Wholly Genes Newsletter
18 December 2008
Issue 2008, Number 18
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In this issue:
o Last Minute Christmas Presents
o PathWiz! Index to Help Pages
o TMG Cheat Sheets
o Deadline: Give the Gift of TMG for HALF PRICE
o New Data CDs from the U.S.
o New Data CDs from Ireland
o New Data CDs from England
o New Data CDs from Australia
o TMG Companion Products
o Wholly Genes online chat
o How to reach us
=== Last Minute Christmas Presents =======================
You're looking for a last-minute gift for yourself, family member, or a fellow researcher and Wholly Genes has the answer! With nearly 3000 products, the Wholly Genes web store has tools to help you manage your family data, break down your brick walls, and share your research with the world. And for most researchers in North America, there's still time to get these products in the mail before Christmas if you act quickly. Many other great products are downloadable directly to your computer.
TMG and its related books, training DVDs, and companion products are just the beginning. You'll find a list of them near the end of this newsletter.
We've also got the most popular research BOOKS, like "Evidence Explained", "The Family Tree Problem Solver", and "The Quicksheet: Citing Online Historical Research," among many others -- at prices up to 25% off the regular retail price that you'd pay elsewhere.
Or you can choose from thousands of DATA CDs (including millions of names), most of which support a full-text search, We have digital copies of original 18th, 19th, or 20th century books, vital records, church records, military records, census records, tax records, school records, land records, maps, and city directories, among others, from the United States, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Australia, and other countries. One of these searchable publications is waiting to provide the breakthrough that you need in your family research! And if you haven't been to our web store _today_, then you haven't seen it all. As listed below, we've added a dozen new products in the last few days alone.
You can even purchase and print a nice color GIFT CERTIFICATE directly from your computer at the last minute and stick it in an envelope -- or suggest that a family member do so for you. It is the perfect gift for any researcher and a great stocking-stuffer!
To top it off, you can get FREE SHIPPING on orders over $100.00 to North America. ($10.00 flat rate overseas).
Please review our complete catalog using the menu bar on the left-hand side of
or order Gift Certificates in a variety of denominations from:
And have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Wholly Genes!
=== PathWiz! Index to Help Pages ========================
A few months ago, Bryan Wetton of Beesoft announced an update to his PathWiz! v8 exhibit and path management utility for TMG users. Now Bryan has designed a new web site that is designed as an alternative to the Help pages. The new Help Pages Index serves as a good Table of Contents and its linked pages contain detailed descriptions of the software features, including helpful screen shots. PathWiz! users can find the new site at:
For more information about PathWiz!, please visit:
=== TMG Cheat Sheets ================================
DeAnna Burghart has long produced a popular "Cheat Sheet" for TMG users, itemizing the program's hotkeys, formatting codes, variables, and shortcuts in a handy two-page document. She has also produced similar documents to help with customizing reports.
DeAnna recently posted the following message to the TMG-L discussion list (http://lists.rootswe...ftware/TMG.html):
"For all those who have asked or wondered, I have finally fixed the defunct
URL for my cheat sheets. (It took 3 CS contacts and a supervisor request,
but it's fixed!) Anyone who hits the old URL should be automatically
redirected to the new, permanent version:
I do not anticipate that URL changing, and if I decide to use one of my
other domain names instead I'll be able to fix it myself."
=== Deadline: Give the Gift of TMG for HALF PRICE ============
The deadline is approaching for the most popular offer of the year: TMG for half price! Don't miss your chance to share TMG with friends and family for just $39.97, HALF OFF the regular retail price! Until Dec 31th, registered users of TMG Gold v6.09 or later can purchase additional copies of the program to give as gifts. Do your fellow researchers a favor and share the power and flexibility of The Master Genealogist. In the process, you'll make it easier for yourself to share data with those researchers! They will even 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). Your private coupon code can only be used _once_ (a single invoice for up to 10 copies of TMG Gold) and this offer expires at the end of the year. An internet connection is required to receive your coupon.
=== New Data CDs from the U.S. ==============
The following new data CDs from the U.S. are now available from WhollyGenes.com:
Waltham Board of Aldermen, RECORD OF THE WEST PRECINCT OF WATERTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS, 1720 TO 1737-38, (1913) 2008.
These records preserve the details of ecclesiastical business in that part of Watertown which eventually became the town of Waltham, for the years just before the towns separated. The minutes of the precinct meetings document the activities of hundred of men from this part of Watertown and vicinity. The original town of Watertown, settled in 1630, comprised the area now covered by Watertown, Waltham and Weston. Weston, also known as Watertown Farms, was set off as a separate town in 1713. During the following quarter of a century, the remainder of the town of Watertown was divided into two precincts, each precinct having its own church and being responsible for the ecclesiastical affairs of that part of town. (more...)
