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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.


o Accent

- An Accent based on surety values did not work.

- Fixed an error when double-clicking on the Status Bar to open the Accent

Definition Screen.


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.”


o Restore

- 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

be dropped.

- 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

individual ones.

- 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

distinguished correctly.

- 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.


o Preferences

- 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.


o Miscellaneous

- 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

Welcome screen.

- 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:






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

buried elsewhere.









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 town.





The Librarian of the Rhode Island Historical Society [Howard M. Chapin], THE



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.







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







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.

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=3.02


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=


Map My Family Tree

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

Latest version=1.0


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, 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

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 or

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


410-730-9734 (fax)


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