Wholly Genes Newsletter
9 June 2008
Issue 2008, Number 9
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In this issue:
o New Second Site discussion list
o Cruise deadline looming
o New VCF Article
o Downloading problems solved
o New Downloadable Data CDs
o TMG Companion Products
o Wholly Genes online chat
o How to reach us
=== New Second Site discussion list ===============
John Cardinal, the developer of the popular web-site construction tools, Second Site, has announced the formation of a new discussion list for Second Site users. It is also the official resource for Second Site technical support. The list can be accessed by visiting:
The older Second Site list (http://lists.rootswe...SECONDSITE.html) continues to exist but, according to the Darrell Martin, the administrator, it is focused on being a peer-to-peer resource.
You'll find lots of good information and many experienced Second Site users on both lists.
=== Cruise deadline looming =====================
The registration deadline for the 2008 Genealogy Conference and Cruise is July 12th, little more than a month away! Don't miss your chance to join us on the grand Caribbean Princess as we sail from New York to St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Thomas, and San Juan, October 26th - November 2nd. Along the way, you'll have access to 12 of the most knowledgable and popular professionals in the genealogical community, including in lectures, one-on-ones, shared meals, roundtables, and social events.
As if a week-long genealogy conference that rivals many land-based events wasn't enough, you'll also hear from many of the most experienced TMG users in the world, including Bob Velke, John Cardinal, Jim Byram, Lee Hoffman, and the Wholly Genes Tech Support staff. There will be lectures about TMG and its companion products and you will be able to pick the brains of the experts in one-on-ones and many other scheduled events.
With base prices starting at just $843 per person, you'd spend more for a week in Salt Lake City, Washington D.C., Ft. Wayne, Dallas, or any other research library -- but you'll learn more on this cruise ship! You'll also have time to spend with family, shopping, sight-seeing, or just sitting under a palm tree and sipping from a coconut shell that has one of those little pink umbrellas. Who deserves that more than you?? And when you're not on a tropical island, there are a lot of activities and resources to keep spouses or other family members happily entertained while you're learning how to be a better researcher and software user.
The deadline for the genealogical event of the year is fast approaching so don't delay. You'll find all of the details, including lecture topics and speaker biographies here:
=== New VCF Article ==========================
The web site of the Ottawa (Canada) TMG Users Group includes a number of interesting TMG-related articles on subjects that include personal data entry standards, source data entry, writing a book with TMG, and the ten best features of TMG v7.0. These articles include many opinions and personal preferences but a lot can be learned from them, especially by novice TMG users. We congratulate the Ottawa group and the authors of those articles for some excellent presentations.
The most recent article in the series is "Visual Chartform (VCF) Notes" by Douglas Hill. It documents some useful strategies and observations about the use of Visual Chartform, the charting program that is integrated with TMG.
To download this or other articles, most of which are published as PDF files, please visit:
=== Downloading problems solved =================
A number of users have reported problems downloading data CD products from the WhollyGenes.com in recent weeks due to an erroneous message that shipping prices to certain destinations could not be calculated. Naturally, shipping prices don't apply to downloads, regardless of the user's location. That problem with the store has been resolved and we apologize to those users who were inconvenienced.
=== New Downloadable Data CDs ==============
The following data CDs are now available as a download through WhollyGenes.com. Get access to this great material and save the cost of shipping!
Chandler Robbins, HISTORY OF THE SECOND CHURCH, OR OLD NORTH, IN BOSTON. TO WHICH IS ADDED, A HISTORY OF THE NEW BRICK CHURCH (DOWNLOAD), (1852) 2007.
Robbins has compiled a history of two centuries of the Second Church of Boston, which was founded in 1650, along with a history of the New Brick Church, which merged with the Second Church in 1779. The author focuses on the ministers of each church, and includes records of admission and baptism. (more...)
Hamilton Andrews Hill, HISTORY OF THE OLD SOUTH CHURCH (THIRD CHURCH) BOSTON, 1669-1884, 2 VOLUMES (DOWNLOAD), 1890.
Hamilton Hill utilized and printed a large number of contemporaneous documents in preparing this comprehensive history of the Third or Old South Church of Boston during its first two centuries. The account of the serious controversies surrounding the formation of this church is especially complete. (more...)
Hamilton Andrews Hill and George Frederick Bigelow, AN HISTORICAL CATALOGUE OF THE OLD SOUTH CHURCH (THIRD CHURCH) BOSTON, 1669-1882 (DOWNLOAD), 1883.
The compilers of this volume have presented complete lists of those admitted to full communion and those who subscribed to the covenant of the Old South Church for the full span of years stated in the title and have added biographical sketches of members admitted to full communion from 1669 to 1719. (more...)
