Genealogy Articles

TNG Timeline Events

TNG's Timeline Chart provides graphical and list views of historical events during your ancestors' lifetimes - but creating the events can be time consuming. This article contains links to a canned set of approximately 410 Timeline Events that can be imported to your TNG installation to get you …

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 surface, since it's mostly about dead people to whom GDPR …

Using a Synology NAS Drive to provide a TNG Photo Gallery

TNG is a fantastic genealogy program.  It wins awards for a reason. And it has some cool capabilities for displaying media related to people, families and events.  Sometimes though, users look for alternative ways of displaying photos. In my case I opted to use the photo library capabilities of my …

Converting PDF Files to Image Files (FTM Users)

Introduction A frequently asked question on genealogy sites is "What's the best format to use for images and documents?" to which the answer is usually PNG (or JPEG) for images and single page documents, but PDF for multipage documents. However, some people like to use PNG even for long documents because, while …