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Data Validation

Data. The lifeblood of a family history or surname study.  Without data, the tree lies barren, naked of any contributions. Having lots of data in your family tree is impressive.  I’m blown away by people’s trees with over 20,000 individuals.  That’s...

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Backup, Restore & Optimize table data

Purpose We all spend many long hours, weeks, months in collecting and recording information on our family lines. Family researchers can build trees containing thousands of ancestors, with names, births, marriages, deaths and places, all carefully catalogued and filed...

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TNG Security Certificates

All of the Type 3 TNG websites now have a security certificate. What does that mean? You and your surname research team and the public can now find your website at https://surname.one-name,net, instead of at: http://surname.one-name,net. Both still work, but you will...

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TNG Version Upgrade

The latest version of TNG has now been installed and is ready for your use. See the list of improvements and fixes, below. If you check out your TNG homepage and scroll to the bottom, the TNG version number is shown, just above the Guild logo. 12.2 Changes: DNA: Fixed...

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Cleaning Up Your Data

[This article can also be found in the Wiki at: TNG Setup] You may have your family research in paper form, on loose paper, in binders, printouts from websites.  But, at least you do have some form of organization.  If you are starting with paper, then...

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Creating Image Thumbnails

Image thumbnails are those small-size images that represent your photos but do not occupy a large space on the screen.  Thumbnails have a visual appeal to your visitors, over using text lists.  People can quickly see any photo items of interest to them,...

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Template Basics

A new set of tutorial articles have been started on TNG templates.  The first release includes a comparison chart of the 18 templates, template selection, your 'Welcome Paragraph', main and header title, the main image and header links.  The rest of the...

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Finding Married Names In Custom Events

In a related tutorial article, we talked about Getting exposure on the search engines for our TNG site.  Now, how about letting the light shine a bit on our ancestor ladies? A big problem in searching for our female ancestors is the name change upon...

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Getting Exposure On Search Engines

You have your TNG website set up, it is nicely populated with dead people, your photos are magnificent, and you are anxious to let the world know about it. So, how do you get the word out so that the internet search engines can find your handiwork?  There are...

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