Friday, April 1, 2016

Back at Last.

Sorry for the long absence. Last winter, if it's still snowing is it really over, was a busy one. As registrar for the Thousand Islands chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, I had several applications to work on. That's a good thing but it did take up a lot of the time available for genealogy. Ancestry announced it would no longer support Family Tree Maker which touched off a search for a replacement for FTM and Ancestry. FTM was sold to a third arty and they have updated it once so it looks like crisis averted.

Rootsweb blew up for about 6 weeks and when it came back up, it had lost about that much of the members sites.  The lists were also down.  Thankfully, I had the web site in a folder and was able to put it back to where it was before the crash.  When it went down I had around 11K hits and when it came back up, 5K.  After the update, the hits came back.

The Northern NY Genealogy site went down and was not expected back.  Thankfully we were wrong.  At a meeting of the Jefferson County NY Genealogical  Society, I learned that the Jefferson county Genweb site needed help so I'm writing code for it. 

I guess the bad weather gives me a chance to work on genealogy but it would be nice to see  the sun.