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Wholly Genes Newsletter, 30 June 2008, Issue 2008-10

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Wholly Genes Newsletter

30 June 2008

Issue 2008, Number 10


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In this issue:


o TMG v7.03 has been released!

o Monthly Special

o Cruise deadline looming

o New Data CDs from the U.S.

o TMG Companion Products

o Wholly Genes online chat

o How to reach us



=== TMG v7.03 has been released ===============


The Master Genealogist v7.03.0000 is now available. This free update adds one new feature and fixes a few issues that were brought to our attention by users.

o NarrativeChildren tag - You can completely suppress the output of the NarrativeChildren tag by adding a [:NONE:] code to the NarrativeChildren sentence structure field.

o User account check - The check that prevented the program from writing to other user accounts has been removed. This eliminates some problems that occurred when moving projects between different computers and you can now locate the user data folder in public document space.

o Tag Box - An Open dialog occurred in some circumstances when double-clicking on a name to navigate to that person.

o Add Person - Some revisions were made to the mechanism of the relationship between the styles selected for the data set and the styles used in the Add Person template. You can now see and change the style used by the selected tag type on the template screen without needing to open another screen.

o Add Person - A C0000005 error could occur if you viewed the list of duplicates and closed that screen using .

o Tag Entry - When a shared event tag was using a custom role for both principals and you changed the role of one principal, the local sentence for the other principal was being reset to default.

o Tag Entry - In some cases, the focus would change when the ID number for Principal 2 was edited.

o Copy Tag - Some changes were made to the rules that apply for setting the resulting primary marker when you copy a tag, edit the tag, and change the principal(s).

o Master Tag Type List - The style for a selected tag type is now shown on the MTTL screen. Previously, you had to open the Tag Type Definition screen to see the style selection for a tag type.

o Tag Types - The style was being changed under some circumstances when a tag type was edited and saved and no change had been made to the style by the user.

o Source import - In some cases, source import didn't work correctly when source #1 was not included.

o Journal report - There was a screen resizing issue with Tags tab under the Options.

o List of Citations - Data wasn't being output correctly for some output columns when the report was output in columnar format.

o List of Events - The filter for empty local sentences didn't work for some tags.

o List of People - The primary checkbox for event tags was not working correctly when the filter was for a place.

o List of Sources - An error could occur when using the 'Repository number = n' filter.

o Restore - A restore issue with the language files has been fixed.

o Exhibit Log - The thumbnails for some external image files wouldn't display when the image file was present and Preferences was set to display frowny faces for missing images.

o Exhibit Log - When an image was edited and a highlight layer was added, the image files being saved were incompatible with many applications. Changes were made to the image file formats being saved to resolve this.

o SlideShow - Slideshows were using an out of date component and wouldn't run on a system that had never had TMG6 installed. Other fixes were made as well.

o Research Log - An error occurred in some circumstances when selecting a task and clicking [Edit].

o Repeat files - The program was using the default repeat files path rather than the path set on the Preferences Advanced tab.

o Timelines - It was difficult to enter data into the year fields when editing timelines.

o Preferences - The option to determine how new image exhibits should be added was revised.

o Preferences - Revisions were made for many settings when resetting the Preferences to default.

o Filters - When the language was not English and the List of People (for example) was filtered for dates with modifiers, no results were being returned.

o Optimize - When you disabled thumbnails in Preferences and optimized the project, the thumbnail images weren't being removed from the data table.

o Validate File Integrity - If two primary names are found for a person, the last entered will be set to non-primary.


This free v7.03.0000 update requires a previous installation of v7.00-v7.02 (Users with a prior version must first upgrade to v7.0). To download and apply the update, run TMG, access the Help menu and choose "Check for an update." Alternatively, you can choose "Check for a Program Update" from the Windows Start menu > The Master Genealogist group. The update will be applied automatically. Upon restarting, the startup screen will reflect a version number of "v7.03.0000."


=== Monthly Special ===========================


The following popular book is available at a 20% discount for a limited time:


Edmund B. O'Callaghan and Berthold Fernow, transcribers, MUSTER ROLLS OF NEW YORK PROVINCIAL TROOPS. 1755-1764. COLLECTIONS OF THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY FOR THE YEAR 1891, (1892) 2007.

$15.96 (Regular price=$19.95) http://www.WhollyGenes.com/find_wg.mvc?ref...WS&p=US0296

Also available as a download.


The transcribers have presented in this volume verbatim transcripts of all surviving New York muster rolls for the Seven Years' War (the last phase of the French and Indian Wars) from 1755 to 1764 (except for the year 1757, for which records are missing), arranging them in convenient tabular form.


All muster rolls include the date of the roll, the name of the unit, the names of all the men in the unit and (usually) the rank of every member of the unit. Many of the rolls incorporate additional information, much of it of great genealogical value, including age, birthplace, occupation, date of enlistment and rate of pay. A relatively small number of the rolls also give even more personal data, such as height, complexion and hair color.


