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Category: Genealogy Software (AKA Family Tree Software)
Website: https://tngsitebuilding.com



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The best way to collaborate
20 September 2022
Reviewer: Pb52 from Hexham, Northumberland, England

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

I've used it since 2017 when I used it to escape from the clutches of Ancestry.com

I run my own site and I also run an installation where the Family History Society I volunteer for has a members' family tree service.

I don't think the original reviewer did a very thorough job.

For example You do NOT need to know MySQL or php to install or use it and there are hosting providers who will install it for you. There are dozens of templates available to set the site style, some free but even more chargeable ones that are just beautiful, and not expensive (one off costs). And all of it is customisable if you want to delve into the possibilities of CSS (not that you NEED to). You can also integrate it with WordPress

The idea that everything stays in GEDCOM format is wrong. GEDCOM files are imported into TNG tables. You can import and export GEDCOM files as often as you want.

It's blisteringly fast

But the most attractive feature is that you can collaborate with others to build and maintain the content. My sister and I do exactly that. And you can do that without... (Read the full review)

In summary, I would recommend The Next Generation (TNG) of Genealogy Sitebuilding to a friend.



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Excellent Genealogy & DNA Project Website Solution
25 July 2022
Reviewer: Suz St. John from North Idaho

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

I have been using TNG for about a decade for my St. John Genealogy and DNA project. It has allowed me to publish my research in real time and attract fellow researchers and potential DNA testers to my project. When I built my website I couldn't get passed my third great-grandfather. After launching my site, St. John cousins around the world found me and shared their branches with me. It allowed the website to grow into a global electronic archive for our surname. My lineage is now back to the 10th century with primary records and DNA evidence.

A few years ago, Darrin added DNA features that allowed me to integrate DNA data from my project. I finally had a single place to manage hundreds of kits. It is amazing.

Darrin has always responded to my emails in a quick, kind and professional manner. Even if you don't know HTML or PHP you can follow Darrin's easy to follow instructions to set up your site and run it as is. You can also learn HTML, PHP and SQL at W3School or ask questions in his forum if you want to customize the site but don't know how.

You can add custom... (Read the full review)

In summary, I would recommend The Next Generation (TNG) of Genealogy Sitebuilding to a friend.



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I've been a user for almost 20 years.
17 July 2022
Reviewer: R. Gines from St. Louis, MO USA

5 of 9 people found this review helpful

I've used TNG since version 3 (around 2003). As others have mentioned, you can make this as simple or as complicated as you would like.

Most sites where you can set up a genealogy collection of your family are tied and/or shared with a broader community in one way or another. TNG allows you to set up a website where you own and control everything.

I have used it for my family genealogy of 30,000+ names and am also using it now to support a genealogy podcast with less than 1,000 names. It is flexible enough to handle both situations.

You can set up a site with little to no understanding of PHP or MySQL. If you need support, it is quickly available from the author. I have reached out to Darrin a few times over the course of 20 years. In each case, he has been extremely helpful.

One of the benefits of TNG is that if you ever want to do something outside of the box, a little knowledge of PHP and MySQL goes a long way. Before you... (Read the full review)

In summary, I would recommend The Next Generation (TNG) of Genealogy Sitebuilding to a friend.



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Been Using since 2007
15 June 2022
Reviewer: Vincent Mcmullen from Florida, USA

8 of 15 people found this review helpful

After trying several sites, I wanted my own and this was it. I run my own server so it helps. When I'm stumped, I reach out to Darrin and receive awesome support from time to time. I have not ever had any thought to try another family tree site since. I love what I can do with "The next generation".

In summary, I would recommend The Next Generation (TNG) of Genealogy Sitebuilding to a friend.



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Learn as you go!
15 June 2022
Reviewer: Stegemüller from Denmark

7 of 14 people found this review helpful

I live in Denmark and have been using TNG for years, and I love it for its simplicity and the ability to learn along the way.

I write "you'll need a working knowledge" of PHP and MySQL". That's not true. When I started my TNG site, I knew nothing about any of it, but I've learned a little about it over the years. Building a website is not something you do in an afternoon. It's sad that you don't realise that it's a process where you can start from scratch and end up with something sublime - even in multiple languages.

You recommend MyHeritage without telling us that at least 50% of what you find there is pure nonsense, with no sources or considerations cited.

TNG offers to provide sources because it works nicely with Lagcy, for example, which is my favorite genealogy program.

Your review is, in my opinion, completely off the mark.

In summary, I would recommend The Next Generation (TNG) of Genealogy Sitebuilding to a friend.



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Excellent piece of software
15 June 2022
Reviewer: Phil Dawkins from UK

7 of 14 people found this review helpful

I first used TNG way back when it was version 8 now it's version 13 and just gets better every upgrade. No real knowledge required to install and set up. If there are any problems there is an excellent forum and users mailing list. Support from the author is second to none!

I have 2 sites using the software and it is very easy to customize to how one would like it. I highly recommend it.

In summary, I would recommend The Next Generation (TNG) of Genealogy Sitebuilding to a friend.



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Much easier to use that editor’s review indicates
15 June 2022
Reviewer: Mikeh from Oslo, Norway

7 of 14 people found this review helpful

Been using this for a few years now. I know nothing about programming, PHP or SQL. Absolutely no need of that to use this program. There are a ton of options, and actually reading the screen is important so you can predict the results.

Support from the community and company is about the best I’ve seen. Lots of customizations available that other people have done.

If you want to publish your own genealogy web site, this is the best tool I’ve found.

In summary, I would recommend The Next Generation (TNG) of Genealogy Sitebuilding to a friend.



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Own it
15 June 2022
Reviewer: B Lindsey from Texas

7 of 14 people found this review helpful

Great software that allows to control and own your tree.

In summary, I would recommend The Next Generation (TNG) of Genealogy Sitebuilding to a friend.



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Five stars all the way
14 December 2012
Reviewer: Don from Texas

207 of 344 people found this review helpful

I feel the editor didn't give TNG justice for what it does. It is a truly remarkable program that can build a genealogy website that is as simple, or complex as you want. The current version is 9.04 and it is intensely author and user supported by hundreds, if not thousands of satisfied customers.

If you plan to "roll your own" genealogy website this is the way to go!

In summary, I would recommend The Next Generation (TNG) of Genealogy Sitebuilding to a friend.



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