Wholly Genes Newsletter
24 May 2007
Issue 2007, Number 7
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In this issue:
o Monthly Specials
o NEW: Compendium of New England Gazetteers
o Cruise Roomates Needed - deadline next week
o New U.S. data CDs
o New Irish data CDs
o Did You Know?
o TMG web sites
o TMG Companion Products
o Wholly Genes online chat
o How to reach us
=== Monthly Specials ==============================
The following are among the most popular products in our store and they are on sale until the end of this month only!
MAP MY FAMILY TREE from Progeny Softare - Reads your TMG data directly.
Sale Price=$39.95 (Suggested Retail Price=$49.95).
Robley Dunglison, M.D., LL.D., MEDICAL LEXICON. A DICTIONARY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE, (1865) 2006
Sale Price=$14.95 (Suggested Retail Price=$19.95)
=== NEW: Compendium of New England Gazetteers ========
An historical "gazetteer" is a study of the place names and early settlers in a particular area and is an important component of any genealogist's book shelf. The following major new release from our sister company, Archive CD Books USA, is now available from WhollyGenes.com. At just $59.95, it is 66% OFF the regular price of $177.50 when the books are purchased separately!
COMPENDIUM OF NEW ENGLAND GAZETTEERS, (1817-1898) 2007.
Now you can get all of the classic early gazetteers of New England on a single searchable CD-ROM. This comprehensive place dictionary includes 10 rare books, more than 4600 pages, and the names and descriptions of thousands of places, many of which are no longer known by the same name. In many cases, the names and biographies of the earliest settlers, ministers, and prominent citizens are also included. Search for a place across all of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island at the same time using AND, OR, phrase, and word-proximity searches. Six early New England maps are also included in high-resolution.
Search ALL of these classic New England Gazetteers at one time!
- 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, Alphabetically Arranged" (1839).
- John C. Pease and John M. Niles, "Gazetteer of the States of Connecticut and Rhode Island" (1819).
- P.J. Hannifan and Co., "Road and County Map of Connecticut and Rhode Island and Gazetteer... and Business Directory" (1898).
- Geo. J. Varney, "Gazetteer of the State of Maine; With Numerous Illustrations" (1886).
- Rev. Elias Nason, M.A., "A Gazetteer of the State of Massachusetts" (1874).
- Eliphalet Merrill and Phinehas Merrill, Esq., "A Gazetteer of the State of New Hampshire, In Three Parts" (1817).
- John Farmer and Jacob B. Moore, "A Gazetteer of the State of New-Hampshire" (1823).
- Alonzo J. Fogg, "The Statistics and Gazetteer of New-Hampshire; Containing Descriptions of all of the Counties, Towns and Villages; Also Boundaries and Area of the State and its Natural Resources" (1874).
- Zadock Thompson, "History of Vermont, Natural, Civil, and Statistical in Three Parts, with a new Map of the State, and 200 engravings" (1842, 1853).
- E. P. Walton, "Walton's Vermont Register and Farmers' Almanac for 1879" (1879).
For more information or to place an order, please visit:
=== Cruise Roomates Needed - deadline next week =========
The 2007 Genealogy Conference and Cruise is more than 90% full and the deadline for registration is next week. At just $850 per person, you'll spend a week learning how to be a better researcher from TEN of the most respected professional genealogists from England, Ireland, and the United States. You'll also hear special presentations for beginner, intermediate, and advanced TMG users from Bob Velke, John Cardinal, Lee Hoffman, and others. All this will happen while cruising the warm tropical islands of the Caribbean where we'll stop for uninterrupted vacation days in St. Thomas, St. Maarten, and Princess Cays, Bahamas.
Along the way, you'll have a chance to spend one-on-one time with the expert speakers and you'll make friends with hundreds of other researchers and TMG users of all skill levels.
At least one man and one woman are still looking for roommates.
Don't miss this major event of the year! After May 30th, the price will likely go up if there is any space left at all.
