Status Update – GeneaBloggers.com

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You may have seen some changes here at GeneaBloggers over the past week with some outages.  Let me explain what happened:

Since late 2010, I’ve been using WURV.com as my hosting service since they specialized in hosting WordPress sites and they gave me a dedicated server for the cost of $25 a month.  Sounds too good to be true?  Well, everything was fine . . . at first.

Then WURV.com became less and less responsive to my emails (but their invoice always showed up on time for payment).  Over the weekend, I was no longer able to get to the WordPress admin area.  Also, since July I’ve been noticing some weird behavior on posts, especially the Google cache versions: there would be spam text and links, but not on the live version. Basically I think that WURV.com bailed and just abandoned its business without telling its clients.  Real smooth.

Well guess what?  It seems that since July 2012 someone else has taken over WURV’s servers since NONE of my content has been backed up since then.  Poof! Gone! So I’m not sure where I’ve been posting to for the last five months. As I work to upload content and recover items, I ask for your patience.  I may never be able to replace images posted from July – November 2012 here, but I’ll try.

For now I’m happy to be with SimplyHosting.net which was recommended by many members of the Technology for Genealogy Group over at Facebook. Onward and upward!

©2012, copyright Thomas MacEntee

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About Thomas MacEntee

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional who’s also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector, online community builder and more. Thomas was laid off after a 25-year career in the information technology field, so he started his own genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy. He also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBloggers. His most recent endeavor, Hack Genealogy, is an attempt to “re-purpose today’s technology for tomorrow’s genealogy.” Thomas describes himself as a lifelong learner with a background in a multitude of topics who has finally figured out what he does best: teach, inspire, instigate, and serve as a curator and go-to-guy for concept nurturing and inspiration. Thomas is a big believer in success, and that we all succeed when we help each other find success.

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