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GR Name change???

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MargaretM Report 28 Nov 2011 22:54

I'm wondering if Genes Reunited has changed its name to "Sorry an error has occured"? That's what I end up with every time I try to access Genes.

And the slowness is seeping in again.


KathleenBell Report 28 Nov 2011 23:51

It's the same for me Margee. I have to try to log on to this site several times before the "Sorry an error has occurred" message stops appearing and the site finally appears. And as for slow............I've never known anything like it!!

Kath. x


Rex Report 29 Nov 2011 01:44

Used to be an ok site,but the last 6 months has gone from bad to worse.
The freeby sites function better than than this one.
Anyway i have had it with Genes Reunited
And will never use this site again
I also intend to remove all the data i have done over the last 2 years from this site
R HOLMAN :-( :-( :-(


PricklyHolly Report 29 Nov 2011 18:02

Soooooooooo bleddy slow the last 24 hrs!! GRrrrrrrrrr! :-P


MargaretM Report 29 Nov 2011 21:26

That shouldn't affect me, I'm in Canada.


SylviaInCanada Report 29 Nov 2011 22:47


but the GR server is in the UK



MargaretM Report 29 Nov 2011 23:13

Sylvia, are you making excuses for GR?


SylviaInCanada Report 30 Nov 2011 01:03


how very dare you! :-D


MargaretM Report 30 Nov 2011 20:55

Just tried to get on again and got the dreaded error message. So, is the weather still bad over there? Or can I blame it on GR?


Kense Report 30 Nov 2011 21:40

I don't know where the GR servers are but in SE UK the weather is still unseasonably warm and we haven't had any appreciable rain for days.


SylviaInCanada Report 1 Dec 2011 01:32


I believe the GR servers were moved earlier this year, and are now in Scotland.

Some of the problems pre the latest lot, were caused by the change of servers



wisechild Report 8 Dec 2011 07:25

No need to change the name. Just add a few rrrrrs
As in GRRRRRRR ;-) ;-) ;-) ;-)


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 8 Dec 2011 15:11

I've been getting this mssages since 9.30pm GMT 7 December
It's only when I try to look at Genealogy Chat or Find Ancestors

Genes Reunited Logo

We are performing some essential maintenance on Genes Reunited, we apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Genes Reunited will be back very shortly

Thank you

The Genes Reunited Team :-( :-( :-( :-( :-S :-S


JerryH Report 8 Dec 2011 16:36

I suspect thta this is due to the rebuiding of the Indexes referred to in Phil's anouncement on 6th December.
I have also noticed some strange behaviour over the last few few days that included whole tranches of posts diappearing and then an hour or two later reappearing.
Karen said that they were also making Server changes whilst they were testing and advised us to refresh our browsers if we encountered connection problems.

I can't say if these are truly the reasons but I do know of another genealogy website that refreshes all its data once every 4 weeks as a background process and that takes, on average 4 to 5 days to complete


Diamonds-R-A-Girls-Best-Friend Report 8 Dec 2011 18:33

21 hours later and have just got back to normal
:-) :-) :-)