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John Kleinmann

Background and Experience


  • Born and raised in Western New York
  • My ancestry is 100% German, mainly from the towns of Karlsdorf, Bisingen, and Nentershausen
  • My wife's ancestry is a mix of Irish, French-Canadian, and Austrian
  • Operations Finance analyst for a wholesale optical company
  • Other hobbies include model railroading, geocaching, camping, and photography

Genealogy Experience

  • Started genealogy as a social studies project in 11th grade (1986), and never stopped
  • Began with pencil and paper, then migrated to Broderbund, which turned into Family Tree Maker
  • Kleinmann Genealogy hit the web in 2006 with TNG
  • Abandoned Family Tree Maker after v12, and now TNG is my database of record and my sole genealogy software solution

My Genealogy Web Site

This is currently an open site, but needs log in credentials to view any media.

TNG Mods I Use

I have the following TNG mods currently installed on my web site, which is currently running v11.1.2, using Template 12:

Mod Name TNG Version
Mod Version Notes
Add Event Type ID
TNG 11.0
v11.0.0.0 Helps with database maintenance
Add Parents Children Row
TNG 10.1.0
v10.1.0b Adds more useful data to the table
Admin Users Menu
TNG 9.0
v9.0.0.3 Adds more useful data to the table
Burial Website Media Import
TNG 9.0
v9.0.0.10 Great mod if you want links to Find-A-Grave
Bot Trap
TNG 10.1.0
Collapse Family Children
TNG 11.0
v11.0.2.0 Better flow on page
Compact Person Media
TNG 11.0
v11.0.0.0 Better flow on page
Count Descendants
TNG 10.1.0
v10.1.0.7c Nice addition
Restrict Image Preview
TNG 10.0.3
Life Dates Mod
TNG 10.0
v10.0.3.0 Nice mod to clean up display
Living Color Mod
TNG 12.0
v12.0.0.17 Useful mod for settings check
Living Flag Display
TNG 9.0
v9.0.0.1 Useful mod for settings check
Media - 2 - ShowTable Mod
TNG 10.1.0
v10.1.0.1 Cleans up the display, especially with translations
MediaWiki Integration
TNG 10.1.0
v10.1.0.7 Wiki pages a work-in-progress
Optional Person Rows
TNG 10.0
v10.0.0.0 Cleans up getperson page
Private Flag Display
TNG 10.1.0
v10.1.0.1 Useful mod for settings check
Relocate Person Photos
TNG 10.0
v9.1.0.0 Better flow on page
Restrict Access mod
TNG 9.0
v9.0.0.5 Needed when I make my site open
Show/Hide Standard Events
TNG 11.0
v11.0.0.0 Fixes what should have been standard functionality
Showfolio Mod
TNG 11.0
v12.0.0.12 Allows us to show multipage documents in one window
Signature Display
TNG 11.0
v11.0.2.2 Adds cool dimension to getperson page
Simple SEO
TNG 11.0
v11.1.1.6 Helps with search engine functionality
Show Husband or Wife mod
TNG 11.0
v11.0.1.1 Should be standard functionality
Source Occurrences Mod
TNG 10.1.0
v10.1.0.4 Helps with database maintenance
Surname Exclude 30/100
TNG 9.0
v9.0.0.1 Great for cleanup and maintenance
User Footer Copyright
TNG 12.0

All of the available mods for TNG v11 can be found here: Mods for TNG v11

TNG Mods I Created

I hope to create some mods soon.

Mods I Created TNG Version Mods I Created or Support TNG Version


  • 13 Sep 1986 - Genealogy project started as an assignment in 11th grade Social Studies class.

TNG 6.0
  • 04 Apr 2006 - Installed TNG v6.2, and Kleinmann Genealogy hits the web!

TNG 7.0
  • 28 Jun 2008 - Upgraded to TNG v7.0.0
  • xx xxx 2008 - Upgraded to TNG v7.0.2
  • xx xxx 2008 - Upgraded to TNG v7.0.3

TNG 8.0
  • 28 May 2010 - Upgraded to TNG v8.0.0
  • 09 Jun 2010 - Installed MediaWiki to site (version not recorded)
  • 20 Mar 2011 - Upgraded to TNG v8.1.1
  • 22 Dec 2011 - Upgraded to TNG v8.1.3

TNG 9.0
  • 06 Feb 2012 - Upgraded to TNG v9.0.0
  • 20 Mar 2012 - Upgraded to TNG v9.0.1
  • 22 Jun 2012 - Upgraded to MediaWiki v1.19.1
  • 23 Jun 2012 - Upgraded to TNG v9.0.3
  • 24 Feb 2013 - Upgraded to TNG v9.1.2
  • 22 Jun 2013 - Upgraded to TNG v9.2.1
  • 09 Feb 2014 - Upgraded to MediaWiki v1.22.2

TNG 10.0
  • 12 Feb 2014 - Upgraded to TNG v10.0.0
  • 30 Jan 2015 - Upgraded to TNG v10.1
  • 30 May 2015 - Upgraded to TNG v10.1.1
  • 22 Dec 2015 - Upgraded to TNG v10.1.3

TNG 11.0
  • 17 Mar 2016 - Upgraded to TNG v11.0
  • 25 Sep 2016 - Upgraded to TNG v11.0.2
  • 02 Apr 2018 - Upgraded to TNG v11.1.2

TNG 12.0
  • 03 May 2018 - Upgraded to TNG v12.0