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Roy Report 31 Dec 2012 01:54

Well I did receive a response .................... from you, thank you :-D
But I have to agree with you based on the response, or lack of, on the message boards.
My membership expires in May, & if things do not get fixed or we are allowed freedom of choice to choose the old setup or the new, my membership will not get renewed & it will all be academic.
Maybe if I ask too many questions they will refuse to renew it anyway :-(


Barry Report 30 Dec 2012 17:19

Based on past experience, I will be very much surprised if you receive a response.


Roy Report 30 Dec 2012 15:19

Do you have any plans to introduce scroll bars on your family trees, or incorporate a function that allows for mouse-wheel scrolling in family trees?
This present system of left-click & drag down one page at a time is something I think Noah might have used in his ark.

Do you have any plans to fix the message inbox so that we can read a message then click back & read the next message. Or is logging out of the inbox & going back in to read the next message somebody who threw this new improved site together is proud of, & we are stuck with it? :-(


JoyDean Report 28 Dec 2012 09:56

27th December - UPDATED


Kense Report 28 Dec 2012 09:38


K Report 28 Dec 2012 04:57

Sorry. An error has occurred - is all I can get. :-S


JoyDean Report 27 Dec 2012 23:44

Sorry. An error has occurred
The page you were trying to load has experienced an error. This error has been logged and will be investigated.

If you hit the back button on your browser, it will return you to the page you were on, and you may like to try the action again. If you repeatedly experience the same error, please contact Support via the Contact Us menu under Help.

If you were following a link from your favourites, an email or from another site, the link may have changed. We recommend returning to the home page of the Genes Reunited site, and following the existing menu options to navigate to the same content.

To return to the home page, click on the Genes Reunited logo.


JoyDean Report 27 Dec 2012 17:20

Service Unavailable

HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable.


BarryA Report 27 Dec 2012 12:01

the old tree format was better and easier to use. Do not like this one puts me off using it and subscribing ti site. :-( :-(


David Report 26 Dec 2012 10:44

My GR tree has been locked since yesterday and cannot be updated:

"Import GEDCOM Your tree is currently being processed. Please wait until your tree returns to the ready state before importing another GEDCOM file."

"Your Tree Status Status: Deletion Pending ..."


Estelle Advisor Report 24 Dec 2012 12:10

Hi everyone, the tree was fixed yesterday afternoon and it should be working properly now. We are really sorry it wasn't working properly for a while.

Kind regards and merry Christmas to you all!



RolloTheRed Report 24 Dec 2012 09:17

GRU is hosted on the server farm of BrightSolid at Dundee.
15 37 ms 36 ms 37 ms []
16 39 ms 39 ms 38 ms [
Which runs Microsoft IIS Sertver 7.0

The same site is apparently going to run Scotland's root server:

so any trouble with the Sassenachs and Wee Eck and the marmalade battalions can cut them off. They did already, 503? Oi.



OneFootInTheGrave Report 23 Dec 2012 15:27

Hi Jeremy,

After trying since around 05:00am this morning I have just managed to get into my tree, if the last couple of days are anything to go by, I won't be in it for long :-(

As to a server failure, yes these things happen, before I retired I used to work for a large company with offices world wide and if a server failed it usually took the technical manager no longer than the time it took me to have a quick cigarette for him to switch over to one of the back up servers, surely Genes Reunited has back up servers.

This past week has been a nightmare trying to work on my tree as it kept dropping out. I have a friend who is a senior techie with Brightsolid, he calls me several times a week and I will enjoy telling him about this latest fiasco, especially as he recommended the site to me.

Anyway I am considering not renewing my subscription as I only have my state pension and unless our present Chancellor of the Exchequer develops a generous streak I don't think I will be able to afford the hike in fees that are being bandied about :-(

Best Wishes,



OneFootInTheGrave Report 23 Dec 2012 05:01

What is going on, I am also getting this message when I click on my tree:-

Service Unavailable

HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable

You would have thought that Support would have at least issued regular updates as to what they are doing to resolve the problem, this was the last message they issued:-
Genes Advisor 21 Dec 2012 09:44

Hi everyone, we're really sorry it seems the end of the Mayan calendar has interfered with our tree and some of you have been seeing error messages. Our development team are working really hard to fix this as soon as possible.
That was two days ago and this absence of updated information is just not acceptable :-(


Jennifer Report 22 Dec 2012 23:01

Still have no tree to work on after 2 days. Like Simon I get the error message now.

It doesn't seem right to have no access to a service I am paying for.

There has been so many problems with this new tree, I don't like it and prefer the old have NO TREE AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


PeeEmm Report 22 Dec 2012 21:58

Simon, sorry you are having problems - have you sent a message to 'support'?

PeeEmm ;-)


Simon Report 22 Dec 2012 21:39

All I'm getting now is

HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable.


First I got an error when trying to save into my Keepsafe - then the whole tree disappeared...

Withdrawal symptoms already.. :-0


JerryH Report 22 Dec 2012 01:03

Everything for me came back OK this morning and I did spot the messages from Estelle and Rachel and the message on Anouncements..
But more importantly for me, I found this evening the the Ancestor View has been updated and for the first time ever, now shows First Cousins Marriages correctly.

What a nice Christmas present. Thank you Genes.



PeeEmm Report 21 Dec 2012 22:06

Jennifer, sorry can't help you.
I do hope you will get it back soon.
Let us know the outcome........... :-)


Jennifer Report 21 Dec 2012 21:28

Help please...

I was working on my tree and it has suddenly disappeared and won't load now.

Whats happened THIS TIME!!!!!!

Jenny :-0