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Revision as of 22:56, 29 October 2018

Tables of Descendants
Summary Show each descendant generation in a table
Mod Updated 29 Dec 2016
Download link for
TNG 12.0
TNG 11.0.2
TNG 10.1.3

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Author(s) Jim Graham
Homepage Tables of Descendants (this page)
Mod Support My Mod Support
Contact Developer My Mod Support
Latest Mod
Min TNG V 10.1.3
Max TNG V 12+
Files modified
Related Mods

Purpose of the mod

To show each generation of the descendants of a person in a table. The generation to be viewed is selected by clicking on a radio button on the page


The first version of the mod was erroneously given the version number

The second version corrected this by having the version number

The most up-to-date version is


This mod was developed by Jim Graham

During the installation of this mod a file called descendtables.php is added to the root of your TNG web site. This file was adapted from another file written by Robin Richmond and used in various other mods. I am grateful to Robin for the work involved in producing that first file.

I am also grateful to Ken Roy and Graham Chamberlain for testing the mod.

Thanks also to Graham Chamberlain for the Dutch, German, French and Spanish translations.


  • TNG 10.1.3 and after.
  • A working TNG installation.
  • A backup of all affected files (see the list below)
  • An installed current version of the Mod Manager (is already included in TNG since v10.1.1)


  1. Click on the download link, shown in the summary in the upper right corner of the page.
  2. Un-zip the file to your computer.
  3. Move/copy/FTP the tables_of_descendants_v10.1.3.3.cfg file and the folder called Tables of Descendants and it's contents to the mods folder of your TNG system.
  4. Follow the normal automated installation for the Mod Manager, as shown in the example Mod Manager - Installing Config Files to install the mod.

Using the mod

There are a number of options available in the "Options" section in the Mod Manager. These are self documented in the options page.
The Tables of Descendants may be chosen as the default descendancy format by selecting Tables in the Initial Display drop down menu in the Descendancy Charts set up in Admin.


Before installing a new version of this mod:

  1. click the Uninstall button in the Mod Manager to uninstall the existing mod and then
  2. click the Delete button in the Mod manager to delete the config file from the mods folder and then
  3. go to the mods folder and trash the Tables of Descendants folder and its contents.

In the event of a problem

Custom Text Additions

Note: The config file includes the English, Dutch, French, German and Spanish language custom text.
For other languages you can modify the custom text manually to add whatever language you wish or, better still, contact me at the mod support address above with suitable translations and I will add them to the config file for future versions.

English custom text For Reference Only!

$text['dtformat'] = "Tables";
$text['dtgen2'] = "The second generation";
$text['dtgen3'] = "The third generation";
$text['dtgen4'] = "The fourth generation";
$text['dtgen5'] = "The fifth generation";
$text['dtgen6'] = "The sixth generation";
$text['dtgen7'] = "The seventh generation";
$text['dtgen8'] = "The eighth generation";
$text['dtgen9'] = "The ninth generation";
$text['dtgen10'] = "The tenth generation";
$text['dtgen11'] = "The eleventh generation";
$text['dtgen12'] = "The twelfth generation";
$text['dtgen13'] = "The thirteenth generation";
$text['dtgen14'] = "The fourteenth generation";
$text['dtgen15'] = "The fifteenth generation";
$text['dtgen16'] = "The sixteenth generation";
$text['dtgen17'] = "The seventeenth generation";
$text['dtgen18'] = "The eighteenth generation";
$text['dtgen19'] = "The nineteenth generation";
$text['dtgen20'] = "The twentieth generation";
$text['dtgen21'] = "The twentyfirst generation";
$text['dtchildren'] = "Children";
$text['dtgrandchildren'] = "Grandchildren";
$text['dtggrandchildren'] = "Great grandchildren";
$text['dtnodescendants'] = "No descendants";
$text['dtgen'] = "Gen";
$text['dttotal'] = "Total";
$text['dtselect'] = "Select";
$text['dteachfulltable'] = "Each full table will have";
$text['dtrows'] = "rows";
$text['dtdisplayingtable'] = "Displaying table";
$text['dtgototable'] = "Go to table:"; 

Uninstalling the mod

If you want to completely Remove this mod and all its files and folders, you should

  1. click the Uninstall button in the Mod Manager to uninstall the mod and then
  2. click the Delete button in the Mod manager to delete the config file from the mods folder and then
  3. go to the mods folder and trash the Tables of Descendants folder and its contents.

Revision History

Version Date Description
V10.1.3.3 29 Dec 2016 Where cousins have become spouses or partners and have had children then these children no longer appear twice in the tables.

In previous version when a person's name was clicked on an optional setting allowed you to choose between displaying the person's record or the tables of their descendants. In this version that option is removed and if a person has children then an extra link is shown beside their name to allow the descendants tables to be displayed. See the vizualization below.

V10.1.3.2 15 Nov 2016 The mod will now run in TNG v10.1.3

Tables may be chosen as the default descendancy format by selecting "Tables" in the Intial Display drop down menu in the Descendancy Charts set up in Admin

The following optional features are included:

  1. Multiple tables have been added i.e. instead of displaying a table as one long table it may be split into smaller, user defined, table lengths.
  2. Force number of decendants in the drop down menu to be the maximum available. This means that all of the descendant generations are shown in the left hand table.
  3. When a name is clicked on in the right hand table you may choose to go to the person's own record or to display the tables of descendants for that person. Thanks to Ron Krzmarzick for the idea.
V11.0.0.0 1 Nov 2016 Introduction.

Visualization of this mod (v10.1.3.3)

Showing the table of the 10 x Great grandchildren of Andrew Scot:

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
The Grahams of Helensburgh Jim Graham Mod author. Public site 12.0 English
Chamberlain & Eidenbenz Genealogy Graham Chamberlain Public site 11.0.2 EN,ES,FR,DE,NL
Roots & Relatives Remembered Ron Krzmarzick Public & Private, modified 12.0.2 EN,DE,CS,ES
Genealogics Ian Fettes Public Site 11.0.2 EN and many others
Our Roy and Boucher Family Ken Roy 12.0.0 English, French
Hooley Family Links Rick Hooley Public/Private See Here See Here EN
Bussiere, Robinson, Gingras Website Brian Bussiere Public site 10.1.3 English, French
Crawford County Genealogy Gateway Frank Bernosky Public site 11.1 English
[1] Claude Lescaut Partially Public 11.1 French
[2] Claude Lescaut Partially Public 11.1 French
Rintoul/Bowman Family Andrew Rintoul Public/Private 12.0 EN, DE, ES, FR
www.blumensaadt-ingemand.dk Ingemand Great mod 11.0.2 SE, GB, DE , DK, NO, ES, FR,NL
Genealogy of the Weir and Drain Families Beverley Stimpson Public Site 11.1.2 EN
Bumbery-Wangler Bob Bumbery Public Site 11.1.2 English
Cole / Tanner Family Tree David Cole Public/Private see here see here English
Racine d'Alsace J-Louis Valory Public/Private - Template 1 12.0 French

TNG Modules Impacted

The following TNG Modules are modified, and should be backed up prior to installing this mod:

  • descend.php
  • descendtext.php
  • register.php
  • admin_pedconfig.php
  • languages/English/cust_text.php
  • languages/English-UTF8/cust_text.php
  • languages/Dutch-UTF8/cust_text.php
  • languages/French-UTF8/cust_text.php
  • languages/German-UTF8/cust_text.php
  • languages/Spanish-UTF8/cust_text.php

The following TNG Module is added to your site

  • descendtables.php