- Photos. Photographs of anything: people, families, vacations, reunions, weddings.
- Documents. Census records, military, birth/marriage/death certificates, letters, memoirs, memberships, diplomas, driver’s licence and so on.
- Headstones. Images of headstones, footstones, grave markers, plots. You can also flag the situation of a headstone: whether located yet or not, missing, unmarked or a cremation.
- Histories. You add your written stories of the families in here. You can use a previously created document, in the format of a PDF or image file, for example. Or you can type in the history story directly into TNG.
- Recordings. Your audio records.
- Videos. Your video records.
Before adding media to your TNG site, we should discuss “what is media?” and what your categories are for placing them in the right locations for family research. For our purposes in TNG, media is any digital artifact that you want to associate with a person, a family or a place in your family history. So this can be a photo, a document, certificate, piece of paper, a letter, a screenshot from a map or from another website page. What are TNG collections? This is how TNG allows you to group your artifacts into various types of media. TNG comes with six categories of collections: Photos, Documents, Headstones, Histories, Recordings and Videos. You can also use Albums to aggregate your media.