Living Flag Display

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Living Flag Display
Summary Displays the Living flag in the Descendant Text chart when logged in with Admin privileges.
Validation Latest mod is XHTML compliant.Valid-xhtml10.png
Mod Updated 4 May 2023
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Author(s) Ken Roy
Homepage Living Flag Display (This page)
Mod Support TNG Community Forums
Contact Developer TNG Community Forums
Latest Mod for TNG V9 and above
8.1.2 for TNG V8.1.0 and above
8.1.1 for TNG 8.0.0 to 8.0.2
1.1 for TNG V7
Min TNG V 7.0.0
Max TNG V 14+
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Note that Version 2 of the Backup / Restore Living Flag now displays the Death Date on the Restore, so it is easier to remove the living flags during the restore


This mod was developed to make it easier to manage living flags that are set manually because you do not have birth date information for those persons.

The mod is designed to display the Living Flag on the Descendant Text chart to make it easier to know whether you have manually set all the Living flags for persons for whom you do not have birth date information.

TNG version: 9.0

For TNG V9, the style definition for emphasis was renamed to .blueemphasis and added to the genstyle.css so that the Living Flag Mod will work with all templates, including new ones defined by the TNG administrator.


Ken Roy developed this mod.


This mod adds the word Living to the Descendant Text only chart for persons whose Living Flag is set. It will show:

  • persons who do not have a Living flag set, but have siblings who are shown as living
  • persons who have a Living flag set, but also have a death date.
Note that version 2 of the Backup / Restore Living Flag now displays the Death Date on the Restore, so it will be easier to remove the living flags there


  • A working TNG installation. The automated installation release was initially tested at TNG Version 7.1.0. Manual installation previously used on TNG 6 and 7
  • A backup of your TNG descendtext.php file.
  • A backup of your TNG css/genstyle.css file starting with TNG V9

Revision History

Version Date Contents 4 May 2023 No code changes. Updated to level set mods to TNG 14 8 January 2015 No code changes. Updated to add Wiki icon and link in Mod List for TNG V10.1 2 February 2012 updated for TNG V9 and now installs the styles in css/genstyle.css to support all templates
8.1.2 2 January 2010 updated to support mytngstyle.css coming from templates/templateN/css in TNG V8.1
8.1.1 4 June 2010 fix style definition for displaying Living when living flag is set
v8.1.0 24 May 2010 config file updated TNG V8
v1.1 2 July 2009 config file updated to include extensions/livingflag.php
V1.0 13 May 2009 original Mod Manager config file
TNG 7.0 mod 13 July 2008 manual install of TNG 7.0 mod
TNG 6.2 mod 12 December 2007 manual install of TNG 6.2 mod

Automated Installation

  1. Download the appropriate file for your TNG version from the download links in the mod summary area in the upper right.
  2. Extract the to your admin/mod_folder (V7) or mods (v8).
  3. Follow the normal automated installation for Mod Manager, as shown in the example Mod Manager - Installing Config Files to install the living_flag_display.cfg.

In the event of a problem with your TNG site

  1. Try using the Mod Manager Remove capability
  2. Or copy your descendtext.php files to your TNG directory
    • all should be well now

Related Links

This mod is used in conjunction with the Backup / Restore Living Flag add-on provided by Ben Wagner.

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
Our Roy and Boucher Family Ken Roy I use this TNG mod to display the Living flag on the Descendant Text Only chart so that I can quickly check if some children need to be manually marked as Living.
TNG 14.0.4
AppeltHaus Genealogy Lawrence Appelt Not a Public Site. 12.0 EN
Kemp(e) Family History Andrew Kemp see User:Kempons see User:Kempons EN
Hooley Family Links Rick Hooley Public/Private See Here See Here EN
Our Family Genealogy Pages Roger Navarre 9.2.0 EN
Walls Wrightsman Family Carl B Zachary V9.0.0.0 TNG 9.2.0 English
The Williams Family Tree Phil Williams Public Site 10.0.3 English
Kleinmann Genealogy John Kleinmann 14.0 EN
The Grahams of Helensburgh Jim Graham Public/Private 12.0 EN
Roebuck and Families Ancestry Website Donald Roebuck Public site 11.0.2 EN
Zalewski Family Genealogy Brian Zalewski 11.1.0 EN
Hans and Hennes Families Roar Dahle 11.1.0 Norwegian
Familien Holmberg Jan Roger Holmberg 11.1.0 Norwegian
OurLife Family History - McMullen Clan Sean Thompson Not a public site 11.1.0 English
Koufos Family History Stephen Koufos 11.0.2 EN
Eskeland and Haugland family User:helland71 12.0.2 EN, NO
Joseph Oran Holtz Genealogy Pages Jim Holt Private See Here See Here EN