William Herndon has used TNG to put together a collection of information on the Herdon, Lindell, Bonnell and Fairbanks families. His site is located at Lindell-Herndon Genealogy.
His site is built on Template #8, which is included in TNG. William has modified the template a little by removing the box around the Latest News and Changing “Features” into “Starting Points”. We appreciate him keeping the “Contact Us” on the home page, as sometimes visitors to a site have a hard time identifying the site owner and try to contact Darrin instead!
William has also changed the template by using his own images at the top instead of the stock images that come with the template. This adds a nice personal touch to the the site and is simple to do with the Administrative Interface. (Watch for a tutorial on how to do that later this week!)
Welcome to the TNG community, Wiliam. You’ve done a nice job with your site!
TNG User Chuck Bush has put together a nice example of how TNG and WordPress can run seamlessly side by side. When you land on his home page, what you see is a WordPress blog. He keeps the blog updated fairly regularly, and you can see what he is currently working on and what new discoveries he has made.
Click on the “Genealogy” tab and you’ll see that his TNG installation is nicely done and designed to look identical to his WordPress theme (which I suspect he did himself as well!) All the usual TNG functionality is there and the site is very visually pleasing.
Chuck has also integrated discussion forums into his site, using another type of software for running forums. Other than the TNG and forums, everything you see on Chuck’s site is WordPress.
Chuck tells me he does not use the TNG WordPress Plugin, but has done the integration himself. Thank you, Chuck, for sharing your site with us!
Today we introduce a new type of feature: TNG Stories. These are stories of how your TNG web site has helped your make friends, learn more about your family, and advance your family history work. We hope this is the first of many TNG Stories! We have one more in the pipeline, but we are always looking for more. If you have a TNG story you would like to share, please email email@example.com with the details! And now, on to today’s incredible story, from TNG User Roger Mitchell:
“Back in March, I was successful in bringing together 2 siblings that had been separated for 75 years!
A distant relative found my TNG website and contacted me regarding researching her family. I drove the 100 miles to visit the family and met this elderly lady who was clearly distressed. I discovered that the elderly lady (Rose) thought she had a brother but had no idea if he was still living or whether he was even in the UK.
I made it my goal to try and find out what happened to him and through my website and several other sources I was able to locate him. They were reunited at the BBC TV studios in Southampton, England and the story was broadcast on TV and Radio.
Some weeks after this event, I was contacted by TwoFour Ltd., (a film company) as they had been tasked by Genes Reunited to film the story for their YouTube channel.
Part 1 tells their story and part 2 tells mine. They are only a few minutes long. There is even a brief shot of my TNG website. So, in no small tribute to TNG, here are the 2 videos. I hope they bring cheer to all.”
You can see Roger’s TNG site here. Thank you Roger, for sharing your TNG Story. It definitely brought cheer to Darrin and I, and we hope it brings it to our readers, too!