Thomas Williams Bicknell, A HISTORY OF BARRINGTON, RHODE ISLAND (DOWNLOAD), (1898) 2006.
Bicknell has written a history of the town of Barrington, Rhode Island, from 1621 to 1898, that combines the chronological and the topical arrangements, and incorporates extensive material from original sources, providing detailed information on town officers, church membership and military service. (more...)
Hamilton Child, GAZETTEER OF ORANGE COUNTY, VERMONT, 1768-1888 (DOWNLOAD), (1888) 2007.
This 19th-century "Gazetteer or Towns" in Orange County, Vermont devotes at least several pages to each town in the county, most of which is devoted to a detailed account of the first settlers, prominent early citizens, businesses, and churches. Within each section is a description of each village, hamlet, and post office. Of course, the descriptions in most cases also include the town's history, physical description, boundaries, population, and topography. (more...)
George Wingate Chase, HISTORY OF HAVERHILL, MASSACHUSETTS, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT IN 1640, TO THE YEAR 1860 (DOWNLOAD), (1861) 2007.
The author covers the first two-hundred-and-twenty years of the history of the town of Haverhill, Massachusetts, using extensive extracts from the town, county and colony records. Along the way he includes biographical sketches of many of the early settlers, and closes with a genealogical section. (more...)
Sybil Noyes, Charles T. Libby, and Walter G. Davis, GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE (DOWNLOAD), (1928-1939) 2006.
This compilation by three leading authorities treats all immigrants to northern New England prior to 1700, and their descendants to the third generation. By analyzing all available seventeenth century documents, the authors have made this the source of first resort for early Maine and New Hampshire. (more...)
THE PROBATE RECORDS OF ESSEX COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS, VOLUME I, 1635-1664 (SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS, 1916), VOLUME II, 1665-1674 (SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS, 1917), VOLUME III, 1675-1681 (SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS, 1920).
These three volumes have collected in one place all probate records for the towns that constitute Essex County. Wills and inventories are provided in full transcription, while all other documents, including letters of administration, estate settlements and the like, appear in full or in abstract. (more...)
Wilbur D. Spencer, PIONEERS ON MAINE RIVERS WITH LISTS TO 1651 (DOWNLOAD), (1930) 2006.
Most of the early settlers of what is now the state of Maine were fishermen or fur traders, who tended to settle at the mouths of the many rivers in that region. Spencer has systematically surveyed the early settlers of these rivers, providing an essential insight into the lives of these pioneers. (more...)
Charles Henry Pope, THE PIONEERS OF MASSACHUSETTS (DOWNLOAD), (1900) 2006.
Pope has entries for more than five thousand persons found in the records of Plymouth Colony and Massachusetts Bay Colony between 1620 and 1650. The author follows each resident of these colonies until death, utilizing many sources not employed by Savage and others who had covered the same period. (more...)
William Chapin, REFERENCE GAZETTEER OF THE UNITED STATES OF NORTH AMERICA; CONTAINING A GENERAL VIEW OF THE UNITED STATES, AND OF EACH STATE AND TERRITORY, AND A NOTICE OF THE VARIOUS CANALS, RAILROADS..."
Chapin has captured an immense amount of data depicting the topographical organization of the United States at a critical point in its history, when the Industrial Revolution was transforming the countryside. There is information on physical features, political divisions and transportation networks. (more...)
Alonzo J. Fogg, THE STATISTICS AND GAZETTEER OF NEW-HAMPSHIRE; CONTAINING DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL OF THE COUNTIES, TOWNS AND VILLLAGES; ALSO BOUNDARIES AND AREA OF THE STATE AND ITS NATURAL RESOURCES.
The bulk of this volume contains a detailed description of every city, town, and county within the State of New Hampshire, including a description of each with respect to its geographic position, population, and its "mountains, lakes, ponds, rivers and streams, its summer resorts, villages, and manufactories, resources, churches, public schools, libraries, hotels, railroads, &c." (more...)
John C. Pease and John M. Niles, GAZETTEER OF THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT AND RHODE ISLAND (DOWNLOAD), (1819) 2007.
In this very early gazetteer, the authors compiled an exhaustive description of Connecticut and Rhode Island as of 1819, including the topography, history, and statistics of each county, town, city, burrough, and village in the State. Of special interest to genealogists, the authors include frequent biographies of the town founders, early settlers, ministers, and other prominent citizens. (more...)
P.J. Hannifan and Co., ROAD AND COUNTY MAP OF CONNECTICUT AND RHODE ISLAND AND GAZETTEER... AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY (DOWNLOAD), (1898) 2007.
