Wholly Genes Newsletter
10 October 2006
Issue 2006, Number 14
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In this issue:
o TMG v6.10 is now available!
o Give the Gift of TMG for HALF OFF
o GTM Scratch and Dent sale
o New data CDs in the web store
o TMG Companion Products
o Wholly Genes online chat
o How to reach us
=== TMG v6.10 is now available! ======================
The Master Genealogist v6.10.000 is now available. This free update includes a
variety of fixes and changes as follows:
o IMPORTANT NOTE: The Validate File Integrity feature now audits for and fixes
more obscure and minor issues than it did previously. It is not unusual and no
cause for concern if the first use of VFI in v6.10 produces many “fixed” issues
that were not previously reported.
o DNA Log
- Fixed a possible “LACNT” error when opening the DNA Log.
- Fixed a problem that could make it possible to create a DNA Log test that
isn’t attached to any person.
o Focus Groups
- Fixed a possible “CUSTYPE” error when moving people from the Focus Group to a
different data set.
- An Accent based on surety values did not work.
- Fixed an error when double-clicking on the Status Bar to open the Accent
o Move/Copy/Merge People
- Copying a person could erroneously omit the citations for history tags.
- The View History list could sometimes show an obsolete name after merging two
- Fixed a problem that could cause the links in the task table to not be updated
after a move/copy/merge operation.
- Fixed a problem that could cause a person’s lifespan to be displayed
incorrectly after a merge.
o Project Explorer
- Fixed the occurrence of an Open window when the list is sorted by a collapsed
list and linked to other windows.
o Add Person Screen
- Fixed a problem that could result in one person in a marriage getting a role
of “Husband” while the other gets a role of “Principal.”
- Report definitions were being restored to the path determined by the
Preferences reports path of current project rather than to the path determined
by the reports path in the PJC file of the project being restored.
o Research Log
- Fixed a problem that could occur when entering dates in the Research Log when
the interface language is other than English.
o Exhibit Log
- Fixed a problem that could cause the image viewer to save an image at a
different compression ratio than the original.
- Fixed a problem that could cause break the formatting of captions when
exported to HTML.
- The exhibits search during Validate File Integrity would sometimes fail to
search all specified folders.
o Master Source List
- The “Cited” column on the Master Source List was not updated properly after
two source were merged.
- The source elements fields were not sorted alphabetically on the Source
Definition Screen when the program was not using English.
o Master Repository List
- You can now add/edit a repository after opening the Master Repository List
from the Research Log.
- The name and memo fields at the bottom of the Master Repository List would not
display under some circumstances.
o Narrative reports
- Fixed some circumstances that could cause a place name to the followed by “,.”
- Fixed a problem that could cause a sentence to end in two periods.
- Fixed a problem where a period after a place abbreviation (e.g., “D.C.”) could
- When a the first sentence of a narrative starts with [P+], it now produces a
complete sentence rather than a sentence fragment.
o List of Citations report - The “Include tag memos” option now outputs the
entire memo, even if it contains multiple parts.
o List of People report
- a filter based on Name-Var maximum surety would cause an error.
- Fixed an error that could occur when exporting to Excel.
o Report Options
- The list of tag types on the report options (Tags) screen was not alphabetical
when the interface language was not English.
- Fixed a problem that would cause the report progress screen(s) to follow the
report language rather than the interface language.
o GEDCOM import
- Multiple “Personal Sources” are now attached to the same Note tag, rather to
- A TEMP(le) tag is now put in to the place Temple field instead of the memo.
o Legacy Import
- “Privacy” notes are now imported with sensitivity brackets.
o FTM Import
- Fixed a problem that could cause some citations to fail to be imported.
- Fixed a problem that could cause the citation memo and citation text to not be
- Fixed a problem that could cause between dates to be imported incompletely.
o UFT Import
- Fixed a problem that could cause the import to hang.
o GEDCOM export
- If a death tag has no date AND no place AND Living=N, then the tag will be
exported to GEDCOM as 1 DEAT Y.
- The image caption is now exported to a note in GEDCOM.
- A change to the Source Categories setting in Preferences was not being applied
until after the program was shut down and restarted.
- When the Preference option for window background color was set to “Windows
Default,” some message windows were not honoring the Windows color scheme.
- When a memo field is expanded with F7, the text would sometime be in read-only
mode and formatting codes would be displayed.
- You no longer get an error doing a digital book search from a Tag Entry screen
that has no place data.
- Fixed a problem that could cause the Soundex calculator to hang.