THE PENNSYLVANIA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY, V11-15, (1887-1891) 2008.
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 third five volumes (XI through XV, 1887-1891) are reproduced here with fully-searchable text. (see US0612-A and US0612-B for earlier volumes).
Articles continued from Volume X:
- The Federal Constitution of 1787. Sketches of the Members of the Pennsylvania Convention.
- Correspondence between William Strahan and David Hall, 1763-1777.
Additional articles of interest include
- Records of the Lower Dublin or Pennypack Baptist Church
- The Principio Company. A Historical Sketch of the first Iron Works in Maryland.
- Registers of the Anglican Church in Pennsylvania prior to 1800.
- Bethlehem during the Revolution. Extracts from the Diaries in the Moravian Archives at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
- An Historical Sketch of the Seventh-day Baptist Cemetery, Fifth Street, below Market, Philadelphia.
- Settlers in Merion-The Harrison Family and Harrison Plantation.
- Diary of the Hon. William Ellery, of Rhode Island, October 20 to November 15, 1777 and June 28 to July 23, 1778.
- An Account of the Assault on Quebec, 1775.
- The Registers of the Ephrata Community.
- Bethlehem during the Revolution. Extracts from the Diaries in the Moravian Archives at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
- Notes and Queries
- And many others.
=== New Data CDs from Ireland ===============
The following new data CDs from Ireland are now available from WhollyGenes.com:
THE REGISTERS OF ST. PATRICK'S, DUBLIN, 1677-1800.
Published in 1907 as volume II of Parish Register Society of Dublin, The Registers of Baptisms, Marriages & Burials in the Collegiate and Cathedral Church of St. Patrick, 1677-1800, was transcribed by the then Dean's Vicar of the Cathedral, C. H. P. Price and edited by J. H. Bernard, the Dean of St. Patrick. Few records from the antiquity of St. Patrick's are now extant and only a few broken Celtic crosses without markings pre-date 1219 when St. Patrick's became a Cathedral. At this time ground was acquired to the south and east of the church for burial and in old records is known as the 'Old Churchyard' or 'Vicars' Bawn'. (more...)
LETTERS OF DENIZATION AND ACTS OF NATURALIZATION FOR ALIENS IN ENGLAND AND IRELAND, 1603-1700.
This republication of Letters of Denization & Acts of Naturalization for Aliens in England & Ireland, 1603-1700, was edited by William A. Shaw and published by the Huguenot Society of London in 1911. The first instance of legislatively making a foreigner into an English subject was recorded in 1295, when Elias Daubeny was granted by the grace of King Edward I, the right to be held as an Englishman. (more...)
REGISTERS OF THE FRENCH CHURCH OF PORTARLINGTON 1694-1816.
Edited by Philip Le Fanu and published as volume 19 of the Publications of the Huguenot Society of London in 1908, the Registers of the French Church of Portarlington is the record of the success of one man in establishing a Huguenot settlement at Portarlington in Co. Laois, Ireland, and a fascinating story it makes. Henri Massue, Marquis de Ruvigny, had represented the Reformed Church of France at the Court of Louis XIV. Following the Edict of Nantes and the death of the Duke of Schomberg, Massue became the recognised leader of refugees in England and Ireland, who had fled religious persecution in Europe. Many of these had joined the armies of William III and after the William's victory in Ireland, were demobilised on pensions. (more...)
SLATER'S ROYAL NATIONAL AND COMMERICAL DIRECTORY OF IRELAND, 1870.
Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland was published in Manchester and London in 1870 and encompasses almost 1,200 pages of text and more than 120,000 names. Information contained in the Directory is subdivided into provinces and further subdivided into counties with entire sections given over to the cities of Belfast and Dublin. Each county and city is introduced by a brief social and political history as well as topographical and geographical descriptions. For those familiar with the study of Irish history and in particular Irish genealogy, directories such as Slater's are a vital research tool. The principal value of Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland for 1870 lies in the fact that only a handful of truly national Irish directories are available. (more...)
Separate volumes are available at a lower cost for:
Munster, Cork, and Limerick: http://www.WhollyGen...f...S&p=IET0098
Ulster & Belfast City: http://www.WhollyGen...f...S&p=IET0099
REPORTS FROM COMMITTEES, FICTITIOUS VOTES (IRELAND), SELECT COMMITTEE ON FICTITIOUS VOTES, 1837-1838. APPENDICES ONLY.
