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This page contains news about this website and matters relating to it. It is not intended as a replacement for the "What is New?" pages (See Home & Genealogy menus)  which will contain details of regular updates to the website.


A milestone for the Website

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The 13th of September 2016 was a special day (or night!) for our Website. At about 11:00 pm (BST) the counter on the home page registered its 50,000th hit. As it happens the person who generated that hit was your Webmaster - working hard collecting information for a forthcoming newsletter.

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Of course, other than being a nice round number, the figure 50,000 does not have any real significance. Some users may access the website from a different page following a search and others may have favourites set up that take them somewhere other than the home page. A single user may have visited the home page hundreds (or in the case of the webmaster thousands) of times.

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What we can say is that, since the website opened for business in July 2009, the homepage has been visited an average of just over 19 times per day. That does not seem very many really - food for thought!!

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Added 14/09/2016


Useful Information for Members

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In response to a request from the United States a new "Useful Information" section has been added to the Members area of this website (link). Initially it will contain information relevant to members planning to travel to Scotland in general and the area around Glenshee in particular. Other useful information may be added in due course.

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Please do let our webmaster know if there is anything that you think should be added to this section.

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Added 14/06/2015     


Issues with Secure Log-On

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A number of members have recently reported having difficulties logging onto the secure pages on the website whe using their ipads. Their log-ons work fine on a conventional computer. 

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Your webmaster has reported this issue to Bravenet, the providers of the security software, and has been told that in theory there should no problem. Their tests have shown that the log-on works fine using the latest version of iOS 9 and Safari. They do suggest that, if users encounter problems, they should check that they have all the latest software updates and then clear their cookies and cache.

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If you are having this problem will you please let the Webmaster know. He would like to hear from those of you who are using the log-ons on ipads without difficulty so that he can judge how common the problem is. Thank you.

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Added 25/10/2015


Website Archiving - An Update

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The original archive of the Clan MacThomas website desribed below was taken on 24th April 2014. We can now report that a further snapshot was taken exactly one year later on 24th April 2015. Presumably the UK Web Archive will continue to take further snapshots on an annual basis. The chairman of our archive committee is delighted!

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It is interesting to see what has changed over the space of a year - or maybe the webmaster team are just a little sad!

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Added 15th October 2015 


Website Archiving

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As many readers will know the content of the Clan MacThomas website is hosted on a .co.uk domain - although many of you may access it via a .com or .org address.

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Your Webmaster team is therefore delighted to announce that the British Library (UK Web Archive) has agreed to take an archive copy of our website on a regular basis. Members can view the archive copy by clicking here. For further information about the UK Web Archive please click here to a view a video issued by the Library.  

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The archive copy will not include copies of our secure pages and it also appears that many of the photographs have not been stored. It also seems that some of the menu buttons do not work - although the content behind the buttons may well be stored.

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Added 31/12/2014 


Website News

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A new "Website News" page has been added to the News area of our website - you are on it now.

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This page will contain information about major changes to the website or matters that relate to it. The page is not intended to be a replacement for the "What is New?" pages which will continue to report regular updates to the existing sections on the site.

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If you have any questions about this new page please contact the webmaster.

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Added 31/12/2014


     

Page Added 31/12/2014.
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