A Makeover for Tonia’s Roots

3 June 2010 And More

Regular visitors may have noticed that Tonia’s Roots got a new look today!  I hope you like it as much as I do. Reasons for Redesigning Although I really liked the old look, I was getting somewhat tired of it. The footnote plug-in that I use was not playing well with the old theme and […]

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Browsing Surnames Here at Tonia’s Roots

3 January 2010 Research

The software that I use to run the genealogy portion of this website (the excellent TNG), is fairly intuitive, but sometimes it helps to have instructions.  All the genealogy data can be found by on the “Family Tree” tab and these instructions apply only to that section of the website. The most common question people […]

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“Family Tree” Overview

10 November 2009 Research

The “Family Tree” tab (above) contains a database of all my genealogy research.  I thought it would be helpful to provide a navigational overview. The Genealogy Menu is visible in the sidebar whenever you are in the “Family Tree” section.  It contains links to: Surnames includes a list of the top 30 surnames in the […]

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10 Things I Love About TNG (My Genealogy Software)

18 July 2009 Technology

My main genealogy software is The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding.  This software can be used as a stand-alone product or with a desktop genealogy program.  I use Legacy for a few things, but use TNG for all my data entry and storage.  If you want to learn more about the features and benefits of […]

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Legacy Family Tree Software Review

9 January 2009 Research

I recently purchased a copy of Legacy Family Tree Software, largely because I wanted to try out its Source Writer feature.  I had read good reviews of the product; it was supposed to be easy to use, with a rich set of features, and advanced reporting options. I found the data entry interface to be […]

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2008 – The Year In Review

4 January 2009 And More

Inspired by DearMyrtle and following the lead of Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings, here is a quick review of last year’s posts: Jan 2008 – Thomas Young Hemphill McEntire – I found an interesting biographical sketch on my 4x great-grandfather. Feb 2008 – John Burgin, Esquire – I came across an ancestor (John Burgin, born 1777), […]

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WordPress-TNG Mashup a Success

25 October 2008 Technology

Update:  I no longer use the mashup described below.  I’m now using the TNG/Wordpress plug-in available here. ______________________________________________________________________________________ Finally, the new look of the website, with WordPress and TNG integrated is unveiled! As I posted a few weeks ago, I was attempting to follow directions to integrate WordPress and TNG.  I had a few problems, […]

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The Moral of the Story. . .

4 October 2008 Research

Since my last post, I’ve decided to completely redo both the genealogy site and the blog and now I’m left with a mess that includes not only a partially functioning database and loss of all my media links, but also a renewed determination to make this thing work like I want it to. The Backstory […]

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Website Update

28 September 2008 Research

This summer, TNG came out with a new version of the software I use to power my genealogy website. I had put off upgrading, because, frankly, I was apprehensive; I was afraid I would “break” the site and I wasn’t sure how much time would be required to redo all the modifications I had made. […]

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What’s New

9 January 2008 Research

It was a busy week in research, sourcing, and design. I added a photo of my great-grandparents, Newt Ward and Rachel Johnson Ward and I obtained a copy of Rosa Ellis Roberts’ death certificate. Probably the biggest change is the mapping feature added to the website. I discovered that my web software, TNG, offers the […]

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