Wholly Genes Newsletter
9 November 2006
Issue 2006, Number 17
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In this issue:
o Extra Cruise Ticket Sold
o Limited Technical Support, Nov 10-19
o UPDATED: Map My Family Tree v1.2
o Wish List and Gift Certificates
o German translations
o TMG Companion Products
o Wholly Genes online chat
o How to reach us
=== Extra Cruise Ticket Sold =========================
The cruise ticket that was available due to a late cancellation has been sold. Please stop calling <g>. Thanks for your interest.
Watch for an announcement here in December-January about the 2007 Genealogy Conference and Cruise, hosted by Wholly Genes Software.
=== Limited Technical Support, Nov 10-19 ================
The Wholly Genes office is closed tomorrow, November 10th, in observance of the Veteran's Day holiday. Then next week, most of the staff is off to the Mexican Riviera for the 2006 Genealogy Conference and Cruise with 400 or so other researchers. We're leaving behind a skeleton crew in the office so technical support will be limited until we return on November 20th.
Especially during this period, users are encouraged to direct their support questions to the Wholly Genes Community forum (http://www.WhollyGenes.com/forums.htm), the Frequently-Asked-Questions list (http://www.whollygenes.com/faq.htm), or the TMG-L discussion list (http://www.WhollyGenes.com/tmg-l.htm). We will try to address email support as time permits but please do not look for our usual fast response during the coming week.
We appeal to experienced users to recognize that official support is limited during this period and we thank you for all that we know you will do to support each other. We hope that users who need help will take advantage of the many great resources of the TMG community.
=== UPDATED: Map My Family Tree v1.2 ===============
A new update is available for Map My Family Tree from Progeny Software. This popular companion product will work directly from your TMG data to create maps of the events in your family tree. The new v1.2 update is free to registered users and includes these great new features:
* Automatic links to Google Maps, Google Earth and TerraServer USA so you can see your ancestral home towns on online maps, satellite images and aerial photographs. As with previous versions, Version 1.2 also includes an automatic link to MapQuest.com.
* Ability to print or publish your map as a PDF document.
* Time scrolling tool bar so you can dynamically select which time period is displayed on the map. As you slide the thumbtrack along the scroll bar, you will see the towns "twinkling" to show the movements, voyages and migrations of your ancestors.
And by popular demand....
* Filters to display specific people and events from your genealogy database. You can filter by name, ancestor line, descendant line, date, event type and gender. This is especially helpful when you want to create maps with single family lines, births only, events from a specific time period, etc.
To download your free Version 1.2 Update
1. Open the Map My Family Tree program
2. Click on “Help” in the Top Menu Bar
3. Select “Check for Updates”
4. A dialogue box will appear - click on “Check for Updates”
5. Follow the instructions on the screen.
=== Wish List and Gift Certificates =====================
As the holidays approach, please support us by looking to the Wholly Genes web store for your books, data CDs, and companion products.
This is a good time to make use of our handy "Wish List" feature in order to help friends and family buy the perfect gift for you! Simply explore the thousands of products in our store, including great searchable data CDs from the United States and around the world. Then from any product page, click on "Add to My Wish List" near the bottom of the page. To review your wish list or to direct family or friends there, click on "My Wish List" at the top of any page.
A gift certificate to the Wholly Genes store is another great way to brighten your holiday -- or that of any other researcher. You can even print a nice color certificate to put in a gift envelope! Gift Certificates come in a variety of dollar amounts (as low as $10) and after redemption any unused portion is preserved and can be applied to a future purchase (up to one year from the date of purchase).
Look for "All I want for the holidays is a gift certificate from Wholly Genes" in the right-hand column of the screen.
=== German translations ============================
We received this message from Vera Negal, longtime TMG user and beta tester, and thought that we would pass it along to you:
"Researching family roots in foreign countries brings up many additional needs. I would like to address two very basic ones after you finally "hold the desired documents in your hands." At first you have to be able to read the content of old documents or records and in the next step one has to understand what they say. Most of those documents are not written in readable characters of today and / or use old-fashioned or even no longer used words and phrases. So available translation software programs often lead to funny results which hardly make sense. Unnecessary to say but that's a real pity if you are really serious on researching your roots and on documenting sources with TMG's outstanding capabilities in this section. My name is Vera Nagel. I'm a German TMG user for years, Moderator of the German TMG User List and translate Terry Reigel's TMG Tips pages into German. I offer a service to transcribe and translate those documents and records. I am also fine to offer help if you have any kind of communication issues which German archives, parishes or what so ever. For details please feel free to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org ."
=== 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, 9 December 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 <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
Wholly Genes Newsletter, 9 November 2006, Issue 2006-17
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