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Family tree site felled

Yesterday's formal release of the LDS Church's new family history website was such a success that the load crashed the servers as about 500 people a second tried to access the site. Mormons unveil Genealogy web site

Describes debut of http://www.familysearch.org/ (genealogical web site of LDS church) to occur today. LavaStorm Builds World's Largest Genealogy Web Site, Launched Today by Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

http://www.familysearch.org/, free to users, may be among the most popular destinations on the Internet, already generating up to seven million hits daily. The site is expected to experience between 10-15 million daily hits. SETI@home, FamilySearch hit gridlock

The Churches newly launched Familysearch.com has been slammed with an average of 500 hits per second in the first two days since its official debut on Monday, May 24th, and ground to a halt after hundreds of millions of users tried to log on. Developers of WWW.GENEALOGY.COM Welcome Announcement of Mormon Church's Online Initiative

The article is lengthy and has some good details on how to use the Broderbund site. However, the timing of the release makes it clear that this is an attempt to piggyback on the FamilySearch publicity.


Other Media Attention to the Church Articles

LDS Church Site Is Big Success On Its

Salt Lake Tribune 25May99

Massive overload

(Tucson) AZ Star 25May99

Mormons Publish Huge Online Family History

Fox News (AP) 25May99

Tracing family

Topeka KS Capital Journal (Scripps-Howard) 25May99

Family tree site felled

BBC News 25May99

Web site swamped by demand

Topeka KS Capital Journal 25May99

Researching your family tree may be

Hagerstown MD WHAG TV25 24May99

Mormons Publish Huge Online Family

Fox News (Reuters) 25May99

Mormons share details of 400m saved souls

London UK Times 25May99

World of genealogy at your

Melbourne Australia The Age 25May99

400 million ancestors hit

St. Louis MO Post-Dispatch (Cox) 25May99

Genealogy Web site

Walnut Creek CA Contra Costa Times (AP) 25May99

Mormon Web site traces family

Washington DC Times 25May99

Genealogy Web site swamped

Dallas TX Morning News 25May99

Geneology research gets big

Kansas City KS Star (Reuters) 25May99

Genealogy website swamped by

Ft Worth TX Star-Telegram (AP) 25May99

Sowing Seeds for Family Trees

Wired News 24May99

Mormon Church Web site helps trace ancestors

ITN News 25May99

Shaking family tree can be fun

Deseret News 26May99

Columbus GA/Phenix City AL Ledger-Enquirer (Knight-Ridder) 25May99

Developers of WWW.GENEALOGY.COM Welcome

PRNewswire 25May99

LavaStorm Builds World's Largest Genealogy Web

PRNewswire 24May99

Mormon Web site clogged by

Freedom Forum Presswatch 27May99

History on Hold

Newsweek 28May99

SETI@home, FamilySearch hit gridlock

ZDNN 27May99

HIGH DEMAND HALTS

St Louis MO Post-Dispatch (Scripps-Howard) 27May99

Genealogy Site Overwhelmed by Millions of

Salt Lake Tribune 28May99

SETI@home, FamilySearch hit gridlock - Page 2

ZDNN 27May99

LDS Web site is resorting to appointments

Deseret News 27May99

A Leap Forward for Genealogy

Omaha NE World-Herald 28May99

Mormons Offer Family Records Online

PC World 24May99

STAMPEDE SHUTS WEB

London UK The Mirror 29May99

Mormon Web site is boon for

Chicago IL Sun-Times (AP) 24May99

A road map for research

LDS Church News 29May99

Forebears? You could look

Philadelphia PA Daily News (AP) 24May99

Several sources available on site

LDS Church News 29May99

Mormon church begins putting

Portland OR Oregonian 24May99

Ancestral File: accurate as users

LDS Church News 29May99

Family-tree sleuths throng new Mormon site

Salon 25May99

Research your tree, on the Web.

Philadelphia Inquirer 25May99

World of genealogy at your

Melbourne Australia Age (AP) 25May99

Mormon Web site a hit with

San Antonio TX Express-News 26May99

Genealogy Web site swamped by demand

USA Today 25May99

Mormons put family on Web

Sidney Australia Morning Herald 25May99

Mormons launch online genealogy database

CNET News (Reuters) 24May99

Genealogy Web site gets swamped

Spokane WA Spokesman-Review 29May99

'Historic step' as Web site promises great

LDS Church News 29May99

Genealogy Web Site Swamped

Associated Press 24May99

Hot Web sites cope with gridlock

MSNBC 26May99

Genealogy Web Site Swamped

Associated Press 24May99

Genealogy records now online

WHQ TV6 Spokane WA 24May99

Mormon Church Puts Genealogy

Albuquerque NM Journal (AP) 24May99

Genealogy Site Swamped, Overloaded

Albuquerque NM Journal 24May99

The unmelting pot

San Francisco CA Examiner 29May99

Bible Colleges Take Root in Beehive State

Salt Lake Tribune 29May99

Genealogy Site Overwhelmed by Millions of

Salt Lake Tribune 28May99

Thumbs Up for the Palm VII

PC World 28May99

Web Boosts Genealogy

Oklahoma City OK Oklahoman 30May99

Ancestor hunters jam Mormon website

Manchester UK Guardian 29May99

The Line Is Out the Door At a Genealogy

New York Times 27May99

LOGJAM HITS MORMON SITE ON INTERNET

Buffalo NY News (AP) 25May99

Mormon genealogy records go

Denver CO Post (Knight Ridder) 25May99

Family tree buffs clog

Atlanta GA Journal & Constitution 30May99


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