID of the copy of Recorder you are transferring custodianship to.  This is the Copy Identifier displayed in the Welcome screen in that system, which can be displayed using Help – Summary Info.