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24 Apr 2014                      Wholly Genes Newsletter

Vol 2014, Issue 3     

Limited TMG Technical Support Next Week
From April 26th through May 3rd (Sunday through Sunday), the Wholly Genes technical support department will have limited staff and response time may be slower than usual. 

During that week, phone support will be limited to download/shipment inquiries and requests for re-issuance of serial numbers.

Email support will continued to be offered by the available staff on a first-come first-served basis but users are cautioned that our usual same-day response time may not be possible.

During this time, we encourage users to make use of other support channels, including the Help file and the user-to-user assistance that is available from the Support Forum and the TMG-L mailing list.
In This Issue
Limited TMG Technical Support Next Week
2014 Genealogy Conference and Cruise Update
TMG Companion Products
Contact Us
Quick Links
Support forum
Join our Mailing List!
2014 Genealogy Conference and Cruise Update

The 2014 Genealogy Conference and Cruise will be aboard the Crown Princess, November 29 - December 6, 2014, roundtrip from Los Angeles, California.

Princess has recently announced one positive change to the itinerary,  The cruise will now visit Mazatlan instead of Ensenada, Mexico.  Other ports of call include Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas.
Also, Craig Scott of Heritage Books, the sponsor of this year's cruise, has announced that at-sea days will feature lectures by the following genealogical speakers:

Angie Bush, MS (Biotechnology/Genetics), BS (Molecular Biology), is a professional genetic genealogist in the Salt Lake City area where she has a successful traditional and genetic genealogy consulting business. She is an APG member and regularly provides advice regarding genetic genealogy to other genealogists and professional genealogy firms in the Salt Lake area. Between obtaining her bachelors and masters degrees, she spent several years working in the biotech industry where she gained an in depth, working knowledge of the technologies used in DNA testing. Angie uses both her knowledge of traditional research methodologies and genetics to solve complex genealogical puzzles.

Cyndi Howells is the creator, owner and "webmaster" of the award-winning web site Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet, www.CyndisList.com, a categorized index to more than 330,000 online resources. In its first three years, Cyndi's List was three times voted the best genealogy site on the World Wide Web. It helps millions of visitors worldwide each month and has been featured in the media and diverse publications, including ABC News, NBC News, USA Today, Time, Newsweek, Parade Magazine, Wired, Family Tree Magazine, Family Chronicle, and Internet Genealogy magazines. Cyndi has been interviewed for many television and radio broadcasts including ABC News, NBC News, the BBC, and National Public Radio. She has also participated in the Ancestors II television series on PBS.

Cyndi, a genealogist for more than 34 years, is a past-member of the board of directors for the National Genealogical Society. Cyndi is an internationally known guest lecturer for various genealogical society meetings and seminars (http://www.CyndisList.com/speaking-calendar/). She has lectured for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, GENTECH, Brigham Young University, the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the National Genealogical Society, the Washington Library Association, the Florida Library Association, the American Library Association and numerous local genealogical societies in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Cyndi has authored numerous articles and three books. Before her life on the Internet, Cyndi worked as an international banker specializing in foreign exchange and computer networks. Cyndi, her son, Evan, and three Boston Terriers live in Edgewood, Washington.


Bill Litchman grew up in Kansas and Colorado, graduated from the University of Colorado, earned a Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the University of Utah, and taught chemistry for over thirty years at the University of New Mexico. His fascination with genealogy began as a child, when he heard stories about ancestors who fished off Newfoundland and Massachusetts coasts, farmed in upper New York, and kept stores in Colorado mining towns. His genealogical interests have since expanded to include many other parts of the U.S., plus Ireland and England.

For Bill, his background in scientific research readily translated to genealogy, and he's designed a seminar course using logical and analytical methods for family research. He taught genealogy classes for UNM's Department of Continuing Education from 1999 to 2008, and has taught courses for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy since 2007. He has written articles for a number of genealogical journals and magazines, including The National Genealogical Society Quarterly, The NGS News Magazine, and The Newfoundland Ancestor; his latest article, "Explaining the Sudden Disappearance of Mitch Evins of Georgia and Texas," appears in the March 2014 issue of The NGSQ.

Bill and his wife live in Albuquerque, NM.

J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA is a full-time professional genealogist, author, and lecturer. While sharing personal experiences that help beginning and experienced researchers gain new skills and insights for research, he specializes in original records and manuscripts throughout the South. Mark lives in Robertson County, Tennessee that lies in northern Middle Tennessee along the Kentucky border.


Lowe also serves as the Course Coordinator for 'Research in the South' at IGHR (Samford University), for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) and is Director of the Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance (RIGS Alliance), learning sessions and hands-on research focusing on original documents and manuscripts at regional archives. Mark has worked on several genealogical television series including African American Lives 2, Who Do You Think You Are? and UnXplained Events.


Mark has published in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (APGQ), National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ), the Genealogical Speakers' Guild SPEAK!, The Longhunter (So. Ky. Genealogical Society), The Middle Tennessee Genealogical Society Quarterly and other local society publications. His own publications include Robertson County Tennessee Marriage Book 2 1859-1873. He formerly was the President of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), President for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), and Vice President of the Genealogical Speakers Guild (GSG). He is the former President of the Southern Kentucky Genealogical Society. Mark is a Certified Genealogist and a Fellow of the Utah Genealogical Society, and was awarded the Graham T. Smallwood award by the Association of Professional Genealogists.

Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA is the author of The 'Lost Pensions': Settled Accounts of the Act of 6 April 1838 and Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, Inventory 14 (Revised). He has co-authored several books relating to records in Northern Virginia. He has authored articles in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Family Chronicle and other genealogical publications. He is the President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc., a genealogical publishing firm with over 4,900 titles in print. A professional genealogical and historical researcher for more than twenty-eight years, he specializes in the records of the National Archives, especially those that relate to the military. He was the Clan Scott Genealogist (1985 - 2000). He is a member of the Company of Military Historians, has been a Governor-at- Large of the Virginia Genealogical Society, on the editorial board of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and is a Director of the Association of Professional Genealogists. A faculty member for several years of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Samford University and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. He was awarded the Grahame T. Smallwood, Jr. Award in 2008 and the UGA Silver Tray Award in 2009.

For more details or to reserve your spot on the cruise, please visit the Cruise Page.
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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