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Wholly Genes Newsletter, 21 April 2006, Issue 2006-5

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Wholly Genes Newsletter

21 April 2006

Issue 2006, Number 5


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In this issue:


o New Wholly Genes web site

o Data CDs from the Archive CD Books Project

o FREE SHIPPING until May 31st

o Massachusetts Genealogy Council

o "Two Longs and a Short"

o TMG Companion Products

o Wholly Genes online chat

o How to reach us


==== New Wholly Genes web site ===================


Wholly Genes Software is proud to announce its new, redesigned, and greatly expanded company web site! The facelift coincides with the addition of thousands of new products (see below). The new site also sports a new, easier navigation system and a variety of new features, including a "wish list" (like a wedding registry) which you can use to help relatives who never seem to know what to get you for your birthday!


Now Wholly Genes' company web site and web store are together in one place -- so no more hopping back and forth. The system is backed by a new, more efficient shipping process which also offers you more shipping options, lower shipping prices, and automatic emailed shipping notification with tracking information. (Tracking info is not available on overseas orders).


The Support Forum which has been down briefly during the transition is also back up. Thanks for your patience.


Please stop by http://www.WhollyGenes.com and experience our new web site. If you encounter any kinks with the new system, please drop us a line at webmaster@whollygenes.com.



==== Data CDs from the Archive CD Books Project =======


WhollyGenes.com now includes *thousands* of new products to help you find and document your ancestors. Now you can choose from the full inventory of the international Archive CD Books Project, including rare genealogy books, parish records, census records, and other digitized data resources from the United States, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Canada, Australia, and other countries. These CDs are in the convenient Acrobat (PDF) format and most fully searchable.


Experts agree that these classic reference works should be on every American researcher's shelf:

o Savage's "Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England" (1860) -- just $9.95 (with in-store coupon)

o "Black's Law Dictionary," 1st Edition (1891) and 2nd Edition (1910) -- just $29.95 on one CD.


...and hot off the presses:

o "Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts," 1636-1683, 8 volumes are $19.95 each or just $69.95 for the complete set.


We have thousands of resources for researchers (and ancestors) around the world too! Use the new "Data CDs" menu on the left side of the screen to find digital books and other resources about the areas which interest you.



==== FREE SHIPPING until May 31st ================


To celebrate the opening of our new web site and expanded inventory, we invite you to take advantage of free shipping on all orders until May 31st (to U.S. and Canada. A $4.00 flat rate applies to overseas deliveries).


This is a great opportunity to save the shipping costs on our new data CDs, TMG training videos, and those heavy books you've been meaning to get, including:

o "Getting The Most Out of The Master Genealogist" compiled by Lee Hoffman ($24.95)

o "Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian" by Elizabeth Shown Mills ($13.95)

o "Quicksheet: Citing Online Historical Resources" by Elizabeth Shown Mills ($4.50)

o "Kinship: It's All Relative" by Jackie Arnold ($8.40)

o "Producing a Quality Family History" by Patricia Law Hatcher ($16.95)


...among others. And now's the time to get those REALLY heavy books:

o "Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians" by Elizabeth Shown Mills ($37.95)

o "The Genealogist's Address Book, 5th Edition" by Elizabeth Petty Bentley ($42.40)

o "The Researcher's Guide to American Genealogy," 3rd Edition, by Val Greenwood ($25.40)


Remember that at WhollyGenes.com, all genealogy methodology books are at least 15% off the suggested retail price every day -- and with free shipping this opportunity can't be beat!



==== Massachusetts Genealogical Council ============


As noted in previous newsletters, tomorrow (Saturday April 22nd), Bob Velke, President of Wholly Genes Software and Archive CD Books USA, will be attending the Massachusetts Genealogical Council Annual Meeting and Seminar in Marlborough, Massachusetts. If you plan to attend, please stop by our exhibit booths to say hello. Check early for scheduling about an impromptu TMG Users Group Meeting and question/answer session with Bob and other expert TMG users.


For more information, please visit:




==== "Two Longs and A Short" =====================


Dick Pence is a pioneer in the field of genealogical computing. He is also chock full of home-spun humorous anecdotes about his youth, some of which he put down in a book called "Two Longs and A Short" in 1997.


Attendees at last year's popular "Genealogy Conference and Cruise" (hosted by Wholly Genes Software) were treated to a rare sampling from that book. On the last evening of the cruise, Dick entertained us with the title story -- and had us rolling in the aisles! After giving Dick a standing ovation, however, cruise attendees were disappointed to hear that very few copies of his great book are still available for sale.


But Dick recently wrote to say that he has come across "a few copies" of the book which he will offer for $11.95 each (plus $3.00 s&h) to the first who write to him at richardpence@pipeline.com. While supplies last!


This year's cruise is Nov 11-18 to the Mexican Riviera and will include six expert genealogy speakers, 12 hours of presentions, plus an all-star lineup of TMG experts and their additional presentations. For more information, see:



Dick Pence will entertain us again too -- but it isn't likely that any of his books will still be available by then!



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


Don't miss these companion products which were developed 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 7


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=3.1



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."



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


The next online chat with Wholly Genes will be on Saturday, 29 April 2006, 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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