Welcome to CalvinGenealogy.com. My name is Calvin Knight and I have always been intrigued with the process of finding information about my ancestors. I created this site to be able to share my findings, some genealogy related links, and to share a few blog posts on topics related to genealogy and computer tools. Thanks for visiting.

My Family Tree – By using both RootsMagic and TNG, this is where I’m able to share my genealogy with others.

I use RootsMagic for my personal database to store details about my ancestors. I love the program. It’s built for serious genealogists but it’s easy enough to use for just about anyone. The program has the ability to do searches for you on Ancestry, FamilySearch, Find A Grave, FindMyPast, and MyHeritage. You can also use RootsMagic to share your data between the Family Tree on FamilySearch.org and your tree on Ancestry.com.

To share my information online, I periodically export my database to a GEDCOM file and then upload it to my TNG website.

TNG – The Next Generation for genealogy sitebuilding is the best tool that I’ve seen for sharing your genealogy online. It requires web hosting (almost any basic shared hosting plan will do) and uses PHP and a MySQL database for the back end. It requires a bit to get it set up but it does not require any programming. In addition to sharing your database with others, you can even use it as your main database, if you choose, allowing you to edit your data. This makes it a very nice web-based genealogy database solution.

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