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Revision as of 19:27, 19 September 2016

Ambox notice.png Note that this mod includes additional languages besides English and requires that you have all affected TNG languages folders on your site.
TNG 10.0
TNG 9.1

Maternal And Paternal Lines
Summary Adds four new pages to TNG
Mod Updated {{{mod_last_update}}}
Download link for
TNG 11.0

TNG 10.1.0

TNG 10.0
TNG 9.1

Download stats See download statistics
Author(s) Erik Hoppe
Homepage Maternal And Paternal Lines (this page)
Mod Support My Mod Support
Contact Developer My Mod Support
Latest Mod for TNG v11.0.0 for TNG v10.1.0 - 10.1.2 for TNG v9.1 through 10.0.x
Min TNG V 9.1.1
Max TNG V 11.0.1
Files modified
Related Mods
Author of TNG Colouring Book
Mods by me: At my user page.

Purpose of the mod

The Maternal And Paternal Lines mod adds four new pages to your TNG system: Two pages for individs and two pages for families.
The selected person/family is followed from mother-to-mother (Maternal Line) or from father-to-father (Paternal Line) as far back as is possible to trace.

  • Individ's tree is displayed including the line's spouse and siblings
  • Family's both trees are displayed side-by-side, with spouse but not siblings, making it easy to compare the time-spans for the generations.


This mod was developed by Erik Hoppe

Credit for the mod also goes to Oname.gif, Jacques Deslauriers,Henny Savenije and Mogens C. Fenger for German, French, Dutch and Danish translations resp. and for the suggestions, testing and patience provided by the alpha and beta testers:


TNG version: 9.1.0
  • A working TNG installation.
  • For TNG <10.1: All affected language files be on your site (see the list below)
  • A backup of all affected files (see the list below)
  • An installed current version of the Mod Manager (is already included in TNG v9 and above)


  1. Click on the download link for your TNG version, shown in the summary in the upper right corner of the page.
  2. Un-zip the downloaded file and you will find a folder: Open it.
  3. Move/copy/FTP the .cfg file and the folder named maternal_paternal_linesXXX (dep. on version) to the mods folder of your TNG system.
  4. Follow the normal automated installation for Mod Manager, as shown in the example Mod Manager - Installing Config Files to install the mod.
  5. Note - if you're using the tng.php WordPress-TNG Plugin, you need to "Update the TNG Variables" in the WordPress Admin pane for the TNG Plugin to get this to work correctly.

In the event of a problem

Replacing the default icons/images

The default tab icons and the default images at the Family pages are supposed to show a spinning wheel (Maternal) and a sword (Paternal):

Tabs icons
Family Maternal image Family Paternal image Tab icons, Family page Maternal image and Paternal image

They are selected because of the Swedish expressions for those lines (translated) that are Spinning side and Sword side. The English expressions are Distaff side and Spear side - Read more here: The Flip Side Of Distaff

If you don't like the images, I provide a set of replacement images:

Tabs icons
Family Maternal image Family Paternal image Tab icons, Family page Maternal image and Paternal image

Open the folder named maternal_paternal_lines, in which you will find the folder replacement_images.
If you do this prior to installation of the mod: Move the replacement images out of the replacement_images folder and let them replace the images in the outer folder maternal_paternal_lines.
If you do this after installation of the mod: Move the replacement images to the (system root)img/ folder and let them replace the images there.

Custom Text Additions

Note: The config file includes the Danish, Dutch, English, French, German and Swedish language custom text.
For other languages you can modify the config file to add the custom text or manually add to whatever language you like.

English custom text For Reference Only!
Danish, Dutch, French, German and Swedish custom text translations may be changed by editing the respective custom_text.php file.

$text['xerxxSpinnrub'] = "Maternal Line";
$text['xerxxSvardrub'] = "Paternal Line";
$text['xerxxSpinnrub2'] = "Maternal Lines";
$text['xerxxSvardrub2'] = "Paternal Lines";
$text['xerxxEjforaldrar'] = "No parents are registered.";

Customizing Background Colors

If you are color-blind and cannot distinquish the direct line from the siblings, you can customize any of the following colors in your template/css/mytngstyle.css

.xerxxline {
   background-color: #E9E9FF;

.xerxxspouse {
   background-color: #FFFFFF;

.xerxxsibling {
   background-color: #E4E4E4;

for example, you could change the direct line to another color

/* override Maternal and Paternal lines colors */
.xerxxline {
   background-color: #D9FFB3;

Here is a link to a page that shows 140 colours with hex codes: w3schools - Colornames

Uninstalling the mod

If you want to completely Remove (uninstall) this mod and all its tables, you should

  1. click the Remove button to uninstall the mod and then
  2. click the Delete button to delete the config file from the mods folder.

