Wholly Genes Newsletter
22 June 2009
Issue 2009, Number 7
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In this issue:
o Monthly Special - 20% off
o TMG Tutorial in London
o Four Helpful TMG web sites
o UPDATED: Second Site v3 Build 7
o New Downloadable Data CDs from the U.S.
o New Data CD from Ireland
o New Data CD from Australia
o TMG Companion Products
o Wholly Genes online chat
o How to reach us
=== Monthly Special - 20% off =========================
"COMPENDIUM OF NEW ENGLAND PIONEERS" (14 titles)
If purchased separately: $262.30
Regular bundle price: $89.95 (66% off)
SALE PRICE: $71.96 (20% more off)
The COMPENDIUM OF NEW ENGLAND PIONEERS is one of our most popular data CD titles -- and for good reason! It contains 14 classic books for researchers of New England settlers and they can all be searched at the same time using powerful full-text search features like AND, OR, phrase and proximity searches. For instance, you can search all 14 books for any pages that contain the surnames BALDWIN and DENISON within 10 words of each other. Try that with any subscription-based search engine!
Every professional researcher of New England families is likely to have these 14 classic works on his or her bookshelf. But now you can have them all one one searchable CD at a fraction of the cost:
o John Osborne Austin, "The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island; Comprising Three Generations of Settlers Who Came Before 1690 (With Many Families Carried to the Fourth Generation)" (1887).
o Charles Knowles Bolton, "The Real Founders of New England: Stories of Their Life Along the Coast, 1602-1628" (1929).
o Samuel G. Drake, "Result of Some Researches Among the British Archives for Information Relative to the Founders of New England: Made in the Years 1858, 1859 and 1860" (1860).
o John Eliot, "A Biographical Dictionary Containing a Brief Account of the First Settlers, and Other Prominent Characters Among the Magistrates, Ministers, Literary and Worthy Men, in New-England" (1809).
o John Farmer, "A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England" (1829).
o Ernest Flagg, "Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England: My Ancestors Part in that Undertaking" (1926).
o Nathaniel Goodwin, "Genealogical Notes, or Contributions to the Family History of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts" (1856).
o Royal R. Hinman, "A Catalogue of the Names of the Early Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut; with the Time of Their Arrival in the Country and Colony, Their Standings in Society, Place of Residence, Condition in Life, Where From, Business, &c" (1852).
o Frank R. Holmes, "Directory of the Ancestral Heads of New England Families, 1620-1700" (1923).
o Sybil Noyes, Charles T. Libby, and Walter G. Davis, "Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire", 6 volumes, (1928-1939).
o Charles Henry Pope, "The Pioneers of Massachusetts" (1900).
o Charles Henry Pope, "The Pioneers of Maine and New Hampshire" (1908).
o James Savage, "A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England," 4 volumes, (1860-1862).
o Wilbur D. Spencer, "Pioneers on Maine Rivers with Lists to 1651" (1930).
These titles are so recognizable to New England researchers that they are often simply referred to by the last name of the author. Imagine searching Eliot, Farmer, Hinman, Goodwin, Drake, Savage, Austin, Pope (2), Holmes, Flagg, Noyes, Bolton, and Spencer -- all at the same time from the convenience of a single CD!
The 14 titles comprise 22 volumes, nearly 8300 pages, and thousands of families of early New England settlers through several generations. If purchased separately, they would cost $262.30 (or more in the unlikely event that you could still find them in paper). Our regular bundle price is just $89.95 but for the next 30 days only you get it for just $71.96 -- an additional 20% off.
FREE BONUS: The CD-ROM also contains nine high-quality digital maps of the New England Settlement (1629, 1637, 1660, 1675, 1677, 1713, 1754, 1781, and 1812) as originally published in The Expansion of New England by Lois Kimball Mathews (1909).
The COMPENDIUM OF NEW ENGLAND PIONEERS makes a great gift for anyone who researches early New England families.
For more information, please visit:
=== TMG Tutorial in London ===========================
Experienced TMG user Teresa Pask will be conducting a half-day tutorial on Using The Master Genealogist at the Society of Genealogists in London on Saturday 1 August.
This tutorial will cover the basics including setting up options, entering data, linking families, project explorer / picklists, finding, searching and sorting. Additionally more complex scenarios will be covered, including importing and exporting data, and changing or customising narrative sentences. Also the tutorial will include how to use the companion tool Second Site to publish your TMG data in HTML format to include it on the Web, or share your data with family members on custom CDs. The admission price is £12 for SOG members and £15 for non-members.
To register, please visit:
=== Four Helpful TMG web sites =======================
If you're looking for help with TMG, you couldn't do better than to check out these four web sites:
The Wholly Genes Community forum <http://www.whollygenes.com/forums.htm> is a message board where you can ask questions and get answers from experienced TMG users from around the world at almost any time of day or night. It also contains a list of TMG users groups, answers to Frequently-Asked-Questions (FAQs), tips and hints, searchable back-issues of this newsletter, transcripts of online chats, examples of web sites created from TMG data, and much more.
