Wholly Genes Newsletter
16 August 2007
Issue 2007, Number 12
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In this issue:
o Boston TMG Users Group
o Dutch TMG Manual
o FGS Conference - TMG v7 Demonstration
o Other Calendar Events
o New Data on DVD
o New U.S. Data CDs
o TMG Companion Products
o Wholly Genes online chat
o How to reach us
=== Boston Area TMG Users Group forms =============
Ed Feustel has announced the formation of a new TMG Users Group in Boston, Massachusetts. The first meeting of the Boston Area TMG Users Group will be Saturday, September 15, 2007 at the New England Historic and Genealogical Society(NEHGS) Library in Boston from 1 PM to 4 PM in the Conference Room on the 2nd floor. For driving directions and information about public transportation, see:
You do not need to be a member of NEHGS to attend the meeting. There is no charge, but donations to pay for the use of room will be gratefully accepted. The meeting will focus on basic use of the program, "The Master Genealogist" (TMG), by showing Bob Velke's DVD "Getting Started". Experienced users will be present to answer your questions about basic and advanced use of the program, during an intermission. Bring your laptops and databases. Copies of the program are also available at the NEHGS's store.
A free mailing/discussion list is also available from:
For more details and contact information, please visit:
=== Dutch TMG Manual ==========================
Experienced TMG user and beta tester, Harry Geogebeur, has announced the availability of a new book for Dutch TMG users.
"Meester van The Master Genealogist" (written in Dutch) is actually a compilation of several things:
1. translated portions of the TMG help files with permission from Wholly Genes Software;
2. translated portions of "Getting The Most Out of The Master Genealogist" with permission of its editor, Lee Hoffman;
3. translated portions of the help files from TMG Utility with permission from its author, John Cardinal.
The book has 452 pages, 18 chapters, 6 appendices, Table of Contents, bibliography and Index.
The prices for the book are:
- black and white version 40 Euro + shipping
- colour version 75 Euro + shipping
If you read Dutch, you can order a copy of this great new book from Harry at:
=== FGS Conference - TMG v7 Demonstrations =========
As previously reported, company representatives will be giving a preview of some of the new features in The Master Genealogist v7 (to be released later this year) at the Federation of Genealogy Societies Conference in Fort Wayne, Indiana, over the next two days.
Demonstrations are scheduled at the Wholly Genes exhibit booth at 3:15 on Friday (Aug 17) and again at 3:15pm on Saturday (Aug 18).
If you will be in the Ft Wayne area in the next two days, please stop by and be among the first to see Version 7 which is easier for novice researchers and at the same time will reinforce its reputation among experienced researchers as "the one that does it all!"
=== Other Calendar Events =======================
The following additional events in 2007 will feature one or more representatives of Wholly Genes Software:
8 September 2007
Computer-Assisted Genealogy Group of Northern Illinois
28 October-4 Nov 2007
3rd Annual Genealogy Conference and Cruise to the Caribbean
hosted by Wholly Genes Software
10 November 2007
Salt Lake Valley TMG Users Group
25 November 2007, Sunday, 3pm
Baltimore County Genealogical Society
To invite a representative of Wholly Genes to your meeting, please contact email@example.com.
=== New Data on DVD ===========================
The following new release from our sister company, Archive CD Books USA, can now be ordered from WhollyGenes.com. In order to preserve the high-resolution digital images from this massive book, it is being released on a DVD, marking the first time the company released a data product on that media. Orders are being accepted now and shipping begins the week of August 20th, 2007.
ILLUSTRATED HISTORICAL ATLAS OF THE STATE OF INDIANA, (1874) 2007
As indicated by its name, this huge "Illustrated Historical Atlas" of Indiana includes much more than its 150 beautifully-detailed 19th century hand-colored maps of the cities and counties of Indiana. An extensive narrative history of the state and its many counties includes, in many cases, a description and history of the earliest settlements and settlers. Of special interest to family history researchers, this volume includes detailed biographical sketches of about 30 prominent citizens, as well as a list of more than 8000 individual patrons of the atlas from across the State, listing in each case his/her name, city of residence, business, birth place, and the date of immigration to (or birth in) Indiana. A variety of additional plates show the portraits or residences of dozens of citizens.
The book continues with a list of post offices across the United States, various census statistics, and an extensive business directory of Indiana.
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. Quality print reproductions can be ordered from an inexpensive map-printing service using a link on each map page.
The DVD includes high-quality images of every map as originally published. The additional text pages are fully searchable using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 5 or later recommended) on any Windows, Macintosh, or Unix computer. (The maps are not searchable). The data on this DVD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.
=== New U.S. Data CDs =========================
The following new searchable data CDs are now available from www.WhollyGenes.com:
Jacob Piatt Dunn, INDIANA AND INDIANANS: A HISTORY OF ABORIGINAL AND TERRITORIAL INDIANA AND THE CENTURY OF STATEHOOD, (1919) 2007
Frequently cited in biographies of the Indianans, Dunn's five-volume history of Indiana is both thorough and readable. Beginning with prehistoric times, the writer carries the reader through each era from Indian settlement to the 1900s. Reachers stopping to read a particular entry are likely to find themselves completing the chapter before moving on to the next item of interest. The first 8 chapters provide a chronological history. These are follow by separate chapters on the medical history; education; transportation, commerce and industry; charities and correction; temperance; and New Harmony. The second volume (more...)
