Death notices unavailable online today

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Due to technical difficulties, The Guardian's death notices since the weekend are not available online.

Along with other glitches readers may have noticed over the last day or two, the In Memoriam website is not available for uploading obituaries. Readers may still search older notices by going to Death notices since the weekend are also found in the print edition of The Guardian, or by logging into the Smart Edition at:

The problem occurred as the company that hosts The Guardian website transferred the site to a new server. Also as a result of this activity, readers may have difficulty using the search button.

It is expected The Guardian website will be running at full capacity, complete with death notices and the search feature, over the course of the day today.

Thanks for bearing with us during this transition and we apologize for the inconvenience.

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  • Teresa
    August 11, 2010 - 14:41

    Looking for a memorial for my mother and can't find it. Not a death notice but a one-year anniversary of death insert. Since I live off-Island, it would be nice to be able to see these as well as the obits. The search function with her name did not bring it up.

    • Jocelyne Lloyd
      August 11, 2010 - 14:56

      Hi Teresa, The In Memoriam death notices are just the obituaries. For the one-year anniversaries, cards of thanks and other classified ads, readers must either consult The Guardian's print edition (please email to see if circulation can send you a copy) or log into the Smart Edition. The link is above in the story. Thank you. Jocelyne Lloyd, web editor.

  • Jocelyne Lloyd
    August 10, 2010 - 13:33

    Hi everyone: The death notices are now up, although not in alphabetical order. Margo, you had a smart solution and one that we'll keep in mind should this happen again. As for the search function, it may or may not work today, but it's being worked on by the web masters. Jocelyne Lloyd, web editor

  • K Graham
    August 10, 2010 - 12:31

    I have to say that I dislike seeing the pictures of those who have died on the Guardian home page. The other day I saw Laura Mae Carver, smiling with flowers, and at first glance wondered why she had received them. Then to my dismay, I realized that she had passed away. It's one thing to go to the death notices and see a picture, and I appreciate it there, especially if it's a fairly common name and you are not sure if it's the person you know or not, but not on the home page.

  • Margo Connors
    August 10, 2010 - 12:11

    It might be smart to post all the obits for today in this article then so people can see them.

  • Islander
    August 10, 2010 - 11:26

    It is a poor set up anyway for the obituaries and the whole newspaper online in general