I am delighted to confirm the obvious: We have launched the new version of this site! I think the site was down for only about 42 minutes, from about 3.07 pm to about 3.49 pm (UK time), so that was not too bad. Nevertheless, in case it caused any inconvenience to any Member, I have extended all subscription periods that were current at the beginning of today by 2 to 3 days (the exact amount depending on the time of day your current period would have expired).
I hope you like the new site and will find it even easier to use than the previous version. You are very welcome to look around it. If you have any queries about the site, please look first at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section where I have tried to anticipate all likely quesions. If you experience any problems, please first check the Troubleshooting page to see if I have already covered the point there. If I have not covered the matter already then please do report it to me (it will probably help if you identify what browser you are using) and we will investigate it promptly.
I think we managed to transfer across all Registered Users and their Usernames & Passwords OK. If you have any problems with logging-in do let me know but please first try the ‘Forgotten your password? facility.
I suggest that, to get the most/best from this site and even if you knew our previous version(s) of the site really well, it will be worth your while spending a few minutes familiarising yourself with the new layout. I have kept the core of The Families Database unchanged. However, the navigation system has been simplified. For more on what changes have been made to the site, see Changes to the site.