Wholly Genes Newsletter
24 August 2006
Issue 2006, Number 12
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In this issue:
o Compendium of New England Pioneers
o FGS/NEHGS Conference in Boston
o New book in the web store
o New data CDs in the web store
o UPDATED: Pocket Genealogist v3.02
o Tracking a support question
o TMG Companion Products
o Wholly Genes online chat
o How to reach us
=== Compendium of New England Pioneers ============
Our sister company, Archive CD Books USA, is proud to announce a major new
collection of digitized books for researchers of early New England families.
For the first time, the COMPENDIUM OF NEW ENGLAND PIONEERS makes all of the
classic genealogical dictionaries of New England available on a single CD. The
collection encompasses 14 books (22 volumes), nearly 8300 pages, and thousands
of families of early New England settlers through several generations.
The titles in this collection were assembled in consultation with Robert Charles
Anderson, FASG, an authority on New England research, and are so recognizable to
experienced researchers that they are often simply referred to by the last name
of the author. They include classic works by Eliot, Farmer, Hinman, Goodwin,
Drake, Savage, Austin, Pope (2), Holmes, Flagg, Noyes, Bolton, and Spencer.
Anderson said, “The broad genealogical surveys collected here comprise the best
colony-wide resources for the study of 17th-century New England families. As
such, they constitute the resource of first resort for building the framework of
Great Migration sketches.” Anderson is the Director of the Great Migration Study
Project for the New England Historic Genealogical Society, editor of the Great
Migration Newsletter, co-editor of The American Genealogist, and Genealogical
Consultant for Archive CD Books USA.
“Our CDs combine high-quality images of every page that was originally published
with the ability to do powerful full-text searching, including AND, OR, phrase,
and proximity searches,” said Bob Velke, President of Archive CD Books USA. “For
the first time, we’ve also included special indexing technology that will allow
researchers to conduct very fast searches across all of these books at the same
time,” said Velke.
“Many of the individual titles have been very popular on our web store,” said
Velke, “and we haven’t forgotten those loyal customers.” The Compendium is
priced at just $89.95 which is 66% off the combined regular prices of those
individual books. Those who have bought one or more of the individual titles
have been extended full credit for those purchases when upgrading to the
FREE BONUS: The CD-ROM contains nine high-quality digital maps of the New
England Settlement (1629, 1637, 1660, 1675, 1677, 1713, 1754, 1781, and 1812) as
originally published in "The Expansion of New England" by Lois Kimball Mathews
For details about the COMPENDIUM OF NEW ENGLAND PIONEERS, please visit:
=== FGS/NEHGS Conference in Boston ==============
If you are in the Boston area next week (Wednesday, August 30, through Saturday,
September 2, 2006), then don't miss the The Federation of Genealogical Societies
and New England Historic Genealogical Society conference at the Hynes Convention
Center. There will be 350 presentations for genealogists of all levels,
beginner to professional, and speakers from the United States, Canada, Ireland,
Northern Ireland, Scotland, and England.
Representatives from Wholly Genes, Inc. will be in the exhibit hall
demonstrating TMG and answering questions. Please stop by our booth to say
Access to the exhibit area is FREE and does not require attendence at the
For more information, please visit:
=== New book in the web store ====================
This book is now available from www.WhollyGenes.com at 15% off the regular
BLACK GENESIS: A RESOURCE BOOK FOR AFRICAN- AMERICAN GENEALOGY. 2ND EDITION,
2003, by James M. Rose, Ph.D. and Alice Eichholz, Ph.D., CG.
When Black Genesis was originally published in 1978, it was the first book to
provide researchers with information on resources and a methodology specific to
African-American genealogy. Now, owing to the unprecedented growth of interest
in the subject, this landmark publication has been completely updated and is
once again the premier guide to African-American genealogy. The 2nd edition of
Black Genesis provides guidance not only to the same basic resources presented
in the original edition but also to a substantial amount of additional material.
The original goal, however, remains the same--to introduce the novice and
professional researcher to African-American genealogical research methods and
Some 100 pages larger than the first edition, the 2nd edition of Black Genesis
boasts a new format that makes locating resources pertaining to slaves and free
blacks in the United States easier than ever. Part I provides an overview of
general research principles and methodology, while Part II contains a rundown of
specific resources for all fifty states, Canada, and the West Indies. Under each
location, the information is organized by the following categories: Important
Dates, State Archives, Census Records, State and County Records, Cemetery and
Church Records, Military Records, Newspapers, Manuscript Sources (personal
papers, slave records, and diaries), Internet Resources, Research Contacts, and
Bibliography. Resources described include research guides, published
genealogies, community studies on African-American families and, most
importantly, original research material that can be found in national, state,
county, and city archives, and in historical societies and libraries.
=== New data CDs in the web store ===============
The following new searchable data CDs are (among others) on the new "Compendium
of New England Pioneers" (see above) but are also available as separate CDs at
www.WhollyGenes.com. Product descriptions are by Robert Charles Anderson, FASG,
for Archive CD Books USA.
Ernest Flagg, GENEALOGICAL NOTES ON THE FOUNDING OF NEW ENGLAND: MY ANCESTORS
PART IN THAT UNDERTAKING, (1926) 2006
Flagg goes well beyond the title of this volume and provides extensive
information on more than one hundred early New England families, in some cases
for several generations. He includes extensive biographical information, full
lists of children, and, where available, data on their English origins.
