Advanced and powerful features
This is a brief description of some of the powerful features in TNG. There are too many to go into detail about, so order your website hosting now. You won't be disappointed!
No code to write
Other genealogy web site tools create static html pages, sometimes one for each person in your file. You may end up with hundreds of web pages to upload and maintain. This makes updating your site extremely time consuming. TNG uses a database to create your pages dynamically, as they're requested. That means no pages to create and upload each time you have a change.
Easy Administration pages
All the settings can be changed through the easy to use Administration pages. You can change the design template, set user permissions, add people, media and places etc.
Visible to search engines
Even though TNG pages are not created until requested, they can still be indexed by external search engines like Yahoo, Google, MSN, Ask, etc. That's because the finished pages are still just html, and the engines have to request the pages the same way you or I would. Don't want them to find you? TNG will let you do that too.
Display messages translated into several languages
The public and administrative display messages have been translated into Afrikaans, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish and Swedish, and the public messages have been translated into Icelandic and Serbian. The Help files & installation instructions have also been translated into French and Dutch.
Dynamic language switching
Selecting a language from a dropdown box (visible on most public pages) instantly causes the page (and all subsequent pages until the next switch) to be displayed in the new language.
Advanced pedigree charts
TNG's pedigree charts can display an indefinite number of generations (you decide the maximum you'll allow) in several different formats for every person in your database. Attached photos and dropdown data boxes with additional information make it the centerpiece of the whole application. With a single click, jump to the individual page or a new pedigree for anyone on the chart. You can even switch parents! Climb up and down the entire tree without ever refreshing the page.
Display a bar chart comparing the lifespans of an unlimited number of individuals from your database. Start from any individual and add any person you browse to, or others. Plus, the chart is saved until you close your browser window. Add your own events to the timeline as well.
In a glance see an indefinite number of descendant generations for every person in your file (again, you decide the maximum), with links to each person's individual page. In the text-only chart, collapse or expand each generation. For each descendant listed on the text-only chart, you can also click to view a graphical tree tracing the line. Plus, switch easily between Standard and Register formats.
The Standard descendancy chart can instantly be toggled to display in text-only or Register format, which for some means a more readable alternative. More data in many cases as well.
Graphical descendancy tracing
An icon next to each descendant on the Standard descendancy chart links quickly to a boxes-and-connecting-lines display of parents, children and siblings, from the primary individual down to the person selected. Inset photos (like on the pedigree chart) and vital years make this a valuable visual tool.
PDF Reports available
Pedigree, descendancy and individual pages may now be exported in PDF format.
Upload and link several photos, documents, histories, videos or audio recordings to individuals, families and sources. Give each item a title and description as well. You can even apply an image map, allowing you to assign different links to various parts of the photo or people in the picture. For histories, you can even compose your text right in TNG, or simply cut and paste your text or html from another application.
Browse all media at once, or search for a keyword to help you find the ones you want. Or, pick one person and cycle through their own private list. Provide (or have TNG generate) a small thumbnail to be used on the pedigree & descendancy charts, and at the top of each individual page.
Custom Event Types
Help TNG handle all those obscure or proprietary GEDCOM tags you're using by setting up "Custom Event Types." You could even make up your own tags and still have them imported and displayed by TNG. No other package can match this flexibility.
View a hierarchy of all places listed in your database, and easily drill down through all localities. A powerful tool in the Admin section lets you merge similar place names that refer to the same location.
Enter Google map latitude and longitude coordinates and markers will display on a custom Google map, so you can trace your ancestors travels easily.
Living persons data protected
Visitors to your site will be unable to see data for living individuals unless they log in with appropriate access. You can also indicate whether the names of living individuals should be displayed. TNG automatically determines who is alive, based on your preferences.
Manual data entry
If you are not using GEDCOM files, then data can be entered by hand through the user-friendly Admin screens. Even if you did import a GEDCOM, you may find this feature useful for making spot changes without doing another full import.
To guard against disaster or facilitate a move to a new host, TNG also provides the ability to back up and restore each table in the database. You'll be informed of when your last backup was made and how much space it's using.
A link on each page now shows you the same page in a new window, without any headers, sidebars or page backgrounds, making it easier to create printouts of what you see without having it cluttered or pushed off the page.