Here's what others think about RelatedFamilies.com and TNG.
"This program is a winner!"
"Nothing even comes close to the capabilities and polish of TNG. If you're still wondering what genealogy software you should be using, stop looking and get TNG right away. As if all of this wasn't enough, the price and support make the package almost unbelievable."
"TNG is the best and most workable method for improving communication among family members who are working the same genealogy lines."
"I don't usually write fan letters, but I must tell you how impressed I am with your software. I love it!! It's everything I have been looking for and more. I have only really scratched the surface, but I have loaded over 1,000 pictures and have been updating the families and dishing out login details to anyone interested and it's been marvelous. Thank you very much."
"This is the greatest piece of genealogy software I have ever seen. My first program was PAF in the DOS days. Back in 1999 I had Randy Winch's IGM, which absolutely doesn't compare with yours. Family Tree Maker, Brothers Keeper and others I have used are not as complete as yours. You seem to know what we amateur family historians want."
"TNG is amazing! The installation scripts worked magically. Although it was daunting, I purchased at 5pm and had the site up by bedtime."
"I have been doing genealogy for decades and could never find the right (easy) way to get my information out there for people to find. With one program, you've solved a problem I've been agonizing over for a very long time. I will, with great joy and heartfelt emotion, endorse your product to all who ask me for advice on setting up a genealogy web site."
"You deserve all kudos for this software! Well done job. It works like a charm and installation + integration with Drupal + all imports took less than two hours on a hosted service."
"I want to say how truly impressive this software is. It's exactly what I've been looking for. I had toyed with phpGedView as a free package, but it is much bulkier, harder to handle, and generally, in my view less useful than TNG, which is a gift at the price. TNG is easy to use, flexible, and comprehensive. Even more important, the support is second to none. Thanks so much, and please keep up the good work. I shall certainly recommend TNG to other users."
"I would like to take a moment to say what a great program your The Next Generation of Genealogy Sitebuilding is. I have been using databases for this type of application for the past 20 years many I had to make myself, however this is just amazing. It is so versatile and very easy to use. I would also like to thank you for your continued support. I would strongly recommend this program to any one thinking of setting up a family tree online.
"One word: 'WOW!'... You've made all the improvements that I was trying to add to phpGedView!!
"Thanks for the best instructions on the net for getting up and running.
"I simply want to let you know what fun I am having utilizing TNG to update our family tree. This is truly a terrific program that has opened up some tremendous avenues for our family to connect again, and record important information. I know of no other program that can do the same. I just want to say THANK YOU.
"I want to tell you what an incredible program you've developed. I've been researching for 20 years but I've resisted putting my work online until I discovered TNG. The pages generated by the popular software programs are nice, but really lacked the functionality I was hoping to find. TNG really addresses all of these issues. Thanks for creating such a treasure!
"Magnifique découverte que ce logiciel de généalogie à la pointe ! Possibilités innombrables d'adaptations aux besoins individuels de chacun pour l'amateur qui se donne un peu de mal. Même sans y connaitre grand-chose j'ai pu en peu de temps créer mes propres pages. Mises à jour et fonctionnalités supplémentaires apportées pratiquement chaque semaine, et soutien aux utilisateurs d'une gentillesse et efficacité sans égale ! Un vrai pas en avant pour les généalogistes !
"Gosh, this program is sooooo neat! The more I explore, the more I like it. You've have totally outdone every genealogy program I've ever seen. Kudos to you. Outstanding. I USED to have phpGedView but when I discovered your software, I switched. What does that tell you? And I have no plans to switch back, ever. phpGedView is like a Volkswagen compared to a TNG Hummer Limosine. Short on power, short on style, but cheap. For quality, I go with TNG.
"I've been working in computer and network support for 9 years and doing HTML
for the last 4 years. I've been doing genealogy for over 35 years now, and
I have to say that TNG4 is the best thing to
happen to online genealogists since the invention of the computer. I am very
glad that I found your software. I was facing (and dreading)
about 4 weeks of recoding and updating over 2000 pages in Dreamweaver to
update my web site. But TNG4 is a lifesaver. I have been putting off doing a
major update for just that reason, but now I can probably make a whole new
site in just 7-10 days and it will be everything that I wanted to see in my
family history site without having to buy 3 or 4 different apps to do it.
I have rarely seen an application of this type that is easier to setup and use than TNG4. And I have NEVER seen user support as friendly, patient and responsive from any company of any kind. Thanks so much for a great app!
