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Wholly Genes Newsletter, 17 December 2010, Issue 2010-5

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Wholly Genes Newsletter

17 December 2010

Issue 2010, Number 5


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In this issue:


o TMG v8 status report

o REDUCED PRICE: Training Videos 40% OFF

o 10% Off Gift Certificates until Christmas!

o 20% OFF U.S. data CDs until Christmas!

o FREE GROUND SHIPPING until Christmas!

o Cruise 2011

o Math Nightmares Revisited

o TMG Companion Products

o How to reach us



=== TMG v8 status report ===================================


The beta testers are now in the possession of a version of TMG v8 with the extensive new report writer engine fully implemented.. There are also more than a dozen major new features, 50+ new options, and more than 200 bug fixes. While everyone is working long hours to get this major release to you as soon as possible, there is still testing to be done and some issues to be resolved and I’m afraid that it won’t be available before Christmas. We appreciate your patience, however, as we press for a happy end to the long wait.


As some consolation, we have some unprecedented holiday offers listed below. In fact, you can lock in a 10% discount on your v8 upgrade NOW by purchasing a discounted gift certificate! Gift certificates can be applied to anything in the Wholly Genes store.


There are also other huge discounts on popular products and free shipping until Christmas! Best of all, you can combine these great offers for even bigger savings!


At Wholly Genes, we hope that you and your loved ones have a safe and happy holiday season.


Bob Velke

Wholly Genes, Inc.



=== REDUCED PRICE: Training Videos 40% OFF ==============


The TMG Training Video DVD series was produced by and distributed through The Studio of Hurricane, NV. We’ve recently acquired the full rights to reproduce that popular DVD series. By eliminating the middle-man, we are pleased to be able to offer them to you at a new low price of just $9.50 each (previously $15.95) with even greater savings when bundled together.


There are four DVDs in the video training series:

Getting Started





Each video is about 1.5 hours long. While new v8 features are not reflected, the lessons throughout are still very relevant to any version of TMG.


This is a great opportunity to fill in the lessons that are missing from your collection. They make great gifts too -- and with the free shipping until Christmas, this great learning resource has never been available to you at a lower price.


For more information, please visit:




=== 10% Off New Gift Certificates until Christmas ================


That’s right - you can now buy a gift certificate at a 10% discount! Since it can be applied to anything in our store, you can effectively create a sale price on current or _future_ products and upgrades! Gift certificates are available in a variety of face values from $10-$250.


Apply it to your TMG v8 upgrade when it is available, to great TMG companion products, or to any of the thousands of data CDs and other products that make great gifts from the Wholly Genes web store.


And if you have an existing unused gift certificates, write to support@whollygenes.com and we'll be happy to extend its expiration until at least December of 2011.


To purchase a discounted gift certificate, please visit:




=== 20% OFF U.S. data CDs until Christmas! ===================


For a limited time, you can order any of the great data U.S. CDs from our web store at a 20% discount. Applicable product codes begin with "US" and include these very popular products (among many others) that may help you find those illusive ancestors:


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.


IMPORTANT: Your invoice will reflect the regular price for these products. To claim your 20% discount on U.S. data CDs, you must enter this special code in the "Store Coupon Code" field on the same screen where you specify a payment method:



Yes, that’s the super-secret discount code. Just enter it in the "Store Coupon Code" field without quotes or spaces.


For our full line of data CDs, check out our geographic index here:



To find one of the products listed above, go to http://www.WhollyGenes.com and enter its product code in the Search box in the top-right corner of the screen.



=== FREE GROUND SHIPPING until Christmas! ================


On top of all these great discounts, you can get FREE ground shipping to the U.S. and Canada ($10 flat rate overseas shipping by ground/surface) on orders purchased by December 26th.


Remember that this is for _ground_ shipping, so if ordered after Monday, Dec 20, it is unlikely to reach U.S destinations by Christmas Day. Overseas orders are by surface shipping so will take much longer, of course. If you’ll be out of town, you can specify different billing and shipping addresses.


This is a terrific opportunity to save on last-minute gifts, including heavy books and CD collections!



=== Cruise 2011 =========================================


Thanks to the many who have inquired but there won’t be any announcement about future cruises until after the release of TMG v8.



=== Math Nightmares Revisited ==============================


At popular request, Pedigree charts in v8 can be output directly to your word processor, as well as to RTF, PDF, screen, printer, etc. They also support source citations, memos (endnotes), indexes, and optional color-"accented" names, among other new options.


Another new option is to allow a single series of ahnentafel numbers to be extended across a multi-page Pedigree Chart (in accordance with NGS standards). For that we needed to work out a formula to convert "Person #n on Chart#c" to an Ahnentafel number (a) in relation to the starting person.


In case you find yourself in a dark alley in desperate need of such a formula, this is it:



And you thought you’d never see such stuff again after high school!



=== 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.JohnCardinal.com/ss

Latest version=3.2 Build 2


Pocket Genealogist

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

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

Latest version=3.45


GedStar PRO

The TMG companion program for PalmOS users.

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

Latest version=3.3



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



Exhibit management utility

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

Latest version=v8


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."



=== 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

5144 Flowertuft Court

Columbia, Maryland 21044


410-730-9734 (fax)


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