Monday, January 28, 2008

The Master Genealogist

As I travel to speak with genealogists here and there, I always ask the group one question :

Which genealogy program are you using?

If you are considering The Master Genealogist, then you'll be encouraged by this notice from the Wholly Genes Newsletter, 28 January 2008, Issue 2008, Number 2:

"Effectively immediately, The Master Genealogist (TMG) Gold Edition will no longer be distributed with a printed Users Guide. As always, the Users Guide is included on the CD-ROM and is downloadable from The most extensive coverage of features and up-to-date changes are always available from the built-in Help file. It also offers the substantial benefit of being context-sensitive and every-word searchable so you can always find what you need.

Accordingly, the retail price of TMG Gold Edition has been reduced by $10.00 to just $69.95. Of course, users will also benefit by substantially lower shipping costs."

Among the offerings of TMG companion products, spotlights:

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

Bravo to developer Bob Velke for taking advantage of internet downloading capability -- now a viable option since many online genealogists have switched to high-speed connections. There will always be newcomers to the world of genealogy, but with multiple computers being the norm for the average US household, potential TMG users are more than likely familiar with the keyboard, installation of a program & the location of help files within the program.

To participate in an online chat with TMG experts and users, visit The TMG newsletter explains "the Wholly Genes chat room is available to you at any time. Just go to and click on Public Chat in the Support 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. " They've got a special chat scheduled for Saturday, 1 March 2008, at 2pm EST and again at 11pm Eastern Time. This is your opportunity to "talk" online with Wholly Genes representatives, as well as with other TMG users around the world.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
Your friend in genealogy.

© 2008 Pat Richley, All Rights Reserved.

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