Articles by Eric Shoup

Site Maintenance last Saturday morning

Posted on February 3, 2009 in Site, Site Status

Our data center provider performed routine maintenance on their infrastructure between midnight and 6am Saturday morning.  Due to some unexpected issues that arose related to this maintenance, we took protective actions to take a bank of servers offline.  Other companies hosted in that facility did the same.  As a result, parts of our Ancestry sites… Read more

Webinar next Tuesday: New Site Features Added to in 2008

Posted on January 21, 2009 in Site, Site Features

We frequently get questions from Ancestry users wanting to know what feature changes we have made recently.  In 2009, we are going to increase our communication via the blog to address this very question on an on-going basis.  To kick off the New Year right, we are holding a webinar next week to discuss key… Read more

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