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Miriam Midkiff from Ancestories has been very kind in letting me know what happened to Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness the past few days. Here is a forwarded email message from the owner of RAOGK, Bridgett Schneider.

From: Bridgett Schneider

Date: Jun 9, 2007 4:15 PM

Subject: [Raogk-announce] Site Downtime


By now the majority of you know that RAOGK had been off-line for a few days. We are at least 80% back in service, and should be 100% by Wednesday (June 13). We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone.

The outage was due to computer hardware problems with our uplink to the Internet, something we had no control over. However, due to that outage we have had to go with another Internet provider. Although we are using the same URL (http://www.raogk.org) the way the Internet recognizes our domain has changed. It takes time for the Internet to recognize this change and to find us again.

For those who may be interested in the particulars of why we were off-line and why we needed to find another provider after 7 years, I've provided a timeline and explanation below. For those who are just happy we are back online and that the site has not disappeared forever, thank you for your patience while waiting for us to reappear.

(I didn't include the lengthy description of what happened. If you want the whole story email me and I'll forward it along)

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