Wholly Genes Newsletter
3 May 2006
Issue 2006, Number 6
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In this issue:
o TMG v6.09 is now available!
o Internet access by TMG during startup
o 20% off your next purchase of data CDs!
o FREE SHIPPING continues until May 31st
o TMG Companion Products
o Wholly Genes online chat
o How to reach us
==== TMG v6.09 is now available! ====================
The Master Genealogist v6.09.000 is now available. This free
update includes a collection of bug fixes as detailed in:
plus the following new/improved features:
- A new "Message Manager" on the Help menu is designed to
improve communication to/from Wholly Genes. An "Incoming"
message tab will keep you informed by Wholly Genes Software
about important news, developments, critical updates, store
specials, and other announcements. An "Outgoing" tab offers
an easy way to upload a file (screen shot, project, etc.) to
Wholly Genes. It also includes easy links to access the
Wholly Genes web site or send an email to technical support.
- The Message Manager automatically checks for new messages
from Wholly Genes according to a schedule as specified in
File > Preferences > Program Options > Startup and Exit >
Check for Messages. The default is 7 days. You can use that
option to change the interval or turn off automatic checking
for messages by setting the interval to zero.
- Adding Multiple Witnesses - When you select multiple
witnesses using the Expanded Picklist, an optional screen has
been added to confirm your selections. The new option can be
turned off from File > Preferences > Program Options > Lists.
- Validate File Integrity - If 'Search for missing external
exhibits' is selected... 1) Additional lines are added to the
closing VFI messagebox to report the results of the search.
2) The same information is added to the top of the Last VFI.
log (located in the project folder). 3) Any exhibit files not
found are listed in Last VFI.log.
- Help files have been updated.
This free v6.09.000 update requires a previous installation
of v6.00.000 or later. (Users with a prior version must first
apply the update to v6.00.000). To download and apply the
update, run TMG, access the Help menu and choose "Check for
an update." Alternatively, you can choose "Check for a
Program Update" from the Windows Start menu > The Master
Genealogist group. The update will be applied automatically.
Upon restarting, the startup screen will reflect a version
number of "v6.09.000."
==== Internet access by TMG during startup ============
If you are using a personal firewall, don't be startled when
TMG v6.09.000 attempts to briefly access the Internet when it
is run. There is no cause for concern. The new Message
Manager is merely checking for new messages as described
==== 20% off your next purchase of data CDs ===========
TMG v6.09 Gold Edition users will discover that the new
Message Manager delivers a special 20% off coupon for the
purchase of data CDs if purchased through the Wholly Genes
web store before 30 June 2006.
Let us help you find your ancestors. Choose from thousands
of rare genealogy books, census records, parish records and
other resources on CD-ROM from the international Archive CD
Books Project. This is a great opportunity to sample the
wide selection of valuable resources from the Archive CD
Books Project, including Savages "Genealogical Dictionary of
The First Settlers of New England", "Black's Law Dictionary"
and thousands of other classic and/or rare titles from the
United States, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Canada,
Australia, and other countries.
Please access the 'Data CDs" menu on the left side of the
Wholly Genes web site (http://www.whollygenes.com) to get a
list of titles that are relevent to the geographic areas of
==== FREE SHIPPING continues until May 31st ========
Remember that all shipping from the Wholly Genes web site is
FREE until May 31st! (to U.S. and Canada. A $4.00 flat rate
applies to overseas deliveries).
Don't miss this chance to combine free shipping with your 20%
discount on data CDs as described above. This free shipping
offer applies to _every_ purchase from our store -- so use it
to multiply your savings on genealogy methodology books
(always 15% below suggested retail price), TMG training
material, and other companion products!
==== TMG Companion Products =====================
The following 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.
Video training for TMG on DVD
Getting Started, Intermediate, Advanced, or Expert
Web site construction tools for your TMG data.
Latest version=1.9 Build 7
The TMG companion program for Windows CE handheld users.
The TMG companion program for PalmOS users.
The research advisor that reads your TMG data directly.
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 on Saturday,
27 May 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
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 <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 =============================
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
You can also reach us at:
Wholly Genes Software
9110 Red Branch Road, Suite "O"
Columbia, Maryland 21045
Wholly Genes Newsletter, 3 May 2006, Issue 2006-6
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