I’d like to introduce…

Edward George "Ted" Turner

Edward George Turner, known affectionately to his family and friends as Ted, was a kind hearted, gregarious, right jolly English gent, loved by all who knew him. He was born on the 27th of June 1911 at Blake Cottage, Horn Street in Winslow, Buckinghamshire, where his father was employed as head groom to Mr Gosling of Blake House.

And His Lovely Wife…


Miss Phyllis Mary Collins, daughter of William Collins, publican of the George Inn in Winslow, which is where Ted met her one fateful day in the 1930s

Tech Tuesday: Frustrations with my Site.....

A reader has drawn my attention to the fact that the genealogy database section of this blog is no longer rendering the information correctly. Big sigh…..sometimes technology is NOT my friend. I suspect, although it’s mostly speculation, that the problems lies in a combination of (1) not having upgraded to the most recent versions of WordPress (what my site is built on) and TNG (my software of choice for housing my genealogy data, and (2) conflicts between WordPress, TNG, and Atahualpa (my beloved WordPress theme).

I am at the NGS conference at the moment; am getting the newest issue of my genealogy society’s quarterly bulletin ready to go to print; and have some fast approaching client deadlines. So……I haven’t the time this week to invest in getting to the root of the problem and figuring out a solution, and I do know that diving headlong into quickie updates of WordPress and the newest release of TNG would be disastrous. So, I apologize for the state of my database and promise that I will do my best to clean it all up and get it working seamlessly and beautifully as soon as I can.

Darrin, from TNG (who is always incredibly responsive to all my questions and support needs), suggests that the newest release of TNG does integrate well with the latest version of WordPress, so when I’m back from Cincinnati, I’ve give upgrading a try. In the meantime, if anyone has any words of wisdom to share on how best to make WordPress 3.3.2 , the Atahualpa theme, and TNGv9 talk nice to each other…I’d love to hear from you!!!!!

(Tech Tuesday is a daily blogging prompt hosted by Geneabloggers)

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6 comments to Tech Tuesday: Frustrations with my Site…..

  • I feel your pain. I run a website and blog myself (Hidden Genealogy Nuggets). I’ve been kind of afraid to upgrade to the latest version of wordpress out of fear my blog history will be gone.

    Regards, Jim

    • Claire

      Thanks for the comment Jim! I continue to be at a standstill…waiting to get up the nerve to upgrade both WordPress and TNG….

  • Since I am not a hardcore techi, I abandoned the plan of buying TNG to buld my WordPress Family tree. I have got several mixed reviews and I wanted something simpler that I can handing and went for a free plugin. My plugin is not as pretty as TNG but works ok.

    Sounds like TNG is good with customer support and may be in a later stage I will migrate to TNG.

    By the way, I found your blog from Geneablogers and I am pretty new here.

    • Claire

      Hi Sunish

      Welcome to the Geneablogger world! I took a look at your site and I can see you are just getting set up. Good luck with your project. I would recommend waiting until your WordPress site is exactly the way you want it before attempting to add TNG. I’m by no means a hardcore techi either, but Darrin at TNG was extremely patient and walked me through all the areas I had trouble with when I first set it up. The only real problem I have with the software now is the issue of compatability when I need to upgrade WordPress or my theme. I like TNG because it gives readers of my blog the ability to filter my data in a way that meets their particular research needs. It keeps things dynamic and fresh.

      Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  • Jay

    Claire, you helped out a while back when I was first experimenting with the TNG WP…
    You should get in touch with Heather(email heather@uniquelyyourshosting.com)
    She is helping me test a new layout/site.

    • Claire

      Thanks for the suggestion Jay. I upgraded to the latest version of WordPress and TNG seemed to be working fine. I’m actually about to remove TNG from my website though. It’s a GREAT tool, but a lot of my data isn’t cited well, and some of it is more speculative than proven. Since taking the BU Certificate in Genealogical Research class, I’ve set a goal for myself of correcting the citations, and editing out what doesn’t meet standards, but…..other things always seem to get in the way. My plan is to remove the database and replace it with narratives of only the facts I’m sure of. Send me the link to your new site, I’d love to take a look!

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