Wholly Genes Newsletter
30 August 2007
Issue 2007, Number 13
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o New Data CDs from Ireland
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=== FREE SHIPPING through Monday! ===============
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=== NEW: Getting the Most Out of The Master Genealogist - Electronic Version ====
Read this even if you already own a copy of this popular book!
Many users were disappointed to hear that the second printing of "Getting the Most Out of The Master Genealogist" (frequently mentioned on discussion lists as "GTM") is out of stock. This popular book was written by many well-known TMG experts and edited by Lee Hoffman, the owner of TMGTips.com and administrator of the TMG-L mailing list. Lee tells us that a new edition of the book isn't expected until some time next year.
In the meantime, however, and even after the release of TMG v7, the current printing of GTM is one of the best ways to learn the gritty details of controlling imports and exports, designing filters, constructing narratives, formatting source citations, manipulating report options, generating wall charts, and customizing the program, among other intermediate and advanced features. Since it is written by users like yourself (not programmers), it uses language that you'll understand and it includes practical strategies to using TMG with real-life data.
Now upon popular demand, Lee has released an electronic version of "Getting the Most Out of The Master Genealogist." So you can carry a copy of this great book with you everywhere that your laptop goes! It even includes fixes to the errata that have been discovered since the paper printing. Best of all, it supports a full-text search -- so you can quickly find every reference to the features that interest you.
Even if you own a paper copy of this book, the electronic version of GTM will be a great reference tool. A downloadable version is just $21.95 and the CD is $24.95 (with optional download). As above, you can even get free shipping of the CD version until Sept 3rd!
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=== Do you want to start a TMG Users Group? =========
There are more than 65 TMG Users Groups around the world, including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Norway, Australia, and New Zealand. Some groups have regular scheduled meetings and/or publish a newsletter. In many cases, however, a "TMG Users Group" merely consists of a group of users who live within the same area so that help is just a local phone call away.
The official list of TMG Users Groups can be found on the Support Forum (http://www.WhollyGenes.com/forums.htm). Go down to "Other Resources" and click on "Users Groups."
If you don't find a users group in your area, however, then there may be others like you. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest in a users group in a specific location. We'll publish the list in a future issue of the newsletter so that you can get together with other users in your area!
=== New Data CDs from the U.S. ===================
The following new data CDs support full-text search and are now available from www.WhollyGenes.com:
John Warner Barber, CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS, CONTAINING A GENERAL COLLECTION OF INTERESTING FACTS, TRADITIONS, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, ANECDOTES, &C., RELATING TO THE HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF EVERY TOWN IN CONNECTICUT, WITH GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTIONS, (1836) 2007
Barber has gathered a wide range of information on each county and town of Connecticut as of 1836, arranging the entries by county, followed by an account of the leading settlement in each county, and then the remaining towns in that county in alphabetical order, with many illustrations included. For the older and larger towns especially, the compiler has embellished the historical account of the town with extracts from the town records and, in later years, lengthy passages from the leading newspapers. Also for the earlier towns, Barber has included lists of the earliest proprietors. (more...)
TERCENTENARY OF NEW ENGLAND FAMILIES, 1620-1920: A RECORD OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF HER PEOPLE IN THE MAKING OF COMMONWEALTHS AND THE FOUNDING OF A NATION, (1919) 2007
This commemorative volume gathers together information on several dozen seventeenth-century immigrants to New England along with lines of descent to individuals living at the time of publication of the volume, frequently with details of the families of the individuals in the intervening generations. The volume opens with a narrative history of the settlement of New England, with emphasis on the Pilgrims and Plymouth Colony, on the leaders in other New England colonies, and on prominent men of the Revolutionary era. (more...)
Maria Whitman Bryant, GENEALOGY OF EDWARD WINSLOW OF THE MAYFLOWER AND HIS DESCENDANTS FROM 1620 TO 1865, (1915) 2007
This volume provides biographical and genealogical information on those descendants of Governor Edward Winslow of the Mayflower who remained in New England, including many descendants in the female lines. There is also additional information on the families of the spouses of many of the Winslow men. Although this book was published in 1915, most of the data were collected by the mother of the compiler, beginning as early as 1828. She would, therefore, have interviewed surviving members of the family who had been born in the middle of the eighteenth century, thus providing valuable information on the Revolutionary period, much of which would not have been recorded elsewhere. (more..)
=== New Data CDs from Ireland ====================
The following new searchable CDs from Archive CD Books Ireland are now available from WhollyGenes.com:
GUY'S LIMERICK DIRECTORY, 1912, (1912) 2007
Guy's Limerick Directory is an essential source for early twentieth century Limerick for both business and residential listings. Spread over 126 pages, listing more than 4,500 names, and published in 1912, this Limerick directory comprises a comprehensive business listing spread over ten pages as well as approximately three and a half thousand names in a postal directory for the city and suburbs. There are also further pages of advertisements giving additional details on many of the businesses. (more...)
PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS, EMIGRATION (CANADA).
$4.85 http://www.WhollyGen...amp;p=IE0026-DL (Download Only)
The official title of this parliamentary paper is: "Return of the Assessed Value of the Townships in the Newcastle District in Western Canada, which were settled by Pauper Emigrants from Ireland, between the years 1825 and 1828 at the public expense: Of the number of various Emigration Societies formed in Canada in 1840, by Canadian Proprietors desirous of Settling Emigrants from Great Britain and Ireland upon their Estates. (1848)." This parliamentary paper publishes the correspondence and extensive supporting documents of the British government with the Governor-General of Canada concerning the settlement of poor Irish in the Newcastle District in 1826 ("Mr. Robinson's Emigrants"). (more...)
STATISTICAL SURVEY OF MEATH, 1802, (1802) 2007
Published in 1802, the Statistical Survey of the County of Meath is aptly subtitled by its author, Robert Thompson of Oatland: 'with observations of the means of improvement, drawn up for the consideration and under the direction of the Dublin Society.' The publication of the Statistical Survey of the County Meath traces its origins to the 1740s, but is was not until the inauguration of the Dublin Society - later the Royal Dublin Society - that plans to publish a statistical survey for each county came to fruition. (more...)
DOWN AND ITS PARISH CHURCH, (1907) 2007
Published in 1907 by L.A. Pooler, D.D., Rector of Down and Canon of St. Patrick's Cathedral Dublin, at the request of the Vestry of the Parish of Down, this is a unique insight into the history of the parish, the cathedral and its clergy. There are lists of the clergy going back as far as 499 A.D., curates from 1615, churchwardens from 1636, parochial nominators from 1704 and sidesmen from 1704. There are also biographical notes on the rectors of the parish, including Pooler himself, as well images of some of the rectors. (more...)
LEET'S DIRECTORY (2ND ED., 1814), (1814) 2007
The closing decades of the eighteenth century witnessed considerable improvements in the quality of the communications infrastructure in Ireland, and consequent increases in economic activity and trade. These developments and improvements enhanced the demand for directories, travel guides and topographical accounts. To meet this demand, new road atlases and descriptive accounts began to appear. Notable among these were the Maps of the roads of Ireland by George Taylor and Andrew Skinner, William Wilson's Post-chaise companion and James Solas Dodd's Topographical director through Ireland, versions of each of which are available from us on CD-ROM. (more...)
FRANCIS ELRINGTON BALL'S A HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF DUBLIN (6 VOLS, 1902-20), (1902-20) 2007
The Reverend Francis Elrington Ball's six-volume A History of the County of Dublin was published in Dublin by Alexander Thom and Co. between 1902 and 1920. The subtitle to Ball's publication - 'the people, parishes, and antiquities from the earliest times to the close of the eighteenth century' provides a good indication on the intent and scope of Ball's work, which remains to this day one of the most widely used sources on history of County Dublin. (more...)
Charles Smith M.D., SMITH'S, THE ANCIENT AND PRESENT STATE OF THE COUNTY AND CITY OF CORK, 1774, 2ND ED. 2 VOLS, (1774) 2007
Charles Smith M.D. (1715-1762) was one of Ireland's earliest topographers and county historians as well as being a physician. Having worked on his histories of Down (1744), Waterford (1746) "The Ancient and Present State of the County and City of Cork" was first published in 1750. This was followed by a history of County Kerry published in 1756. The edition in this publication is the second edition published in 1774. Spread over two volumes and nine hundred pages The Ancient and Present State of the County and City of Cork is a comprehensive study of the "natural, civil, ecclesiastical, historical, and topographical" status of Cork county and city. (more...)
=== New Data CDs from Canada. ===================
The following new searchable CDs from Archive CD Books Canada are now available from WhollyGenes.com:
STORIED PROVINCE OF QUEBEC VOLS 3, 4 & 5 - BIOGRAPHIES, (1931) 2007
Originally published as a four volume set by the Dominion Publishing Company in 1931, a fifth volume was added in 1932. The biographies comprise fully 3 of the total five volumes in this set and the complete index of biographies in volume 5 provides guided access to over 9,000 individual names - being members of more than 1,500 families. We have, however, noticed that the index is not exhaustive. It provides entries for only those having the same family name as the main subject, but not for others related to the family by marriage, and so appear in the biographies bearing their own family name. (more...)
WHO, WHAT & WHEN IN CANADA (BEFORE THE 20TH CENTURY)
This CD is a compilation of four books. The main thing they have in common, and the reason why they are published here as a collection, is that they are all good sources of concise information about the People, Places and Dates which are significant in the (immigrant influenced) history of Canada up to the beginning of the 1900’s (more...)