The price includes the cruise (inside cabin, double occupancy) plus food, port fees and taxes, shipboard entertainment, and attendance to all conference lectures and group events. The price does not include travel to/from Ft. Lauderdale, alcohol, tips, or optional guided shore excursions.
For all of the details, please visit:
=== New U.S. data CDs ============================
The following new searchable data CDs are among those that are included in the new COMPENDIUM OF NEW ENGLAND GAZETTEERS (see above) but are also available separately as follows:
John Farmer and Jacob B. Moore, A GAZETTEER OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, (1823) 2007
This very early gazetteer of New Hampshire offers many references for researchers of the area. (more...)
Eliphalet Merrill and Phinehas Merrill, Esq., GAZETTEER OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, (1817) 2007
This is the first gazetteer ever published for the State of New Hampshire (1817) and a wonderful resource for researchers because it identifies many places by names which have otherwise been lost to history. Its three parts offer "A comprehensive Geographical and Statistical view of the whole State," "A description of each county, town, or location in the State; also of its lakes, rivers, ponds, and mountains," and "Topographical and Statistical Tables." (more...)
E.P. Walton, WALTON'S VERMONT REGISTER & FARMERS ALMANAC FOR 1879, (1879) 2007
The first part of this rare book is a 19-century business directory of Vermont with the names of all of the towns and post offices in the state. For each of these is listed the population in 1870 and the names of town officers, justices, professional and business men, including manufacturers, merchants, lawyers, postmasters, physicians, and ministers, among others. (more...)
=== New Irish data CDs ============================
The following new searchable CDs from Archive CD Books Ireland are now available from WhollyGenes.com:
ASHE'S LIMERICK AND CLARE DIRECTORY 1891-92
The Directory of the City of Limerick & County Clare & Limerick was printed in Limerick by H. & E. Ashe in 1891-2. While Dublin City and County are replete with trades' and residential directories from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day, many of the Ireland's other counties are bereft of such directories. Between 1769 and 1894 there have only been fifteen published directories in which all or part of Limerick and Clare have been featured. Of the fifteen published directories, only two, apart from H. & E. Ashe's Directory specifically treat on Limerick City and County as well as County Clare, and as such, this republication will be of particular interest to those who have an interest in these counties. (more...)
KILKENNY GRAND JURY PRESENTMENTS, 1832
The record of the Grand Jury Presentments for Co. Kilkenny, or to give them their full title: 'At a General Assizes, and General Goal Delivery, held at Grace's Old Castle, Kilkenny, in and for said County, on Wednesday 7th March 1832', was published in Kilkenny City in 1832 by T Shearman, stationer. The Presentments for Kilkenny are a detailed record of the financial transactions and payments made to and from the Grand Jury of County Kilkenny between the Spring Assizes of 1825 and the Summer Assizes of 1832 and as such are a set of early accounts for the forerunner of Kilkenny county council. (more...)
ENNISKILLEN LONG AGO, 1878
The historical development of the town and parish of Enniskillen in County Fermanagh is the subject of this important publication, by W. H. Bradshaw. Bradshaw's opening chapter focuses on the development of Enniskillen town, the principal urban centre in County Fermanagh, straddled between the two Lough Ernes. The town was incorporated in 1612, with William Cole appointed as the first provost. Although the early development of the town is detailed, the part played by the town during the various seventeenth century wars is, unsurprisingly, particularly prominent. So too is the destruction of the town by fire in 1705, when '114 families and their servants suffered very severe losses', which (more...)
THE REGISTER OF DERRY CATHEDRAL 1642-1703
The Parish Register Society of Dublin was established in 1905 for the purpose of transcribing and publishing early Anglican parish registers, and between 1906 and 1915 the Society published twelve volumes of parish registers. Most of the published registers were from parishes in the vicinity of Dublin, and Richard Hayes's transcription of the early registers of Derry Cathedral were the only registers from Ulster to appear in print. After 1915 the Society merged with the Association for the Preservation of the Memorials of the Dead, and transcribed registers appeared in that Society's journal until 1934. (more...)
