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Wholly Genes Newsletter, 11 July 2007, Issue 2007-10

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Wholly Genes Newsletter

11 July 2007

Issue 2007, Number 10


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In this issue:


o UPDATED: Second Site v2

o NEW: Pocket Genealogist for SmartPhones

o New U.S. data CDs

o TMG Companion Products

o Wholly Genes online chat

o How to reach us



=== UPDATED: Second Site v2 ======================


Second Site Version 2.0 is now available. This is a _major upgrade_ and contains a long list of new features and improvements. There is an upgrade fee of $21.95 for existing customers. Please note that this is the first paid upgrade after 5 years (and more than 25 releases) of free upgrades.


You can keep Second Site 1 on your PC after you install Second Site 2, so there is no reason to delay. Get your copy of Second Site 2 now!


You can read more about Second Site 2 in the current newsletter:



Existing customers can upgrade via the Wholly Genes web store:



You will need your Second Site Version 1 serial number to qualify for upgrade pricing; contact me (John@JohnCardinal.com) if you can not find it.


New customers can purchase Second Site 2 via the Wholly Genes web store:



If you have purchased Second Site Version 1 after March 31st, you will receive a coupon for a free upgrade. Do not purchase the upgrade until you receive the coupon.


Second Site News


If this is first official word you are reading about the release of Second Site 2, then you probably aren't subscribed to Second Site News, the official newsletter for Second Site. Sign up here:




=== NEW: Pocket Genealogist for SmartPhones ==========


Northern Hills Software has announced an update to Pocket Genealogist, their popular companion program for "Windows Powered" Devices. This is a free update for registered users of v3.x. Following is the offical announcement:


El Dorado Springs , MO - Northern Hills Software is pleased to announce the release of Pocket Genealogist Version 3.10.


In a nutshell, this version includes usability changes, new screen sizes for Windows Mobile 6, and support for Smartphones (Windows Mobile devices without a touchscreen - called Windows Mobile Standard with Version 6.)


"We're especially excited about the Smartphone support since those devices make up a significant portion of the current handheld device market," said Laura Phillips, vice president and business manager for Northern Hills Software. "We've supported the Windows Mobile Phone Edition since it first came out, but the old Smartphones with no touchscreen just weren't suitable for a sophisticated application like Pocket Genealogist. However, with the tremendous improvements we've seen recently in Smartphone screens and navigation, we're finally comfortable making the transition."


This release also includes better support for the use of Pocket PCs without a stylus, better Windows Mobile 6 support, and many other improvements. It is a free upgrade for users who previously purchased Pocket Genealogist 3.x.


About Northern Hills Software


Northern Hills Software LLC, a Missouri company, released the first version of Pocket Genealogist in 2000. Since then Pocket Genealogist has become a world leader in handheld genealogy software with registered users in 50 countries. Offering the most extensive data support available in a handheld genealogy program, Pocket Genealogist is extensively tested for superior data import and compatibility with popular desktop genealogy programs.


For more information or to purchase your copy of Pocket Genealogist v3.1 with Smartphone support, please visit:




=== New U.S. data CDs ============================


The following new searchable data CDs from our partner company, Archive CD Books USA, are now available from www.WhollyGenes.com. Book summaries are by Robert Charles Anderson, FASG.




$16.95 http://www.WhollyGenes.com/find_wg.mvc?ref...WS&p=US0254

Driven by local politics, a committee appointed by the Boston City Council compiled a detailed list of all those individuals who were employed by the city in 1888. The result is a collection of detailed information on thousands of men and women, from the mayor to the lamplighters and streetsweepers. The list is arranged by department, beginning with the mayor's office. Each entry provides the name of the employee, his or her birthplace, the date of appointment to the office, the employee's residence at the time of appointment and also in 1888, and the rate of pay at the time of appointment and in 1888. For example, within the Health Department, "Cleary, Thomas, Ash-driver," was born in Ireland and was appointed in 1856. His residence in 1856 was Hamburg Street, Ward 10, and in that year he was paid $1.12 a day. In 1888 he lived at 6 Chadwick Court, Ward 20, and received $2.00 a day. (more...)



$14.95 http://www.WhollyGenes.com/find_wg.mvc?ref...WS&p=US0307

Bicknell transcribes and analyzes the records for Sowams, a tract of land then in Plymouth Colony, on the northeast edge of Narragansett Bay, purchased from the local Native Americans in early 1653, a parcel of land that comprised the major part of what is now the town of Barrington, Rhode Island. The core of this volume is the transcription of the proprietors' records for the Sowams land, from a volume which had been mislaid but was found by the author and restored to the town of Barrington. The records covered here run from 1653 to 1797, and begin with the transactions between the purchasers (all from Plymouth Colony) and the Indians. In addition, there are records of the agreements with the town of Rehoboth, within whose boundaries the land originally fell. Of most importance are the records of the divisions of the Sowams land to the individual proprietors. (more...)


Nathaniel Ingersoll Bowditch, SUFFOLK SURNAMES, SECOND EDITION, (1861) 2007

$19.95 http://www.WhollyGenes.com/find_wg.mvc?ref...WS&p=US0318

Bowditch created a file of all surnames he encountered in the Suffolk County, Massachusetts, deed and probate records from the 1640s to the 1820s, to which he added lists of surnames from other sources. He organized these surnames into various categories, to which he added his personal analysis. Some of the categories employed by Bowditch are similar to those used by modern scholars of English surnames, such as "Trades and Occupations," "Relationship and Affection" and "Mental Qualities." Other categories are more idiosyncratic and amusing, such as "Diseases and Medicines; Drinking Names," "Bodily Peculiarities" and "Articles of Dress and Ornament." The volume concludes with a complete index of the thousands of surnames included in the compilation. Bowditch was clearly still collecting surnames at this final stage of production of his book, as there are dozens of surnames which make their first appearance in the index, where they are explained in footnotes. (more...)



$21.95 http://www.WhollyGenes.com/find_wg.mvc?ref...WS&p=US0372

This official compilation provides organizational and constitutional information on the Society of the Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century, as well as data on members as of 1923 from three state societies: New York, Missouri and Rhode Island. Portraits of Society Presidents are included. In order to become a member of this society, a woman must have "descended from an ancestor who rendered service between 1607 and 1700 according to the eligibility list." A list of the varieties of service includes both civil and military offices, at the colony, county and town levels. The members are listed alphabetically for each state, giving their residence in 1923 and the list of ancestors from whom they descend. For each ancestor there is a statement of the form "Seventh in descent from John Needles." The intervening generations are not supplied. The volume closes with a list of ancestors claimed by the members, giving the qualifying service for each (more...)



=== TMG Companion Products ======================


The following companion products which were developed for TMG users like you:


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 16


Pocket Genealogist

The TMG companion program for Pocket PCs and other Windows Powered devices.

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

Latest version=3.10


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=1.3


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 July 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 or . 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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