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Posted 14 March 2007 - 03:40 AM

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Wholly Genes Newsletter
21 February 2007
Issue 2007, Number 3
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In this issue:

o Windows Vista
o Cruise Update
o TMG Training
o New Maps
o New Data CDs
o TMG Companion Products
o Wholly Genes online chat
o How to reach us


=== Windows Vista =================================

The following information is for users of Microsoft's new operating system, Windows Vista.

TMG beta tester, Jim Byram, has revised his article with advice for users who want to make the most of TMG v6.12 under WinVista. The same information applies to Family Tree SuperTools (FTST) v2. You can download that file from:
http://www.whollygen...andwinvista.pdf

By all accounts, the following companion software is compatible with Windows Vista:
- GenSmarts v1.0.9.40 (see http://www.gensmarts.com/vista.html)
- Pocket Genealogist v3.03 (see http://www.northernh...gelog.htm#3.03)
- Map My Family Tree v1.3
- Second Site v1.9 Build 16


=== Cruise Update ==================================

At this writing, the 3rd Annual Genealogy Conference and Cruise is 50% sold out. The event is hosted by Wholly Genes, Inc. and always sells out.

Don't miss your chance to join us for an educational and fun-filled voyage to the Eastern Caribbean while we learn about genealogical research methods, tools, and technologies from some of the most popular speakers and authorities in those fields. This year we will have an unprecedented TEN genealogical speakers, including the foremost researchers from England and Ireland. TMG users will also find a variety of presentations about the software and its companion products from well-known experts like Bob Velke, John Cardinal, Lee Hoffman and the TMG tech support team.

This popular event gives you a rare chance to rub elbows with these professional researchers and TMG experts in a casual environment. A limited number of one-on-one consultations and shared meals will be available with each speaker.

What better environment could there be to learn how to be a better researcher than while cruising the Caribbean? Lectures don't interrupt port days so you'll also have quality time to vacation on warm and exotic tropical islands. And with prices for the 7-day cruise starting at just $847.34 per person (including food), it's cheaper than a vacation in any big city hotel! If you're traveling alone then we can even help you find a roommate.

For more details, please visit:
http://www.WhollyGenes.com/cruise.htm

We hope to see you there!


=== TMG Training ==================================

If you need some help learning the features of The Master Genealogist, there are a variety of options available to you. The following upcoming events provide personal training or hands-on instruction:

March 17: North Texas TMG Users Group.
Dallas, Texas.
TMG Workshop by Bob Velke.
Attendance is limited so register soon.
http://www.dallasgen...lecture/tmg.pdf

April 14: Arlington Roots Users Group
Falls Church, Virginia.
Presentation by Bob Velke.
http://www.rootsusers.org

May 16-19: National Genealogical Society
Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced Hands-On TMG Workshops.
Attendance is limited so register soon.
Taught by Bob Velke.
http://www.eshow2000.com/ngs/2007

June 10-15: Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research, Samford University.
Course 11: Genealogy Software and Electronic Archives.
TMG instruction by Ken Macomber, Sandy Clunies, and Amy Giroux.
Attendance is limited so register soon.
http://www.samford.e...s/course11.html

September 8: TMG User's Group Meeting,
The Computer-Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois.
Schaumburg, Illinois.
Presentation by Bob Velke.
http://www.rootsweb....caggni/sigs/tmg

October 28-November 4: 3rd Annual Genealogy Conference and Cruise
Eastern Caribbean aboard the Caribbean Princess.
TMG Presentations by Bob Velke, John Cardinal, Lee Hoffman, and others.
Attendance is limited so register soon.
http://www.WhollyGenes.com/cruise.htm

If you are unable to attend any of these events, remember that the book, "Getting the Most Out of The Master Genealogist," and DVD training videos (Getting Started, Intermediate, Advanced, and Expert) are among the best ways to learn how to use the program. For more information, see:
http://www.WhollyGen...om/learntmg.htm


=== New Maps =====================================

The following new digitized atlas is now available at www.WhollyGenes.com. Individual maps are also available as downloads for $9.95 each or can be ordered as reprints.


