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7 February 2014            Wholly Genes Newsletter

Vol 2014, Issue 1   

TMG v9.00 is now available!

TMG v9.00 is now available!  This major update includes a variety of great new features that focus on making data entry faster and easier:
  • Citations - You can now add a new source without leaving the Citation screen.  If/when you want it, you can still click on the [+] button to add a source using the full power of the Source Definition Screen.
  • Citations - There is now a button to preview the source output directly from the Citation screen.  
  • Add Multiple People - You can now add shared events (e.g., Census) on the Add Multiple People and Add Family screens, including the role of each participant.  To set up a shared event, click on Setup on that screen.   
  • Add Multiple People - You can now add an Age column with a Birth Date column.  If an age and the event date are added for a person, the Birth date will be calculated automatically.  
  • Add Multiple People - A new Copy button allows you to copy the value in the top cell of a column to everyone else on that screen.  
  • Tag Type Definition - Reminders can now be added for roles.  
  • Tag Entry - Right-clicking in either principal ID number field offers an option to switch the Principal ID numbers.  
  • Tag Entry - The notice about irregular date entry has been revised to work better and to be more informative.  
  • Tag Entry - Reminders now show on the Add/Edit Witness screens. A role reminder will display if it exists and will change if you change the Witness roles. If no role reminder exists, the tag type reminder will display.  
  • Sentences - The right-click menus in the Sentence fields are much more informative about the role variables being selected.  
  • Sentences - A number of new variables for event tags have been added.  The "Subject" is the person about whom the current sentence is being constructed (the current Principal or the current Witness).  These new variables are designed to make the global and custom sentences much more flexible.
    [S]    Subject, Full name
    [S+]    Subject, Full name without pronoun substitution
    [SS]    Subject, Possessive full name
    [SG]    Subject, Given name
    [SF]    Subject, First name
    [SL]    Subject, Last name
    [SA]    Subject, Age
    [SE]    Subject, Exact Age
    [SP]    Subject, Pronoun he/she
    [SPP]    Subject, Possessive pronoun his/her
    [SM]    Subject, Objective pronoun him/her
    [SGS]    Subject, Possessive given name
    [SFS]    Subject, Possessive first name
    [SLS]    Subject, Possessive last name
    [SFATH]    Primary name of the father of the Subject
    [SMOTH]    Primary name of the mother of the Subject
    [SPAR]    The parents of the Subject

    [PL]    Current Principal, Last name (i.e., surname)
    [POL]    Other Principal, Last name
    [P1L]    Principal #1, Last name
    [P2L]    Principal #2, Last name
    [PLS]    Current Principal, Possessive last name
    [POLS]    Other Principal, Possessive last name
    [P1LS]    Principal #1, Possessive last name
    [P2LS]    Principal #2, Possessive last name
    [RL:rolename]: The last name of all the people assigned the given role
  • Master Place List - A column for place styles has been added.  
  • ...plus dozens of fixes to bugs that were brought to our attention by users. They are itemized in the change log
After eight free upgrades in v8, there is a charge for this update ($29.00 download + $5 for an optional CD by mail) so you will need to go our web site to purchase a new unlock key and download the program:

You should back up your data in TMG v8 and restore it in v9.

NOTE that TMG v8 and TMG v9 can be installed and run at the same time and the data projects are compatible (although the new sentence variables listed above will be ignored by v8).  So you can install and get comfortable with the new features in v9 while you continue to work in v8.

Users who purchased TMG v8 or an upgrade within the last 90 days will receive a free update to v9.

Have fun!
In This Issue
TMG v9 is now available
Second Site v5.1.1 has been released
TMG Companion Products
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Second Site v5 has been released
The following announcement is from John Cardinal:

Second Site Version 5.1.1 is now available.

This versions makes Second Site fully compatible the TMG v9 which was released today.

The new release announcement is in the latest issue of Second Site News:

All the changes are summarized in the Change Log:

Current Second Site 5 users can download the installer here:

Make sure you refresh the download page in your browser by pressing the F5 function key. The link text ends with the current version number "v5.1.1". When you install Second Site 5, you may get a warning that it may not have installed correctly. You can ignore that message. If you can start the program, then it has installed correctly.

This is a free upgrade for registered users of Second Site 5. If you are using Second Site 4 or a previous version, you must purchase a license to use Second Site 5.
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.
See http://reigelridge.com//press/primer.htm

Getting the Most Out of The Master Genealogist
The popular book compiled by Lee Hoffman - now available in electronic form.
See http://www.WhollyGenes.com/gettingthemost.htm

Video training for TMG on DVD
Getting Started, Intermediate, Advanced, or Expert
See http://www.WhollyGenes.com/videotapes.htm

Second Site
Web site construction tools for your TMG data.
See http://www.JohnCardinal.com/ss
Latest version=5.1.1

Pocket Genealogist
The TMG companion program for Pocket PCs and other Windows Powered devices.
See http://www.WhollyGenes.com/pocketgen.htm
Latest version=4.08

GedStar PRO
The TMG companion program for Android users.
See http://ghcssoftware.com/android/index.php
Latest version=4.4.11

The research advisor that reads your TMG data directly.
See http://www.WhollyGenes.com/gensmarts.htm

Map My Family Tree
See http://www.WhollyGenes.com/mapmyfamilytree.htm

Exhibit management utility
See http://www.WhollyGenes.com/pathwiz.htm
Latest version=v9

TMG Utility
Database modification tools
Latest version=v7.3 Build 1

Chartform Delivery
An inexpensive chart printing service
See http://www.WhollyGenes.com/wallcharts.htm

For the full list of companion products, please visit the Wholly Genes Community forum and click on "Companion Products."


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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
5144 Flowertuft Court
Columbia, Maryland 21044
410-730-9734 (fax)