- Fixed a problem that could cause the menu to erroneously appear with the
- Fixed a rare circumstance where deleting a project could cause files to be
deleted from another project with an almost-identical name in the same folder.
o Fixed a variety of more obscure bugs, cosmetic issues, and phrase translation
This free v6.10.000 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 "v6.10.000."
=== Give the Gift of TMG for HALF OFF ================
For a limited time, registered users of TMG Gold v6.09 or later can now purchase
additional copies of the program for friends and family for HALF OFF the regular
retail price! At just $39.97, the price of TMG Gold Edition, including printed
Users Guide and CD-ROM, has never been lower.
To take advantage of this offer, simply run TMG and access the "Message Manager"
from the Help menu. You'll find a message there with your private coupon code
and simple instructions to use it. (Click on the "Display previous messages"
box to see messages that have been sent to you previously).
Here's your chance to give TMG for the holidays! Your private coupon code can
only be used _once_ (a single invoice for up to 10 copies of TMG Gold) and this
offer expires 31 Jan 2007. An internet connection is required to receive your
=== GTM Scratch and Dent Sale =====================
We have a very limited number of copies of the popular book, Getting The Most
Out of The Master Genealogist, which have suffered storage or handling damage
and are offered at 20% OFF while supplies last. (Regular price=$24.95. Sale
price=$19.95). The damage is cosmetic and is different in each case but may
include a scratched, folded, or scuffed cover, very minor moisture damage, or
other such damage that might be consistent with some months of usage -- except
that each is an unused book so the spine is not broken, there are no pages
missing, and there is no handwriting within.
For more information and sample photos, please visit:
=== New data CDs in the web store====================
The following new data CDs are available from the Wholly Genes web store:
Thomas Bridgman, MEMORIALS OF THE DEAD IN BOSTON; CONTAINING EXACT
TRANSCRIPTIONS OF INSCRIPTIONS ON THE SEPULCHRAL MONUMENTS IN THE KING'S CHAPEL
BURIAL GROUND, IN THE CITY OF BOSTON., (1853) 2006
Bridgman begins this book with transcriptions of hundreds of surviving
tombstones in Boston's King's Chapel Burial Ground, and supplements this source
material with narrative and genealogical accounts of many of the families who
used this cemetery, identifying thousands of relatives of the deceased. The
burial ground treated in this volume was the first in Boston, used from the
first years of the town's existence. King's Chapel, the first Episcopalian
church in Boston, was not built on these grounds until more than half a century
later. Since this compilation was prepared in 1853, many inscriptions that no
longer exist or are no longer legible appear here. Most of the tombstones
represented here are from the seventeenth century or the early eighteenth
century. A few of the plots continued to accept burials in the early nineteenth
century, but other burial grounds, including Copp's Hill and the Granary, had
long been available by that time. The second half of the book has dozens of
articles on those families with many burials in the King's Chapel grounds. These
articles were contributed by several writers, with some being composed in
narrative form and others in a more standard genealogical arrangement. In either
case, these accounts place those buried here in a broader context, and described
thousands of individuals related to the deceased, most of whom died and were
Nathaniel Adams, ANNALS OF PORTSMOUTH, COMPRISING A PERIOD OF TWO HUNDRED YEARS
FROM THE FIRST SETTLEMENT OF THE TOWN; WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF A FEW OF
THE MOST RESPECTABLE INHABITANTS, (1825) 2006
Adams has compiled a chronological account of the history of Portsmouth, New
Hampshire, providing year-by-year entries from 1621 through 1823, based on a
wide range of primary sources. Salted throughout the narrative are brief
biographies of town leaders, ministers and others important to the town. The
author scoured all sources available to him, including town, county, military
and church records. He organized this material into annual accounts of events
occurring in town each year, as well as events in the larger world that impinged
upon Portsmouth, frequently providing lengthy verbatim excerpts from the
records. The topics covered include the usual ones of the foundation of the
town, church history and Indian conflicts. Adams also took notice of other less
usual matters, such as eclipses and earthquakes. As might be expected, the
annual entries for many of the earliest years are relatively brief, with some
years being omitted, largely because of the paucity of records for the beginning
years. By the middle of the eighteenth century, and especially during the
Revolutionary years, the entries become quite substantial, covering the wide
range of important events occurring throughout the colonies. Adams frequently
diverted from his straightforward chronological presentation and inserted brief
biographies of ministers, town leaders, merchants and other leading citizens of
The Librarian of the Rhode Island Historical Society [Howard M. Chapin], THE
EARLY RECORDS OF THE TOWN OF WARWICK, (1926) 2006
This verbatim transcript of the first volume of town records of Warwick, Rhode
Island, contains a wide range of documents, mostly from 1648 to 1667, for the
first generation of inhabitants of that town, including town orders, land
grants, deeds (including Indian deeds) and a variety of lesser items. Warwick
