Wholly Genes Newsletter
26 May 2008
Issue 2008, Number 8
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In this issue:
o FREE SHIPPING through the end of the month!
o UPDATE: TMG v7.02 is now available!
o New Downloadable Data CDs
o TMG Companion Products
o Wholly Genes online chat
o How to reach us
=== FREE SHIPPING through the end of the month! ===
Until the end of the month, every order on the Wholly Genes web site includes FREE shipping to the U.S. and Canada. (A flat $4.00 fee applies to overseas orders).
Remember that www.WhollyGenes.com is NOT just your source for TMG software, companion programs, and training videos. We also carry a variety of classic books on genealogy methodology (all at least 15% off suggested retail price) and thousands of data CDs that will help with your research. The data CDs include digitized versions of rare genealogy books, census records, parish records, and other valuable research tools from the United States, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Canada, Australia, and other countries.
Tell your research friends where they can find this wide variety of genealogy products -- now with free shipping!
Don't miss this chance to save a bundle on shipping. This offer expires 31 May 2008.
=== UPDATE: TMG v7.02 is now available! ===
The Master Genealogist v7.02.0000 is now available. This free update fixes a few issues that were brought to our attention by users.
o Focus Group - Fixed a display issue with the list
o Exhibit Log - The image was not being saved when the View/Edit Image [Flip] option was used.
o Embedded Citations - The escape character ("\") didn't work.
o Project Explorer - Collapsed list sorting in the Project Explorer was fixed.
o Person View - Adding a name tag caused an error in a few projects.
o Restore - Some v6 projects were not being updated to v7
o Siblings window - Clicking on a name would produce a C0000005 error under some circumstances
o Filters - Fixed various issues.
o Exhibit Log - Exhibit output reordering was broken.
o Right-click menu - The right click menu for several memo fields was revised.
o Project Explorer - Sort by ID# wasn't correct after a data set merge.
o Tag Entry - After copying a tag and changing the principal's ID number, an erroneous warning occurred when the tag was saved.
o Tag Entry - The primary state of a tag could be changed when the tag was edited and saved.
o Citation screen - canceling with no changes caused an erroneous prompt.
o Witness Add/Edit screen - Sentence preview failed to refresh after entering an ID# with recalc turned off.
o Project Explorer and Picklists - There was a sorting issue after renumbering individuals when sorting by ID#.
o Tag Type style selection - Some revisions were made to the mechanism of the relationship between the styles selected for the data set, tag types and tags.
o Compressed Pedigree and Ahnentafel: Fixed a problem that occurred when a person ID was more than six digits.
This free v7.02.0000 update requires a previous installation of v7.00 or v7.01 (Users with a prior version must first upgrade to v7.0). To download and apply the update, run TMG, access the Help menu and choose "Check for an update." Alternatively, you can choose "Check for a Program Update" from the Windows Start menu > The Master Genealogist group. The update will be applied automatically. Upon restarting, the startup screen will reflect a version number of "v7.02.0000."
=== New Downloadable Data CDs ==============
The following data CDs are now available as a download through WhollyGenes.com. Use them today and save the price of shipping too:
James R. Pringle, HISTORY OF THE TOWN AND CITY OF GLOUCESTER, CAPE ANN, MASSACHUSETTS (DOWNLOAD).
In the best traditions of nineteenth-century local history, this volume provides both a narrative and a topical history of an important early Massachusetts maritime community. The history is interspersed with biographical compilations of early settlers,
soldiers and sailors, and businessmen. (more...)
J.H. Temple, HISTORY OF NORTH BROOKFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS (DOWNLOAD).
This volume is more than just a history of the town of North Brookfield. Temple has also included extensive extracts from the town records of Brookfield, the parent town, and has compiled genealogical accounts of most of the earliest families of the town. (more...)
RECORDS AND FILES OF THE QUARTERLY COURTS OF ESSEX COUNTY MASSACHUSETTS, 1636-1683 (DOWNLOAD), 1911-1921.
These volumes contain transcripts or extracts from the record books and loose papers of all courts that operated in the area that is now Essex County, Massachusetts, from 1636 to 1683. Nearly every person who resided for any length of time in Essex County
in this period will be found in this set. (more...)
J.H. Temple, HISTORY OF THE TOWN OF PALMER, MASSACHUSETTS (DOWNLOAD), 1889 (2005).
This volume is more than just a history of the town of Palmer. Temple has also included extensive extracts from the town records of Palmer, and has compiled genealogical accounts of most of the earliest families of the town.(more...)
Sidney Perley, THE HISTORY OF SALEM, MASSACHUSETTS (DOWNLOAD), (1924, 1926, 1928) 2007.
Perley has compiled an extremely detailed account of the first ninety years of the history of Salem, Massachusetts, incorporating the contents of many original documents. Perley takes note of when each resident first arrived in town, and at that point
inserts a genealogical summary of the family.(more...)
Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, RECORDS OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY IN NEW ENGLAND, 1628- 1686 (DOWNLOAD), 1853-1854.
This massive series of volumes documents the development of the Massachusetts Bay Company into Massachusetts Bay Colony, providing a dense chronological record of the colony's civil, criminal and administrative court proceedings. Thousands of early New
England colonists pass through these pages. (more...)
