Tips for Creating a Genealogy

If you are interested in creating your own genealogy, either online or offline, you might be interested in these tips. Find out about the wonderful tools that are available for creating and managing either an online or offline genealogy.
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PAF5 No Longer Available

FamilySearch is no longer offering PAF downloads: downloads and support ended after July 15, 2013.
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Notes on Updating WampServer, TNG, and WordPress

In May, 2014, I updated WampServer, TNG, and WordPress. These applications just keep getting better and better. Both TNG and WordPress are now mobile friendly.
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WampServer, TNG, and WordPress for Genealogists

The Next Generation of Genealogy SitebuildingĀ© (TNG) and WampServer are a natural pair for developing genealogies of all sizes on a local PC. Add a WordPress blog on the testbed, as well. To learn how to install these software packages, read on.
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Exchanging a GEDCOM Between PAF and TNG

In order to faithfully exchange GEDCOMs between PAF and TNG, use the ANSI character set. TNG exports a GEDCOM with ANSI, by default. For PAF, you need to use the "Other GEDCOM 5.5" settings
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Collation, mySQL, and TNG

The mySQL and TNG options for collation, language, and character set are *very* important. Incorrect choices when creating the mySQL database and installing TNG can affect the display of data. Learn more about making the right choices.
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Privacy and TNG at Tivel.org

Learn how to protect the privacy of individuals in an online genealogy. Often, the online, public display of a genealogy is done without adequate thought given to the privacy of family connections, particularly when the genealogy is created by the hobbyist.
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WordPress for Your Genealogy Blog

Learn about WordPress at tivel.org and how you can create your own genealogical blog. In this article, I discuss blog security, installation, theming, multimedia and image display, plugins, and blog maintenance.
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