Wholly Genes Newsletter
14 August 2009
Issue 2009, Number 8
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In this issue:
o FREE SHIPPING through August 17th
o Last Chance for our Annual Conference and "Land Cruise"
o UPDATED: Pocket Genealogist v3.40
o New Data CDs from the U.S.
o New Downloadable Data CDs from the U.S.
o New Data CDs from the Great Britain
o New Data CDs from the Australia and New Zealand
o TMG Companion Products
o Wholly Genes online chat
o How to reach us
=== FREE SHIPPING through August 17th ===================
In the coming weeks, representatives of Wholly Genes will be at the "2009 Genealogy Conference and 'Land Cruise'" (Aug 26-30) and the FGS Conference in Little Rock Arkansas (Sep 2-5). With limited staff back in Maryland, order fulfillment and shipping will likely be slower than usual during those periods.
To help you to avoid those delays by placing your orders now, we're offering _free_shipping_ on orders from WhollyGenes.com until Monday, August 17th, to destinations in the U.S. and Canada. (A flat rate of $5.00 applies to overseas orders.)
This is a great time to order TMG or its companion programs, data CDs from around the world, training videos, monthly specials, quicksheets, or those heavy books (already up to 25% off their suggested retail prices) and save a bundle on shipping! In fact, to choose from several _thousand_ products for family historians, please visit:
=== Last Chance for our Annual Conference and "Land Cruise" ===
The 2009 Genealogy Conference and "Land Cruise", hosted by Wholly Genes, Inc., is in less than two weeks but you still have a chance to attend! The conference has effectively been sold out for months but, due to some health-related cancellations, there are some rooms still available. If you'd be travelling alone, there are also some people who are still looking for roommates.
The 4-day conference is being held in the rural retreat of Orkney Springs, Virginia and includes these top-tier speakers on genealogical methodology, records, and repositories:
- John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.
- Marie Varrelman Melchiori, CG, CGL
- Patricia O'Brien Shawker, CG
- Craig Roberts Scott, CG
- Vera Nagel, professional researcher from Germany
TMG users will also hear a variety of presentations on that software and its companion products by Bob Velke, the TMG Technical Support staff, and other expert users.
In addition to one-on-one opportunities with the speakers, the conference includes a chance to apply your new research skills with an optional all-day research trip to Washington D.C.
At less than $400 (including food!), this is a unique opportunity to expand your research and software skills at a budget price! You may also be surprised to learn that you can get last-minute round-trip airfares to Washington Dulles from almost any major airport in the country for less than $250. For instance, Travelocity.com lists budget fares from/to Miami ($163), Chicago ($192), St. Louis ($198), Salt Lake City ($218), Boston ($228), and Los Angeles ($258).
For more information about the 2009 Genealogy Conference and "Land Cruise", please visit:
For those seeking a roommate, please visit:
=== UPDATED: Pocket Genealogist v3.40 =================
Since our last newsletter, Northern Hills Software has released an update to Pocket Genealogist, their popular software for "Windows Powered" devices that will work directly with your TMG data.
Pocket Genealogist Version 3.40 is a free update for all version 3 users, simply download and install 3.40 overtop your current version. (As always the update is a complete version of Pocket Genealogist. You can update any V3 release with this version)
The change log is available for review at:
Downloads can be found at:
=== New Data CDs from the U.S. ========================
The following data CDs from Archive CD Books USA are now available from WhollyGenes.com:
Ethel Stanwood Bolton, compiler, IMMIGRANTS TO NEW ENGLAND, 1700-1775, (1931) 2009.
Bolton sets forth information on about two-thousand five-hundred individuals and families who migrated to New England during the first three-quarters of the eighteenth century. She provides information on their place of origin, date of arrival, residence and, when available, on other family members. The information on each immigrant has been drawn from a variety of sources, both primary and secondary. First, the author has scoured the records of the town of Boston, which include many references to new inhabitants who might become a burden on the town. (more...)
Daniel Call, REPORTS OF CASES ARGUED AND ADJUDGED IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF VIRGINIA, VOLUMES 1-6, (1902) 2009.
In 1801, Daniel Call published his first volume of Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Court of Appeals of Virginia. Largely unknown to the family historian, these volumes contain a wealth of information useful to the genealogist. Whether one is looking for an explanation of the application of a law or information from a burned county, the pages of these legal tomes can frequently provide the answer. The first case presented was argued in 1797 and dealt with the issue of who could be appointed administrator of an estate. Among other details supplied in the synopsis of the case was the name of the testator's brother, the name of his wife's brother and the exact date of death of Willis Wilkinson, his wife and one of his three children. (more...)
=== New Downloadable Data CDs from the U.S. ==============
The following downloadable data CDs from Archive CD Books USA are now available from WhollyGenes.com:
GAZETTEER OF THE UNITED STATES (1854).
"Giving a full and comprehensive review of the present condition, industry and resources of the American Confederacy. Embracing also. important topographical, statistical, and historical information from recent and original sources; together with the results of the census of 1850, and population and statistics in many cases up to 1853". (more...)
John Camden Hotten, EMIGRANTS WHO WENT TO AMERICA 1600-1700, 1874.
A superb reference work which is of immense value to genealogists and family historians and is without doubt one of the most interesting books we have ever produced on CD. More than 500 pages of genealogical gold dust! (more...)
LAWRENCE COUNTY PA DIRECTORY (1914-15), 2004.
This book lists all the men with their trade, for each place in Lawrence County in Pennsylvania. It is even possible to locate ancestors living out of town, they are listed in alphabetical order, in a separate section, along with details of their nearest town and 'Rural Free Delivery Route'. (more...)
