As many of you are aware, for the last several months we have been experiencing technical issues with ChicagoAncestors.org which have negatively affected its searching functionality. The problems stem from outdated code. To address this, we are redeveloping the site with a new look and enhanced features. We plan to launch the new site (Chicago Ancestors 2.0) in the next few months.
Unfortunately, the functionality of the original site has now deteriorated to the point that it had to be taken off-line. Because we are so far along in developing version 2.0, the original version will remain unavailable while efforts are directed toward the new site. Be assured that all the data has been preserved and will be searchable when version 2.0 launches. Watch this blog for further announcements.