James H. Stark, THE LOYALISTS OF MASSACHUSETTS AND THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (DOWNLOAD), (1910) 2006.
The author, sympathetic to the Loyalists, presents a history of the American Revolution in Massachusetts, from the perspective of the Loyalists. To this he appends about a hundred biographical and genealogical sketches of Massachusetts Loyalists, tracing
their lives into England and Nova Scotia. (more...)
John Farmer and Jacob B. Moore, A GAZETTEER OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE (DOWNLOAD), (1823) 2007.
This very early gazetteer of New Hampshire offers many references for researchers of the area. The preface provides a thorough description of its contents in three parts (more...)
John Hayward, THE NEW ENGLAND GAZETTEER; CONTAINING DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL THE STATES, COUNTIES AND TOWNS IN NEW ENGLAND: ALSO DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL THE STATES, COUNTIES, AND TOWNS IN NEW ENGLAND AND FASHIONABLE RESORTS WITHIN THAT TERRITORY... (DOWNLOAD), (1839) 2007.
This volume combines in one alphabetical listing an exhaustive survey of the political divisions, from town to state, and the physiographic features of all six New England states. The entries range from a paragraph to several pages, covering location,
population, history and commercial activities. (more...)
Rev. Elias Nason, M.A., A GAZETTEER OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS (DOWNLOAD), (1874) 2007.
The author, Rev. Elias Nason, M.A., has compiled "a clear and concise topographical description, together with a brief historical and statistical notice, of the several counties, cities, towns, and villages of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts." The book
offers much more than that to a family historian, however. (more...)
Nathaniel Goodwin, GENEALOGICAL NOTES, OR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FAMILY HISTORY OF SOME OF THE FIRST SETTLERS OF CONNECTICUT AND MASSACHUSETTS (DOWNLOAD), (1856) 2006.
Nathaniel Goodwin's career as probate clerk and judge prepared him well for the compilation of the earliest published, well-documented accounts of thousands of descendants (representing hundreds of surnames) of thirty-seven early New England families,
most from Wethersfield, Hartford and Windsor in Connecticut, but some from Massachuetts Bay as well. (more...)
John Farmer, A GENEALOGICAL REGISTER OF THE FIRST SETTLERS OF NEW ENGLAND (DOWNLOAD), (1829) 2006.
In this volume John Farmer produced the first attempt to survey systematically the earliest immigrants to New England. Working at a time when published sources were vanishingly few, Farmer compiled a nearly complete catalog of the immigrant generation and
laid the basis for similar future compendia. (more...)
Jacob Piatt Dunn, INDIANA AND INDIANANS: A HISTORY OF ABORIGINAL AND TERRITORIAL INDIANA AND THE CENTURY OF STATEHOOD (DOWNLOAD), (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. (more...)
Lorenzo Sabine, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF LOYALISTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, WITH AN HISTORICAL ESSAY (DOWNLOAD), 1864.
Sabine has gathered in one place biographical accounts of thousands of Loyalists of the American Revolution, from all thirteen of the rebellious colonies. He has outlined the activities which defined them as Loyalists, and has traced many of them to the
Maritime Provinces of Canada and to England. (more...)
Wm. C. Pendleton, HISTORY OF TAZEWELL COUNTY AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA, 1748-1920 (DOWNLOAD), (1920) 2007.
Pendleton tells the history of Tazewell County by placing it firmly in the larger context of the migrations into southwest Virginia, and then focusing in detail on the settlement of Tazewell County itself. The author pays special attention to the Indian
conflicts and the resulting losses of life. (more...)
David E. Johnston, A HISTORY OF MIDDLE NEW RIVER SETTLEMENTS AND CONTIGUOUS TERRITORY (DOWNLOAD), (1906) 2007.
Johnston traces the exploration and settlement of the New River in southwestern Virginia, with emphasis on the area that was set off in 1837 as Mercer County, and is now in southern West Virginia. Several appendices list various county officials and
present biographical sketches of early families. (more...)
Rev. A.B. Cristy, ed., CLEVELAND CONGREGATIONALISTS 1895: HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF OUR TWENTY-FIVE CHURCHES AND MISSIONS (DOWNLOAD), (1896) 2007.
Cristy has collected articles on the history and organization of Congregationalism in Cleveland in the nineteenth century, followed by accounts of each of the twenty-five congregations existing in Cleveland and vicinity. The section on each congregation
concludes with a complete list of members. (more...)
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 (DOWNLOAD), (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. (more...)
DIGESTED SUMMARY AND ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PRIVATE CLAIMS WHICH HAVE BEEN PRESENTED TO THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES (DOWNLOAD), (1853-1882) 2007.
Historically almost half of the laws passed by Congress have been private acts applying to a single person or a specified group of people from entrepreneurs to destitute soldiers and widows. Beginning with 10 claims in 1789 the petitions escalated to a
high of over 6000 in 1905/6. (more...)
=== TMG Companion Products ======================
The following companion products which were developed for TMG users like you:
"A Primer for The Master Genealogist"
A great new book for beginning TMG users by Terry Reigel.
"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 10
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, 31 May April 2008, 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!
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