FGW Tabs Mod

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FGW Tabs Mod
Summary Adds Family Group Worksheet tabs to top of personal and family pages
Validation n/a
Mod Updated 27 Aug 2023
Download link For
TNG 11.0
TNG 12.0
TNG 13.0
TNG 14.0
TNG 10.1.0

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Author(s) Rick Bisbee
Homepage FGW Tabs Mod (This page)
Mod Support Support for FGW_Tabs_Mod
Contact Developer As above
Latest Mod
Min TNG V 10.0.0
Max TNG V 14.0.3
Files modified
Related Mods

Purpose of the mod

This is a companion mod to the Family Group Worksheet mod. It places tabs at the top of TNG personal and family pages to open a Worksheet pre-populated with data from the source page.

TNGv9 is no longer supported.


Download, unpack and copy the file to the mods folder and install it with Mod Manager. There are three options that can be set using the Edit button located under the Remove button in the FGW Tabs section.

1) If you install the fgw folder somewhere other than the extensions folder, you must set the correct path to fgw.php from the TNG root directory.

2) Determine where the worksheet will open -- in the same window or in a new one.

3) Indicate whether tabs will be shown to all visitors, or only to registered users. This should be consistent with the way you've configured access to the worksheet itself.


To upgrade, first remove and delete the older version of FGW Tabs Mod and then the Genlib Tab mod (if installed) in that order using the TNG Mod Manager. Download and install the most recent version of Genlib Tab, then download and install the newest version of FGW Tabs Mod.

TNG version: 9.0

Caution: The Genlib Tab mod allows more than one mod to install additional tabs -- if you are using a tab installed by another mod (e.g., Submit Photo Tab Mod), make sure your current version of that mod and the new Genlib Tab will be compatible. You may have to upgrade the other mod(s) for everything to work together.


Mod Tested With Following TNG Versions (top row)
Ver 1001 all 1100 all 1200 all 1300 all 1400 all PHP 5.6, 7.2, 8.1

*green: compatible   red: not compatible   white: not tested

See Multisite Testbed for information on how this mod is tested and managed.

Revision History

Mod Version TNG Version Date Contents 11.0 27 Aug 2023
  • Updated for compatibility with all versions of TNGv14 11.0 25 Jun 2021
  • Minor change to the default mod path option that points to fgw in the TNG root directory. If updating from an older version you may have to update the links on your site to point, for example, to www.example.com/fgw.php 11.0 18 Sep 2018 11.0 22 May 2018
  • Adds additional language support to tabs label 11.0 19 May 2018
  • Adds language support to tabs label 11.0 10 May 2018
  • Fixed bad target error for TNGv12
  • Still works for TNGv11 11.0 28 Apr 2016
  • Corrects default path to the FGW addon 11.0 20 Mar 2016
  • Updates mod to work with TNGv11 10.1 27 Jan 2015
  • Updates database query syntax for MySQLi 9.1 15 Jan 2014
  • Prevent tabs from being displayed on pages with living/private persons or families unless user is authorized to see the data. 9.1 28 Jul 2013
  • Fixed option to open worksheet in new window. 9.1 21 Dec 2012
  • Works with TNGv9.1.0 and does not require the Genlib.tab be installed. This will not work with TNG versions prior to v9.1.0 so both versions will be available for download. 9.0 11 Nov 2012 9.0 06 Nov 2012
  • Modified by Bart Degryse to work with his Genlib Tab mod to allow multiple tabs to be installed at the same time without conflict. The Genlib Tab mod must be installed first. 9.0 30 Jul 2012
  • Fixes gaps in tab menu for certain templates.
  • Rewrites mod to make it more efficient. 9.0 02 Jul 2012
  • Removed from the FGW package so it can be updated independently.
  • Fixed problem causing photographs not to display on TNG pages

See Multisite Testbed for information on how this mod is tested and managed.



Tab Labels

A word about tab labels. There is no way to anticipate what everybody might want for tab labels in all languages. The default label is "Worksheet" in English. If you want something different, you can add the following to your cust_text.php files: $text['my_worksheet'] = "Whatever You Want"; Doing this in cust_text.php rather than modifying scripts or FGW language files will ensure that they are not lost after an upgrade.

Known Conflicts

When used in conjunction with Genlib Tab (required) there are no known conflicts. fgw_tab_v11 no longer requires the Genlib_tab mod

Sites using this mod

If you download and install this mod, please add your TNG site to the table below:

URL User Note Mod-Version TNG-Version User-language
A Bisbee Family History Rick Bisbee Public site (Mod Developer) 9.2.2 EN
Treichel-Familie.de Andreas Treichel Public & Private 11​.0​.0​.11 14.0.3 DE,EN,FR,ES,PL
Chamberlain and Eidenbenz Geneaology Graham Chamberlain 12.0.1 EN,FR,DE,NL,ES
Chambers Family Ancestry Tom Chambers Follow the Description instructions, it will run perfectly.
I don't require login to use this, but have CAPTCHA. No problems thus far. 9.1.1 EN
Families all over the World Hans Weebers Public/Private NL,DE,EN,FR
Van der Maarel Genealogy Edward van der Maarel 10.1.0 EN,NL
Kemp(e) Family History Andrew Kemp see User:Kempons see User:Kempons EN
Walls Wrightsman Family Carl B Zachary 9.2.0 EN
Whittlesey-Whittelsey Family History Willis S. Whittlesey III 9.2.0 EN
MOTYER Family Genealogy John Mark Motyer Public site See here EN
British 1820 Settlers to South Africa Paul Tanner-Tremaine Public site 10.1.1 EN
Farnham & Paradise Ohana Barbara Paradise login: tngguest, pwd: tngguest 9.2.2 EN
Mitchell Families Online Roger Mitchell Public site 10.1.0 EN
Wyman Family John Wyman Public site 11.0.4 11.0.0 EN
Gittens One-name Study Cliff Gittens Public site 10.0.2 EN
Our Family History John Hendee Public 12.0 EN
Brady Family Tree in Western Australia Darryl Brady Public site 10.1.1 EN,DE
Our Family History Tor Lund Public site 14.0.2 NO,EN,DE
Hooley Family Links Rick Hooley Public/Private See Here EN
Osage County Cousins Larry G Banks Public Site 14.0 EN
R G Strong Family Genealogy Russell Strong Public Site 14.0.4 EN,FR,DE,NL
Brabantse Genealogie Rob van Rij Public Site 12.2 EN,NL
Rintoul/Bowman Family Andrew Rintoul Public/Private 12.0 EN,DE,ES,FR
Bumbery-Wangler Bob Bumbery Public site 11.1.2 EN
Nordiske Aner Mogens C. Fenger Private site 12.0.1 DA,EN,NO,SV
[http://www.colegenealogy.net/ The Cole Tanner Family Tree] David Cole Public/Private see here EN,DE,FR,ES,NL
Joseph Oran Holtz Genealogy Pages Jim Holt Private See Here See Here EN
Your Roots are Showing Harold Craswell Public/Private See Here See Here EN
Van Peer Project Drew McClenaghan Private 14.0 EN
Genealogy of a Dutch East-Indies Family Rob Severijns Private 14.0 NL,EN
Coon White Family History Alan Coon Public/Private 13.1.2 EN
Kielakowie.com Janusz Kielak Public site 14.0.1 PL,EN,DE
Ripples Across the Years Lola Pigott Semi-public` 14.0 EN