Wholly Genes Newsletter
9 November 2007
Issue 2007, Number 17
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In this issue:
o Cruise Wrap Up
o Salt Lake City TMG Users Group
o Sentence Structure Forum
o NEW: Probate Records of New Hampshire
o New Products from Ireland
o HALF PRICE: Video Training for TMG - Intermediate (VHS)
o Give the Gift of TMG at 50% OFF!
o TMG Companion Products
o Wholly Genes online chat
o How to reach us
=== Cruise Wrap Up ======================
The 2007 Genealogy Conference and Cruise is over and the Wholly Genes staff wishes to thank the 350 or so people who joined us for the largest genealogy conference on the seas! We had a great time, met many interesting folks, and learned a lot too!
With some 21 hours of presentations by 9 genealogical speakers, including some of the most reknown professional genealogists from Ireland, England, and the United States, we all learned to be better researchers. An additional 10 hours of TMG-specific presentations (from Bob Velke, John Cardinal, and Lee Hoffman), two cocktail parties, and a movie rounded out the busy 7-day schedule. Aside from all this fun, we successfully skirted Hurricane Noel and had beautiful days of vacation on the tropical islands of St. Thomas and St. Maarten!
For detailed reviews, please see these links:
Dick Eastman's blog:
Catherine Wilson's blog:
Roots Television was also onboard and has published a few of their clips so far, including:
Yes, of course, we will do it again! Watch this space for an announcement soon about the 2008 Genealogy Conference and Cruise! We hope that you will join us on this very popular annual event!
=== Salt Lake City TMG Users Group ==========
The Salt Lake City (UT) TMG Users Group will meet _tomorrow_, Saturday, Nov 10th, at 3pm at Sweet Library, 445 F. Street, in Salt Lake City. The guest speaker will be Bob Velke, President of Wholly Genes Software who will demonstrate TMG v7 and answer questions from the attendees.
For more information, please contact Kim Everingham at firstname.lastname@example.org or (801) 918-5220.
=== Sentence Structure Forum ==============
Pursuant to a request during one of the public TMG chats (see below), a special section was created on the Wholly Genes Community Forum for the discussion of TMG sentence structures. The new forum, moderated by Teresa Ghee Eliott, already contains many sample sentences and discussions about custom event types, roles, styles, and other strategies for customizing narrative reports. If you generate narrative reports from your TMG data, you'll learn a lot from this new forum!
To read or participate in the discussion, please visit:
=== NEW: Probate Records of New Hampshire ===
The following major new release from our sister company, Archive CD Books USA, supports full-text search of nine volumes (6151 pages!) and will be critical addition to the bookshelf for anyone who is doing early New England research:
Albert Stillman Batchellor et al., eds., PROBATE RECORDS OF THE PROVINCE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 1635-1771 (9 VOLUMES), (1907-1941) 2007
These nine volumes gather in one place all known probate records for the Province of New Hampshire from its earliest settlement until the establishment of counties in 1771. Transcripts or abstracts are provided for all documents, which have been collected from several colonial probate jurisdictions.
Prior to 1641, the four towns of Portsmouth, Dover, Hampton and Exeter, which later formed the Province of New Hampshire, were independent settlements. Between 1641 and 1643, these towns came under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts Bay Colony, where they remained until 1679. In that year the Province of New Hampshire was formed, and all probate records were recorded at the province level until 1771, when the five original counties (Rockingham, Hillsborough, Strafford, Cheshire and Grafton) were erected.
Prior to 1771, most of the probate records for New Hampshire were filed at the province level, but many were located elsewhere. From 1643 to 1679, the four New Hampshire towns were part of old Norfolk County, Massachusetts, and those records have been scoured for New Hampshire probate records. Other New Hampshire probate records were located in the files of Essex and Suffolk counties in Massachusetts and York County in what would become Maine.
The editors have provided full, verbatim abstracts for all wills and for some other important documents, such as estate distributions. Other documents, including especially probate inventories, are presented as brief abstracts. When no citation for a document is provided, the assumption is that that document is in the original province files. Complete volume and page citations are provided for documents found only in the province record books, or in the files and records of other jurisdictions.
Some of the volumes have introductory matter describing in more detail the preparation of the material for publication. The introduction to the ninth volume includes a list of all New Hampshire counties, followed by a list of all New Hampshire towns, with their dates of incorporation, and the county or counties within which the town fell. All volumes conclude with an every-name index.
The CD includes high-quality images of every page as originally published (not just a transcript) and is fully searchable using Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 5 or later recommended) on any Windows, Macintosh, or Unix computer. The data on this CD is completely self-contained, and requires no installation.
=== HALF PRICE: Video Training for TMG - Intermediate (VHS) ===
Just $7.98 (originally $14.95).
