Wholly Genes Newsletter
16 November 2008
Issue 2008, Number 17
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In this issue:
o Last Day for the Data CD sale - 33% off U.S. titles!
o UPDATED: Second Site v2.2!
o New Data CDs from Ireland
o New Data CDs from England
o Give the Gift of TMG for HALF PRICE
o TMG Companion Products
o Wholly Genes online chat
o How to reach us
=== Last Day for the Data CD sale - 33% off U.S. titles! ================
Today (Sunday, Nov 16) is the last day that we're offering a very special discount price on many of the data CDs on the Wholly Genes web site. With the entire international digital inventory from the Archive CD Books Project, you've got more than 3000 opportunities to find the untapped resources which will help you break down those brick walls in your research. That includes digitized copies of classic reference books, as well as many lesser-known gold mines of genealogical information. You can pick from many rare books, census records, church/parish records, vital records, military records, and maps from the United States, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Canada, Australia, and other countries.
Best of all, most of them are fully searchable!
And now for a limited time, the U.S. digital titles are 33% off their usual low prices! The discounted titles (product codes starting with "US") include all of our most popular digital books from the United States, including:
o Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790 - Complete Set (US0356).
o Digested Summary and Alphabetical List of Private Claims Which Have Been Presented to the House of Representatives, 1853-1882 (US0343).
o Compendium of New England Pioneers, 1809-1939 (US0400).
o Compendium of New England Gazetteers, 1817-1898 (US0401).
o Black's Law Dictionary, First and Second Editions, 1891 & 1910 (US0211).
o Dunglison's Medical Dictionary, 1865 (US0226).
o Emigrants Who Went to America 1600-1700 (US0107).
o A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England, 1860-1862 (US0205).
o The Expansion of New England: The Spread of New England Settlement and Institutions to the Mississippi River, 1620-1865 (US0320).
o New England Migration - The Collected Works of Charles Edward Banks, 1929-1937 (US0402).
o Probate Records of the Province of New Hampshire, 1635-1771, 9 volumes (US0291).
o Vital Records of Rhode Island. 1636-1850, six volumes (US0322).
o Biographical Sketches of Loyalists of the American Revolution, With an Historical Essay, 1864 (US0263).
o Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, 1628-1686 (US0208).
o Historical Collections of the State of Pennsylvania, 1843 (US0396).
o New Topographical Atlas of the State of Pennsylvania, 1872 (US0503).
o Colonial Families of the Southern States of America, 1911 (US0316).
o Memorials of Old Virginia Clerks, 1888 (US0380).
o Virginia and Virginians, 2 volumes, 1888 (US0368).
o A Gazetteer of Indian Territory, 1905 (US0601).
...and many hundreds of other titles, many of which have a more local geographic focus.
To access our complete catalog, please go to www.WhollyGenes.com and enter a value in the Search field or select a geographic area under "Data CDs" on the left.
While shopping in the Wholly Genes store, the regular prices will be reflected in your shopping basket. To claim the 33% discount on U.S. titles, proceed through the store checkout price as normal and then enter the following "Store Coupon Code" on the same screen where you specify your preferred shipping and payment method:
(Note: do NOT enter this code in the gift certificate field.)
=== UPDATED: Second Site v2.2! ========================
John Cardinal has made the following exciting announcement:
The latest release of Second Site includes two big new features: interactive maps and interactive calendars. Both features use events in your TMG project combined with hand-crafted content to enrich your site. The Map feature includes support for custom maps using one of four mapping services: Google Maps, MapQuest, Virtual Earth, and Yahoo! Maps.
There are more than 20 other new features and extensions, most of which were based on requests from users. These include enhancements to framed sites, a more flexible Picture User Item, new Themes, and more.
This upgrade is free for registered users. You can read more about the new features and download the upgrade from the latest issue of Second Site News:
Afraid that you don't have what it takes to get a site published? Combine Second Site with Family History Hosting, a web hosting service designed for genealogists. New customers are entitled to a free, two-hour "Get Started" consulting session: while talking on the telephone, and leveraging software to control your PC remotely, I'll help you register a domain, fine-tune your site, install file transfer software, and publish the first version of your site. A Get Started session can change you from offline to online!
Visit the Family History Hosting home page to learn more:
=== New Data CDs from Ireland ==========================
The following new data CDs from Ireland are now available from ArchiveCDBooksUSA.com:
THOM'S IRISH ALMANAC 1880.
Published from 1843 until the present day, Thom's Irish Almanac is rightly considered the pre-eminent almanac for Ireland, but the massive scope of this annual publication is sometimes forgotton or overlooked. A glance at the subtitle title for this publication gives an indication as to the depth and breadth of the information contained therein: Comprising British, Foreign and Colonial Directories. Parliamentary Directory. Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage Directory. Statistics of Great Britain and Ireland. Government Offices Directory. University, Scientific and Medical Directory. Law Directory. Ecclesiastical Directory. Banking Directory. Lieutenancy and Magistracy of Ireland. Post Office Dublin City and County Directory. (more...)
