In the July 21, 2003 of this newsletter, I wrote a review of "Getting the Most Out of The Master Genealogist," a book by Lee Hoffman. If you use The Master Genealogist, you need this book! Sadly, you cannot but this book right now as it is out of print. However, the latest Wholly Genes Newsletter reports that an electronic version is now available:
Many users were disappointed to hear that the second printing of "Getting the Most Out of The Master Genealogist" (frequently mentioned on discussion lists as "GTM") is out of stock. This popular book was written by many well-known TMG experts and edited by Lee Hoffman, the owner of TMGTips.com and administrator of the TMG-L mailing list. Lee tells us that a new edition of the book isn't expected until some time next year.
In the meantime, however, and even after the release of TMG v7, the current printing of GTM is one of the best ways to learn the gritty details of controlling imports and exports, designing filters, constructing narratives, formatting source citations, manipulating report options, generating wall charts, and customizing the program, among other intermediate and advanced features. Since it is written by users like yourself (not programmers), it uses language that you'll understand and it includes practical strategies to using TMG with real-life data.
Now upon popular demand, Lee has released an electronic version of "Getting the Most Out of The Master Genealogist." So you can carry a copy of this great book with you everywhere that your laptop goes! It even includes fixes to the errata that have been discovered since the paper printing. Best of all, it supports a full-text search -- so you can quickly find every reference to the features that interest you.
Even if you own a paper copy of this book, the electronic version of GTM will be a great reference tool. A downloadable version is just $21.95 and the CD is $24.95 (with optional download). As above, you can even get free shipping of the CD version until Sept 3rd!
For more information or to place your order, please visit: http://www.WhollyGenes.com/gtm.htm