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Lincs To The Past
« on: Tuesday 23 November 21 17:54 GMT (UK) »
As we all know, Lincs To The past has been off line for almost 12 months due to Adobe Flash Player being discontinued. I thought that I would drop them an email today to see what plans they might have to bring back access to parish registers. I have copied their reply below:-

Thank you for your email.

Unfortunately Adobe Flash player was discontinued at the start of 2021, which means that digital images of documents can no longer be viewed.

Work is in place to make sure the content of Lincs to the Past is made available by other means, as the current platform cannot be upgraded and needs to be retired.

We hope to launch our new website early next year. It is the intention to include the digitised images that were previously available on Lincs to the Past on our new platform.

I am sorry for any inconvenience caused in the meantime.


We all know that Lincolnshire parish records are available on FindMyPast but LincsToThePast was a valuable asset to non-subscribers of FindMyPast.

Allan

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Re: Lincs To The Past
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 23 November 21 18:28 GMT (UK) »
Great! Thanks for the update!
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Re: Lincs To The Past
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 24 November 21 19:56 GMT (UK) »
The announcement that Flash would be discontinued in 2021 was made all the way back in July 2017. I wonder when they became aware of this problem and took steps to prepare? Considering that 2021 is nearly over.
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Re: Lincs To The Past
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 24 November 21 23:06 GMT (UK) »
Giving them the benefit of the doubt, it could be that it has taken them this long to prepare to launch the new website!!