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Offline GreySquirrel

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Re: Ancestry & IGI under maintenance
« Reply #45 on: Saturday 13 November 04 19:33 GMT (UK) »
The problem on the Family Search site is not "maintenance"; that is just a euphemism or figleaf for the inability of the site to cope with ever-increasing traffic.

The same applies to freeBMD, which will return error messages if it's struggling to deal with the number of users (as it often is, in my experience) -- hence its persistent claim to be a "victim of its own success" (that is to say, so successful that it fails to deliver a consistent and reliable service to its users).

TNA's documents online site also seems to have suffered with the volume of users trying to access WW records over the last ten days.

Offline eileenb

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Re: Ancestry & IGI under maintenance
« Reply #46 on: Sunday 14 November 04 15:08 GMT (UK) »
Thanks everyone.  I feel a bit better now!
If I have any further trouble with either of them I'll be straight back.
Hampshire -  Lewis & Mitchell & Hutchins
Lancs - Tattersall & Dillon
Wilts - Vockins, Chapman, Alexander
Fairground Travellers - Dillon Family

Offline Rosemarie

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Re: Ancestry & IGI under maintenance
« Reply #47 on: Sunday 14 November 04 15:43 GMT (UK) »
FreeBMD and FamilySearch are both completely free which is extremely unusual and perhaps why the traffic is so heavy. FreeBMD in particular exists only because very many people around the world have given enormous amounts of time to transcribing the  records.

Because FreeBMD  doesn't charge for access it has to fund the purchase of the raw data and improvements to access as funds become available.

There is always 1837online.


All Census Data included in this post is Crown Copyright (see:

Connolly/Conneelly(Kilkerrin,Co Galway)
WALES: Flintshire-Roberts
CHESHIRE-Irby: Ledsham,Roberts,Bennett
Liverpool: Howard
Halewood: Ellison, Turton,
Prescot: Cross, Hornby, Prescott
Warrington: Sauce
Widnes: Connolly, Cross, Currie, Prescott
Manchester: Currie
Altcar: Howard, Bolton
ASHFORD: Dale,Ellis
SCOTLAND: Currie,Lindsay,McDonald, Savage,