=== New Data CDs from the Great Britain ===================
The following data CDs from the Archive CD Books international partner companies are now available from WhollyGenes.com:
PARISH REGISTER FOR WIMBLEDON, CO. SURREY.
Published in London in 1924 for the John Evelyn Club for Wimbledon, the Parish Register for Wimbledon, Co. Surrey, is the complete record of Baptisms, Marriages and Burials in the parish from January 1539 until 1812. The keeping of Parish Registers in England was instituted on 5th September 1538 by Thomas Cromwell Vicar-General and afterwards Earl of Essex, who was himself born and educated on the Manor of Wimbledon and who afterwards became its Lord. (more...)
BURY WILLS & INVENTORIES.
Published by the Camden Society in 1850 and edited by the treasurer and secretary to the Bury and West Suffolk Archaeological Institute, Samuel Tymms, the "Wills and Inventories from the Registers of the Commissary of Bury St. Edmund's and the Archdeacon of Sudbury", is a fascinating collection of wills and inventories that span nearly 300 years, the first being made in 1370 and the last in 1650. (more...)
THE MANCHESTER DIRECTORY, 1773.
The first edition of any directory detailing the tradespeople of Manchester was published as the Manchester Directory in 1772 by Mrs Elizabeth Raffald and second edition quickly followed in 1773. This CD-Rom republication of the Manchester Directory is taken from an 1889 republication of the original second edition of 1773. The 1889 edition is noteworthy in its own right as being number 4 of a limited edition of only 100 copies printed and includes as its preface a biographical sketch of Elizabeth Raffald. (more...)
SOME WESTMORELAND WILLS 1686 - 1738.
The first edition of Some Westmoreland Wills was published in Kendal by Titus Wilson & Son in 1928. The Wills and Administrations, including many inventories span the periods 1686 to 1738 and were edited by John Somervell, the author of Isaac and Rachel Wilson, Quakers, of Kendal, 1714-1785. All of the wills summarised in this collection are those of Quakers attending the Society of Friends' Meeting House at Kendal and those that appear are summaries of certified copies of wills that were collected at the Kendal Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends. Many of these had their inventories attached together with the official Latin proofs. (more...)
KELLYS DIRECTORY OF GLOUCESTER, 1935 (WITH MAP).
Published in London in 1935, Kelly's Directory of the County of Gloucester boasted that the publication was the 'oldest and largest directory published in the world'. While this may or may not have been an idle boast county directories always contain a plethora of fascinating information and Kelly's Directory for Gloucester is no exception. Containing some 570 pages, Kelly's Directory contains information on all of the market towns, villages and cities situated within the county of Gloucester shortly before the outbreak of WWII. (more...)
MACFARLANE’S GENEALOGICAL COLLECTIONS, (1900) 2007.
A wonderful collection of genealogies of ancient Scottish families compiled originally in the mid 18th century by Walter Macfarlane "one of the most laborious and accurate antiquaries of his age." It was re-published in two volumes as Genealogical Collections Concerning Families in Scotland for "private circulation" to members of the Scottish History Society in 1900 "with the special object of illustrating the History and Antiquities of Scotland." (more...)
=== New Data CDs from the Australia and New Zealand =========
The following data CDs from Archive CD Books Australia are now available from WhollyGenes.com:
Thomas Hall, THE EARLY HISTORY OF WARWICK DISTRICT AND PIONEERS OF THE DARLING DOWNS, (1925) 2007.
This history was written in 1923 because it was felt that the history of the "very earliest settlement of the Southern Corner of the Darling Downs has been brushed aside". Thomas Hall writes about the history and pioneers of the Warwick District and Darling Downs region. Details of its discovery and settlement, along with the Aborigines, climate and scenery are all mentioned. Churches, roads and streets, banking, newspapers, law enforcement, water, crops, saw mills and other occupations are all covered. (more...)
HANDBOOK TO THE COLONY OF TASMANIA 1858, (1858) 2007.
This "Handbook to the Colony of Tasmania" was one of a series of similar guides to the Australian colonies written by the editor of the "Australian and New Zealand Gazette" as information for potential emigrants. It mentions the convict period, the geography and description of the country, climate, political institutions, revenue and finance, population, society, education, productions and exports, minerals and agriculture. The sale of land regulations are also included. A useful guide to Tasmania in the 1850s.
George Mackay, HISTORY OF BENDIGO 1891, (1891) 2007.
Bendigo in 1891 had a population of about 100,000 people which placed it as the third largest regional centre in Victoria after Geelong and Melbourne. This volume charts the history of the town and city in the 40 years since it was founded in 1851, when gold was discovered. Word of the discovery spread quickly and soon after the township of Sandhurst was established. It was not until 1891 that the city's name was changed to Bendigo, in honour of the bare knuckled boxer, William "Abednego" Thompson, whose name had been lent to the creek where gold was first discovered. (more...)
F. Steere, BIBLIOGRAPHY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA 1923, (1923) 2006.
The "Bibliography of Western Australia 1923" was compiled by Francis G. Steere and is fully titled ‘A bibliography of books, articles and pamphlets dealing with Western Australia issued since its discovery in 1616. It includes separate sections on discovery and early voyages, travel and exploration by land, Aboriginal inhabitants, natural history, historical and general, government and federation, legal, newspapers and periodicals, parliamentary and official, maps and plans. Each section includes many publications, giving the title, author, year and place of publication. (more...)
NEW ZEALANDERS AND THE BOER WAR, 2007.
"New Zealanders and the Boer War or soldiers from the Land of the Moa" is a history of what New Zealanders did and saw in South Africa during the boer war. The book is both the author's narrative of what occured and a compilation of private letters, newspaper clippings and press reports from the period. An accurate and interesting history of the war. (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, 26 September 2009, at 2pm 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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