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| [[User:bobbyfamilytree|Bobby Gambrill]]
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| v10.1.0 / TNG 12.0
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Revision as of 03:17, 7 May 2018

Relationship to Site Owner
Summary Adds a line to the getperson.php page if the person displayed is related to a single, predefined person - typically this would be the Site Owner - in the database.
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Mod Updated {{{mod_last_update}}}
Download link TNG Relationship to Site Owner Mod for
TNG 11.0

TNG 10.1.0 Relationship to Site Owner Mod for
TNG 10.1.0

TNG 10.0.0 Relationship to Site Owner Mod
TNG 10.0

TNG 9.2.2 Relationship to Site Owner Mod for
TNG 9.2.2

TNG 9.1.x Relationship to Site Owner Mod for
TNG 9.1

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Author(s) Roger Moffat - based on relationship.php by Darrin Lythgoe as part of TNG
Homepage Relationship to Site Owner Mod (This page)
Mod Support TNG Community Forums
Contact Developer {{{mod_contact}}}
Latest Mod v10.1.0.0 for TNG V10.1.x and TNG V11.x.x
v10.0.0.0 for TNG V10.0.x
v9.2.2.0 for TNG V9.2.2
v9.1.0.1 for TNG V9.1
Min TNG V 9.1.0
Max TNG V 11.0.0
Files modified
Related Mods
Relationship Display Mod by Jeff Robison

Purpose of the Mod

This Mod adds a line near the top of getperson.php that indicates the relationship of the person on the page to a single, predefined individual - usually the TNG Site Owner - in the database. If there is no relationship that is also listed.

It uses JQuery to load the line after getperson.php has been loaded, so that the sometimes intensive calculations behind the relationship do not slow down the loading of getperson.php.

It does not load this line if the page is being viewed by a bot, so not letting the server get bogged down by a fast moving web bot.

It allows for configuration of:

  • the single individual in the TNG Database to calculate relationships from
  • a list of bots for which the line is not shown.
  • how many relationships to calculate if the person and the Site Owner are related in more than one way. This is a separate setting from what is in TNG Admin for Relationships.


This Mod was developed by Roger Moffat. The relationships are calculated using a stripped down version of relationship.php - part of TNG by Darrin Lythgoe.


For TNG 9 up to TNG 9.2.1 Download the .cfg file from:

For TNG 9.2.2 Download the .cfg file from:

For TNG 10.0.0 up to TNG 10.0.3 Download the .cfg file from:

For TNG 10.1.0 up to Download the .cfg file from:

For TNG 11.0.0 up to Download the .cfg file from:

Revision History

Version Date Description
V10.1.0.1 30 August 2015
  • Minor tweak to encode the & symbol so the Mod passes validation.
V10.1.0.0 13 February 2015
  • Change required for TNG 10.1.0 changing from mysql_ queries to mysqli_ queries.
V10.0.0.0 6 February 2014
  • Change required for TNG 10.0.0. Also now includes a "not related to" statement if there is no relationship.
V9.2.2.0 8 Aug 2013
  • Change required for TNG 9.2.2.
V9.1.0.1 24 May 2013
  • Page load problem when switching language fixed - thanks Jeff Robison for the heads up.
V9.1.0.0 10 March 2013
  • Relationship calculated AFTER the page has loaded
  • Configurable list of bots so the relationship won't' calculate when a bot is accessing the page.
  • Parameters to set the Tree and PersonID to calculate the relationship from.

Automated Installation

  1. Download the mod from the link above. Extract the .cfg file and then upload it to the mods folder on your site.
  2. Follow the normal automated installation for Mod Manager, as shown in the example Mod Manager - Installing Config Files to install.
  3. Once installed, you need to click on the Edit button beside the Mod in Mod Manager to set the PersonID and Tree for the person relationships are calculated from. (See screen shot below). The Edit screen for the Mod allows you to set:
ID of the person to base calculations from. Defaults to (I1)
Tree the base person to base is in. Defaults to (tree1)
List of "bots" excluded. Defaults to (google, yahoo, baidu, msnbot)
Maximum number of relationships to show. A similar but separate setting is found in TNG Admin -> Setup -> Chart Settings -> Relationship -> Initial Relationships. Defaults to (5)

In the event of a problem

Custom Text Additions

Note: The config file only includes the English language changes, so if you support multiple languages you can either:

  1. modify the config file to add the custom text for those other languages or
  2. manually add the following custom text to each of your other languages with appropriate translations. e.g. if your site uses German UTF-8 you'd add the translations to your languages/German-UTF8/cust_text.php file

// For Relationship to SiteOwner line on getperson.php
$text['siteowner'] = $dbowner . " (the owner of this site)";
$text['clicktoviewrelationship'] = "Click to View Relationship";
$text['withingenerations'] = " is not related to " . $text['siteowner'] . " within xxx generations";

Visualization of this mod

On getperson.php page

If there is a relationship, it is described:


If there is no relationship, that is stated:


Admin Configuration Options

TNG 9 & 10.0.x

The configuration options from within Mod Manager to change the person from whom relationships are calculated, how many relationships to calculate if there's more than one between the 2 people, and the list of bots from which the line is hidden


TNG 10.1.x

The configuration options from within Mod Manager to change the person from whom relationships are calculated, how many relationships to calculate if there's more than one between the 2 people, and the list of bots from which the line is hidden

RelationshipToSiteOwner 10.1.png

TNG User sites using this mod

Please add TNG sites that you have found that utilize this modification

URL User Note Mod-Version/TNG-Version User-language
Roger's Genealogy Online Roger Moffat Mod developer (Public site) V10.0.0.0/TNG 10.0.0 English
Legacy Gazette: My Roots - My Legacy Melissa Watson Padilla 9.2.1 EN
Teresa's Tree Teresa Goatham Public site 9.2.1 EN
Van der Maarel Genealogy Edward van der Maarel 10.0 EN, NL
Steve's Family Tree Steve Overton Private site v10.0.0.0/TNG 10.0.0 EN
The Williams Family Tree Phil Williams Public Site v10.0.0.0/TNG 10.0.3 English
MOTYER Family Genealogy John Mark Motyer Public site see here EN, DE, RU
Gambrill Family Tree Bobby Gambrill Public site v10.1.0 / TNG 12.0 EN
Genealogy of the Weir and Drain Families Beverley Stimpson Public Site EN