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    • Darrin Lythgoe
      TNG 11: Feature Preview
      By Darrin Lythgoe in TNG News 0
      TNG 11 is almost here! The currently estimated release date is about March 16 or 17, 2016. This major upgrade includes nearly a hundred fixes, enhancements and new features. Here’s a summary of the most significant changes:
      DNA: Aid your research by keeping track of DNA tests taken by the people in your tree. Enter the specifics once and link them to those affected. Fan Charts: A fan-oriented chart of ancestors can now be displayed for each person in your tree. Data Validation: Several preconfigured validation reports will help you spot potential errors in your data. New Design: Another new template has been added. Family Chart: This view shows a person’s spouse, children and parents all together on one page in graphical fashion. Mobile-Friendly: More improvements here will make your site even more usable on mobile devices. Administration: Enhancements to the Admin menu show quick totals for all data categories, plus an “Important Tasks” area to remind administrators of items that need attention. Heat Maps: Color codes on the Places, Surnames and Search Results pages now show the global distribution of surnames and places. Search: A Google search page now allows you to search across your entire site using Google’s indexes. Timeline: The Simile Timeline layout has been redesigned to be more readable, with separate bands for family and general events. Compatibility: Pro-active changes will make sure TNG remains compatible with the latest versions of PHP. You’ll be able to get the upgrade at a discount ($14.99) by going back to your previous downloads page. If you’ve lost the URL or access info, send me a message at darrin@lythgoes.net and I’ll send it to you again. If you only purchased TNG or the v10 upgrade recently (in the past 6 months), you’ll be eligible to get the upgrade for free.
      Also take note that Simply Hosting does not install upgrades. A helpful 15-minute video will be available to walk you through the process, but there will also be an option to pay an extra $15 to have the upgrade installed for you. If you’re doing the upgrade yourself, take a minute to review the post here from the v10 release on helpful tips for a successful upgrade.

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    • Gustave
      Community Support
      By Gustave in Community News 0
      Support / Feedback / Bugs
      We have enabled a support queue, which will allow you to submit questions to TNG Community Administrators.  Please use this support queue to obtain help related to this site.
      The feedback and bugs area is still here, just placed under the support menu.

    • Gustave
      Community Upgrade
      By Gustave in Community News 0
      We completed an upgrade to the latest version core software that runs this site.  Here are a few areas of improvement:
      Customized Activity Streams

      Search Functionality

      There is much more behind the scenes.  
      You are our best source of feedback.  Please report any bugs in the Feedback area or contact an admin if you encounter problems.
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    • jhculbert
      Help Creating Direct SQL Select Statement for Report
      I am conducting the Culbert One Name Study using TNG.  I would like to create 2 reports, one that identifies all instances for individuals as fathers where his Culbert surname differs from any child's surname and their relationship is a birth, and another for all instances for individuals as children where their Culbert surname differs from their father's surname and their relationship is a birth.  I am obviously NOT interested in adoption, foster, or stepchild relationships in these reports.  The options available under TNG Admin. on the "Reports >> Add New Report" page do not allow me to create these reports, and I know nothing about creating my own SQL statements. For those genealogists interested, this situation occurs when children change their their surname spelling, or adopt a different surname, and it is not uncommon to be found in surname studies such as mine.  I want to be able to easily find those instances in my database, which now consists of almost 28,000 individuals. Thank you in advance for any help with this.
    • pingo
      How to give readme.html enough permissions, that is works?
      The readme.html has to run through without errors! I did set all permissions to the same value!
    • woody8
      How to give readme.html enough permissions, that is works?
      Thanks Pingo. I have manually reset the permissions as per the readme.html install feature. I set the listed ones to 666. I find it strange that I cannot open //tng/admin.php and just get a blank page. Cheers,   John  
    • jayat1familytree
      Descendants of John Jaffray
      Cloudflare is working good for me... Just the occasional bad bot not respecting the robots file... Saved 3 GB of bandwidth that was delivered by them.   This last month;  
    • Merv
      Customising of charts
      Hi Dieter, I'm still not quite seeing the value in this approach. People will find a photo of a person and/ot their name before they figure out a code.   But yes, anything is possible if you want it bad enough. It would require adding coding similar to the PDF file to the chart file that you want the numbers to appear.