Lee Hoffman's TMG Tips <http://www.tmgtips.com> contains a study guide, downloadable timeline files, more than two dozen tutorials and articles on a wide range of TMG-related topics, including startup hints, entering sources, creating filters, and much more.
Terry Reigel's TMG Tips <http://tmg.reigelridge.com> includes more than 75 professional articles (with screen shots!) on almost every conceivable topic related to TMG, including basic concepts, a data entry tutorial, importing advice, working with witnesses and roles, customizing sources, working with charts, customizing reports, and on and on. You really should look at his extensive table of contents or use his search function to find an article on a subject that interests you.
John Cardinal's TMG Utility <http://www.johncardinal.com/tmgutil> is a very popular set of FREE utilities that will work directly on your TMG data, adding useful functions that are not available directly in TMG. It is especially useful for cleaning up remnants of your old program after importing to TMG or making other global changes. It has an extensive find/replace feature plus powerful functions to globally add married names, import events from a text file, create marriages for unmarried parents, fix name capitalization, export images, show the amount of usage for each role, and much more!
Remember too that our experienced Technical Support staff is just an email or phone call away: <email@example.com> or 410-715-2260.
=== UPDATED: Second Site v3 Build 7 ==================
Second Site is a great utility for producing web pages and distributable CDs directly from your TMG data. Version 3 of this very popular utility was released about a month ago. In the intirim, its author, John Cardinal, has announced two minor upgrades with a few new features and bug fixes. The latest release is v3 Build 7.
To review the change log, please visit:
To subscribe to the Second Site newsletter, please visit:
=== New Downloadable Data CDs from the U.S. =============
The following downloadable data CDs from Archive CD Books USA are now available from WhollyGenes.com:
VIRGINIA AND VIRGINIANS, 2 VOLUMES, (1888) 2008.
This two-volume history focuses on individual Virginians and is replete with sketches of local individuals (see list of localities at the end of this description), detailing not only theirs and their wife’s and children’s places and dates of birth, but often providing information on previous generations and places of origin. These sketches are rich in information helpful in both scaling "brick walls" and adding depth to the story of one’s ancestors (and the ability to search the full document means the reader won’t miss information). (more...)
Bishop Davenport, A NEW GAZETTEER OR GEOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF NORTH AMERICA AND THE WEST INDIES, (1838) 2008.
Gazetteers can be useful tools providing researchers with the location of long extinct places or descriptions of what still extant places were like at an earlier time. They also frequently contain additional items of interest in the hope of enticing purchases. Davenport’s Gazetteer includes lists of current benevolent societies, colleges, theological and medical schools and British slave colonies in the West Indies as well as lists of principle roads with the mileage between towns and routes of steamboats and principle canals and railroads (finished or in progress) giving their length and consequently allowing us to determine whether they might have served as a migration route for our ancestors. (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 and the results of elections. (more...)
Albert Nelson Marquis, ed., WHO'S WHO IN NEW ENGLAND: A BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY OF LEADING LIVING MEN AND WOMEN OF THE STATES OF MAINE, NEW HAMPSHIRE, VERMONT, MASSACHUSETTS, RHODE ISLAND AND CONNECTICUT.
This early entry in the Who's Who series contains nearly thirteen thousand sketches for prominent, living residents of the six New England states, each incorporating in brief compass data on occupation, education, family, religious affiliation and professional, cultural and military accomplishments. This book was an offshoot of the broader Who's Who in America series, which provided nearly three thousand of the sketches for the present volume, to which another ten thousand new sketches were added. Inclusion in this volume was based on invitation from the editor. (more...)
OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY BULLETIN: ALUMNI AND FORMER STUDENT REGISTER (1878-1912), (1912) 2009.
The loss of the 1890 census has created a road block in the work of many researchers. City directories are helpful in overcoming this loss. Another, and often overlooked source, is university and college alumni directories. In November 1912, Ohio University published this third edition of its triennial Alumni Register. According to the introduction, although the teaching staff was omitted was this issue, it was expanded to include an alphabetical and geographical list of former students. Graduates are listed by college and class and thereunder alphabetically. (more...)
=== New Data CDs from Ireland ===============
These new data CDs from Archive CD Books Ireland are now available from WhollyGenes.com:
SINN FÉIN REBELLION HANDBOOK (IRISH TIMES, 1917).
The Rebellion Handbook was published by the Irish Times in 1917, and is based on articles carried in the Irish Times in May 1916. The handbook provides a fascinating insight into the Easter rising. It is one of the key sources and contains a wealth of information, including an official list of casualties, names of prisoners, photographs and a map showing the key locations in Dublin. The handbook contains 308 pages of information. (more...)
DOHENY'S, THE FELON'S TRACK OR HISTORY OF THE ATTEMPTED OUTBREAK IN IRELAND (1843-1848).
