Wholly Genes Newsletter
8 May 2007
Issue 2007, Number 6
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In this issue:
o Monthly Specials
o National Genealogical Society workshops
o Report samples - Winners!
o Free Wall Charts
o Cruise Deadline Looming
o New U.S. data CDs
o New downloadable products
o TMG Companion Products
o Wholly Genes online chat
o How to reach us
=== Monthly Specials ==============================
The following are among the most popular products in our store and they are on sale for this month only!
MAP MY FAMILY TREE from Progeny Softare - Reads your TMG data directly.
Sale Price=$39.95 (Suggested Retail Price=$49.95).
See your ancestors' lives on a map. Map My Family Tree automatically geocodes your family tree in seconds so you can see where your ancestors were born, married and died. View family migrations using the world map and zoom into any part of the world to see detailed events in that location. Map My Family Tree uses state-of-the-art vector mapping technology. Customize your maps with over 16-million colors and a wide range of font styles and sizes. Print your maps on a wide variety of paper sizes and electronically publish them in many popular file formats to display on websites and email to family and friends. Use these published maps to collaborate with other researchers. Map My Family Tree reads directly from your TMG data file so you do not have to import a GEDCOM file. In addition to this incredible mapping capability, Map My Family Tree also: Automatically checks your genealogy database for place name typos, missing counties and other inaccuracies. You may then copy and paste corrections to your genealogy file. Finds over 3.3-million place names from around the world plus US churches and cemeteries. Longitude and latitude references are even provided. Instantly locates your ancestor's hometown on MapQuest.com.
Robley Dunglison, M.D., LL.D., MEDICAL LEXICON. A DICTIONARY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, (1865) 2006
Sale Price=$14.95 (Suggested Retail Price=$19.95)
This compendious volume is far more than a dictionary, providing a wide range of medical information as it was known at the end of the Civil War. The author has added much to this second edition of his work, and has designed it to be "A French As Well As An English Medical Lexicon." There are many areas of terminology included here, included anatomy, chemistry, herbal medicine, pharmacology, and many more. Latin and French forms of many words are given, and Latin and Greek etymologies are also frequent. There are also unexpected data sets dispersed through the volume in their proper alphabetic place, such as spas and health resorts, both in Europe and in the United States, or the terminology used in various magical systems of healing. Many of the medicines and medical conditions covered by this volume have multiple names, sometimes dozens, in England, French and Latin. Each of these names appears in its proper place in the alphabet, with a cross-reference to the appropriate main entry, where one finds not only the definition but a complete compilation of all the variant names. This feature especially will be very helpful in understanding causes of death as they may be entered in various public and private records. In many instances, the entries carry on for a page or more, providing information that one would expect to find in an encyclopedia rather than a dictionary. For example, the entry for "Artery" covers a page and a half, while the entry for "Cinchona" and its derivatives spans more than a page and describes the many types and uses of the bark of this tree.
=== National Genealogical Society workshops ============
Would you like to learn all the ins and outs of TMG at a hands-on workshop that is taught by an expert user?
The National Genealogical Society (NGS) Conference in Richmond, Virginia is next week (May 16-19th) and there are still a few seats left at the Beginner/Intermediate and Advanced TMG workshops. Bob Velke, President of Wholly Genes Software will be the instructor. Don't miss this rare opportunity to get hands-on instruction on a wide variety of features.
For more information, please visit:
=== Report samples - Winners! =======================
The last newsletter requested that users submit samples of their favorite customized reports that were created with TMG. We got many great examples using a variety of report types.
The one judged most interesting and innovative was a box chart submitted by Keith Hemmelman. Keith created a very interesting box chart which he created by combining three other charts. Keith said, "I had created an 'Ancestor/Descendant' wall chart and had it printed in the online service [http://www.GotCharts.com] and then mounted it in a poster frame and gave it to my parents who were thrilled to receive it." Thanks, Keith, for a job very well done! You can see his handiwork here:
Following are some of the very creative "honorable mentions":
Descendant Box Chart by Barbara Heard
List of Sources by Jeffrey D. Sherbondy
Individual Narrative by Dean Scribner
Individual Narrative by Teresa Ghee Elliott
Descendant Box Chart by Jeff Lines
List of Events by Bruce Fairhall
Individual Detail by DeAnna Burghart
Thanks to everyone who submitted samples of your customized reports. You certainly helped to demonstrate the flexibility of TMG's report writer!
=== Free Wall Charts ==============================
Family reunion time is coming. Got Charts?
If you are a registered user of the latest version of The Master Genealogist or Family Tree SuperTools, you can 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.
=== Cruise Deadline Looming ========================
The 2007 Genealogy Conference and Cruise is more than 80% full and the deadline for registration is just three weeks away. At just $850 per person, you'll spend a week learning how to be a better researcher from TEN of the most respected professional genealogists from England, Ireland, and the United States. You'll also hear special presentations for beginner, intermediate, and advanced TMG users from Bob Velke, John Cardinal, Lee Hoffman, and others. All this will happen while cruising the warm tropical islands of the Caribbean where we'll stop for uninterrupted vacation days in St. Thomas, St. Maarten, and Princess Cays, Bahamas.
Along the way, you'll have a chance to spend one-on-one time with the expert speakers and you'll make friends with hundreds of other researchers and TMG users of all skill levels.
Roommates are available. Don't miss this major event of the year! After May 30th, the price will likely go up if there is any space left at all.
The price includes the cruise (inside cabin, double occupancy) plus food, port fees and taxes, shipboard entertainment, and attendance to all conference lectures and group events. The price does not include travel to/from Ft. Lauderdale, alcohol, tips, or optional guided shore excursions.