THE AGRICULTURAL LABOURER: IRELAND: COMPENDIUM (1893)
The Royal Commission on Labour: The Agricultural Labourer, was published in 1893 after evidence from the Report was presented to both Houses of Parliament. The range, depth and scope of the inquiry, meant that the report's findings and conclusions were the most comprehensive ever conducted into the conditions of the agricultural labourer in Ireland. The information presented in the 496 page Reports was taken from the Commission's Surveys of 30 Poor Law Unions (more...)
=== New Data CDs from England =========================
The following new data CDs from England are now available from ArchiveCDBooksUSA.com:
DEAN STANLEY'S HISTORICAL MEMORIALS OF WESTMINSTER ABBEY, 1911.
Arthur Penrhyn Stanley's Historical Memorials of Westminster Abbey was first published in 1867 and proved so popular that it was reissued repeatedly. The current volume published here, is the eighth edition. The book provides a lively account of the tombs and memorials that are to be found throughout the Abbey, as well as the many 19th century investigations of the tomb contents which the author seems to have particularly enjoyed. Needless to say much of the volume is given over to the large number of royal tombs, with extended discussions of royal coronation ceremonies. The main body of the book contains a thorough catalogue of all the monuments and memorials to be found in the Abbey from its foundation in 1050 to 1881. A more extended treatment is given to groups of memorials with a common theme, e.g. Poets corner (with memorials for Chaucer onwards). (more...)
LANCASHIRE AND CHESHIRE WILLS AND INVENTORIES, FROM THE ECCLESIASTICAL COURT, CHESTER - CHETHAM SOCIETY VOL. XXXIII.
Re-published here on fully-searchable CD-Rom format is volume XXIII of the Chetham Society. Established for the promotion, collection and publication of the 'remains, historical and literary connected with the Palatine counties of Lancaster and Chester', this volume was original published in 1853-4. Volume XXXIII of the Chetham Society's publications is drawn from the Archives of the Ecclesiastical Court, Chester, and the contents transcribed by the incumbent of Farndon, the Rev. John Piccope, M.A. These wills and inventories, more than fifty in total, formed part of a collection of eminent Lancashire and Cheshire families held at the Registry of the Chester Ecclesiastical Court, which had attracted the paricular attention of the Chanceller of the Diocese, the Rev. Henry Raikes, M.A. With Raikes' permission, the wills and inventories contained in this volume were transcribed. (more...)
POWELL'S GLOUCESTRIANA OR PAPERS RELATING TO THE CITY OF GLOUCESTER (1890).
Compiled by John Joseph Powell, Q.C., a former Member of Parliament for the City of Gloucester and published in 1890, Gloucestriana, is a cornucopia of facts and anecdotes relating to the City collected from local newspapers and journals, notably the Gloucester Journal. In just over 200 pages Powell presents information on such diverse subjects as the early manufacturing trade and commerce of the City, to bribery and corruption in a number of the City's ,ore infamous elections to the death of Edward II. (more...)
GENEALOGIA BEDFORDIENSIS 1890.
Originally published privately by the editor Frederick Augustus Blaydes 1890, Genealogia Bedfordensis is subtitled "Being a collection of evidences relating chiefly to the Landed Gentry of Bedfordshire AD 1538-1700 collected out of Parish Registers, the Bishop's transcripts, early wills, monumental inscriptions, etc." Containing 512 pages, with a comprehensives names index, Genealogia Bedfordensis represents an important collection of genealogical information on a number of the more noted families from the county, as well as copious transcripts of parish registers and other data. Only 100 copies were ever printed, making this one of the rarest, yet most valuable resources for Bedfordshire. (more...)
=== Give the Gift of TMG for HALF PRICE ===================
For a limited time, registered users of TMG Gold v6.09 or later can now purchase additional copies of the program for friends and family for HALF OFF the regular retail price! At just $39.97, the price of TMG Gold Edition on CD-ROM has never been lower. Copies of the program that are purchased now will also get a FREE upgrade to TMG v8 when it is released.
To take advantage of this offer, simply run TMG and access the "Message Manager" from the Help menu. You'll find a message there with your private coupon code and simple instructions to use it. (Click on the "Display previous messages" box to see messages that have been sent to you previously).
Here's your chance to give TMG to your friends and relatives at a greatly-discounted price! Your private coupon code can only be used _once_ (a single invoice for up to 10 copies of TMG Gold) and this offer expires 31 Dec 2008. An internet connection is required to receive your coupon.
=== 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.
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
Exhibit management utility
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, 20 Dec 2008, at 2pm EST 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 ==============================
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Wholly Genes Newsletter, 16 November 2008, Issue 2008-17
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