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Wholly Genes Newsletter, 22 May 2005, Issue 2005-6

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Wholly Genes Newsletter

22 May 2005

Issue 2005, Number 6


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We're busily putting the final touches on TMG v6.01 but some of the following news is time-sensitive so we just couldn't wait...


o TMG Workshops in Nashville

o Books for Sale

o Pocket Genealogist Update

o PathWiz freeware v5

o TMG-L Index Version

o Wholly Genes online chat

o How to reach us



=== TMG Workshops in Nashville ===================


The National Genealogical Society (NGS) annual conference is fast approaching, but there are still a few seats available in the TMG Workshops. This year's conference will be held in Nashville, Tennessee, from June 1-4, 2005. There will be a total of 7.5 hours of hands-on workshops and presentations by Bob Velke, President of Wholly Genes Software, as follows:


Beginners: Thursday, 2:15-2:45pm (2.5 hours).

An introduction to The Master Genealogist,

including basic data entry, navigation, and

TMG concepts.


Intermediate: Friday, 8:00-10:30am (2.5 hours).

Further instruction on the use of TMG, including

witnesses, timelines, and other power tools.


Advanced: Saturday, 8:00-10:30am (2.5 hours).

Advanced instruction on the use of TMG,

including sentence construction, advanced

source citations, and the Custom Report Writer.


These popular hands-on workshops sell out every year, so please act quickly to reserve your space. For more information, please visit:




=== Books for Sale ===============================


By popular demand, the Wholly Genes web store now carries a variety of standard reference works that are used by professional researchers. These great resources will help you to learn and apply professional research and documentation standards. They are fixtures on every serious researcher's bookshelf and they should be on yours too!


As a special introductory offer, these extremely popular books are available for 25% OFF their regular retail prices! We doubt that you'll ever find them at lower prices:


"Evidence! Citation & Analysis for the Family Historian"

By Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS.

The ultimate source book for genealogical standards

of citation and analysis.

Retail Price : $16.99

Our Sale Price: $12.74


"Producing a Quality Family History"

By Patricia Law Hatcher, CG.

Learn how to create an attractive and functional

family history report, including how to organize

your work, write the narrative, and choose type faces,

grammar styles and punctuation.

Retail Price : $19.95

Our Sale Price: $14.96


"Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers,

Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians"

Edited by Elizabeth Shown Mills, CG, CGL, FASG, FNGS.

A manual by professionals for everyone serious

about genealogy.

Retail Price : $44.95

Our Sale Price: $33.71


"Becoming an Accredited Genealogist: Plus 100 Tips to

Ensure Your Success"

By Karen Clifford, AG.

Karen Clifford offers a clear understanding of

what should be expected from the efforts of a

professional family historian.

Retail Price : $19.95

Our Sale Price: $14.96


"The BCG Genealogical Standards Manual"

By the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

Achieve excellence in genealogical research

and presentation.

Retail Price : $19.95

Our Sale Price: $14.96


Which of these standard reference works is missing from your bookshelf? The 25% discount offer expires 30 June 2005, so don't wait to take advantage of these unprecedented prices! For more information, please visit:




=== Pocket Genealogist Update ====================


Pocket Genealogist is the leader in genealogy software for PocketPCs and other "Windows Powered" mobile devices -- and it will read your data directly from TMG.


A recent update to Pocket Genealogist added a number of new features for TMG users, including:


- Ability to select which "Custom Flags" are imported

- All sources imported including non-cited

- Source Type and Source Element names imported

- Support for Citation and Witness Memos (Version 6)

- Source and Citation screens changed to better

support TMG sources.


To read more about Pocket Genealogist, to see screen shots, or to download the latest version, please visit:




=== PathWiz freeware v5 ==========================


PathWiz! is a handy utility that is designed to address the needs of users whose external exhibits are stored in different drives/folders, including those who move their TMG projects between computers with different folder structures. PathWiz! works with TMG v5 and v6.


Now the author, Bryan Wetton, has released PathWiz! Version 5, the International FreeWare Version. This new version uses an English, German, Dutch, or Norwegian interface and sports a number of new features to help you sort, filter, annotate, catalog, and make global changes to your multimedia exhibits.


To read more about PathWiz! or to download the new freeware edition of Version 5, please visit:




=== TMG-L Index Version ==========================


TMG-L is the most popular mailing\discussion list about The Master Genealogist. TMG-L is so popular, in fact, that the volume of message traffic can sometimes be overwhelming. Now there's a simple way to take advantage of that discussion list without swimming in messages.


Following is an announcement from Lee Hoffman, the administrator of the TMG-L list:


This is to announce the availability of a new

Index version of the TMG Mailing List. In addition

to the regular version (TMG-L) and the Digest

version (TMG-D), the Index version (TMG-I) is

also available.


Similar in a minor way to the first part (the

contents table) of a list Digest, the Index

version is basically only the table of contents

of the messages that have been posted to the

TMG list for that day. This will include the

message number, the subject of the message, the

number of lines (size) and the sender. The index

massage thus is a relatively short index or

table of contents of the messages posted to the

list during the previous 24-hour period. As you

review the Index, if you are interested in

seeing a particular message, you may then send

a message to RootsWeb asking for it. A brief

explanation about how to do this is included.

This Index message will usually be transmitted

around midnight.


To subscribe to the Index version, send a

message to:


with only the word "subscribe" (no quotes) in

the body of the message. Do not include

anything else in the body of the message

(not even a signature).


You may unsubscribe in a similar manner.


You should post to the list by sending a

message to the following address:


As always, you may browse or search the list

archives via the list page at:




The new Index version may be just the thing for

those who feel that they are getting too many

messages from TMG-L. This way, a subscriber will

get just the single message. They can then decide

if they will review the message(s) by browsing

the Archives or request certain messages to be

sent to them.


Hope this helps -

TMG-L Administrator



=== Wholly Genes online chat =====================


The next online chat with Wholly Genes will be Saturday, 18 June 2005, 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 Chat in the menu. When you see the security warning, click on or . 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:


or write to: support@whollygenes.com


Please be sure to note what version of the program you are using.


You can also reach us at:


Wholly Genes Software

5144 Flowertuft Court

Columbia, Maryland 21044


410-379-5424 (fax)


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