Add Name to PersonID

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In TNGv12 and beyond, this mod uses the new guidelines for TNG v12+ cust_text.php files
If you are using TNGv12+, and any cust_text.php file in this mod is marked with a Bad Target error, you need to update your cust_text.php files before you can install this mod. [Show instructions]

If you upgraded to TNGv12+, and did not update your cust_text.php files as instructed in the upgrade readme script, then you must use the TNG Mod Manager to update them. To do so:

  1. Go to Mod Manager, and select its "Recommended Updates" tab.
    (If the "Recommended Updates" tab is not visible, then go to the Mod Manager Options tab, select "Display Settings", and turn on the "Recommended Updates" tab.)
  2. Click the "Update" button in the "Recommended Updates" tab.
    Installed mods do not interfere with the update, and if you already have (or think you may have) run this update, it will not hurt for you to run it again.

[See details in the TNGv12 Change Impacts Article][Hide the instructions]

Add Name To PersonID
Summary Displays the person's name in three programs where there is a PersonID without a name.
Mod Updated 10 Oct 2018
Download link v12.0.0.2 TNG 12
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Author(s) Robin Richmond
Homepage Robin Richmond's Genealogy Database
Mod Support My Mod Support form or TNG Community Forums
Contact Developer My Mod Support form
Latest Mod
Min TNG V 12.0
Max TNG V at least 12.0.2
Files modified
admin_edituser.php, admin_branches.php, admin_editbranch.php, js/selectutils.js
Related Mods
Show Mod Names is optional

Purpose of the Mod

To add the selected person's name (generally, as a hyperlink to getperson.php) next to an existing PersonID on some screens. This change allows a user both to see the name of the selected person, and to view information about that person before processing the Person record.

Specifically, the Person Name is added to:

  1. The Starting Individual column in the Admin Branches search results
  2. The Person lookup widget in the Admin Branches editor,
  3. The Person lookup widget in the Admin Users editor.


There are no known mod conflicts.

Related Mods

The optional Show Mod Names mod will use data saved by Add Name to PersonID to display information about the mods that affect admin_branches.php and admin_branchedit.php if Show Mod Names is installed.


This mod uses the standard installation method. It has just a .cfg file; no subfolder. [Show Installation Details]


  • A working TNG installation.
  • An installed current version of the Mod Manager.
  • You should backup files listed in the panel on the right.


  1. Remove and delete previous version of this mod.
  2. Backup the files updated by this mod. They are listed in the panel at the upper right.
  3. Download the .zip file, Extract its .cfg file to the mods folder.
  4. Follow the normal automated installation for Mod Manager, as shown in the example Mod Manager - Installing Config Files.


  1. Try using the Mod Manager Remove capability
  2. Contact me through My Mod Support form.
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Admin >> Branches BEFORE:

Add name to personid-before-branches.png

Admin >> Branches AFTER:

Add name to personid-after-branches.png

Admin >> Edit Branch BEFORE:

Add name to personid-before-editbranch.png


Add name to personid-after-editbranch.png

Admin >> Edit User BEFORE:

Add name to personid-before-edituser.png

Admin >> Edit User AFTER:

Add name to personid-after-edituser.png

Revision History

Mod Version TNG Version Date Note
v12.0.0.2 12.0 - 12.0.2+ 25Jan2019 No functional changes; made compatible with TNGv12. 12.0+ 3 May 2018 Fixed typo in beta mod

Sites using this mod

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

URL User Note Mod-Version TNG-Version User-language
Robin Richmond's Genealogy Database Robin Richmond Mod developer 11.1.1 English