Wholly Genes Newsletter
31 August 2008
Issue 2008, Number 12
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In this issue:
o FGS Conference
o Cruise News
o New Data CDs from the U.S.
o Did You Know?
o Did You Know Contest!
o TMG Companion Products
o Wholly Genes online chat
o How to reach us
=== FGS Conference ==================================
If you'll be near Philadelphia, PA this week (Wed, Sept 3rd through Sat, Sept 6th), then please stop by the Pennsylvania Convention Center to visit us at the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference. Wholly Genes representative and other users will be demonstrating TMG and answering questions at Exhibit Booths #308 and #310. Companion products, data CDs and other material will also be available without the cost of shipping.
Entrance to the Exhibit Hall is FREE but to attend lecture and other classes will be $125 per day or $225 for the whole conference.
We hope to see you there!
=== Cruise News =====================================
The registration deadline has past and the reserved space for the 4th Annual Genealogy Conference and Cruise (Oct 26-Nov 2) is full. In fact, the entire ship is completely sold out which is unusual for two months prior to the event. If you intended to attend this great event, however, individuals may still be looking for roommates and a waiting list is forming to claim rooms that might become available through cancellations. Please contact the group travel agent, Julie, at 1-800-377-9383 or email@example.com.
Registered parties should have received a "Cruise News" newsletter by this time. If you haven't received it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about this extremely popular event, please see <http://www.WhollyGenes.com/cruise.htm>.
=== New Data CDs from the U.S. =========================
The following new data CDs are now available from WhollyGenes.com:
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA, (1898) 2008.
With biographies ranging from a single fourteen-line paragraph to multiple pages, this fifteen-pound tome (over 2200 pages) is packed with genealogical information. Styled a biographical record, the book lives up to its name. Page 1 begins with the Hon. James Addams Beavers, “a gallant soldier, statesman, jurist and Christian citizen of Bellefonte,” and is followed by biographies of everyone from former governors to yeoman farmers. (more...)
George H. Morgan, ANNALS COMPRISING MEMOIRS, INCIDENTS, AND STATISTICS OF HARRISBURG (PA) FROM THE PERIOD OF ITS FIRST SETTLEMENT, (1858) 2008.
Composed of a series of sketches of events and subjects ranging from a single paragraph to a number of pages this volume presents the history of Harrisburg through the eyes of those who experienced it. Drawing from historical records and accounts of events described by its older citizens, the book is divided into three sections. The first section which details the early history of Harrisburg draws from historical accounts, documents, letters and other public records. Newspapers provided advertisements of land for sale or rent, obituaries, announcements of various events (more...)
J.H. French, GAZETTEER OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK: EMBRACING A COMPREHENSIVE VIEW OF THE GEOGRAPHY, GEOLOGY, AND GENERAL HISTORY OF THE STATE, AND A COMPLETE HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION OF EVERY COUNTY... (1860) 2008.
This classic and essential volume collects a wide variety of information on the state of New York, treating first of the state as a whole, and then covering all counties, cities and towns. Each section contains topographical and historical data, accompanied by statistical tables on many subjects. (more...)
INSCRIPTIONS ON TOMBSTONES IN MADISON, CONN., ERECTED PRIOR TO 1800, (1900) 2008.
This volume provides complete, verbatim transcriptions of the inscriptions on all tombstones for the town of Madison, Connecticut, (formerly a part of the town of Guilford) with dates prior to 1800. These inscriptions were gathered by a number of transcribers, from four cemeteries in the town. (more...)
John A. Marshall, AMERICAN BASTILE. A HISTORY. THE ARBITRARY ARRESTS AND IMPRISONMENT OF AMERICAN CITIZENS IN THE NORTHERN AND BORDER STATES, ON ACCOUNT OF THEIR POLITICAL OPINIONS, DURING THE LATE CIVIL WAR... (1883) 2008.
Marshall has gathered about a hundred accounts of persons imprisoned during the Civil War on suspicion of plans to fight for the South or conspire against the North. The narratives contain details of the arrest of the suspect, the conditions during imprisonment and the attempts to obtain release. (more...)
Rhode Island Geographic Board in cooperation with the United States Geographic Board, OFFICIAL GAZETTEER OF RHODE ISLAND, (1932) 2008.
This official compilation gathers together more than five thousand Rhode Island place names in one alphabetical sequence. The list includes political units of the state such as counties, towns and villages, as well as physical features, such as rivers, islands and even exposed rocks in the harbors. (more...)
