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...

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...

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 you will likely...

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, so this...

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...

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 marriage.  Let’s...

Getting exposure on the 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 some...

Add ‘Military’ to your collections

Using Collections in your TNG site is a good way to organize your photographs.  See the tutorial section on Media Collections for other ideas. What about military photos?  How about images of earned medals, battlefields and cemeteries, army buddy group photos,...

Copying text to TNG from a word processor

TNG has a lot of places where you can enter text, such as the homepage welcoming paragraph and sidebar features.  You can add stories in the Histories area of media, add sources, notes and more.  You may find obituaries, marriages and other newspaper notices that can...

Regular backups of your TNG site

You do backups of your TNG data and regularly, right?  Of course, we all have those great intentions.  We plan to back up weekly, or monthly or quarterly, or whatever inspires us.  Nope; instead we toil away every night, plowing in more and more genealogy...