"As an amateur in both genealogy and technology I have finally found a service that makes genealogy fun! Your recommendation use www.icdsoft.com as a web hosting service combined with your fantastic software and your exceptional support and patience have made it possible to create our website with ease and with a very professional look and feel. I will be forever indebted to you for the promptness of your support and the simple, non-technical approach you have taken with a novice. Many thanks and continued success.
"I _love_ your program! I run an ecommerce site too and always want to know what sold people, so I'll tell you :) : Found from Google, searched something like 'web site genealogy', and I just instantly took a liking to the layout and design, it had the features I wanted (being able to have several users add to it), it was really cheap, and it was updated just this month (week)... So it was an instant sell, but usually I hem and haw over purchases like that. Thanks again!
"I just wanted to let you know that it was so easy to deploy, I really could not believe it. It honestly took me less than 15 minutes this morning to get the files out onto the server, get the correct settings and create the tables. Thanks for the good documentation and well organized program files!
"We have gotten a lot of hits since we went online [with TNG] in April and a lot of email correspondence. We get loads of compliments about the site and how easy it is to use
and how intuitive it is. And never once has somebody said that something didn't work or that a link wasn't functional, etc.
Naively I told my wife that if she would let me put her genealogy data online in the form of a website, it would cut back a lot on her extensive genealogy email correspondence. It has probably doubled! With the added result that we have found more long lost cousins and have added more ancestors to the tree with attendant histories and photos. Lucky for me TNG is so user friendly that she can add all this material without involving me in every gedcom update or photo addition, etc. My wife and I think you have really performed a great service to online genealogists with TNG. There is a quantum level of difference between a TNG site and the others in organization, ease of use, and speed of obtaining information.
"With less than 2 hours or so of work today, and even before my new domain name is effective, I already have:
1) created gedcoms for 2 trees totalling 8200 individuals
2) uploaded and imported them into TNG
3) tested photos successfully ftp'd from my desktop
4) able to view, edit, with different users set up through your interface
All of this only 15-16 clock hours after downloading TNG, signing up with ICDSoft, and choosing a new domain name.
Extremely impressive, give both you and the web hosting service high marks so far. Lot of work to do yet, but should be fun. Thanks for a great product!
"I just wanted to thank you for this very well put together scripting system. I was up and running on the web with a 7000+ record GEDCOM formatted database in less than an hour. The results look terrific and very professional. Now I don't have to spend hours creating static web pages every time I change anything. It has everything that I have been looking for. Again, thank you!
"TNG is great and the best application I have seen yet for genealogical websites. Worth far more than $25!! We got the best end of the bargain!
"A very nicely implemented and user-friendly program with an easy-to-use administrative interface. It is ideal for presenting my family's genealogical research on the internet.
"I buy lots of software and there is hardly any that works as well as yours and is supported as well as you support it.
"I have to tell you that I think TNG is the best thing since sliced bread. I was so frustrated with the genealogy packages out there that I was just about to attempt to learn PHP/MySQL on my own -- even bought a book off eBay and started documeting a project plan. Needless to say, I was quite pleasantly surprised when I found your site. Thank you so much for saving me hundreds (thousands?) of hours of frustration -- best $25 I ever spent.
"Great job with your product! It was well worth the money. I had been looking at a variety of different ways of publishing my family tree on the web, but could not find the product I liked and all the things that I came up with were not quite right. The demo page sold me on ordering. I was worried about a disastrous result when importing the GEDCOM file exported from Family Tree Maker, but I was horribly wrong. Everything went smoothly. I will definitely put the word out to others who are looking for a similar product.
"I followed your instructions and was able to create the site in less than two hours. This is beautiful. Thank you very much.
"Just a quick note to say 'THANK YOU' for a superb piece of software. I run a small 'Mambo' family site, and was looking for a script which would enable me to display family histories within it. A look around the forums suggested TNG, and I must say I'm absolutely delighted with it. It was easy to install, configure etc. and I hit the ground running. A bargain.
"Please add me to your list of happy and very satisfied users. Look at http://www.barnumfamily.org. You have a wonderful program and I enjoy using it to display my heritage. It is the best program I have seen yet for genealogy websites. I thoroughly enjoy being able to edit the program online, after you upload the gedcom. It is so convenient and so easy. I was so tired of the HTML pages that I had before, they became such a problem. Now I would like other members of my family to place in their information in the program, and that's not a problem with this program.
