A New Look

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  Visitors the last couple of days will have noticed that Tonia’s Roots has a new look!  Making this change has been in the back of my mind for about a year, and the time finally came a  few weeks ago to move forward. The reasons for the update were mostly performance-based, but the site has […]

A Makeover for Tonia’s Roots

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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 […]

Browsing Surnames Here at Tonia’s Roots

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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 […]

“Family Tree” Overview

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 […]

2008 – The Year In Review

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), […]

WordPress-TNG Mashup a Success

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, […]

The Moral of the Story. . .

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 […]

Website Update

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. […]