Wholly Genes Newsletter
22 September 2006
Issue 2006, Number 13
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In this issue:
o Free Shipping through Monday
o Remembering TMG Keyboard Hot Keys
o Discount expiration
o Maryland Conference "British Isles - Finding Your Overseas Roots"
o Cruise roommate needed
o New products in the web store
o TMG Companion Products
o Wholly Genes online chat
o How to reach us
=== Free Shipping through Monday ===================
The season is changing, and we're celebrating the equinox by offering you FREE
SHIPPING in the Wholly Genes store for the next few days. (A flat rate of just
$4.00 applies on orders that are delivered outside the U.S. and Canada). This
is a perfect time to get the software, books, video training tapes, data CDs,
and other products that you've always wanted, while saving a bundle on shipping!
If you haven't seen the Wholly Genes Store recently, you may be surprised to
learn that we have THOUSANDS of products in our inventory, including classic
genealogy books by Elizabeth Shown Mills, Tom Kemp, Karen Clifford, Pat Hatcher,
Kip Sperry, Elizabeth Petty Bentley, Val Greenwood, Lou Szucs, and others at
discounted prices. At just $4.50, for instance, Ms. Mills' "Quicksheet: Citing
Online Historical Resources" is 15% OFF the suggested retail price. You won't
find it for less anywhere else!
In fact, all of our genealogy methodology books are at least 15% OFF the
suggested retail price every day! That includes the new version of "The Source:
A Guidebook of American Genealogy" (Third Edition) from Ancestry.com at just
$67.95 (regular price $79.95). This essential resource weighs more than 5
pounds, so it is expensive to ship -- but you can get it for 15% OFF and free
We also have searchable copies of many rare and classic genealogy books, parish
records, census records, city directories, obituaries, maps & gazetteers, and
published pedigrees on CD-ROM. Let us help with your research, using rare
genealogical resources from the United States, England, Ireland, Scotland,
Wales, Canada, Australia, and other countries. These data CDs include high-
quality images of every original printed page, and most support a full text
Always make the Wholly Genes store your first source when you're looking for
genealogy methodology books or data CDs.
Our free shipping offer expires this Monday, September 25th, so don't delay!
Please visit the Wholly Genes store at:
=== Remembering TMG Keyboard Hot Keys ============
If you have trouble remembering the keyboard hot keys in TMG, the Roots Users
Group of Arlington, Virginia, has come up with a great solution. A new article
on their web site (and soon to be published in their newsletter) shows you how
to leverage TMG's own features to create a pop-up window showing all of the
keyboard hot keys -- or anything else that you want.
The Arlington RUG is among the largest TMG users groups in the world and one of
the few that publish a printed newsletter - so membership would benefit you no
matter where you live. At just $15 per year (including newsletter postage) it is
a bargain. They offer a very informative web site (including a members-only
section), monthly meetings with scheduled speakers, periodic workshops, a media
library, a download library, and an opt-in published membership roster so you
can correspond with other members or maybe find one in your area.
The new article that helps you create a pop-up window of TMG hot keys is an
example of their good work -- and it is free. Just go to their web site at
http://www.RootsUsers.org and then click on "Hot Key help -- read Keyboard
Template Replacement article."
=== Discount Expiration ===========================
The popular new "Compendium of New England Pioneers" from Archive CD Books USA
contains searchable copies of each of the 14 classic genealogical directories of
early New England settlers on a single CD-ROM. At just $89.95, this great
research tool spans nearly 8300 pages and thousands of families through several
generations. Now it also includes a free bonus of nine high-quality maps of the
New England settlement (1629-1812). The CD lets you do a single search across
all 14 books (22 volumes) at the same time and supports AND, OR, phrase, and
proximity searches (e.g., "Smith within 20 words of Jones"). It makes a great
gift for any researcher of New England families!
Wholly Genes customers who previously purchased a copy of Savage's "A
Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England" or any of the
other individual books that are contained in the Compendium received a private
coupon code by email on August 18th. The coupon code provides those users with
full credit for those previous purchase(s) when upgrading to the Compendium. If
you received such a coupon code, this is a reminder that it expires on September
30th. Don't miss this chance to get a discount on this great research tool.
For more information about the "Compendium of New England Pioneers," please
=== Maryland Conference "British Isles - Finding Your Overseas Roots" ===
If you're in Maryland this weekend (Sept 23 and 24), don't miss the Maryland
Genealogical Society's 2006 Seminar at the Hilton Columbia. Representatives of
Wholly Genes Software and Archive CD Books USA will be on hand and we'd love to
see you. Please stop by our exhibit booth to say "hello".
For more information, please visit:
=== Cruise roommate needed =======================
Dorothy Turner, Wholly Genes' senior support technician, needs a female roommate
for the 2006 Genealogy Conference and Cruise. If you've considered going on
this great educational experience and tropical vacation to the Mexican Riviera,
Nov 11-18, 2006, then this is a chance to stay with a TMG expert and even get a
little personal tutoring.
Your half of this mini-suite would be $1125.80, which includes the 7-night
cruise, food, taxes, port fees, entertainment, and all genealogy conference
lectures and events. For details and ordering information, please visit:
If necessary, please leave a voice message with the travel agent. First come,
=== New products in the web store====================
The following new products are available at greatly discounted prices in the
Wholly Genes web store:
MAP MY FAMILY TREE by Progeny Software
$39.95. 20% OFF the suggested retail price!
Because life is a journey, see your ancestors' lives on a map with Map My Family
Tree. Map My Family Tree automatically geocodes your family tree in seconds so
you can see where your ancestors were born, married and died. View family
migrations using the world map and zoom into any part of the world to see
detailed events in that location. Map My Family Tree uses state-of-the-art
vector mapping technology. Customize your maps with over 16-million colors and a
wide range of font styles and sizes. Print your maps on a wide variety of paper
sizes and electronically publish them in many popular file formats to display on
web sites and email to family and friends. Use these published maps to
collaborate with other researchers. Map My Family Tree reads directly from your
TMG data file, so you do not have to import a GEDCOM file.
ANIMAP PLUS by Gold Bug Software -
$58.95. 25% OFF the suggested retail price!
Just about every researcher deals with the problem of finding an old town that
has long since disappeared from the map. Or you have a known location, but it
was not in the same county 100 or 200 years ago. AniMap Plus now has solutions
to these problems. This version of the program will display over 2,300 maps to
show the changing county boundaries for each of the 48 adjacent United States
for every year since colonial times. Includes all years, not just the census
years. Maps may be viewed separately, or the program can set them in motion so
you can automatically view the boundary changes. Maps of the full U.S. are also
included, showing all the changes in state and territorial boundaries from 1776
to the present. Each map includes a listing of the changes from the previous
map, making it simple to keep track of parent counties. There are four speed
adjustments in the "run" mode as well as the ability to advance by single
=== TMG Companion Products ======================
The following companion products 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.
Map My Family Tree
An inexpensive chart printing service. Got charts?
Make inexpensive copies of your family reunion CDs, etc.
Other companion products are listed on the Wholly Genes Community forum. Go to
http://www.WhollyGenes.com/forums.htm and click on "Companion Products."
For the full list of products, please visit http://www.WhollyGenes.com.
=== Wholly Genes online chat =======================
The next online chat with Wholly Genes will be on Saturday, 28 October 2006, at
2 p.m. EDT and again at 11 p.m. 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 Public Chat in the Support 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 using.
You can also reach us at:
Wholly Genes Software
9110 Red Branch Road, Suite "O"
Columbia, Maryland 21045
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