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    • Darrin Lythgoe
      By Darrin Lythgoe in TNG News 0
      For the eighth year in a row, TNG is a winner of the GenSoftReviews Users Choice Award! TNG is one of only six programs to do that. Thanks to all of you for all the wonderful reviews!
      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 had 136 total reviews in 2016 and received an average rating of 4.87 stars. That was ninth best among more than 250 different programs that received at least one review. Most of the programs ranked above TNG had fewer than 20 reviews.
      More information on the awards can be found at GenSoftReviews (full rankings at http://www.gensoftreviews.com/rankings.php). A press release on the subject can be found at GeneaPress.
      All GenSoftReviews for TNG are posted at http://www.gensoftreviews.com/?p=825.

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    • Darrin Lythgoe
      By Darrin Lythgoe in TNG News 0
      A few months back I highlighted a few of Jim Benedict’s TNG “how to” articles (specifically the ones relating to GEDCOM imports & exports). Now I’m going to mention a few more that spotlight the new features in TNG 11. Even if you’ve had version 11 for a while now, these posts may help you get to know these features a little better. Thanks Jim!
      TNG v.11: TNG and DNA Tests
      Managing DNA results, and linking your test results to the people in your trees.
      TNG v.11: Admin menu now shows category totals
      A better way to keep track of all your totals (people, families, media, etc.).
      TNG v.11: Heat Maps
      A thematic method of visualizing the global locations of your surnames and places.
      TNG v.11: Fan Charts
      A colorful new way to display your ancestral tree, with your family roots laid out in ever widening arches.
      TNG v.11: Data validation
      Using TNG to spot possible problems in your data.
      Once again, you can see all of Jim’s posts at http://tng.one-name.net/.

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    • Darrin Lythgoe
      By Darrin Lythgoe in TNG News 0
      A lot of people have asked me lately how they’d go about moving their TNG site to a new site without losing any data. In a nutshell, here’s what you’d have to do:
      1. Back up your TNG data, either with TNG (under Admin/Utilities) or with phpMyAdmin (on your site control panel or “cPanel”; recommended for larger sites). The TNG backup creates a series of .bak files in the “backups” folder on your site. If you use phpMyAdmin, you should end up with a large .sql file on your computer.
      2. Download all the TNG files and folders from your old site. If you used TNG to do the backup, the backup files will be included here.
      3. Upload all the same files to your new site.
      4. Use the “Express” option on the readme.html page on your new site to install TNG again. You might need to create a new MySQL database, and the installation will ask you for the connection info. After creating the TNG tables, you can skip the rest of the installation.
      5. Now restore your data on the new site. If you backed up with TNG, restore the data from Admin/Utilities. If from phpMyAdmin, go there on your new site and import the .sql file you created earlier.
      That’s it. Now you should be up and running on the new site with all the same data, including user accounts.

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    • Ken Roy
      I have been using PAF for years which used Christening as the standard input field, which exports as _CHR so for me it was a matter of updating the displayed text.  I really don't want to have to update close to 25,000 data base records to create baptism events.
    • Ken Roy
      Robin, I might take a slightly different approach to sources than Roger. For US Census, I have defined each state as it's own source for a given census year, but if I have a lot of references for a specific state, I have defined the source at the county level.  I think the trick is to define sources in a way that allows you to find the specific source again using discrimators within the source such as page number, birth or death certificate number, etc..
    • raisondetre
      Thanks! I can't imagine I would share my data on social media anytime soon so I will disable.
    • RMPayne
      Thank you Roger. That helps me out tremendously!   Robin
    • theKiwi
      This is a subject of some contention amongst genealogy software users. My view is that each document is a source, so if you have 100 people found in the 1940 census in 56 families, then you'd have 56 sources (unless some of those families were on the same actual census page, in which case you might use a single source for that page for both families. I am quite unable to wrap my head around how people work that say the 1940 Census is a single source. For birth, marriage, death certificates, each of them is a source on its own, even if you got them all from a single website or repository. Roger