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    • Darrin Lythgoe
      By Darrin Lythgoe in TNG News 0
      With TNG 13 being released today (Sep. 21, 2020), I thought I’d take a minute to go over some of the things to watch out for while you’re upgrading your site. All of these apply no matter which version you’re installing.
      Install the upgrade, not the full version. When you get to the v13 downloads page, the first link near the top will be for brand new TNG users. What you want is a little further down in the Updates section. Also take note that a new version of the full version readme.html file will be included with your upgrade, but the installation instructions for the upgrade will be in a different file. The name of that file will be listed next to the download link. For example, if you’re coming from version 12, the file will be called readme12x-13x.html or readme123-13x.html. If you accidentally open readme.html, it should warn you that you’re about to install the full version. If you see that, go back! Installing the full version on top of an existing install will cause you to lose your data and your customizations. Make sure you choose the right upgrade. Before you begin, go to your TNG Admin menu and look at the top of the screen. It should say there what your current version is. Anything that starts with “12” (like 12.0.1 or 12.1.1) counts as “12.x”. You will see links for several different upgrades on the v13 downloads page. Be sure to get the one most appropriate for your currently installed version. If you have v11 but you install the upgrade for users with 12.x, you will likely notice errors when you’re done. Don’t forget the backup. At the top of the instructions, you’re advised to back up your key files (mainly the configuration files, like config.php, pedconfig.php, etc., but also any others that you may have customized). If you do make a mistake at some point, having a backup can save you a lot of headaches. Once the upgrade is finished and everything is running smoothly, back up your tables again. Remember to view the upgrade readme from your browser, not your home computer. One of the first steps is to upload the files to your site. After that, you need to load the instructions again from your site. In other words, if your site is www.mysite.com and you’re upgrading from 12.0.1, open your web browser and go to http://www.mysite.com/readme12x-13x.html from there. If you continue with the local copy you opened immediately after downloading, some of the later steps won’t work. Don’t skip any steps. A lot of people think they just have to upload the files, but there’s a little more to it than that. The step most people still skip is the one relating to database structure changes (if you see a bunch of database query errors after installing the upgrade, this is probably what you did). There’s usually just a simple link you have to click. Doing that will open another page that runs through a list of database updates. Depending on the version you had previously, some of the items may say “Failed or done previously”. Don’t be alarmed if you see some of those. Update your template. For most people, this should be simple. If you’ve never tinkered with the HTML or PHP in your template files, just upload the entire “templates” folder from the upgrade and that’s it. If you have made any customizations (not the Template Settings or the mytngstyle.css style sheets) and you want to keep those , then you’ll probably want to merge your changes in with the latest files. Some of the new features may not work unless you’re using the latest template files. Clear your browser cache. Once you’re done, go into your browser settings or preferences and clear the cache (or “temporary Internet files”). Until you do that, your browser might decide to hang on to some of the old pages, and that could present a conflict. Some features might not work. The instructions for clearing the cache vary from one browser to another, so do a Google search on this if you’re not sure how to do it. If you still have issues and you think you may have botched the instructions, feel free to ask for help from me or the user list (tngusers2). If you think you might have found a program bug, please contact me directly (darrin@lythgoes.net).
      Despite the possible pitfalls described here, the upgrade process should be fairly easy. If you’re still sure you won’t be able to do the upgrade yourself, there are other options though. Simply Hosting no longer does upgrades, but I can do it for an extra $15, and others could be hired as well. I might be swamped at first if too many people request this, so please be patient.

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    • Darrin Lythgoe
      By Darrin Lythgoe in TNG News 0
      TNG 13 is just around the corner! This major upgrade includes more than 100 enhancements, fixes and new features. Here’s a quick summary of the most significant changes:
      New Templates: Two new templates have been added, and more third-party templates are also available for purchase at Genealogy Web Templates. One of the two was contributed by Marsha at GWT. Media Enhancements: Many improvements and small changes have been made to the way TNG handles photos and other media. These include a more advanced method of image tagging, being able to embed PDFs and text files in the public pages, and the ability to geocode individual headstones within a cemetery. New and Improved Charts: A vertical descendants chart provides a different way to look at your data, and some of existing charts now allow dragging to easily manipulate the display. Admin Usability Upgrades: TNG’s admin area now has improved sorting and save options. Event listings are more streamlined, and the old HTML frameset environment has been replaced with a more robust infrastructure that preserves the original functionality. PHP Compatibility: Pro-active changes will make sure TNG remains compatible with the latest versions of PHP and MySQL. You will be able to get the upgrade at a discount by going back to your previous downloads page after the release is officially announced. 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 purchased TNG 12 or the v12 upgrade at any time in the six months prior to the upgrade release date, you’ll be eligible to get the upgrade for free. Information on that will be sent out to those affected.