was founded in 1643, but no records have survived from the first five years of
its existence. The core of the present volume is a complete run of the town
meeting minutes from 1648 to 1667. This portion of the book includes town orders
relating to the government of the town, along with appointments and elections of
town officers and records of many land grants to individuals. Another section of
the book, covering approximately the same time period, includes dozens of
records of grants of land from the town to individuals, as well as deeds
transferring land from person to person, including many original sales of land
from Indians to the English settlers. This same part of the book includes a few
probate proceedings, along with a few apprenticeships and guardianships. The
inclusion of these documents in town records reflects the position of Rhode
Island as the colony and state that has always had the most localized system of
recordkeeping, with deeds and probates recorded at the town level. Again from
this same early time period, the volume includes a handful of court proceedings
and coroner's inquests. In addition, there are many records of excise taxes
levied for the importation of spirituous beverages. The book in which all these
records are found also included other records, some apparently entered at an
earlier time and others certainly written down at a much later date. There are
many pages which are partially in a shorthand notation; these turned out to be
sermon notes, suggesting that the book had been brought from England to New
England by one of the early Warwick settlers and then converted to the purpose
of containing the town records. Then, for several decades in the eighteenth
century, those pages or parts of pages that remained blank were employed in
recording the earmarks assigned to Warwick inhabitants.
George Madison Bodge, SOLDIERS OF KING PHILIP'S WAR BEING A CRITICAL ACCOUNT OF
THAT WAR WITH A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE INDIAN WARS OF NEW ENGLAND FROM 1620-
1677, (1896) 2006
Bodge has scoured the contemporary seventeenth-century documents in order to
compile as complete as possible an account of the men who served in King
Philip's War in New England in 1675 and 1676. Thousands of young men served in
this conflict, and hundreds died in the fighting or from diseases. Most of the
information in this volume has been taken from the financial accounts maintained
by John Hull, the treasurer for Massachusetts Bay Colony for these years. From
these records, Bodge was able to construct company-by-company accounts of the
progress of the war. He followed each group of men on its marches and in its
battles, showing for many of the men the exact time served and the pay that they
received. Bodge searched many other sources as well and included in this volume
letters written by participants in the fighting, or petitions for relief that
were filed many years later. Searches in the colony archives yielded many
official accounts of action, some written at the time of the fighting and some
written years later. The important final chapter provides information on the so-
called Narragansett towns. One of the ways in which the soldiers were
compensated was by gathering them into groups, frequently by town of residence
at the time of the war, and granting to the group an entire township in the
wilderness. These grants were not acted on until decades after the conflict, and
the eighteenth-century lists of grantees frequently match the soldier's name
with the name or names of heirs who actually received the land many years later.
An appendix gathers together information on the organization and the logistics
of the military operations in Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay and Connecticut
Edgar W. Hassler, OLD WESTMORELAND: A HISTORY OF WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA DURING THE
REVOLUTION, (1900) 2006
Westmoreland County was set off from Bedford County in 1773 and during the
Revolution encompassed the western quarter of Pennsylvania. Hassler tells the
story of the county during the Revolution, episode by episode, with detailed
accounts of individuals who took part in the military expeditions. The author
opens with a discussion of the earliest settlers in the county, and also
describes the conflicts arising from the claims by Virginia to much of the same
territory. For several years both Virginia and Pennsylvania courts operated in
much of this territory. Hassler then begins his Revolutionary account with
events in 1774, including the establishment of a committee of correspondence.
Chapter by chapter, he narrates each episode occurring in this territory, in
which those sympathizing with the Revolutionary side were in conflict with
Loyalists, British, and Indians allied with the former two groups. The various
stories tell of espionage, transportation of gunpowder from New Orleans and St.
Louis, commando raids, and straightforward military operations. Since most of
these events were quite small and limited in time compared with the fighting
further east, the author is able to investigate in detail the activities of many
ordinary participants. The various accounts are well documented, with citations
to a wide range of both published and manuscript original sources, such as
private letters and diaries and official reports, as well as secondary sources
prepared during the nineteenth century.
=== 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.
Map My Family Tree
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, 28 October 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 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!
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