Family Indicators Mod

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Family Indicators Mod
Summary Adds indicators for parents and spouses with ancestors, and children who are married on the person page.
Validation Latest mod is XHTML compliant.Valid-xhtml10.png
Mod Updated {{{mod_last_update}}}
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TNG 9.0
TNG 8.0
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Author(s) Jeff Robison
Homepage Robison and Blythe Genealogy
Mod Support TNG Forums
Contact Developer My Mod Support
Latest Mod for TNG V9
8.1.1 for XHTML validation on TNG V8.0.0+
Min TNG V 8.0.0
Max TNG V 9.2
Files modified
css/genstyle.css (for TNG V9)
Related Mods

Purpose of the mod

TNG version: 8.1.3
TNG version: 8.0

This mod adds

  • a ^ (caret) sign for parents and spouses who have ancestors, and
  • the > (greater than) sign for children who are married but have no descendants.

This mod originally conflicted with the Child Descendant Indicator Mod which changes the > (greater than) sign indicator to a + (plus) sign, as a more intuitive indicator that the child has descendants.

The conflicting code was removed from this mod, but you now must install the Child Descendant Indicator Mod in order to get the + (plus sign) for children with descendants.

TNG version: 9.0

For TNG V9 the mod was updated to


This mod was developed by Jeff Robison. Conflicts with the Child Descendant Indicator Mod and the Age Calculation Mod were resolved by Ken Roy.


  • A working TNG installation. The automated installation release was tested at TNG Version 8.0.1 and after
  • A backup of your getperson.php file and genstyle.css for TNG V9
  • An installed current version of the Mod Manager.

Automated Installation

  1. All previous versions of family indicators must be uninstalled and deleted!
  2. Download the appropriate zip file from the TNG mod summary in the upper right corder
  3. Upload family_indicators_zipfile to your mods folder and extract file(s).
  4. Follow the normal automated installation for Mod Manager, as shown in the example Mod Manager - Installing Config Files to install the family_indicators.cfg file.
  5. Note - if you're using the tng.php WordPress-TNG Plugin, you might need to "Update the TNG Variables" in the WordPress Admin pane for the TNG Plugin to get this to work correctly.

Revision History

Version Date Description
V9.0.0.5a 26 April 2013 The branch rights issue fixed.
V9.0.0.5 23 April 2013 Additional info popups on icon mouseover added. Info depends on the icon.
  • popup.js will be created in the TNG /js folder.
  • Popup attributes (colors, font size etc.) can be changed in css class "#pup" (line 325) in the .cfg file before installation.
V9.0.0.4 03 April 2013 The marriage count indicator added to parents and children.
V9.0.0.3 30 December 2012 The marriage count indicator (arrow right), displayed immediately after a spouse on a person's page, shows the number of marriages for that spouse.
V9.0.0.2 10 November 2012 Update
  • Spouse's marriage count indicator added. Icon links to group sheet.
  • The marriage count indicator, displayed immediately before a spouse on a person's page, shows the number of marriages for that spouse.
V9.0.0.1 20 February 2012 Updated for TNG V9.0.1
V9.0.0.0 2 February 2012 Updated for TNG V9
V8.1.1 6 February 2011 Fix to make mod XHTML compliant
V8.1.0 31 July 2010 Initial version of the mod.

Visualization of this mod

Without the mod

Without the Family Indicators Mod installed, no > (greater than) sign is displayed for children who have spouses but no descendants, nor is any indication presented that shows the parents or spouses have ancestors.

Family indicators not-installed.jpg

With the mod

TNG version: 8.1.3
TNG version: 8.0

With the Family Indicators Mod and Child Descendant Indicator Mod both installed the > (greater than) sign is displayed for children who have spouses and is changed to a + (plus) sign to indicate the child also has descendants and a ^ (caret) is added to indicate that parents and spouses have ancestors as shown in the image on the right.
Family indicators installed.jpg


TNG version: 9.0

The 2 reflects the number of marriages for Henry Gadd Robertson.
TNG V9 visualization


The 2x reflects the number of marriages for Henry Jefferson Robison.
TNG V9 visualization

In the event of a problem

TNG User 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
Roger's Genealogy Online Roger Moffat 9.2 EN
Robison and Blythe Genealogy Jeff Robison Mod Developer 9.2 EN
Our Roy and Boucher Family Ken Roy 9.0.3 EN, FR
MacomberKin Family Tree Rev. Clinton Macomber Thanks so much! 9.0.0 EN
The Zausmer Forest Joyaa Antares (no public site) 9.1.0 EN
Kemp(e) Family History Andrew Kemp 9.1.2 EN
Mitchell Families Online Roger Mitchell Very useful mod! 9.2.0 EN
Chamberlain and Eidenbenz Genealogy Graham Chamberlain 9.2.0 EN,DE,FR,NL,ES
Roni & Jerry's Genealogy and Family History Jerry Liebowitz Excellent useful mod! 9.1.2 EN
Whittlesey-Whittelsey Family History Willis Savage Whittlesey III Another user friendly enhancement to TNG to assist visitors 9.2.0 EN

Related Links

  • (Pre-TNG V9) The Child Descendant Indicator Mod must be installed in conjunction with the Family Indicators Mod for it to work properly, otherwise you will only get the greater than sign for children with descendants, as well as those who were married.
  • See also Track Lines