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    • Darrin Lythgoe
      By Darrin Lythgoe in TNG News 0
      For the tenth year in a row, TNG is a winner of the GenSoftReviews Users Choice Award! Thanks to all who contributed!
      Awards are presented to all programs achieving a 4.00 or more star rating
      based on 10 or more total user reviews, with at least one review in the qualifying year. TNG has 158 total reviews (10 in 2018), and has an average rating of 4.83 stars. That’s good enough for 5th best among 287 different programs that received at least one review!
      More information on the awards can be found at GenSoftReviews (full rankings at http://www.gensoftreviews.com/rankings.php). All GenSoftReviews for TNG are posted at http://www.gensoftreviews.com/?p=825.

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    • Ken Roy
      Darrin has been updating the download zip files to include other fixes and to back off some of the initial fixes.  So you might consider re-downloading the zip files. Unfortunately, it currently is a side-effect of the Admin layout redesign to eliminate the frameset, that syntax errors that impact the admin screen will result in a White Screen of Death (WSoD) or a system 500 error. So more users might need to install the Show PHP Error Log mod or Rick's Prolog Mod and setup their sites so they can access the PHP Error Log  
    • fluffy82
      Oops, sorry... I mixed you up. But all the credit goes to you for the Gedcom Converter, I couldn't live without it! You are right about the versions. One of my issues with the mod, was that media linked to Citations were kept, and an extra link to the Person was created, resulting in double (or even triple and quadruple) copies of the same file appeared on my website. Though your help file and Kickoff form linked above give the option to *not* create the person link, or create it and discard the citation link, my version doesn't give that option. So I'll be a happy man if/when I install the v13 version. Yay! suggestion 1 As an addition to the _LINK --> NOTE conversion mentioned in the text above, it might be a good idea to just have two fields on the Kickoff form, so we can just type which tag we want to alter into which tag. Is that something which is easy to do? suggestion 2 I need to install the latest version of the Converter and try it out to see how it reacts. It probably already does what I need now. Up to now, all media links to citations have been kept, but media received an extra link to the person. This means media were displayed several times on my person profile pages.
      I see there is the option now to not create a person link and to keep the citation link anyway. I think that's what I want, but I need to check how and where the media are displayed. I will probably have to attach them not only to the citations, but also the events in FTM.
    • RickM
      How about trying .form[name="famsearch"] {     display: flex;
          flex-direction: row;
          flex-wrap: wrap;
          justify-content: space-between;
          align-content: stretch; } and remove the display: inline-block from both .searchsidebar and .searchformbox   You would then need to style to suit mobile.   Working with this, I am getting very confused, there MUST be some other css or method of calculating size for these pages.. I will continue to play on my laptop, but will bring out my larger screen to maybe see if that will help me with the confusion.. Sorry, I thought I would be more help..
    • fluffy82
      I had a problem installing TNG v13 at first. Apparently there was an error in the Dutch UTF8 file which blocked everything. If you downloaded your TNG v13 before September 22nd, you might have to download the (corrected) Dutch UTF8 admintext.php again.
    • Dean Lahodny
      The media looks like it is defined inside the Person and Family Records.  I went through the gedcom file and made sure the records that were \Headstones\ were all \headstones\. I imported the file again, first emptying the media and medialinks tables. I made sure the Local Headstones path is C:\wamp64\www\TNG\GenealogyImages\headstones\ and have included that path in the Local Photo path. In doing the import now no records go in the Headstone Collection. The gedcom file record is FILE C:\wamp64\www\TNG\GenealogyImages\headstones\KS\Republic\Cuba\NewTaborCemetery\Lahodny\Lahodny_Joseph_b1826_Headstone_001.jpg. Looking for this record under media shows the filename as Lahodny_Joseph_b1826_Headstone_001.jpg in the photo collection rather than KS\Republic\Cuba\NewTaborCemetery\Lahodny\Lahodny_Joseph_b1826_Headstone_001.jpg in the headstone collection, which is what it should be. Somehow it seems something in the string manipulation is not being done correctly. I noticed that some, not all, photos are not being handled correctly either. A photo at  FILE C:\wamp64\www\TNG\GenealogyImages\Photos\Applegate\Applegate_Everett_Ora_b1911_Photo_002-ep.jpg has a filename as Applegate_Everett_Ora_b1911_Photo_002-ep.jpg rather than Applegate\Applegate_Everett_Ora_b1911_Photo_002-ep.jpg. Taking out _Photo did not make a difference. I included the full entry for Josef Lahodny from the gedcom file so you can see how Legacy extracted the records: 0 @I48@ INDI