This training video on VHS tape introduces the intermediate TMG user to a variety of concepts and features, including custom screen layouts, the Image window, the Project Explorer, Focus Groups, filtering, timelines, the multimedia (exhibit) log, the Research Log, Advanced Data Entry mode, and report options. It is narrated by Bob Velke, President of Wholly Genes Software, and lasts approximately 1.5 hours.
This VHS tape has been discontinued in favor of the DVD so the sale price is only valid while our limited supplies last.
For more information, please see:
=== New Data CDs from Ireland ==============
The following new data CDs from Ireland are now available from WhollyGenes.com:
CENSUS OF IRELAND, CO. GALWAY 1871 STATISTICAL ABSTRACTS
Printed in Dublin for Her Majesty's Stationary Office by Alexander Thom of Dublin and published in 1874, the statistical abstracts for the 1871 Census of Ireland for the county and town of Galway provides incredibly detailed and fascinating statistical material on this county. While most genealogists and historians in Ireland will be familiar with the manuscript 1901 and 1911 Censuses of Ireland detailing households and the individuals contained therein, the statistical data that was gathered, analysed and published in tabular
form is often easily overlooked. (more...)
ENGLISH GOLDSMITHS AND THEIR MARKS, 2ND ED., 1921
The short title of Sir Charles James Jackson's incredible publication, English Goldsmiths and their Marks, belies the true extent of this monumental book. Published in London in 1921, this incredibly learned tomb extends to more than 750 pages and its full title provides a much better idea of its scope: English Goldsmiths & their Marks: A History of the Goldsmiths and Plate Workers of England, Scotland and Ireland with over 13,000 Produced in Facsimile from Authentic Examples of Plate and Tables of Date-Letter and other Hall-Marks used in the Assay Offices of the United Kingdom. (more...)
STATISTICAL SURVEY OF THE COUNTY OF TYRONE, 1802
The Irish Statistical Survey was carried out under the direction of the Royal Dublin Society. Each county was surveyed with the aim of determining the 'actual state, capabilities and defects of agriculture, manufactures and rural economy'. In practice the surveys contained a vast quantity of local information on almost every aspect of the county surveyed. Because these studies were carried out under central direction the quality of the information provided is good, and given their early date, they remain an invaluable source for the study of each county. (more...)
HENDERSON'S BELFAST DIRECTORY 1850 (ANTRIM)
John Henderson's Belfast Directory of 1850 focuses on the actual city of Belfast, unlike the later version of 1856, which covers all of Ulster. Spread over four hundred pages Henderson provides a street directory, alphabetical list of the inhabitants and a trade directory of the city, amounting to approximately 16,000 names. There are also details on some of the surrounding villages. Henderson also provided detailed information on the post service, as well as information on County Antrim. (more...)
DENVIR'S THE IRISH IN BRITAIN, 1892 (MIGRATION RECORDS)
This extraordinary book was published in 1892 by the Liverpool author, journalist and political activist John Denvir. To this day it remains one of the most important sources we have about the nineteenth century Irish, as witnessed by its continued inclusion on university reading lists. The number of Irish people in Britain grew dramatically in the 1800s, especially in Liverpool. In 1841 over 50,000 Liverpudlians were Irish-born, which had increased to over 70,000 in 1881. These Irish settlers generally came looking for work, or to migrate further to the US but ran out of money. (more...)
SLATER'S ROYAL NATIONAL DIRECTORY OF IRELAND, 1894: COMPENDIUM OF ALL SECTIONS
Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland was published in two volumes in Manchester and London in 1894 and encompasses almost 3,000 pages of text, and more than 250,000 names. Information contained in the Directory is subdivided into provinces and further subdivided into provinces with entire sections given over to the cities of Belfast and Dublin, and extended sub-sections for Cork, Limerick and Galway. (more...)
...or $23.95 for individual sections as follows:
LEINSTER & DUBLIN CITY SECTIONS (CARLOW)
CONNAUGHT SECTION (GALWAY)
MUNSTER, CORK & LIMERICK SECTIONS (CLARE)
ULSTER & BELFAST CITY SECTIONS (ANTRIM)
=== Give the Gift of TMG at 50% OFF! ===
For a limited time, registered users of TMG Gold v6.09 or later can now purchase additional copies of the program for friends and family for HALF OFF the regular retail price! At just $39.97, the price of TMG Gold Edition, including printed Users Guide and CD-ROM, has never been lower. Copies of the program that are purchased now will also get a FREE upgrade to TMG v7 when it is released.
To take advantage of this offer, simply run TMG and access the "Message Manager" from the Help menu. You'll find a message there with your private coupon code and simple instructions to use it. (Click on the "Display previous messages" box to see messages that have been sent to you previously).
Here's your chance to give TMG to your friends and relatives at a greatly-discounted price! Your private coupon code can only be used _once_ (a single invoice for up to 10 copies of TMG Gold) and this offer expires 31 Dec 2007. An internet connection is required to receive your coupon.
=== 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 in electronic form.
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 7
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 Saturday, 1 December 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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Please be sure to note what version of the program you are using.
You can also reach us at:
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