A few quick design tips for MyCanvas calendars

Posted by on January 15, 2009 in Site

I got the printed copy of my 2009 MyCanvas calendar last week and wanted to share with you some of my favorite pages, as well as a few things I learned while making it. Tip #1: It’s more fun when you build the pages from scratch. My sister and I created the calendar together, and… Read more

For those who use the old search ui….

For those of you that use the old search ui, you may notice that the links to the State and Country pages are now going to the new Card Catalog. First, be assured that your searches will still be in the old search interface, that has not been changed. So why did we do this… Read more

Another update

Posted by jhodnett on January 13, 2009 in Site, Site Status

For those of you keeping up on the server problems we’ve been experiencing, I wanted to give another quick update.  It appears that earlier this afternoon we were able to get things stabilized on the site so that hopefully you are not getting any error messages or experiencing other problems.  To help further we will… Read more

Thanks for your patience…

Posted by jhodnett on January 13, 2009 in Site, Site Status

As an update to our previous post, we wanted to reassure everyone that we are still very actively working on the server errors that are causing occasional site downtime for some customers. We have narrowed the problem down to a few possible causes, but still have additional testing and other work to do in order to… Read more

Recent Ancestry site downtime

Posted by jhodnett on January 12, 2009 in Site, Site Status

We just wanted to quickly let everyone know that we’ve been experiencing some technical difficulties with our servers over the last 24 hours. Because of this you might experience error messages or portions of the site may be inaccessible. It is also possible that some pages, or parts of pages, may load more slowly for… Read more

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