This publication details those eligible to vote in Ireland after the electorate had been greatly increased following the Great Reform Act of 1832. With over 70,000 names, with details of occupations, addresses and entitlement criteria to vote, this publication is one of the great untapped resources for the study of the Irish electorate in the 1830s. The Select Committee that Reported on electorate also sat and took evidence in the aftermath of Daniel O'Connell's election to Parliament when there had been widespread accusations of corruption and illegal voting, especially against the Liberal Candidates. (more...)
=== New Data CDs from England ===============
The following new data CDs from England are now available from WhollyGenes.com:
Pelham, C., CHRONICLES OF CRIME VOLUMES 1 & 2, (1841) 2008.
Newgate was a prison in London, at the corner of Newgate Street and Old Bailey just inside the City of London. It was extended and rebuilt many times, and remained in use for over 700 years, from 1188 to 1902. Chronicles of Crime or the New Newgate Calendar is a record of the more notorious criminals confined at Newgate. The New Newgate Calendar was first published in 1773, and has continued over the years with numerous compilers. In 1886, Camden Pelham published this two volume set which contains "a series of memoirs and anecdotes of notorious characters who have outraged the laws of Great Britain from the earliest period to the present time". (more...)
ALMANAC OF SCOTLAND AND BRITISH REGISTER 1810, (1810) 2008.
The full title is "The General Almanack of Scotland and British Register, for 1810, being the second after bissextile, or leap year. Containing an improved kalendar, with the usual lists, and those of Glasgow, Greenock, Paisley &c." This small but rare book contains varied information such as: taxes, carriers, principal roads, stage coaches from Edinburgh, post towns and their postmasters. Also, the peerage of Scotland, courts, magistrates, clergy, Sovereigns and Princes of Europe, and the House of Commons. There is a section on the Peerage of Ireland, as well as details of Scots stationed in the East Indies, and in the Royal Navy and Army. (more...)
=== New Data CDs from Australia ===============
The following new data CDs from Australia and New Zealand are now available from WhollyGenes.com:
Garran, A., PICTURESQUE ATLAS OF AUSTRALASIA 1886-88, (1886-88) 2008.
Published in Sydney in 1886-88, the enormous, multi-volume 'Picturesque Atlas of Australia' was an attempt with words and pictures to describe the Australia of the time. Its publication was one of the most significant cultural projects in 19th-century Australia. Writers, artists, academics, and politicians came together to prepare a book of unprecedented grandeur and ambition, and a publishing company was established to publish it. The 1100+ engravings on steel and wood contained in the Picturesque Atlas were among the finest engravings to be found anywhere in the world at this time, and many of the illustrations were specially commissioned works by leading Australian artists of the era, for the publication. (more...)
AUSTRALIAN REPRESENTATIVE MEN, (1887) 2008.
This classic work was first issued in 1887 with 130 individual biographies of prominent Australians. It has since been released at least twice in 'improved' versions. This CD-ROM contains three known variants of it. Biographies from these three editions have been consolidated into one file and arranged in alphabetical order, totaling 149 in all. The original volumes did not have page numbers, but page numbers have been added for convenience. Title and contents pages from the three editions are included here but the date and order of each edition is uncertain. Each biography is several pages long, and includes a portrait sketch of the individual. You will find military officers and parliamentarians amongst others here. (more...)
GROOM'S DARLING DOWNS ALMANAC AND DIRECTORY 1900, (1900) 2008.
The Darling Downs is a region in Queensland, where the principal town is Toowoomba. This 1900 edition of the Darling Downs Almanac and Directory contains a wealth of information relating to this region. Starting with the almanac, this contains a gardening section which is useful not only for the regular gardener, but also the amateur giving practical advice. There are hints to farmers, as well as domestic hints and recipes, times for arrival and despatch of mail, government departments, stations and their post towns, and various miscellaneous information such as directions for making a will, treatment of snake bites, typhoid fever and its treatment, and more. (more...)
NEW ZEALAND GAZETTE 1876, (1876) 2007.
Gazettes are a unique, useful and extremely fascinating resource for local, family and social historians and researchers in other fields. They were published by the government as a means of communication to officials and the general public and therefore contain information that is of great use in establishing an image of the colony New Zealand and its people in the past. Included is a range of information such as notice of acts, contracts, partnerships, land transactions, legal notices, government institutions and positions, statistics. (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=2.2 Build 6
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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