Wholly Genes Newsletter
27 December 2006
Issue 2006, Number 19
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In this issue:
o UPDATED: Family Tree SuperTools v2.0
o NEW: Downloadable digital books
o UPDATED: Map My Family Tree v1.3
o UPDATED: TMG Utility 6.1 (Build 11)
o 50% OFF Your First Wall Chart
o New Releases
o Changing your email address
o TMG Companion Products
o Wholly Genes online chat
o How to reach us
=== UPDATED: Family Tree SuperTools v2.0 =============
Wholly Genes is proud to announce the release of Family Tree SuperTools v2.0. This long-awaited update to this popular program provides many add-on features for users of the most common family history programs.
Family Tree SuperTools offers superior wall charting functions, advanced project management tools, timelines, multimedia slideshows, web searching, and a variety of other features for users of Family Tree Maker Personal Ancestral Fil, Legac, Generations and other programs.
Family Tree SuperTools uses GenBridge technology to read data directly from those programs, avoiding the many problems commonly associated with GEDCOM transfers. After making data changes in his/her family tree program, the researcher merely clicks on Refresh to bring the Family Tree SuperTools database up-to-date.
NOTE TO TMG USERS: Family Tree SuperTools is not designed for you! If you have the most recent version of The Master Genealogist, then you already have the features that are built into Family Tree SuperTools. Since Family Tree SuperTools can exchange data directly with TMG, however, it makes a great gift for non-TMG researchers with whom you want to share data.
Family Tree SuperTools is just $17.95 as a download or $19.95 plus shipping and handling by mail. For the full product description and upgrade instructions, please see:
=== NEW: Downloadable digital books ==================
Due to popular demand, we will be introducing some of the digital books from our sister company, Archive CD Books USA, in a downloadable form. The first release in that form is Savage's "Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England" (1860-1862). With an in-store coupon, this popular title and standard reference tool for New England research is just $9.95. That's 66% off the regular retail price of $29.95 -- and you save the cost of shipping!
For more information, see:
=== UPDATED: Map My Family Tree ===================
Progeny Software has announced the latest release of their mapping program, Map My Family Tree v1.3.
This popular companion product reads data directly from The Master Genealogist and will produce maps of the events in your family tree. v1.3 adds the ability to create place markers to highlight certain individuals, family lines, events, etc. You can select from a list of place markers of varying shapes and colors or import one or more images to use as custom place markers.
For more information about upgrading your copy of Map My Family Tree, see:
To order Map My Family Tree for just $39.95, please visit:
=== UPDATED: TMG Utility 6.1 (Build 6) =================
John Cardinal has recently made this announcement:
TMG Utility Version 6.1 (Build 11) is now available. This version is a minor upgrade containing these enhancements:
* Added the Change Place Parts feature, which is similar to Change Name Parts, but for Places
* Added the "like" filter operator and the "replace" and "replace pattern" action operators to the Change Place Parts and Change Name Parts features
* Improved the error message for invalid patterns in all the features where pattern matching is available
* Increased the font size of the status message text, and set the default message to the path of the current project
TMG Utility is the *essential* companion program for The Master Genealogist (TMG), and it's free! Among other things, TMG Utility makes bulk edits to TMG datasets. TMG Utility works with both TMG Version 5.x and TMG Version 6.x projects.
For more information, please visit:
=== 50% OFF Your First Wall Chart ==================
If you are a registered user of the latest version of The Master Genealogist or Family Tree SuperTools, you can now get HALF OFF your first order from our wall-chart printing service! Create a beautiful wall chart in TMG or FTST and we will print it on a professional color wide-format printer and ship it to you in a protective tube. Prices start at just $19.95 ... or $9.98 with your discount coupon!
To retrieve your discount coupon, run TMG or FTST, access the Help menu, and choose Message Manager. You will see an announcement with specific instructions. (If you access the Message Manager again later, click on "Display previous messages" to see the announcement).
Requires an internet connection and TMG v6.12 or FTST v2.0. This is a limited-time offer and may expire at any time.
=== New Releases ===============================
The following new searchable data CDs are now available at www.WhollyGenes.com.
Product descriptions are by Robert Charles Anderson, FASG, for Archive CD Books USA.
Mason A. Green, SPRINGFIELD, 1636-1886, HISTORY OF TOWN AND CITY, INCLUDING AN ACCOUNT OF THE QUARTER-MILLENIAL CELEBRATION, (1888) 2006
The author covers the first two-and-a-half centuries of the history of Springfield, the first Massachusetts town settled on the Connecticut River. He utilizes the many sources created mostly by the Pynchon family, such as town records, county court records, private correspondence and account books. Through the inclusion of many extracts from the town records, Green presents many of the grants of land to the earliest settlers. Court records provide details of an early outbreak of witchcraft accusations, and other examples of disruptive behavior. Given the situation of Springfield on the frontier for many decades, close attention is paid to relations with the neighboring Indian tribes, and the many conflicts with these Indians. The volume closes with extensive verbatim transcripts of the speeches and other presentations made at the celebration of the town's 250th anniversary in 1886. Much of this material was historical in nature, and so amounts to a history within the history.
George Faber Clark, A HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF NORTON, BRISTOL COUNTY, MASSACHUSETTS FROM 1669 TO 1859, (1859) 2006
Clark surveys the history of the town of Norton, Massachusetts, from the time of its first settlement to the date of publication. The author makes extensive use of transcripts of original town, county, colony and state documents, and places special emphasis on the history of the churches of Norton. The town of Norton grew out of the North Purchase of Taunton and contiguous parts of the original Taunton purchase. As Taunton matured, this northern part of the town was granted precinct status, and then set off as a separate town in 1711. In 1725 part of Norton was set off as the town of Easton, and in 1775 another part of the town was set off as the town of Mansfield. The author included complete transcripts of many of the official petitions and court orders leading up to the establishment of the town and the first church. There are many lists which include the names of large numbers of the residents of the town, including tax lists, militia lists from the French and Indian and the Revolutionary wars, as well as the complete 1855 state census for the town. There are brief biographical sketches of the earliest settlers of the town, and also of judges, physicians and college graduates associated with Norton. Clark pays special attention to the history of the Congregational Church of Norton, including lists of admissions to membership in the church during the eighteenth century. He also includes information on later churches established in the town.
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=== 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, 27 January 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 ==============================
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