"I don't normally tell people how good or bad something is, but I think you deserve to know that your program, TNG, is truly one of the finest pieces of software I have ever seen. Delving into the individual files, I can see an incredible amount of sophistication and hard work has gone into this program. The different features I stumble across make me pause. What's most amazing is the price you charge. You should be asking at least double (but please don't!). The last time I was this impressed was with Microsoft Excel. I've tried a number of different genealogy programs on different platforms and this one stands far and above any of them.
"This is perhaps the best-designed, best-written, best-documented software I own.
"I am extremely impressed with your software. The installation of TNG has to be the most flawless and easiest PHP software I have ever installed (and there have been plenty). TNG is definitely worth every bit of its price. This has to be the best software investment I have ever made.
"I am absolutely delighted with your program. It lends itself marvellously well to dealing with my 29 unlinked Masterton trees (effectively a one-name study), but by having a search facility that bridges across all of them. The great thing about TNG is that, with a basic knowledge of html, the look of the pages can be altered to allow visual integration with any site format. Well done indeed.
"Thank You!! I purchased TNG last evening. Here I am in less than 2 hours with the site 90% up and running! WOW, it was much easier than I could imagine! Thanks again for a GREAT piece of software and SUPERB installation instructions.
"Thank you! Your software has made updating/rebuilding our site a dream. You have allowed me to implement many features on our site that I've wanted for years...just didn't have time to do it. With your software, I was able to do them easily and in what spare time I have. This is the BEST $30.00 I've ever spent! Would be a bargain at 3 times the price!
"I bought your script a couple of years ago. So far I've managed to get some of my Family members to help me manage it. With your script it's really very simple! Actually, I'm recommending it to everyone I know. Thanks again for such an awesome program!
"I want to thank you for a great program. I have been doing genealogy research for 40 years now.
I have used all the big name genealogy programs in the past but yours is the best yet. I am so glad I found it. I also design and maintain
websites created with another program, and I know a good program when I see one. Yours is on top.
They say patience is a virtue, well you need to add that virtue to your resume. Of all the 'help me' e-mail exchanges we've had, not once did you lose your cool. And your response time was 'AMAZING'. You can always use me for a reference.
"Thanks for such an awesome program! It was my brother's dream before he died that he establish something like this. I'm so glad I now have the opportunity to make this happen.
"Great program, already set it up and was running in no time. You should be charging a lot more for this. I looked through over 3500 sourceforge projects and nothing compares.
"I bought the latest version of your software last week and created a site for my mother's Family Tree data. I am still amazed at the quality of the code, the flexibility of the design, and the overall ease of use. I am still tweaking the site, but it went from concept to fully operational in about 4 hours using the TNG5 and one of your templates.
"I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for providing a program as wonderful as TNG! I have been collecting information about my
family for around five years now and have been searching for the perfect program to have all the information available online.
I think I found it with TNG! I just purchased and installed it around 48 hours ago and I already have family members checking my
site and making contributions for suggestions and corrections. Everyone is very pleased that I have the info up finally.
The installation process was easy, and I am amazed at the number of features TNG has. I am completely addicted. Thank you again for the time you have put into programming this application and it is so well worth the $30. Thanks!
"I am absolutely tickled pink with your software. I'm glad I tried PGV first because it made me realise what I wanted from a genealogy program. Now that I've found TNG I know this is what I was looking for in the fist place. The photo, document, history, and cemetery/headstone features are beautiful. Much easier to manage. It actually makes this fun! I just got an email from a cousin of mine. She's 60 years old, and she commented that TNG 'looks good and is easier to understand.'
"Thanks for such a great program! It is really quite versatile and flexible and allows a lot of personalization in what is included. I tell everyone I can about it!
"I would like to thank you for an excellent product. I have been working with computers for over 30 years, much of that time in a testing or support environment doing break/fix. It is always a great pleasure to work with software that actually does what it advertises and does it well.
"Apart from the quality of TNG itself, another reason I went with it was the reportedly high level of service you provide. I now have first hand experience of this as you tenaciously tracked down the persistent login problem on my site. Keep up the good work.
"NICE TOUCH!! Such a leap forward in software! I love it.
"The new version is great. The timeline events feature really helps to set a context for ancestors' lives, and the more sophisticated handling of places is a real boon for consistency and finding patterns in the past. Thanks to the rich site that TNG has allowed me to put together, I now have relatives from all around the world scanning pictures and adding material. You've given us the tool to create a real virtual community!