      1 NAME Josef /Lahodny/
      2 GIVN Josef
      2 SURN Lahodny
      2 SOUR @S133@
      3 QUAY 0
      3 REFN 1,1068::4442943
      3 DATA
      4 TEXT Birth date:  abt 1826 Birth place:   Residence date:   Resi
      5 CONC dence place:  Nemice, Böhmen Arrival date:   Arrival place
      5 CONC :  Hull (Amerika via Liverpool) Departure date:  21 Apr 188
      5 CONC 2 Departure place:  Hamburg Destination date:   Destinatio
      5 CONC n place:  New York
      2 SOUR @S35@
      3 PAGE Josef Lahodny Page
      3 QUAY 0
      2 SOUR @S110@
      3 QUAY 0
      3 REFN 1,1088::571470
      2 SOUR @S535@
      3 PAGE "Joseph Lahodny," Friday, December 05, 1890 - Page 1, p. 1
      4 CONC , col. 6; digital images : accessed 25 Jul 2019).
      3 QUAY 3
      1 SEX M
      1 BIRT
      2 DATE 31 Jan 1826
      2 PLAC H. Nemcice, Telc, Jihlava, Moravia
      2 SOUR @S133@
      3 QUAY 0
      3 REFN 1,1068::4442943
      2 SOUR @S35@
      3 PAGE Josef Lahodny Page
      3 QUAY 0
      2 SOUR @S110@
      3 QUAY 0
      3 REFN 1,1088::571470
      1 DEAT
      2 DATE 4 Dec 1890
      2 PLAC Farmington Township, Republic, Kansas, USA
      2 SOUR @S535@
      3 PAGE "Joseph Lahodny," Friday, December 05, 1890 - Page 1, p. 1
      4 CONC , col. 6; digital images : accessed 25 Jul 2019).
      3 QUAY 3
      1 BURI
      2 DATE 6 Dec 1890
      2 PLAC Cuba, Republic, Kansas, USA
      2 SOUR @S535@
      3 PAGE "Joseph Lahodny," Friday, December 05, 1890 - Page 1, p. 1
      4 CONC , col. 6; digital images : accessed 25 Jul 2019).
      3 QUAY 3
      2 NOTE @XI48@
      1 _TAG2
      1 _TAG3
      1 _TAG4
      1 EVEN Hull (Amerika via Liverpool)
      2 TYPE Ship
      2 SOUR @S133@
      3 QUAY 0
      3 REFN 1,1068::4442943
      1 EVEN
      2 TYPE Destination
      2 PLAC New York, USA
      2 SOUR @S133@
      3 QUAY 0
      3 REFN 1,1068::4442943
      1 OCCU Miller
      2 PLAC Hornich Nemcice, Morava, Czechoslovakia
      1 RESI
      2 PLAC Nemice, Böhmen
      2 SOUR @S133@
      3 QUAY 0
      3 REFN 1,1068::4442943
      1 EVEN
      2 TYPE Departure
      2 DATE 21 Apr 1882
      2 PLAC Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
      2 SOUR @S553@
      3 PAGE "Hamburger Passagierlisten, 1850-1934" (accessed 30 Jan 201
      4 CONC 9), manifest, <i>Hamburg</i>, 12 Apr 1882, Joseph & Vilem L
      4 CONC ahodny
      3 QUAY 3
      3 DATA
      4 TEXT Name: Josef Lahodny
      5 CONT Gender: mannlich
      5 CONT Departure Age: 56
      5 CONT Occupation: Arbeiter
      5 CONT Birth Date &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; : 1826
      5 CONT Residence: Nemice, Bohmen
      5 CONT Departure Date: 21 Apr 1882
      5 CONT Port of Departure: Hamburg
      5 CONT Destination: New York
      5 CONT Port of Arrival: Hull(Amerika via Liverpool)
      5 CONT Ship Name: Hamburg
      5 CONT Captain: Krabbo
      5 CONT Shipping Clerk: W. Wolff
      5 CONT Shipping Line: H. J. Perlbach & Co.
      5 CONT Ship Type: Dampfschiff (Steamboat)
      5 CONT Ship Flag: &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Deutschland (Germany)
      5 CONT Accommodation: ohne Angabe (without indication)
      5 CONT Volume: 373-7 I, VIII B 1 Band 049 (1 Apr 1882 - 30 Apr 188
      5 CONC 2)
      2 OBJE
      3 FORM jpg
      3 FILE C:\wamp64\www\TNG\GenealogyImages\documents\ShipManifests\EllisIsland\Hull_April_1882\Lahodny_Josef_b1826_Vilem_b1868_HullManafest_Page3C.jpg
      3 TITL Josef & Vilem Lahodny - Hull Ship's Manifest
      3 _DATE 21 Apr 1882
      3 _SCBK Y
      3 _PRIM Y
      3 _TYPE PHOTO
      2 _SHAR @I163@