J.H. Stuart, STUART'S ATLAS OF THE STATE OF MAINE (1890), (1890) 2007.
$39.95 http://www.WhollyGen...f...WS&p=US0500
This 19th-century atlas of Maine includes dozens of hand-painted maps that are reproduced here in high resolution. As indicated in the title, the atlas also contains many informative pages describing the history of Maine and its educational system, geology, railroads, natural resources, summer resorts, and manufacturing interests. It also includes these helpful features which may be of interest to researchers:
- Statistics compiled from the federal censuses of 1880 and 1890.
- Gray's New Map of the United States
- New Map of the World in Hemispheres with Comparative Views of the Heights of the Principal Mountains and Lengths of the Principal Rivers of the Globe.
- A Classified Directory of Some of the Principal Business Firms and Professional Men in the State.
Each map can be displayed in high resolution and enlarged to 800% or more on the screen without loss of clarity (depending on your hardware). Printouts from this product include an obtrusive copyright watermark.


=== New Data CDs =================================


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.


Sidney Perley, THE HISTORY OF SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS, (1924, 1926, 1928) 2007.
$24.95 http://www.WhollyGen...f...WS&p=US0207
Perley has compiled an extremely detailed account of the first ninety years of the history of Salem, Massachusetts, incorporating the contents of many original documents. Perley takes note of when each resident first arrived in town, and at that point inserts a genealogical summary of the family. Salem was settled in 1626 by fishermen from the West Country of England. These residents were joined in 1628 by the advance party of the Massachusetts Bay Company, under the leadership of John Endicott. Although the political center of Massachusetts Bay moved to Boston with the arrival of John Winthrop in 1630, Salem continued to be an important part of Massachusetts history, as a major fishing port and as county seat of Essex County. The third volume includes a lengthy chapter on the Witchcraft Delusion of 1692, with transcripts of a selection of the court documents.

In the course of narrating the history of Salem chronologically, Perley paid special attention to the first appearance of each inhabitant in the records. When possible, he included a facsimile of that person's signature. He then appended as a footnote a genealogical account of that person's descendants, frequently extending for many generations and covering several pages. Many original records, including especially land records, are transcribed or abstracted, with an exact citation to the location of each record. An appendix in the first volume provides a complete transcript of the two earliest surviving town-wide land grants, one of which provides the number of persons in each household as of 25 December 1637.

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David E. Johnston, A HISTORY OF MIDDLE NEW RIVER SETTLEMENTS AND CONTIGUOUS TERRITORY, (1906) 2007.
$19.95 http://www.WhollyGen...f...WS&p=US0270
Johnston traces the exploration and settlement of the New River in southwestern Virginia, with emphasis on the area that was set off in 1837 as Mercer County, and is now in southern West Virginia. Several appendices list various county officials and present biographical sketches of early families. The author attempts to identify the earliest settlers at various stages of the settlement along the New River. As the population density increased, and as more and more counties were erected in this frontier area, Johnston tells of the creation of each new county, and lists the original officers in each. Mercer County was set off in 1837 from Giles County and Tazewell County, Virginia. At the same time, he narrates the clashes with the Indians as settlement progressed, and also gave accounts of local activities in the French and Indian War and the Revolutionary War. Nearly a third of the narrative section of the book treats the Civil War in Mercer County and vicinity.

The appendices, which comprise nearly a third of the volume, include lists of county officials, lawyers and other prominent citizens, lists of Civil War soldiers from the area, and multigenerational biographical accounts of many of the families that settled early along the Middle New River.

