May 9th, 2007

Renee Zamora

FamilySearch Server Problems

Yesterday I got an email back on a problem I had with one of the links on FamilySearch. I was trying to download the new PDF guide of helpful websites found in the 30 Apr 2007 news article "Free Online Access to Records and Information". I thought you might like to hear what they said was going on with the FamilySearch site.

"If you have been trying to get the information from a link at in the last few days, you may have fallen victim to the dreaded server sappers. We have been having a server problem that has been raising havoc with searching and viewing the site. There is currently no estimate of the time/day that stability will be regained."

That didn't sound to encouraging to me. Oh, the PDF I wanted - I was able to download it by Googling the title: "Free Online Access to Records and Information", with the quotation marks in place. I was directed to a Spanish site that had the link that worked. Isn't that just to weird! It's a nice PDF by the way.

See ya tomorrow, for tomorrow is always another genealogy day!