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    • Darrin Lythgoe
      By Darrin Lythgoe in TNG News 0
      If you’ve seen the TNG Facebook page , you may have also seen Jim Benedict posting a lot of helpful “how to” articles on various TNG-related topics. You can see them all on his site at http://tng.one-name.net/, but I’d like to spotlight some of them here as well. Today I’m going to highlight all of the ones relating to “Trees” (as defined in TNG) and the importing and exporting of GEDCOM files:
      How to import a GEDCOM
      Getting all your family data into TNG, including an explanation of the Import screen options.
      Exporting a GEDCOM to TNG
      A few words on the process of preparing your data for import, along with some useful tools.
      Adding and deleting Trees
      A “Tree” in TNG is a container for your GEDCOM data. Here Jim talks about creating and editing these containers.
      Trees and GEDCOM downloads
      How to allow or prevent users from downloading GEDCOM files from the trees on your site.
      How importing a GEDCOM is different from uploading
      Examining the different parts of the import process.

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    • Darrin Lythgoe
      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
      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.