Wholly Genes Newsletter
28 January 2008
Issue 2008, Number 2
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In this issue:
o TMG v7: New Lower Price Without the Users Guide
o Warning: Resetting Preferences
o New CD Products from the U.S.
o TMG Companion Products
o Wholly Genes online chat
o How to reach us
=== TMG v7: New Lower Price Without the Users Guide =====
Effectively immediately, The Master Genealogist (TMG) Gold Edition will no longer be distributed with a printed Users Guide. As always, the Users Guide is included on the CD-ROM and is downloadable from <http://www.WhollyGen...com/tmgug.htm>. The most extensive coverage of features and up-to-date changes are always available from the built-in Help file. It also offers the substantial benefit of being context-sensitive and every-word searchable so you can always find what you need.
Accordingly, the retail price of TMG Gold Edition has been reduced by $10.00 to just $69.95. Of course, users will also benefit by substantially lower shipping costs.
=== Warning: Resetting Preferences ===================
The <Reset Defaults...> button on the Preferences screen restores the preferences to their status when the program was first installed. A user noted that selecting that option in TMG v7 also had the effect of resetting the default Reminder text, effectively deleting any custom reminders that had been entered. We can understand why that behavior is unexpected and the function will be modified in the next release. In the meantime, we thought that we should bring this behavior to your attention in the interest of safety.
=== New CD Products from the U.S. ===================
The following new digitized products support a full-text search and are among the thousands of helpful data CDs on WhollyGenes.com:
Gilbert Adam Hays, UNDER THE RED PATCH; STORY OF THE SIXTY THIRD REGIMENT PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEERS 1861-1864, (1908) 2008.
Under the Red Patch is the story of the 63rd Pennsylvania Volunteers. Published in 1908 it draws upon an interesting series of personal reminiscences of army life in the 63rd, published in the Wilmerding News by William A. Murrow, a member of the 63rd's Company A. The list of the members of the 63rd who were originally recruited from Braddock, Etna, McKeesport, New Brighton, Pittsburgh, Sharpsburg, Turtle Creek Valley and Allegheny, Armstrong, Clarion, and Venango counties, provides details of their service and often their death and burial (more...)
Charles William Manwaring, compiler, A DIGEST OF THE EARLY CONNECTICUT PROBATE RECORDS, HARTFORD DISTRICT, 1635-1750, 3 VOLUMES, (1904-6) 2008.
This essential tool for colonial Connecticut research contains abstracts and extracts of the estate papers of about three thousand individuals who died in Connecticut between 1635 and 1750. The records include wills, inventories, distributions and other probate documents from all available sources. During the earliest years covered by these volumes, Hartford jurisdiction covered a large part of the colony. As the number of towns and the population of the colony grew, Hartford probate district was carved up into more and smaller units. The first volume contains a section which details the division of Connecticut into probate districts. The compiler has gathered both loose papers and recorded documents, giving proper volume and page citations for the recorded records. In the earliest volumes, the colony clerk maintained court and probate records in separate sections of the same volumes, although both sections might contain probate material, all of which is included here. (more...)
VIRGINIA REVOLUTIONARY CLAIMS -- BOUNTY LAND AND COMMUTATION PAY, (1840) 2008.
Over fifty years after the end of the Revolution, claims were still being made to the federal government for commutation pay and bounty land for service in the Revolutionary War. On 24 April 1840 the Committee on Revolutionary Claims presented a report to the House of Representatives. This report provides a detailed history of various awards and the process followed in the awarding of claims for the service of officers in the Virginia Continental and State Line and navy. Record loss has made it difficult to reconstruct the service of many individuals who served in the war. Consequently, of most interest to researchers, will be the references to various lists of officers who served or were declared supernumerary during the war. (more...)
Thomas F. Gordon, THE HISTORY OF NEW JERSEY; FROM ITS DISCOVERY BY EUROPEANS TO THE ADOPTION OF THE FEDERAL CONSTITUTION, (1834) 2008.
(aka "History and Gazetteer of New Jersey")
This two-volume set should be a part of any New Jersey researcher's library. Gordon's history of New Jersey presents a detailed description of the colonial New Jersey history and government describing the various government entities and jurisdictions and presenting a chronological description of both those governing the various parts of the colony and the impact this had on the settlement of the area. Citations to other histories and documents present opportunities for further study. This volume serves both the reader new to New Jersey history as well as those interested in specific information about an event. While the first volume is useful it is the second that is the real jewel of the collection. (more...)
HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, (1843) 2008.
Written in 1843 not as a general history of the state but as individual histories of each county, this volume serves both as a history and gazetteer and provides interesting anecdotes tidbits of information. Perhaps no better explanation of the contents of Day's work can be found than in the writer's own description of the source of much of his material: "the compiler has been compelled to undertake personally the tour of the entire state; spending much time in each county, examining ancient newspapers and musty manuscripts; conversing with the aged pioneers, and collecting from them, orally, many interesting facts never before published, which otherwise would probably not have been preserved." Sprinkled among the historical facts and stories are interesting and helpful tidbits of information. (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 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=2.1 Build 1
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 March 2008, at 2pm EST 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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Wholly Genes Newsletter, 28 January 2008, Issue 2008-2
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