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TNG Timeline Events

  Introduction TNG's Timeline Chart allows you to provide graphical and list views of historical events that applied during the lifetime of your ancestors.  But creating the events can be a bit of a chore.  This page contains a canned set of approximately 550 Timeline Events that can be imported to your …

Using Synology DNS to speed up WordPress

Running WordPress on a Synology NAS is a fun way to extend its capabilities but if you really go for it and build rich content using a page builder such as Elementor, page load times in the back-end editor take a hit. This article describes how you can speed …

Installing WordPress using php 7 on Synology

A quick guide   Installation of WordPress (from instead of the official Synology Package has several advantages: It allows you to install several copies in different folders for different websites. (The Synology Package doesn't allow this) It allows you change the config file to allow WordPress to source updates directly from so …

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Synology MailPlus Server – for Home Users

Many of the Synology packaged applications are end-user oriented and just work, out of the box, with little configuration.  Office, Drive, Moments, Note Station, Photo Station, Audio Station, and the mobile apps -  they "install and go."  Some are more …

Gutenberg Editor: The perils of ignoring users

Software designers are faced with at least two dilemmas. Do we: Stick with what works or be different? Listen to what users need or decide for them?  And there is a classic software designer's trap - designing for themselves instead of the …

GDPR and Genealogy: The living and the dead

Unless you've been on a trip to Mars it can't have escaped your attention that the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. A family tree is an unlikely place for GDPR issues to …

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Daminion & Synology Photo Station

This is the Help System for the Daminion and Synology Photo Station integration

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GDPR and Genealogy: The living and the dead

Family Historians all over the world are affected by GDPR whether they like it or not.  This guide explains how GDPR affects genealogy and what family historians need to do to make sure they comply with the new regulation.

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A few guides on genealogy topics

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