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Fighting Hackers and Other Fun Things
Another endangered app is the software I use to display the family trees. The author has discontinued the app all together. So far I have not found a replacement but if anyone is comfortable with PHP coding let me know! Other changes that you will begin to see is a standardization of some of the collections pages. right now, not all of the collections are database driven. For example the Wills collection is a listing of articles. In its current design searching is more difficult to implement.
Finally, I have cleaned out a large number of "Russian" members of the society. There were over 500 attempts by individuals from Russian IP addresses that were trying to gain membership. This will clear the way for me to be able to send out a quarterly newsletter that goes to the right folks. Look for this to happen soon.
Major Website Update
I have just completed a major website update including both the software that runs the website and a rescan of all of the images currently on the site as well as the addition of several new collections!
DNA Interest Increases
To recap, the Ackley DNA project is managed at FamiliyTreeDNA.com once you receive the invite you go directly to their website and payment is made thru them NOT here at the society. Results are sent usually within a few weeks. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact me!