J. Smyth Carter, THE STORY OF DUNDAS (ONTARIO) - 1905
This is a highly informative book about one of the areas of what we now called Ontario, which has been heavily touched by the hand of history. The combination of its location on the main migration path into “Upper Canada” and the fertility of its land caused many a settler to stop and set up their future homes in this county of Dundas. As a result, the area is a “melting pot” of ethnic traditions, and rich in its culture. (more...)
HORSE AND HARNESS
This CD is a compilation of two books about the use of horses for motive power and for transportation. Before the general use of the internal combustion engine almost the only general, land based, alternate to human muscle was to harness the muscles of animals and the first choice of animals was the horse. As a result our ancestors built up a body of knowledge about the care, training and harnessing of horses in much the same way that we today, understand and care for our motor-cars. (more...)
A RIDEAU JAUNT IN 1872
Here is something a little different from our normal fare. This is an original publication by Archive CD Books Canada and has never previously been published. It is the result of a two year project and it is not by accident that we are releasing it in 2007, the 175th anniversary year of the Rideau Canal's opening. This CD contains the first hand description of an adventure on a steam paddle-wheeler from Ottawa to Kingston down the Rideau Canal, Eastern Ontario's famous man-made navigation. The trip was made in 1872 but the story has never before been published. (more...)
is amply illustrated by pictures of the canal, which date from the construction period, c1827, up to last year.
William R. Wood, PAST YEARS IN PICKERING, (1911) 2007
Published in 1911, this book was written by William R. Wood, the one time Presbyterian Minister of Claremont, Ontario. The Pickering we think of today is a city which exists within the urban sprawl of Greater Toronto, astride the main road between Kingston and Toronto. But this book is actually about the Township of Pickering, an administration district within Durham County, comprising several communities and rural districts, just one of which originated as the village of Pickering proper. (more...)
SASKATOON TELEPHONE DIRECTORY, 1944, (1944) 2007
A standard subscriber issue telephone directory for both metropolitan and rural Saskatoon for February 1944. Rural districts include the hamlets of Cheviot, Clark’s Crossing, Floral, Pike Lake and Warman. In addition to the subscriber’s name their address and the type of address, i.e., residence, business, etc. is given. As usual the pages of the directory are liberally sprinkled with local advertising but the 24 page Classified Business Directory at the rear of the book is a bonus directory of Saskatoon industry. (more...)
THE 24TH BATTALION, C.E.F., VICTORIA RIFLES OF CANADA, 1914 - 1919
A well written and detailed history of this Montreal based military unit from its beginnings as a volunteer unit, during the 1812 invasions, through its recognition as a militia through the Fenian raids and a number of civil disorders to its conversion to a full time component of the C.E.F., including its contribution of a core of trained officers and men in the formation of the 14th Battalion, Royal Montreal Regiment. (more...)
=== New Downloadable Data CDs ==================
The following searchable data CDs are now available as a download, thereby saving the cost of shipping:
LIST OF CITY AND COUNTY EMPLOYEES, WITH THEIR RESIDENCES AND SALARIES, ETC, (1888) 2007
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, (more...)
Samuel Deane, HISTORY OF SCITUATE, MASSACHUSETTS, FROM ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT TO 1831, (1831) 2007
Deane compiled one of the earliest comprehensive histories for a New England town, the first half of the volume giving the narrative history of Scituate in a topical format, and the second half presenting biographical sketches of the town ministers and genealogies of nearly three hundred families. (more...)
William I. Budington, THE HISTORY OF THE FIRST CHURCH, CHARLESTOWN, IN NINE LECTURES, WITH NOTES, (1845) 2007
Budington has surveyed the history of the First Congregational Church at Charlestown, Massachusetts, in the colonial period, augmented by nearly sixty "notes" on various matters of church history, including biographical and genealogical sketches, and concluding with extracts from the church records.(more...)
Edmund B. O'Callaghan and Berthold Fernow, transcribers, MUSTER ROLLS OF NEW YORK PROVINCIAL TROOPS. 1755-1764. COLLECTIONS OF THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY FOR THE YEAR 1891, (1892) 2007
The transcribers have presented in this volume verbatim transcripts of all surviving New York muster rolls for the Seven Years' War (the last phase of the French and Indian Wars) from 1755 to 1764 (except for the year 1757, for which records are missing), arranging them in convenient tabular form. (more...)
Nathaniel Ingersoll Bowditch, SUFFOLK SURNAMES, SECOND EDITION, (1861) 2007
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.(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. (more...)
=== 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. Now available on CD or as a download.
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 =======================
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