Featured User: Mark Barnes

Mark Barnes submitted his site to be a featured TNG user this month: The Cocks and Baker Genealogy. Like many TNG users, his site is his primary repository for all of his information. TNG *is* his main genealogy program, so he is able to simplify maintaining his information and sharing it in the same program. He’s done quite a bit to customize his front page, including a nice sliding banner at the top that keeps his site name constant but changes through various photos and documents in the background. Each image has a small caption that appears, describing what you are seeing. It’s a nice and unique way to add interest to the landing page.

Rotating Header Genealogy Site

The site is chock full of media, Mark has documented his work with many photos and scanned documents. The media dropdown in his menu bar makes it easy to navigate the various types of media he has collected.

Mark has also created a custom statistics page that pulls from the TNG database to display interesting bits of information, like activity from this day in history, surnames, birth years, places, etc.

Genealogy Site Stats Page

Mark has also created a vertical display for the pedigree chart. Right now this is available as a mod for TNG, but it will (with Mark’s permission) be integrated into the soon to be released version 10 of TNG. It is a nice way of displaying the pedigree in a vertical rather than horizontal orientation.

Genealogy Site Vertical Pedigree Chart

Thank you, Mark for sharing your well done site with us!