STATISTICAL SURVEY OF CAVAN, 1802
In the 1740s the Physico Historical Society of Ireland expressed an ambitious plan to publish a survey of each county in Ireland, although only four surveys (Down, Kerry, Cork and Waterford) ultimately appeared in print. Decades later, the Dublin Society, established in the 1730s, and becoming the Royal Dublin Society in 1820, launched a similar project, which proved considerably more successful. Under this initiative, the first county surveys appeared in 1801, and between that year and 1832, twenty three county surveys were completed. (more...)
=== Did You Know? ==============================
DID YOU KNOW that you can add a new person to your project while adding or editing an event? Just click on the "Add Person" button in the top-right corner of the event (Tag Entry) window. You can use this "Quick Add" screen to add a new person who will then be automatically linked as a principal to the event that is open.
DID YOU KNOW that you can get maps of the locations of your ancestors' events? Just open the Tag Entry window for an event and then click on the "Get a map of this place" button in the top-right corner. TMG utilizes free web-based mapping utilities like Google Maps, MapQuest, and TerraServer to provide maps around the world.
DID YOU KNOW that you can bookmark a person's record in TMG so that you can easily return to it later? Just press Control+K or access the View menu and choose BookMarks > Bookmark Manager. After adding a person to the list of bookmarks, you can return to him later by clicking on his name in the View > Bookmarks menu. The process is even simpler if you activate the Bookmark toolbar which you'll find on the View > Toolbars menu.
DID YOU KNOW that TMG has a feature which analyzes the records for your ancestors and produces a report showing their minimum, maximum, and average age of death? Similar statistics are shown for age at first marriage, age upon the birth of the first and last child, and much more. The feature is called a "Statistical Report" and it is on the Reports menu. It is especially enlightening to filter the report and compare the statistics for different groups of people based on their geography or other characteristics. The report also helps to identify data entry errors or suspicious evidence.
DID YOU KNOW you can leave the Focus Group window open while you work in TMG? The Focus Group window is available on the toolbar and it can be used to identify a subset of people whose records you want to examine. Just right-click on a person in the list and choose "Change focus to this person." Best of all, it stays open while you navigate -- just like the Details, Children, and Siblings windows.
DID YOU KNOW that you can change the sequence of person images as they print out in narrative reports? First, make sure that "Show Event Exhibits" is unchecked at the bottom of the Exhibit Log. Then simply drag and drop the images with your mouse in order to change their sequence. That sequence will be honored when narrative reports are configured to output all images for people.
=== TMG Web Sites ==============================
The Wholly Genes Community forum includes a message board, answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), links to TMG Users Groups, an event calendar, and many other valuable resources. To access the forum, please visit www.WhollyGenes.com and click on "Support" in the menu.
Are you thinking of creating a web site from your TMG data? The forum contains a special section with links to more than 60 web sites that have been created with TMG, Second Site (companion product), or a GEDCOM utility from TMG data. These web sites are created by users and provided to you as a source of ideas and inspiration for how to share your research results with the world. To browse the list of web sites that were created from TMG data, please visit the forum as described above, scroll down to the blue "Other" heading, and then click on "TMG Users' Genealogy Web Sites."
Don't confuse this list, however, with the list of TMG "related" web sites. This is a list of users' sites that are _about_ TMG and include tips and hints, utilities, tutorials, and detailed articles about how to use TMG's many features. The list of "TMG-related web sites" is available on the forum under the blue "News and Information" heading under "Other Resources."
=== 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.
Video training for TMG on DVD
Getting Started, Intermediate, Advanced, or Expert
Web site construction tools for your TMG data.
Latest version=1.9 Build 16
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 on Saturday, 2 June 2007, 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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