Revision History

Version Date Description
v11.0.0.1 20 Jun 2016 Fixed a CSS problem for Template 15. Thanks to Jan H. for the alert.
v11.0.0.0 18 March 2016 Updated for TNG v11.0.0 by Ken Roy - Thank You!
v10.1.0.4 20 Oct 2015 The Family pages displayed ugly under TNG v10.1.2 and several templates. (Esp. #12 as reported by Hendrik. Thanks!) Corrected.
Please note that the accompanying file folder is a replacement (rev. named).
6 July 2015 The Family pages are now "Mobile friendly" (See visualization).
NOTE that all four pages have new code.
3 July 2015 When used together with my "Access" mods, data was pushed by the camera-icon outside of the box.
V10.1.0.2 26 Jan 2015 New version for TNG v10.1. Thanks to Ken Roy for assistance.
V9.1.1.1 15 April 2014 If a language file was missing, no error was signalled but no files were copied. Took away all the %fileoptional:% directives to ensure Error.

I also included the Danish translation provided by Mogens C Fenger / Wiki user Mfenger.

V9.1.1.0 14 April 2014 Introduction.

Visualization of this mod

Individ's Paternal Line tree, Admin view (50%) (Yes; it is a test database)
Individ Paternal Line tree
Family's Maternal Line trees, Admin view (50%)
left[Family Maternal Line tree
Family's Maternal Line trees, Mobile view

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
Andersson, Hoppe, Sahlin, Thorell Erik Hoppe Mod author. Page only f. logged in users. 10.1.2 SE, GB, DE
Our Roy and Boucher Family Ken Roy Very nice addition to TNG charts 10.1.0 French, English
De Veenkoloniale Genealogieën Henny Savenije Looks really well. 10.0.1 Dutch, French, English and many more.
my family Oname.gif (no public site) see User:ojay see User:ojay D,(NL),(GB)
Mitchell Familes Online - Sample page Roger Mitchell Very nice addition to the family charts 10.0.1 EN.
Nordic Ancestry Mogens C. Fenger Not a public site 10.0.1 DA, EN.
Brady Family Tree in Western Australia Darryl Brady Public site 10.1.1 EN, DE
Hooley Family Links Rick Hooley Public Site 10.1.1 EN
MOTYER Family Genealogy John Mark Motyer Public site see here see here EN, DE, RU
Quigley Doyle Family Tree Don Quigley Public Site 10.1.1 EN
Our Family History Tor Lund Public Site 11.0.2 NO, EN, DE, FR
Our Family History Jean Pichette Public Site 11.0.0 11.0.0 EN, FR
Roots & Relatives Remembered Ron Krzmarzick Partially-Public Site 11.0.2 EN, FR
Roy~Royes Family Links Bruce Roy Public Site 11.0.1 EN

TNG Modules Impacted

The following TNG Modules are modified, and should be backed up prior to installing this mod:
Make sure you have all of these language files installed

  • genlib.php
  • css/genstyle.css
  • languages/Danish/cust_text.php
  • languages/Danish-UTF8/cust_text.php
  • languages/Dutch/cust_text.php
  • languages/Dutch-UTF8/cust_text.php
  • languages/English/cust_text.php
  • languages/English-UTF8/cust_text.php
  • languages/French/cust_text.php
  • languages/French-UTF8/cust_text.php
  • languages/German/cust_text.php
  • languages/German-UTF8/cust_text.php
  • languages/Swedish/cust_text.php
  • languages/Swedish-UTF8/cust_text.php

The following modules are added by this mod

  • xerxxFamilyMaternalLine.php
  • xerxxFamilyPaternalLine.php
  • xerxxIndividMaternalLine.php
  • xerxxIndividPaternalLine.php
  • img/xerxx_small_icon_sprites.gif
  • img/xerxxSpinn.gif
  • img/xerxxSverd.gif