THE INDIANA GAZETTEER AND TOPOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF THE STATE OF INDIANA, 3RD EDITION, (1850) 2007
Lost in Indiana? Tracking an ancestor's migration path can be extremely difficult-small villages and towns mentioned in family stories frequently no longer exist. Early published gazetteers can sometimes solve the problem. They can also provide some interesting facts about the area. Did you know there were 28 towns called Union in Indiana in 1850? There are two Auroras-the one on the Ohio River "recently" (1850) suffered from the ravages of cholera. Bartholomew County's population increased from 10,042 in 1840 to over 15,000 by 1848. In 1850 it had 10 tanneries, a distillery and six water-powered and 5 steam-powered flour mills. The bulk of the book, almost 300 pages is devoted to the description of cities, towns and counties. (more...)
YEAR BOOK OF THE ILLINOIS SOCIETY OF THE SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, (1896) 2007
Published six years after the founding of the Illinois chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, this volume contains information on about four hundred members who were then active. To be a member, one had to be a lineal descendant of someone who had served loyally during the Revolution. The volume opens with lists of the officers of the Illinois society for each of its years of existence, along with the state constitution and bylaws, and a brief history of the Illinois society. This is followed by a list of the current officers of the national society, and the national constitution and bylaws. (more...)
William L. Alexander, LIST OF EX-SOLDIERS, SAILORS AND MARINES LIVING IN IOWA, (1886) 2007
Tracking migrating ancestors is often an exercise in frustration. One tool often used is tracking neighbors, an infrequently used, but often successful tool is tracking military service. This volume authorized by the Iowa General Assembly in 1884, lists U.S. Army, Navy and Marine Corps veterans of the War of 1812, the Black Hawk and Mexican wars, and the War of the Rebellion. Although directed to place individuals in alphabetical order, the editor chose to list those serving in the War of the Rebellion and the Mexican War, by the state and unit in which they enlisted and served and alphabetically thereunder. The state unit in which they served is noted for those with War of 1812 service. This allows the researcher not only to identify the state of origin of his ancestor or a collateral relative, but the names of other individuals who served with him. While almost 17,000 of the those listed were from Iowa, 3200 were from Ohio, 1600 from Pennsylvania, 1700 from New York and 14 were from Colorado. (more...)
N. Howe Parker, IOWA AS IT IS IN 1855; A GAZETTEER FOR CITIZENS AND A HANDBOOK FOR IMMIGRANTS, (1855) 2007
This "Gazetteer for Citizens and Handbook for Immigrants" contains many details that will help you to understand the conditions and obstacles that were faced by the early immigrants to the prairies of Iowa. The description of each county includes its physical location, early history, and the main cities and town. Also included in many cases are the early settlers or settlements, churches, schools, streams, mountains, and other physical features, as well as the churches, businesses, schools, banks, and other economic characteristics of the area. The original color township map from this book is rarely found in any form but is included on this CD in beautiful high-resolution. Its details include "Streams, Roads, Towns, Post Offices, County Seats, Works of Internal Improvement, &c, &c" as of 1855. Although copyrighted in Chicago, this book was printed in Philadelphia which may explain why it was not included in the Ante-Fire Imprints Inventory. (more...)
R.A. Campbell, CAMPBELL'S GAZETTEER OF MISSOURI, (1874) 2007
Although described as a gazetteer, this volume is also a guide to the state detailing its physical, commercial and manufacturing attributes. The material is presented in alphabetical order by county. A brief history of the beginning of the settlement in the county (often listing the names of the first settlers) sets the stage. The reader is also provided with population figures taken from the federal censuses, a description of the county's physical features including waterways and land forms, its agricultural production, manufacturing interests, wealth, exports, railroads, and educational facilities. A list of the post offices each with a brief description which usually contains a list of the commercial and manufacturing establishments and number of inhabitants is also included as part of the county description. (more...)
Samuel R. Brown, THE WESTERN GAZETTEER OR EMIGRANT'S DIRECTORY VIZ THE STATES OF KENTUCKY, INDIANA, LOUISIANA, OHIO, TENNESSEE AND MISSISSIPPI AND THE TERRITORIES OF ILLINOIS, MISSOURI, ALABAMA, MICHIGAN, AND NORTHWESTERN, (1817) 2007
Westward Ho! but where? Have you ever wondered why your ancestor decided to move-and even more importantly why did he choose ____? How to books are not a modern phenomena. Real estate brochures are not new. This 1817 volume provides a description of the western states and territories-one state so new it is still unnamed-and discussions of soil, climate, diseases, vegetable mineral and animal productions as well as extensive descriptions of the rivers, lakes, roads and other items that impact travel. We learn about the price and quality of the land, forts and Indian tribes in the area, settlement patterns, and trade and manufacturing opportunities. (more...)
Henry Gannett, A GAZETTEER OF INDIAN TERRITORY, (1905) 2007
This booklet is packed with information about "Indian Territory," the area that is described in 1905 as "bounded on the north by Kansas, on the east by Arkansas, on the south by Texas, and on the west by Oklahoma." Oklahoma was admitted as the 46th State of the Union in 1907 and included the bulk of Indian Territory. Despite its name, whites comprised more than three quarters of the population of Indian Territory at the turn of the century. The remainder was roughly split between Indians and blacks who were former slaves of the Indians or their descendants. The Indian population was largely comprised of the Cherokee, Creek, Seminole, Choctaw, and Chickasaw which came to be known as the "Five Civilized Tribes." (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
Web site construction tools for your TMG data.
Latest version=2.0 Build 3
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 1 Sep 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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