For all of the details, please visit:
=== New U.S. data CDs ============================
The following new searchable data CDs are now available at www.WhollyGenes.com:
John Hayward, THE NEW ENGLAND GAZETTEER; CONTAINING DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL THE STATES, COUNTIES AND TOWNS IN NEW ENGLAND: ALSO DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL THE STATES, COUNTIES, AND TOWNS IN NEW ENGLAND AND FASHIONABLE RESORTS WITHIN THAT TERRITORY, ALPHABETICALLY
ARRANGED, (1839) 2007
This volume combines in one alphabetical listing an exhaustive survey of the political divisions, from town to state, and the physiographic features of all six New England states. The entries range from a paragraph to several pages, covering location, population, history and commercial activities. This reference work describes New England at an important transition point in its economic history. First, by 1839 the use of water power for large-scale manufacturing had been on the rise for a few decades. As a result, Hayward devotes special attention to the number of mills in each town and city, and the products produced by these businesses. In association with this, the author also takes care to describe the watercourses that drained each town, thus supplying the water power. Likewise, in his descriptions of rivers he traces each from its headwaters to its outlet, listing each town through which it passed. Second, the railroad age had begun just a few years before this compilation was made, and in his preface to the volume Hayward shows that he was fully aware of the impact this new means of transportation would have on the geograpy of New England. As yet, however, relatively few towns and cities were served by railroads. As a result, this gazetteer provides a snapshot of New England just before the tremendous changes brought about by the synergies of water power and the railroad.
John C. Pease and John M. Niles, GAZETTEER OF THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT AND RHODE ISLAND, (1819) 2007
In this very early gazetteer, the authors compiled an exhaustive description of Connecticut and Rhode Island as of 1819, including the topography, history, and statistics of each county, town, city, burrough, and village in the State. Of special interest to genealogists, the authors include frequent biographies of the town founders, early settlers, ministers, and other prominent citizens. There is also much detail about the manufacturing, agricultural, fisheries, and other commercial interests in each town as well as a description of local governments, schools, churches, navigable waterways, and local native American tribes. Two fascinating early maps, one of each State, are also included in high resolution.
P.J. Hannifan and Co., ROAD AND COUNTY MAP OF CONNECTICUT AND RHODE ISLAND AND GAZETTEER... AND BUSINESS DIRECTORY, (1898) 2007
The title of this book is misleading because, although it does contain a detailed color map of Connecticut and Rhode Island, the bulk of the book is designed as a business directory and advisor. It is fascinating in its own right, having been written "With Historical, Biographical, Political, Law, and Other Valuable Information Useful for the Office, Store, and Home." With the business owner principally in mind, it includes a dictionary of business terms and summary of laws relating to contracts, trademarks, naturalization, and suffrage, among others. It also includes examples of legal transactions, contracts, and list of weights and measures, legal holidays, and more. The book is full of interesting articles like how to calculate interest, measure corn in a crib, determine the weight of live cattle, measure crops per acre, detect counterfeit money, among other utilitarian advice for merchants, farmers, and business owners. Other articles which are revealing of 19th-century life include recipies for housekeepers (cleaning supplies, etc.), antidotes for poison, and rules of etiquette ("Allowing the dress to trail on the street is in exceedingly bad taste. Such a street costume simply calls forth and contempt from the more sensible people.") There are also summaries, lists, and statistics of world history, temperatures, populations, cities, bridges, mountains, distances, time zones, principal exports, inventions and improvements, world records for on air, land, and sea, and other "Facts Worth Knowing and Remembering." Historians will appreciate a detailed timeline and desciption of causes of the events of U.S. wars, biographies of the heroes of those wars, of signers of the Declaration of Independence, and of Presidents of the United States. For the sake of completeness, the book even includes copies of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. Of perhaps more interest to family researchers, the book is interspersed with thousands of advertisements of local (Connecticut and Rhode Island) businesses with the names of proprietors, business descriptions, and street addresses.
Zadock Thompson, HISTORY OF VERMONT, NATURAL, CIVIL, AND STATISTICAL IN THREE PARTS, WITH A NEW MAP OF THE STATE, AND 200 ENGRAVINGS, (1842, 1853) 2007
This original 1842 publication includes a detailed description and physical geography of the State of Vermont as well as elaborate descriptions (and more than 200 original engravings) of its animals and plants, including their history, description, and general characteristics. Individual chapters describe the quadupeds, birds, reptiles, fishes, invertebrates, and botany of the State. In addition, however, this publication includes an "appendix" of 1853 which, with more than 300 pages, is larger than the original publication. In this section, the author elaborates on the natural history of the state and supplements it with a detailed description of its civil history, including sections dedicated to the Indian and Colonial Wars, the settlement and controversy with New York, the Revolutionary War, legislative proceedings, political institutions, education and literature, religious institutions, and native Indian inhabitants. The last section of the book is Thompson's Gazetteer of Vermont with "topographical and historical descriptions of all of the counties, towns, rivers, mountains, &c., alphabetically arranged." Of particular interest to researchers, it frequently includes short biographies of the town founders, early settlers, ministers, and other prominent citizens.
=== New downloadable products ====================
By popular demand, we continue our effort to make valuable data resources available as downloads so that you can save the cost of shipping. The digital versions of these great books include high-resolution images of every page, are fully searchable, and are now available as a download:
Rev. Martin Lovering, HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF HOLLAND, MASSACHUSETTS (1915) 2006.
Walter Eliot Thwing, HISTORY OF THE FIRST CHURCH IN ROXBURY, MASSACHUSETTS (1908) 2006.
Hubert Howe Bancroft, HISTORY OF UTAH (1890) 2006.
=== 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 16
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, 2 June 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 ==============================
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You can also reach us at:
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