      1 EVEN
      2 TYPE Alt. Death
      2 DATE 1 Dec 1890
      2 PLAC Cuba, Republic, Kansas, USA
      2 SOUR @S35@
      1 EVEN Cuba Daylight Newspaper
      2 TYPE Death Notice
      2 DATE 5 Dec 1890
      2 PLAC Cuba, Republic, Kansas, USA
      2 NOTE On Thursday December 4, 1890, Joseph Lahodny, at the home o
      3 CONC f his son William in Farmington township after a three mont
      3 CONC hs sickness of asthma, aged 65 years. Deceased was born i
      3 CONC n Bohemia, emigrated to America in '82, he settled in Repub
      3 CONC lic county where he resided, continuously up to the time o
      3 CONC f his death. He leaves a family of nine sons, all grown an
      3 CONC d in comfortable circumstances, five of whom reside in thi
      3 CONC s country and four in Bohemia. The remains will be interre
      3 CONC d in the New Tabor Cemetery, Saturday December 6,1890.
      2 SOUR @S535@
      3 PAGE "Joseph Lahodny," Friday, December 05, 1890 - Page 1, p. 1
      4 CONC , col. 6; digital images : accessed 25 Jul 2019).
      3 QUAY 3
      2 OBJE
      3 FORM JPG
      3 FILE C:\wamp64\www\TNG\GenealogyImages\Documents\Obituaries\Lahodny\Lahodny_Joseph_b1826_Death.JPG
      3 TITL Joseph Lahodny Death Notice
      3 NOTE The Cuba Daylight
      4 CONT Cuba, Kansas
      4 CONT Friday, December 05, 1890 - Page 1
      3 _DATE 5 Dec 1890
      3 _SCBK Y
      3 _PRIM Y
      3 _TYPE PHOTO
      1 EVEN New Tabor Cemetery
      2 TYPE Cemetery
      2 DATE 6 Dec 1890
      2 PLAC Cuba, Republic, Kansas, USA
      2 NOTE Inscription: "In my Father's house are many mansions."
      2 SOUR @S535@
      3 PAGE "Joseph Lahodny," Friday, December 05, 1890 - Page 1, p. 1
      4 CONC , col. 6; digital images : accessed 25 Jul 2019).
      3 QUAY 3
      2 SOUR @S531@
      3 PAGE 19 Aug 2019, memorial page for Josef Lahodny
      3 QUAY 3
      3 DATA
      4 TEXT memorial page for Josef Lahodny (31 Jan 1826– 1 Dec 1890)
      5 CONC , Find A Grave Memorial no. 24175277, citing New Tabor Ceme
      5 CONC tery, Cuba, Republic County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by S
      5 CONC . Wardell (contributor 47551395) .
      2 OBJE
      3 FORM jpg
      3 FILE C:\wamp64\www\TNG\GenealogyImages\headstones\KS\Republic\Cuba\NewTaborCemetery\Lahodny\Lahodny_Joseph_b1826_Headstone_001.jpg
      3 TITL Josef Lahodny Headstone
      3 NOTE New Tabor Cemetery - Cuba, Republic, Kansas, USA
      3 _SCBK Y
      3 _PRIM Y
      3 _TYPE PHOTO
      1 _UID 37D615EE9B5D45AF8337B6EC4EFFD59A1444
      1 _FGRAVE 24175277
      1 _FGLINK https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/24175277
      1 _STORY @Y5@
      1 CHAN
      2 DATE 15 Feb 2020
      3 TIME 21:10
      1 FAMS @F19@
      1 FAMC @F21@
      0 @XI48@ NOTE
      1 CONC Event Description: New Tabor Cemetery - Find A Grave Memori
      1 CONC al# 24175277 - Inscription: "In my Father's house are man
      1 CONC y mansions." Approximate translation of Czech language: Bor
      1 CONC n in 1826 near Nemcice, Moravia, arrived in America in 1882
      1 CONC , Died in 1890.   As far as my issue with census records I changed it's set up to the following and under media the filename now has the correct path but thye are still under photos and not Census Records: Collection ID:    census
      Export as: PHOTO
      Display Title:  Census Records
      Folder Name: GenealogyImages/documents/census/
      Local path(s):
      Icon File: img/tng_doc.gif
      Thumbnail File: img/
      Display Order: 4
      Same setup as: Photos  
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