John Leeds Bozman, A SKETCH OF THE HISTORY OF MARYLAND, DURING THE THREE FIRST YEARS AFTERS ITS SETTLEMENT, (1811) 2008.
Published just 35 years after the establishment of the United States, this interesting volume, which draws heavily from legislative and court records, provides an early perspective on the pre-history of not only colonial Maryland but of the other American colonies as well. The title notes that a copious introduction is included-and indeed it is-comprised of nine sections covering the period from Columbus's discoveries in 1492 to the earliest settlements in Virginia and New York. This is an expansive pre-history which includes French, Portuguese and Spanish as well as English voyages of discovery from Cabot to de Soto and which also details early settlement attempts from Newfoundland to Florida. (more...)
=== Did You Know? ==============================
DID YOU KNOW that you can remove flags that you don't use from the Flag window? Choose "Flag Manager" from the File menu (or right-click on the Flags window and choose "Customize flags..."). Then highlight a flag that you don't use and then click Disable on the right. Disabled flags (i.e., those whichout check marks on the list) will not appear in the Flags window.
DID YOU KNOW that you can change the order of flags in the Flags window? Access the Flag Manager as above, then highlight the name of a flag and click "Move Up" or "Move Down" on the right.
DID YOU KNOW that you can remove or change the order of the lines in the "Other Info" box (to the right of the primary name on the Details Window)? If you don't use the Reference field or you want the Last Edited date to appear on top, for instance, right click on that part of the screen and click "Customize 'Other info' box." Then highlight one of the data types in the list and click on the buttons on the right to disable or move them.
DID YOU KNOW that you can add a Birth tag to a person by simply holding down the Control key while you press "B" (i.e., ^? There are similar shortcuts for adding name variations, marriage, death, burial, and history tags. See the bottom of the Add menu. The shortcuts are also listed on the right on the tag labels in the Tag Type List.
DID YOU KNOW that, although you cannot create new shortcut keys like those mentioned above, you can create a custom toolbar button with which you can add a specific tag type (or access any other menu feature) with just one click? Right-click on any toolbar button and choose "Customize..." in order to access the Custom Toolbar Manager.
DID YOU KNOW that you can design a custom toolbar button in TMG what will run another windows program? Access the Custom Toolbar Manager as described above and then scroll down the "Unused Buttons" list to the "SPECIAL FUNCTION" section. "Execute a Windows program" is about 13 rows above the bottom. Just make sure that you don't use this feature to access a external program which requires your TMG project to be closed (e.g., Second Site).
DID YOU KNOW that if you find yourself typing the same text over and over, then you can save it as a text macro and then insert the whole thing with a shortcut key? Access "Text Macros" from the Tools menu to define up to 11 custom macros (Shift+F2 through Shift+F12).
DID YOU KNOW that you can change the sequence of people in the Associates Window? Right-click on the list, select "Sort," and select one of the other sorting methods.
DID YOU KNOW that you can link a specific citation to every record in a data set at the same time? This may be handy after importing a data set from another researcher. Access the Master Source List, highlight the source in question, and then click on the "Cite Globally" on the right.
DID YOU KNOW that you can easily expand most windows to fill the screen? It is nice to be able to use the Tree View in full screen mode, for instance. While looking at the Tree View, click on the Maximize button in the top-right corner (to the left of the "X" button). After working with the Tree View in full screen, click on the button that is in that same position in order to return the window to its original size and position!
=== Did You Know Contest! ========================
The "Did You Know" section is a popular feature when it is included in our newsletter. Now you can help to spread your favorite tips and secrets by submitting a "Did You Know" item to be published in the newsletter -- and win a Wholly Genes gift certificate! Send your tip or hint (one per email) to email@example.com. If it is selected for publication in the next newsletter, then you'll receive a gift certificate for $20.00 to the Wholly Genes web store. The best "Did You Know" submission will receive a $100.00 gift certificate!
Gift certificates can be redeemed for any product in the Wholly Genes store, including software, companion products, data CDs, or the chart printing and CD/DVD duplication services.
Submissions must be received by 10 September 2008 so start typing! Wholly Genes staff will be the sole judges and gift certificates must be redeemed within one year of issuance. Gift certificates are not redeemable for cash.
=== 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, 27 Sept 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!
=== How to reach us ==============================
For tech support, please access the Wholly Genes Community message board at:
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Please be sure to note what version of the program you are using.
You can also reach us at:
Wholly Genes Software
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