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Wholly Genes Newsletter, 2 December 2005, Issue 2005-18

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Wholly Genes Newsletter

2 December 2005

Issue 2005, Number 18


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In this issue:


o Give the Gift of TMG at HALF PRICE

o Holiday Wall Charts

o Updated: GedStar PRO v3

o Updated: PathWiz v6

o Updated: Second Site v1.9 (Build 4)

o TMG Companion Products

o Wholly Genes online chat

o How to reach us



=== Give the Gift of TMG at HALF PRICE ===============


Now you can make it easier to share data with other researchers and introduce them to the power and flexibility of The Master Genealogist for HALF OFF the regular retail price. For a limited time, registered users of TMG v6 Gold Edition can purchase additional copies of the program at a 50% discount!


What better way is there to help your fellow researchers than to encourage them to upgrade to TMG? At the same time, you'll make it easier on yourself when exchanging data with them. At $39.50 (+s/h) for the CD-ROM and printed Users Guide, the price of TMG Gold Edition has never been lower.


A valid TMG v6 Gold Edition serial number is required at the time of purchase. Your serial number uniquely identifies you and must not be shared with other researchers. Copies purchased at this promotional price may not be resold. Unlock codes for these gift copies will be mailed with the product (not emailed). The product can be unlocked with that code and the gift recipient's name and email address.


BONUS: The CD-ROM also includes a free copy of "The Universal British Directory of Great Britain 1791" from Archive CD Books, an additional $65.00 value!


This half price offer expires on 31 Dec 2005, so don't delay. Order extra copies of TMG today from this special site:




=== Holiday Wall Charts ===========================


Got Charts?


'Tis the season for sharing your family history research with a beautiful wall chart from our chart printing service. We use a professional large-format color printer and heavyweight (30 lb) coated paper stock to produce a heirloom-quality chart that you'll be proud to display during the holidays or give as a gift. Charts with color photos start at just $19.95 each!


Best of all, you can upload the chart directly to us by simply choosing "Chart Printing Service..." from the Report menu in TMG!


BONUS: When you submit your first chart from TMG, you will receive a second copy of that chart FREE when shipped to the same location (one free chart per user). Details are on the order page.


This is the busiest time of year for our popular chart printing service, so please don't wait for the last minute to place your order for the holidays.


For more information, please visit:




=== Updated: GedStar PRO v3 ======================


GedStar Pro v3 is now available from the Wholly Genes web store:



The following announcement is from Doug Gordon of GHCS Software.




GHCS Software announces the release of GedStar Pro V3.0, an update of their premier genealogy software package for PalmOS handheld devices. The major new feature in version 3 is support for the display of pictures on the handheld as an integral part of the genealogy data. Pictures can be imported directly from The Master Genealogist and Legacy Family Tree, as well as from GEDCOM files that contain links to picture files. The user has some control over which pictures are converted, and all included pictures are automatically resized and compressed for efficient storage on the PDA. With a single tap, users can view pictures associated with individuals, events, sources, and repositories. The initial release supports pictures in the popular JPEG and BMP formats, but support for more formats is expected in the near future.


“The newer PalmOS devices have more memory, faster processors, and high-resolution color screens, which allowed us to finally implement this frequently asked-for feature,” said Doug Gordon, proprietor of GHCS. “We believe that GedStar Pro is the only genealogy program on any handheld platform to support this capability.”


The list price for GedStar Pro was recently reduced to only USD $24.95, and the new version is a free update for all existing owners of earlier versions of the product. The product website can be viewed at http://www.gedstarpro.com. The contact email address is ghcs@ghcssoftware.com.



=== Updated: PathWiz v6 ==========================


The following announcement is from Bryan Wetton of BeeSoft:




PathWiz! is an exhibit management tool which allows you to access a The Master Genealogist (TMG) project and manipulate and catalogue information attached to exhibits (graphical images and other files) stored anywhere on your local PC or Network.


If you are changing computer storage arrangements or sending your backup (sqz) files to a chart printing service you may wish to consolidate all the required image files into one folder. In addition, the ability to directly edit the Topic, Reference and Description fields of a list of related exhibits (for example - External Images attached to persons) from one screen with the ability to see the actual images (provided they are available). On the way a 'Comprehensive Exhibit Catalogue' may be produced or printed - effectively an inventory of all exhibits showing a picture of each available image along with all of the details pertaining to it. This can be of All, Only Primary or Missing Exhibits for a person or group of persons.


Version 6 released on December 1 by BeeSoft again offers a user option of the complete system ( Reports included ) in German, Dutch and Norwegian. In addition a number of detail features have been added to enhance your experience in using PathWiz!


Briefly, new features in Version 6 include :


- Exhibit Catalogues in website HTML format in addition to the previously available report types ( CSV,MSWord & PathWiz!).


- PicView, a convenient picture viewer to show details and dimensions of image files in any chosen folder on your PC or on a networked PC and create a csv file of the data.


- View accented - opens TMG from within PathWiz! with Persons highlighted by a TMG accent on exhibits - particularly useful in Picklist and Project Explorer.


- IDRange: filter for person exhibits attached to a specific range of TMG Person ID numbers - allowing the user to create reports and/or change details of exhibits limited to only one or a group of persons.


- Deal with All exhibit types at once as a filter so that path changes etc are now easier than ever.


- accommodates US letter size as well as A4 size.


A comprehensive list,documentation and purchasing information is available at



Volunteers to translate the plain text content of the Help Pages into Dutch and Norwegian are keenly sought. ( csv file available - no HTML needed)



=== Updated: Second Site v1.9 (Build 4) ================


The following announcement from John Cardinal was accidentally omitted from the previous newsletter (Sorry, John):


Second Site Version 1.9 (Build 4) is now available. This is a maintenance release, with no major new features. As usual, this version is a free upgrade for registered users.


The Second Site newsletter that announces this release is #024:



You can download the new version of Second Site here:




=== TMG Companion Products ======================


For Christmas, please remember these helpful products that are specifically designed for TMG users like you:


"Getting the Most Out of The Master Genealogist"

The popular book compiled by Lee Hoffman.

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=1.9 Build 4


Pocket Genealogist

The TMG companion program for Windows CE handheld users.

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

Latest version=2.96.8


GedStar PRO

The TMG companion program for PalmOS users.

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

Latest version=3



The research advisor that reads your TMG data directly.

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

Latest version=


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."


The Wholly Genes web store also offers among the lowest prices you'll find for standard research works such as "Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian" (Elizabeth Shown Mills), "Producing a Quality Family History" (Patricia Law Hatcher), "The BCG Genealogical Standards Manual" (Board for Certification of Genealogists), and others. For the full selection, please visit:




=== Wholly Genes online chat =======================


The next online chat with Wholly Genes will be on Saturday, 17 December 2005, 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 Chat in the 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, Suite "O"

Columbia, Maryland 21045


410-379-5424 (fax)


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