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Wholly Genes Newsletter, 30 June 2006, Issue 2006-10

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Wholly Genes Newsletter

30 June 2006

Issue 2006, Number 10


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In this issue:


o Your 20% discount coupon expires TODAY.

o UPDATED: Second Site v1.9 Build 9

o Timelines and other helpful stuff

o New book in the web store

o New data CDs in the web store

o TMG Companion Products

o Wholly Genes online chat

o How to reach us



==== Your 20% discount coupon expires on TODAY ======


Every user of TMG Gold Edition v6.09 is issued a certificate worth 20% discount off their first purchase of data CDs from the Wholly Genes web store - but for most people that certificate expires today (FRIDAY, June 30). To obtain or review your certificate, run TMG and access the Message Manager from the Help menu. If your discount coupon isn't visible, click on the "Display previous messages" check box near the bottom of the screen.


This is your last opportunity to get a 20% discount on your selection of data CDs, including thousands of digitized and searchable rare genealogy publications from the U.S., England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Canada, and Australia. Your discount certificate can also be used to purchase any of the new data CDs listed below.


Remember, your discount coupon expires today!



==== UPDATED: Second Site v1.9 Build 9 ==============


John Cardinal has released an update to Second Site, the popular tool which builds web sites and custom CDs from your TMG data. Second Site v1.9 Build 9 includes a couple of new features and some fixes and tweaks. It is a free update for registered users.


For more information, please visit:




==== Timelines and other helpful stuff =================


Expert TMG user Lee Hoffman is the administrator of the popular TMG-L discussion list (http://www.whollygenes.com/tmg-l.htm) and the editor of the book "Getting The Most Out of The Master Genealogist" (http://www.whollygenes.com/gtm.htm)


Lee also maintains a very helpful "TMG Tips" web site (www.TMGTips.com). Lee has collected a great set of resources for TMG users, including:


- A long list of TMG tips from experienced users

- A variety of tutorials and articles on TMG topics.

- A study guide or lesson plan for users groups or others

- A list of the default TMG source categories, templates, source groups, source elements, tag type sentences, sentence variables, and filter field values.

- Links to a bunch of other TMG-related web sites

- A long list of timelines that were designed by researchers for use with TMG.


In fact, a new timeline showing the changes to the Florida county line changes was submitted by Karen Rhodes and is now on the TMG Tips site. Thanks, Karen!



==== New book in the web store ===================


This wildly popular book has now been updated to the Third Edition and is available from the Wholly Genes web store. Like all genealogy methodology books, it is 15% OFF the regular retail price!


THE SOURCE: A GUIDEBOOK OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY (Third Edition) by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking


Now you can find answers to your research questions with your copy of the most comprehensive guide to genealogical resources in America. This recently revised, award-winning book will introduce you to cutting-edge research techniques and essential genealogical references. Learn where to find and how to use vital resources such as:

- Databases, indexes and directories

- Birth, death and cemetery records

- Marriage and divorce records

- Census records

- Immigration records

- Church and court records

- Land and tax records

- Military records

- Business and employment records


Whether you're new to family history research or a seasoned genealogist, this book is a definite must-have.

* ALA "Best Reference" Award Winner


* Ranked #1 of "Top 10 Genealogy Books"



==== New data CDs in the web store =================


The following new data CDs are now available from the Wholly Genes web store:




This is the standard reference work for Civil War researchers. Originally published in 1889, it itemizes the number of people who were killed, wounded, or died of disease or other causes in each regiment of the Union Armies, along with the date of organization of each regiment and the division and corps to which it belonged. It offers even more detailed information (by company) for each of the 300 regiments which sustained the heaviest losses in action during the war, along with a list of battles in which the regiment was engaged, showing its loss in each, and a short historical sketch of the regiment.


The comprehensive book also provides :

- a complete chronological list of Civil War battles, with the official figures for the casualties in each.

- a complete historical sketch of each corps.

- records of colored troops, including the history, organization, and official figures for their losses, by regiments and engagements.

- losses in the Navy, with list of naval engagements, showing loss on each vessel.

- the number of deaths in military prisons.

- the percentage of deaths from wounds.

- the proportion of wounded to killed.

- the loss in officers, with proportion of loss to that of enlisted men.

- a list of Union generals killed

- losses among Surgeons, Quartermasters and non-combatants

- a list of Chaplains killed in battle

- the number of deaths in each arm of the service—cavalry, artillery and infantry.

- losses in the Regular Army, by regiments.

- the age, height and weight of American soldiers, with other important anthropological statistics.

- the aggregate of deaths during the war, with classified causes.

- the total number of enlistments .

- the strength of the army at various dates, present and absent.

- the number of men furnished by each State.

- the percentage of military population furnished by each State.

- the number and percentage of loss of each State, by battle, and by disease or other causes.

- the number of drafted men and substitutes

- the number of commutations, etc.


The final chapter deals with the losses in the Confederate Army and Navy, including:

- leading Confederate regiments in point of loss, at each battle.

- a list of Confederate generals killed

- the strength of Confederate Armies

- the number of Confederate regiments from each State

- the total Confederate loss.

- the military population of Confederate States in 1861.

- losses in Confederate Navy, by vessels and engagements, etc.


This is one of the most important reference works for anyone studying the American Civil War. The CD includes high-quality images of every page as originally published (not just a transcript) and is fully searchable using Adobe Acrobat Reader.





Nine large volumes, each about 500 pages, covering the records of Nottingham from 1155 to 1900, and published from 1882 onwards. Each of the earlier volumes are in Latin and with English translations on the opposite pages. Each volume is fully indexed for names, places and subjects, and contains an immense amount of information about the history and people of Nottingham, their way of life, court cases, deeds, wills, etc. This is the most comprehensive collection of transcriptions of original documents of Nottingham, all of which are preserved at the Nottinghamshire Archives. Each of the volumes contains thousands of names of Nottingham people, and events relating to their lives, in addition to Deeds and Charters affecting the community and district as a whole. The records contain not only all of the official documents of the town, but also reports of other events, lists of burgesses, crimes and petty sessions relating to the normal people, etc. One of the fascinating aspects of the books is that they illustrate how civilised and structured that town life was even in the early years of Nottingham's history.


THE ART OF HERALDRY, (1770) 2006


Published in 1770, this wonderful old book describes the coats of arms of many people AND has chapters on all of the parts of coats of arms and their meanings. Includes name index. A superb reference book on the subject.




A typically comprehensive Kelly's county directory. Includes a general description of the county, plus separate sections containing a Directory of places and their inhabitants, facilities, history, etc.; a private residents directory and a classified trades directory. Includes a really excellent section on Oxford, with a complete house by house, street by street directory.




A typically comprehensive Kelly's county directory. Includes a general description of the county, plus separate sections containing a Directory of places and their inhabitants, facilities, history, etc.; a private residents directory and a classified trades directory.




The Illustrated London News most probably the most interesting of the "magazine" newspapers published. A weekly publication, it contains a superb collection of news and informative articles, and lots of excellent illustrations ranging from those depicting overseas events in all parts of the world, and those in England. Churches, people, wonderful early views of towns and villages, etc. Accidents, bankruptcies, and lots more. It provides an excellent source of reference material for historians and genealogists. The weekly editions can occasionally be found, usually bound into volumes of all of the issues for a half year, and it is these collections which we have reproduced on CD so that you can view them easily using Adobe Acrobat Reader.



==== 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.

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 9


Pocket Genealogist

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

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

Latest version=2.97


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 July 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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