The title of this book is misleading because, although it does contain a detailed color map of Connecticut and Rhode Island, the bulk of the book is designed as a business directory and advisor. It is fascinating in its own right, having been written "With Historical, Biographical, Political, Law, and Other Valuable Information Useful for the Office, Store, and Home." With the business owner principally in mind, it includes a dictionary of business terms and summary of laws relating to contracts, trademarks, naturalization, and suffrage, among others. It also includes examples of legal transactions, contracts, and list of weights and measures, legal holidays, and more. (more...)
Geo. J. Varney, GAZETTEER OF THE STATE OF MAINE; WITH NUMEROUS ILLUSTRATIONS (DOWNLOAD), (1886) 2007.
This early gazetteer of about 630 pages is principally an alphabetical description of "every town, plantation, mountain, lake, and bay" within the State of Maine along with its topography, boundaries, history, and statistics. In most cases, the author also details the original settlers, early churches and ministers, and other prominent citizens of each town. (more...)
Zadock Thompson, HISTORY OF VERMONT, NATURAL, CIVIL, AND STATISTICAL IN THREE PARTS, WITH A NEW MAP OF THE STATE, AND 200 ENGRAVINGS (DOWNLOAD), (1842, 1853) 2007.
This original 1842 publication includes a detailed description and physical geography of the State of Vermont as well as elaborate descriptions (and more than 200 original engravings) of its animals and plants, including their history, description, and general characteristics. Individual chapters describe the quadupeds, birds, reptiles, fishes, invertebrates, and botany of the State. (more...)
Lyman P. Powell, ed., HISTORIC TOWNS OF NEW ENGLAND (DOWNLOAD), (1899) 2007.
Powell conceived the idea of a historical tour of old New England towns, with a lecture on each town by a local authority. This volume, the first in a series of such tours, collects those lectures for about a dozen early towns, including Plymouth, Boston, Hartford, New Haven, Newport and Deerfield. (more...)
Charles Edward Banks, THE WINTHROP FLEET OF 1630: AN ACCOUNT OF THE VESSELS, THE VOYAGE, THE PASSENGERS AND THEIR ENGLISH HOMES FROM ORIGINAL AUTHORITIES (DOWNLOAD), (1930) 2007.
Banks has compiled extensive information on the passengers who sailed from England to New England in 1630, members of the so-called Winthrop Fleet. He attempted to identify each person or family who participated in that migration and added data on their English origin and activities in New England. (more...)
TERCENTENARY OF NEW ENGLAND FAMILIES, 1620-1920: A RECORD OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF HER PEOPLE IN THE MAKING OF COMMONWEALTHS AND THE FOUNDING OF A NATION (DOWNLOAD), (1919) 2007.
This commemorative volume gathers together information on several dozen seventeenth-century immigrants to New England along with lines of descent to individuals living at the time of publication of the volume, frequently with details of the families of the individuals in the intervening generations. (more...)
=== TMG Companion Products ======================
The following companion products which were developed for TMG users like you:
"A Primer for The Master Genealogist"
A great new book for beginning TMG users by Terry Reigel.
"Getting the Most Out of The Master Genealogist"
The popular book compiled by Lee Hoffman - now available in electronic form.
Video training for TMG on DVD
Getting Started, Intermediate, Advanced, or Expert
Web site construction tools for your TMG data.
Latest version=2.1 Build 10
The TMG companion program for Pocket PCs and other Windows Powered devices.
The TMG companion program for PalmOS users.
The research advisor that reads your TMG data directly.
Map My Family Tree
An inexpensive chart printing service
For the full list of companion products, please visit the Wholly Genes Community forum (http://www.WhollyGenes.com/forums.htm) and click on "Companion Products."
=== Wholly Genes online chat =======================
The next online chat with Wholly Genes will be Saturday, 12 July 2008, at 2pm EDT and again at 11pm Eastern Time. Don't miss this opportunity to "talk" online with Wholly Genes representatives, as well as with other TMG users around the world.
Remember that the Wholly Genes chat room is available to you at any time. Just go to http://www.WhollyGenes.com and click on Public Chat in the Support menu. When you see the security warning, click on <Grant this session> or <Grant always>. Then be patient because it could take 30 seconds or more (especially on a dial-up connection) to load the necessary chat tools. When prompted, simply enter a chat nickname and then click on Connect. That's all there is to it. We hope to see you there!
=== How to reach us ==============================
For tech support, please access the Wholly Genes Community message board at:
or write to:
Please be sure to note what version of the program you are using.
You can also reach us at:
Wholly Genes Software
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Columbia, Maryland 21045
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