• Finding unlinked media in TNG TNG makes it very easy to add media; photographs, documents, headstones, into your family history site.  Have a look at the articles on TNG: How to use media: an overview, TNG: How to add media, TNG: How to import media and ...
  • GEDCOM importing incomplete date data One of our Guild MWP users, Maurice Hemingway, hemingway.one-name.net, reported an unusual problem.  After exporting a GEDCOM file from his Legacy program and importing it into TNG, there were several living relatives showing as visible to the public.  Maurice re-checked ...
  • GEDCOM and working with ZIP files The TNG version 11 now supports the uploading and extraction of your GEDCOM files in a zipped package.  This will be very convenient for TNG users with extra-large family tree files. A zipped package is a computer file that is compressed ...
  • Events TNG has a few built-in events ready for your use.  You see these on the edit pages for your ancestors and their families.  For individuals, you have Birth, Christening, Death and Burial events.  For families, you have Marriage and Divorced ...
  • Events: Adding your own custom events TNG has a few built-in events ready for your use, as described in the related article, Events. What if the default events are not sufficient?  Are there more?  What if I want to add my own, unique custom event?  Here is ...
  • Some Do’s and Don’ts for your TNG site For those people just starting with their new, shiny TNG website, it is tempting to leap ahead and play with the family tree.  And yes, this can be fun and challenging.  But, to keep it satisfying, there are some do-this ...
  • Cemeteries: cemetery places and mapping While working on the burial events of my family line, I ran across an annoying problem with cemeteries.  There are two cemeteries in Calgary with my relatives: Queen’s Park Cemetery and Union Cemetery.  In TNG, one of the cemetery pages ...
  • Media: How to change photo sizes Adjusting the size of photos before importing them into TNG can be advantageous at times.  This is referring to the pixel dimensions of the photo which also affects the megabyte size of the file. There are times when you would want to ...
  • Utilities: restore, optimize and fine-tune your data files In the previous article, we looked at backing up your TNG data files.  Now, how do we restore those files?  And is there anything else we can do to better use our backup system? Let’s go back to the utilities area; ...
  • Utilities: backing up your data files 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 ...