The volume concludes with an appendix, containing colonial proclamations regarding the raising of soldiers and other stray documents, and, most importantly, with an every-name index.



=== Cruise deadline looming =====================


The registration deadline for the 2008 Genealogy Conference and Cruise is just two weeks away! Don't let the opportunity slip by to learn from a dozen of the most popular professionals in the genealogical community plus many well-known TMG experts while cruising on the elegant Caribbean Princess with hundreds of family historians like yourself.


Starting at just $843 per person, you'll get a week's vacation in the Caribbean, a genealogy conference with more expert speakers than most land-based conferences, and opportunities for one-on-one consultation time with some of the most knowledgeable genealogists from the United States, England, and Ireland. That price includes food, port fees and taxes, shipboard entertainment, and attendance to all conference lectures and group events but not airfare, alcohol, tips, or optional guided shore excursions.


And you can still find good deals on airfare! From San Juan, you can pay just $179 to Boston (Jet Blue), $205 to Chicago (AirTran), $250 to San Francisco (American), or $268 to New York (Continental).


The base price for the cruise will go up (if there is any space at all) after July 12th so don't wait any longer. If you can't twist your spouse's arm (despite lots of activities on the ship and uninterrupted vacation time with you on tropical islands), there are several family historians looking for roommates.


You'll find all of the details, including lecture topics, speaker biographies, and a link to the roommate-finder forum here:




=== New Data CDs from the U.S. ==============


The following data CDs are now available from WhollyGenes.com:



$19.95 http://www.WhollyGenes.com/find_wg.mvc?ref...WS&p=US0279

Atwater and his collaborators have compiled a comprehensive history of the town and city of New Haven in its first two-and-a-half centuries, incorporating a narrative of municipal history along with topical coverage of all aspects of New Haven society, and about two hundred biographical sketches. (more...)



$24.95 http://www.WhollyGenes.com/find_wg.mvc?ref...WS&p=US0374

Western New York drew settlers from New England, Pennsylvania and even as far as Virginia, as well as eastern New York. This 1400-plus page history of the area, liberally sprinkled with illustrations including maps, exquisitely detailed, is fully searchable, giving researchers access to the wealth information linked to the many personal and place names mentioned in its pages. The Genesee country, described as all of New York west of Seneca Lake, includes the present counties of Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Niagara, Ontario, Orleans, Schuyler, Steuben, Wayne, Wyoming and Yates. In more ancient terms it is described as that territory included in the original Phelps and Gorham Purchase. (more...)



$12.95 http://www.WhollyGenes.com/find_wg.mvc?ref...WS&p=US0390

Watson has brought together in one place a wide range of information of different sorts on the earliest years of the state and city of New York, covering the periods of discovery and settlement, with information on the Dutch and English settlers, as well as on the indigenous Native Americans. (more...)



$27.95 http://www.WhollyGenes.com/find_wg.mvc?ref...&p=US0612-A

The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, one of the earliest quarterly serial publications of this type, was first published by the Pennsylvania Historical Society in 1877. The first five volumes are reproduced here with fully-searchable text. The bulk of the material in each volume focuses on the colonial and Revolutionary War period. A number of journals and letters are reproduced including the diary of Robert Morton (Philadelphia, 1777), letters from Ephriam Douglass (Uniontown, 1780s), journal of William Black (1744), diary of the Moravian congregation (New York City, 1776), Spangenberg’s notes of travel to Onondaga (1745), John Penn’s journal of a visit to Reading, Harrisburg, Carlisle, and Lancaster (1788), various letters (Pennsylvania, 1691), journal of Miss Sarah Eve (Philadelphia, 1772–73), and travels through Berks County (1783). (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.

See http://www.WhollyGenes.com/primer.htm


"Getting the Most Out of The Master Genealogist"

The popular book compiled by Lee Hoffman - now available in electronic form.

See http://www.WhollyGenes.com/gettingthemost.htm


Video training for TMG on DVD

Getting Started, Intermediate, Advanced, or Expert

See http://www.WhollyGenes.com/videotapes.htm


Second Site

Web site construction tools for your TMG data.

See http://www.WhollyGenes.com/secondsite.htm

Latest version=2.1 Build 10


Pocket Genealogist

The TMG companion program for Pocket PCs and other Windows Powered devices.

See http://www.WhollyGenes.com/pocketgen.htm

Latest version=3.11


GedStar PRO

The TMG companion program for PalmOS users.

See http://www.WhollyGenes.com/gedstarpro.htm

Latest version=3.2



The research advisor that reads your TMG data directly.

See http://www.WhollyGenes.com/gensmarts.htm

Latest version=


Map My Family Tree

See http://www.WhollyGenes.com/mapmyfamilytree.htm

Latest version=1.4.11


Chartform Delivery

An inexpensive chart printing service

See http://www.WhollyGenes.com/wallcharts.htm


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 or . 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

9110 Red Branch Road, STE O

Columbia, Maryland 21045


410-730-9734 (fax)


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