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Rev. A.B. Cristy, ed., CLEVELAND CONGREGATIONALISTS 1895: HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF OUR TWENTY-FIVE CHURCHES AND MISSIONS, (1896) 2007.
$14.95 http://www.WhollyGen...f...WS&p=US0272
Cristy has collected articles on the history and organization of Congregationalism in Cleveland in the nineteenth century, followed by accounts of each of the twenty-five congregations existing in Cleveland and vicinity. The section on each congregation concludes with a complete list of members. The section on each of the twenty-five churches or missions begins with a brief history of its organization, usually with a list of the founding members. Next comes a discussion of the various committees and clubs within each church, with a listing of all officers. When available, there is a photograph of the presiding minister and of the church building itself.

Each of the twenty-five accounts concludes with a complete listing of all the members, as of 1 January 1896. These lists are not just of the head of household, or of the husband and wife. Entire households are included, along with the residential address. As a consequence, these listings constitute a complete census as of 1895 of the Congregational portion of Cleveland's population. Although the Congregational Church was an outgrowth of New England culture, not all of the churches served only that part of the population that had New England roots. There were Welsh, Polish and Bohemian congregations as well.

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UNITED METHODIST HISTORICAL SOCIETY CLOSED CHURCH RECORDS SERIES, VOLUME 1 AND 2, EAST BALTIMORE STATION METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 1801-1908., (1801-1908) 2007.
$34.95 http://www.WhollyGen...f...WS&p=US0452
The first two volumes of the United Methodist Historical Society Closed Church Records Series contains six church registers from the East Baltimore Station Methodist Episcopal Church (formerly Fells Point) spanning the years 1801-1908. These records are presented in their original sequence using high-resolution greyscale images. They include handwritten records and therefore do not include any facility for an automated search. Pre-printed section headings and every page containing historical records are included. Unused ledger pages are typically not included and account for any appearance of missing page numbers. The records include:

Volume 1
Separate Registers
- Marriages 1801-1835
- Marriages 1837-1872
- Baptisms 1838-1872
Register 1873-1885:
- Members as of 1883-1885
- Marriages 1873-1885
- Baptisms 1873-1886

Volume 2
Register 1886-1895
- Members 1890-1895
- Marriages 1886-1894
- Baptisms 1885-1895
Register 1895-1908
- Members 1897-1908
- Marriages 1897-1907
- Baptisms 1895-1908

These two volumes are also available separately. These records were digitized and made available by Archive CD Books USA in cooperation with the United Methodist Historical Society. Additional volumes in the United Methodist Historical Society Closed Church Record Series will be available as they are completed. The Society maintains these original registers and a wide selection of other Methodist Church records and memorabilia at the Lovely Lane Museum and Archives in Baltimore, Maryland. More information and directions to visit the museum are available though its web site at www.LovelyLaneMuseum.com.


=== 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.WhollyGen...tingthemost.htm

Video training for TMG on DVD
Getting Started, Intermediate, Advanced, or Expert
See http://www.WhollyGen.../videotapes.htm

Second Site
Web site construction tools for your TMG data.
See http://www.WhollyGen.../secondsite.htm
Latest version=1.9 Build 16

Pocket Genealogist
The TMG companion program for Pocket PCs and other Windows Powered devices.
See http://www.WhollyGen...m/pocketgen.htm
Latest version=3.03

GedStar PRO
The TMG companion program for PalmOS users.
See http://www.WhollyGen.../gedstarpro.htm
Latest version=3.1

GenSmarts
The research advisor that reads your TMG data directly.
See http://www.WhollyGen...m/gensmarts.htm
Latest version=1.0.9.40

Map My Family Tree
See http://www.WhollyGen...yfamilytree.htm
Latest version=1.3

Chartform Delivery
An inexpensive chart printing service
See http://www.WhollyGen.../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, 24 February 2007, 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:
http://www.WhollyGenes.com/forums.htm
or write to:
support@whollygenes.com

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
410-715-2260
410-730-9734 (fax)
http://www.WhollyGenes.com
Bob Velke
President
Wholly Genes Software




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