• 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 ...
  • The Surname Cloud The Members’ Websites Project is a great resource for Guild members and the public out there.  In the Type 3 TNG project alone, we have around 160 registered surnames, submitted by over 145 Guild members.  With thousands of persons in ...
  • What’s New TNG has a handy way for sporting the latest information on your website.  One page features the most recent updates in the last 30 days: photos, documents, headstones, birth/marriage/death images, plus changes to individuals and families. This is a good place ...
  • TNG Version 12 is here! Version 12.0 of our TNG application has been released and is installed for you. There are 75 additions, enhancements and fixes in this release, so have fun trying them out. We will try to have more tutorials on the important features ...
  • Privacy, Consent, Cookies and Data Policy Because of current concerns on private information on websites, the criteria for protecting on-line information has become stricter.  New legislation, such as the European GDPR, now requires us to be a bit more conservative in our family history storage and ...
  • 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 ...