"This is still the most awesome web genealogy program ever created for those of us that are somewhat computer language challenged.
"Just thought I'd let you know that I REALLY appreciate all your hard work on TNG! It is about too easy to get up and running. I love the photo and report capabilities best.
"My genealogy web site has been up since 1996, and I would like to thank you for developing a program for genealogy web sites. Over the years I have looked for a program that would make my life easier instead of opening a HTML editor, coping and pasting. I have tried other programs, but was not satisified with the final results. The Next Generation works GREAT! just upload and go. Changes to my database are faster and lots of time is saved to do other things. Keep up the good work and thank you again.
"I can't begin to thank you enough for this great 'script' or application. I could never have done this on my own. The effort required was well worth it. If one follows your instructions step by step, it will just work!! And you can quote me!
"TNG allows me to focus on the genealogy instead of the technology! The only software I really need is PAF 5.2 as a repository and TNG for web-publishing. I might keep FTM or PAF Companion around for paper publishing, but web publishing is the best way to reach the broadest audience with current information. Your product is so good and ahead of it's time that my immediate selfish concern is making sure it stays around. Increase the price! For the amount of time and money TNG has saved me and the quality of the published result, I'd have paid twice as much!
"Amazing! I work as a web designer/programmer too, and I have to say that your package is awesome. I thought that $25 would be worth it if it worked as advertised, but now that I've installed it (in a couple minutes) I would pay a lot more. Just for the relief from not having to decipher the GEDCOM spec... Thank you. After installing and uploading a pretty big GEDCOM, I was able to spend about 15 minutes and had it all using my site's user session management. I'm changing the CSS around now to fit into my site, but I was impressed that it actually looked good enough 'out of the box' to use (unlike many php scripts out there).
"I love the script. It is exactly what I wanted and is much better than anything else I saw. I've just started working on this site, but once it's done I will be recommending your script prominently. I am also going to tell one of our clients about how good it is and let her know she might want to recommend it to people she talks to who are trying to put their family history online. Thanks again for a great script. It's the best money I have spent in a long while.
"I am having a great time playing with the new database format. I am getting great responses from other users about how easy it is to use. ... I have been having a ball with the progam. ... It's extremely flexible and easily customizeable. I saved almost 100 megs of server space from my old HTML genealogy program.
"Very intuitive and clean. ... I'm really impressed with how solid this thing is. Well done!
"Your software is excellent, I don't think I could ever do with out it now.
"All is going well with setting up the program - I love it! It is like a breath of fresh air compared with the others.
"I wish to thank you on behalf of my father. He likes TNG very much. He is 60 years old, and he's working with TNG!! Many thanks for the very good script!!
"I really appreciate your help with the TNG scripts. They are well written and work as promised. I have tried about every genealogy script publicly available, and none of them worked as stated, if at all. I was about to pull my hair out getting my information on line. The purchase of the TNG scripts has to be the best money I have spent in a long time. I am a senior systems administrator, and the quality of your scripts and service makes the majority of software companies pale in comparison. Again, thank you!
"I need to complement you on this code. I'm a Ph.D. computer scientist and I know what goes into making good user interfaces. I haven't looked into the code yet, but what I see in the interface is very well done indeed. For $25 I've saved myself weeks of work and have a much better results. Thanks for doing this!
"I just wanted to tell you how much I really appreciate you creating the program. It is first rate quality!! Great job!
"I love your script! It is simply the best system I've found. Thanks for the excellent work! This is a bargain at twice the price!
"You may add me to your list of happy and satisfied users. I'm getting a lot of nice compliments about the page and about TNG. You do good work.
"With the continued help you have provided and my perseverance TNG has proved to be the only way forward for me to promote my work and greatly enhance my database, currently having +72000 people 1000's biog/notes and now 3000 images + 3000 thumbnails. It is now on a stable platform and I don't lose any sleep these days!
"Everything works great! Thanks for the quick responses, TNG is by far the best tool available for those interested in creating a web page dedicated to their heritage. I'm just learning PHP and MySQL, and I was able to set everything up in a few hours.
"I must say I'm very impressed with the capability of TNG. I've been puttering and threatening for 10 years to write a Register report module in Think Pascal and here you have an excellent one written using php! Approaches magic to me! :)
"I think TNG is wonderful. My old website required a couple thousand pages of static HTML. And, of course, visitors did not get any options on how to view the data. It took a couple of hours to update, even to change a single bit of data. There is no comparison between TNG and a static website.