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Written by Larry Grinnell   
Tuesday, 19 April 2011 00:34

After the absence of several months, the Grinnell Family Association of America, Inc. is proud to announce that our website is back!

In late January, 2011, the GFA webserver, which was running on a Mac mini computer at the home of GFA Secretary and Webmaster, Larry Grinnell, suffered a massive and unrecoverable failure. The problem was compounded by the lack of a recent, full backup. Suffice it to say, we've scrambled to rebuild our member database, and we moved the site to a hosted server, which gives us a number of advantages (automated backups, faster performance, more web-based services possible, etc.).

The recovery is not going to be an overnight thing, though we have come a long way in a short period of time. The restored site consists of the static content that had been on the old server for years, along with a few interesting articles that have been published in recent GFA newsletters. I've added a few more stories, and much more content will be coming over the next few months. Here are the plans:

  • Website basic content recovery -- End of April, 2011 Done!
  • Forums and Photo Albums -- late May, 2011 Done!
  • Membership account restoration, password assignments, etc. -- late May, 2011
  • Online Genealogy Database and Newsletter Downloads -- late June, 2011

Speaking with the webmaster hat, there's so much I intend to do, and I hope to show you all some new and interesting services. Stay tuned!

Larry Grinnell, GFA Secretary and Webmaster

PS: If you want to read the whole sordid story, please feel free to read my blog at

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