John Osborne Austin, THE GENEALOGICAL DICTIONARY OF RHODE ISLAND; COMPRISING
THREE GENERATIONS OF SETTLERS WHO CAME BEFORE 1690 (WITH MANY FAMILIES CARRIED
TO THE FOURTH GENERATION), (1887) 2006
Austin has compiled accounts of more than 460 families who settled in Rhode
Island during the seventeenth century, tracing some of the families to the third
generation and others to the fourth, including both male and female lines. These
accounts include extensive extracts from original sources.
Royal R. Hinman, A CATALOGUE OF THE NAMES OF THE EARLY PURITAN SETTLERS OF THE
COLONY OF CONNECTICUT; WITH THE TIME OF THEIR ARRIVAL IN THE COUNTRY AND COLONY,
THEIR STANDINGS IN SOCIETY, PLACE OF RESIDENCE, CONDITION IN LIFE, WHERE FROM,
BUSINESS, &C., (1852) 2006
Royal Hinman collected information on every seventeenth-century immigrant to New
England, and then concentrated on those immigrants who came to Connecticut,
tracing many of the lines into the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries,
providing information on thousands of Connecticut settlers.
Frank R. Holmes, compiler, DIRECTORY OF THE ANCESTRAL HEADS OF NEW ENGLAND
FAMILIES, 1620-1700, (1923) 2006
Holmes has produced a unique resource in which he combined a brief biographical
and genealogical entry for each New England immigrant head of household prior to
1700 with etymologies of many of the surnames, reflecting his conviction that
the "study of names is of itself an absorbing subject."
Charles Knowles Bolton, THE REAL FOUNDERS OF NEW ENGLAND: STORIES OF THEIR LIFE
ALONG THE COAST, 1602-1628, (1929) 2006
To the author, the "Real Founders of New England" were those who arrived before
the landing of Endicott in 1628, as agent of the Massachusetts Bay Company.
Bolton attempts here to write the history and provide a full list of everyone
known to have visited or lived in New England before that event.
Samuel G. Drake, RESULT OF SOME RESEARCHES AMONG THE BRITISH ARCHIVES FOR
INFORMATION RELATIVE TO THE FOUNDERS OF NEW ENGLAND: MADE IN THE YEARS 1858,
1859 AND 1860, (1860) 2006
Drake collected in one place all the passenger lists that had been discovered by
1860, of emigrants leaving England for New England in the years before 1676. He
included lists from the port of London, as well as lists from some of the out-
ports, along with a few contemporaneous private compilations.
John Eliot, A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY CONTAINING A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE FIRST
SETTLERS, AND OTHER PROMINENT CHARACTERS AMONG THE MAGISTRATES, MINISTERS,
LITERARY AND WORTHY MEN, IN NEW-ENGLAND, (1809) 2006
In this early biographical dictionary, Eliot has provided accounts of the lives
of hundreds of colonial New Englanders, running from the earliest explorers and
settlers to the leaders of the revolutionary movement of the mid-eighteenth
century, and including many others from the years in between.
=== UPDATED: Pocket Genealogist v3.02 =============
Northern Hills Software has announced a free v3.02 update to Pocket Genealogist,
the popular genealogy software for PocketPC's and other "Windows Powered" mobile
devices. Pocket Genealogist will read your TMG data directly (no GEDCOM
required) and let you take it with you in the palm of your hand.
To upgrade your copy of Pocket Genealogist to v3.02, please visit:
For more information about Pocket Genealogist, please visit:
=== Tracking a support question =====================
Did you know that you don't have to keep checking the Wholly Genes Community
Forum in order to keep up-to-date on support topics that interest you, program
tips and hints, and other news and information?
Here are some handy hints to keep you informed:
1) Keep current with the "View New Posts" link. Click on that link in the upper-
right hand corner to get a chronological list of every topic that has been
updated since your last visit.
2) Be notified by e-mail of new topics. The message board has many categories
for news, information, and support. Click on any forum that interests you (e.g.,
"The Master Genealogist v6") and then click on "Forum Options" on the right
side. On the popdown menu, choose "Subscribe to this forum." Thereafter, you
will be notified by email of the subject of every new topic that is posted to
that forum! If you are interested in that topic, you can click on a handy link
in the e-mail to go directly to that section of the message board.
Hint: Don't forget to subscribe to the "Frequently Asked Questions" and "Tips
and Hints" forums!
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Subscribing to a forum (as above) will notify you of the _first_ message in each
new topic. But if you read a topic and decide that you are interested in it,
just click on "Options" on the right side. On the popdown menu, choose "Track
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If you post or reply to a message, then tracking the topic is almost automatic.
Just make sure that "Enable email notifications of replies" is checked when you
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on My Controls in the top-right corner of any screen, click on Email settings on
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On the same screen, you can specify that email notifications should include the
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If you use these powerful features, you can stay up-to-date with all of the
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It is all free, of course, and you can cancel your email notifications at any
time through My Controls > Subscriptions.
=== 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 9
The TMG companion program for Pocket PCs and other Windows Powered devices.
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, 9 September 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
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
=== How to reach us ==============================
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