This edition of the Felon's Track, the most notable achievement by the lawyer, writer and erstwhile Irish revolutionary, Michael Doheny, was published in Dublin in 1916 and includes an account of the abortive rebellion in Ireland in 1848 by another of its participants, Thomas D'Arcy Magee. Subtitled "History of the Attempted Outbreak in Ireland, Embracing the Leading Events in the Irish Struggle from the year 1843 to the Close of 1848", the Felon's Track recalls Donheny's part in the events that led up to the abortive Rebellion in Ireland in 1848 and his escape to America, where he wrote and published his account in 1849. (more...)
DANIEL OWEN MADDEN, THE SPEECHES OF THE RIGHT HON. HENRY GRATTAN, 1854.
Published in Dublin in 1854 by James Duffy, printer and publisher of the works the emanated from the Young Irelanders, this second edition of Daniel Owen Madden's collection of the The Speeches of the Right Honourable Henry Grattan include Grattan's 'letter on the Union' in addition to a useful 'Memoir of Henry Grattan'. Republished here on fully-searchable CD-Rom and containing some 470 pages, the speeches of Henry Grattan have entered into the pantheon of Irish history standing for freedom and the right to self rule and many have been quoted and even plagiarised by Irish nationalists, not least the Young Ireland Movement of the 1840s, of who Daniel Owen Madden was associated. (more...)
SIR CHARLES GAVAN DUFFY, YOUNG IRELAND, A FRAGMENT OF IRISH HISTORY 1840 - 1845, 1884.
First published in 1880, this, the 'People's Edition' of Young Ireland: A Fragment of Irish History, 1840-1845 was published in Dublin in 1884. Written in Australia by Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, A Fragment of Irish History was Duffy's first, and even though he apologised for its length, by far his shortest attempt to record the political events of the period 1840 to 1845 in which he was a prominent player and main apologist and followed-up this publication with Four Years of Irish History, 1845-1849 and his monumental autobiography: My Life in Two Hemispheres. (more...)
JOHN SAVAGE'S '98 AND '48: THE MODERN REVOLUTIONARY HISTORY & LITERATURE OF IRELAND.
First published in 1852, this edition of John Savage's '98 and '48: The Modern Revolutionary History & Literature of Ireland was published in New York in 1882 and contains an appendix and index. John Savage dedicated '98 & '48 to his father who he described as a son of a United Irishman of '98 who was exiled from Ireland after the misfortunes of '98. Containing some 370 pages '98 and '48 is an account of two of Ireland's more recent attempts to throw off British dominion, namely the 1798 Rebellion of the United Irishmen and the 1848 Rising of John Mitchell and the Young Irelanders. (more...)
=== New Data CDs from Australia ===============
These new data CDs from Archive CD Books Australia are now available from WhollyGenes.com:
AUSTRALIAN ETIQUETTE 1885: RULES AND USAGES OF THE BEST SOCIETY IN THE AUSTRALASIAN COLONIES.
Etiquette, one aspect of decorum, is a code that governs the expectations of social behaviour, according to the contemporary conventional norm within a society, social class, or group. In Britain, the word etiquette has its roots in the eighteenth century, becoming a universal force in the nineteenth century - and Australia followed. This comprehensive book covers everything such as: Manners, Introductions, Salutations, Visiting, Dinner Parties, Table Etiquette, Courtship, Weddings, Home Life, Women's Higher Education, the Letter Writer, General Rules to Govern Conduct, Funerals, Business, Dress, Pastimes ... and (more...)
ETIQUETTE IN AUSTRALIA 1902.
Etiquette is a little-used word in today's society. This word, and all it entails, has been largely lost over time. Etiquette in Australia, which was produced over 100 years ago, explains the basics of etiquette for introductions, visiting, mourning, engagements, balls and other entertainments, behaviour in public, juvenile manners, small courtesies, correspondence and
modes of address, the art of dress and more. (more...)
NORTHERN TERRITORY: ITS HISTORY AND GREAT POSSIBILITIES.
This book was written by J. J. Parer in 1922 with the purpose of informing people of the ‘necessity’ of a white development of the North of Australia, and the benefits of supporting a white development or in fact moving to the area. The book includes information on the resources of the Northern Territory, its farming possibilities including stock, tobacco, rice and cotton, its history, and the mining industry. An interesting book demonstrating the strong opinions and fears throughout Australia during this time period while providing useful information on the Northern Territory. (more...)
When Queensland became its own colony in December 1859, John Dunmore Lang (1799-1878), a Scottish Presbyterian minister, was an advocate on the emigration possibilities that it offered, particularly in the cotton-growing and sugar industries. He not only lectured extensively on this topic, but also produced this book, ‘Queensland, Australia’ to let people know about the colony and what it had to offer. (more...)
ALDINE HISTORY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1890.
Following on from the success of both the Aldine History of Queensland and the Aldine History of New South Wales, South Australia was next for W. Frederic Morrison. Published in 1890 in two volumes which total over 1000 pages, these rare volumes contain a comprehensive and well illustrated record of South Australia at the time. The first volume is divided into thirty-two chapters and covers topics including the early explorers, geography, aborigines, flora and fauna, education, religion, recreations, as well as primary and secondary resources, governors of South Australia and the Constitution. (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=3.0 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
Exhibit management utility
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, 25 July 2009, 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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