Good news- since the only indications of progress on the Albums has been the occasional board outage, and I've FINALLY accomplished some forward progress, I thought I'd give an update to those who are biting their nails in anticipation:
1. The gallery software is currently running on production
2. The album data from the old site has been successfully transferred
3. The photos from the old site have been successfully transferred
The above #1 is what broke the site last Saturday, so this is a big hurdle that's been cleared.
 Done with #4!
4. Images currently display as broken, despite all data being in place (the "alt" tag clearly identifies that the correct photo record is being accessed and this is working on my laptop)
[color=blue] Done with #5!
5. A "style" template needs to be installed and modified for the SMB4um website (you may have noticed the site changing to a more industrial PHPBB3 look during the outages... that is the style the gallery is built for)
Once 4 and 5 are complete you will have access to the gallery once again. Minor changes will be made from there.
Again, thank you all for your patience. Keep your fingers crossed that the rest will go smoothly.