• Commercial sites’ content usage restrictions We genealogy researchers now have a wealth of information and documents available on the internet.  The 21st century has delivered a major breakthrough in discovering our ancestors, when compared to the days of visiting libraries and written requests by mail.  ...
  • Hiding documents from view As genealogy hoarders (I meant: “organizers”), we all collect many documents on our ancestors.  The more-organized amongst us have already uploaded the document images to TNG and then linked them to the correct individuals and families.  Many fine examples of ...
  • How to manage Living and Privacy settings A main reason for hosting your family or surname study on a website is to share your research with other people in the world.  After spending years gathering information on the family tree, it is rewarding to finally publish that ...
  • Clearing and Rebuilding a TNG Tree *** This procedure will delete ALL data including people, families, sources, repositories, media and branches in a tree. It must be used with extreme caution and only after taking a full backup as you will need to restore an item ...
  • Linking media to an uploaded GEDCOM file You learn something every day.  I learnt something new about matching a GEDCOM file to images uploaded to TNG. NOTE: this article is relevant to members using file transfer programs, such as ftp, to bulk upload media files to their TNG ...
  • Adding images to the homepage Some of our subscribers to TNG have had initial problems getting images uploaded and installed on their home pages. It is a two-step process.  The first step is to get a copy of your image uploaded from your computer to your ...
  • Search the TNG Site Your TNG site has a handy, built-in search tool.  I find it has two purposes: to locate those obscure items you added sometime a year ago, and also to find out just how popular your family tree has become. This tool is ...
  • 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 ...