Regular meetings are the
second Saturday morning
of each month.
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"We are genealogists first, computer users second."

******* RUG Survey 2017 *******

Handout and/or Presentation files from the June meeting are now available.


Our NEXT MEETING will be in August.
The first session begins at 9:00am followed by a short break and then the second session begins about 10:30am.
We welcome members and new users! Come join us for our meeting by downloading the meeting application called (see instructions in other column). Download it into a folder and name it "". Before you can use the app, you must install it. Go to the folder where you downloaded it and double click on the app's icon to install it. When installation is complete you will have a icon on your desktop. Click on the icon and enter "rugmeeting" in the 'Start' area. After joining the meeting, be sure to click on the telephone icon on the top left of your screen and then click "Internet". There are buttons on the control panel at the top of your screen. Click on the people button and enter your name by clicking on the word "ViewerXX" (XX is some number) and add your first name, last initial, state and 'M' if you're a RUG member; or you can put in just your last name. Of course, you don't have to be a member to attend our meetings.

TMG Links

Terry Reigel's TMG Tips
John Cardinal's Home Page
Lee Hoffman's TMG Tips

History Research Environment (HRE)

There is no newsletter in July. But there will be a combined newsletter in August. Then we will resume our normal newsletter delivery schedule.

Program Topics Beyond August

There will be NO MEETING in July!

AUGUST — In August, we will have a Work Session! Bring your laptops, problems, projects – and Participate in the "Bring Your TMG Problems and Projects to the RUG" Workshop.

So that we can include our participants, we will be performing a test run for during the first 15-20 minutes or so. This is mainly for passing the PRESENTER role among those who would like to do so. Then the excitement begins!

SEPTEMBER — On 9 September, we will have two sessions: (1) "HRE Update and Live Q&A" by Robin Lamacraft and Don Ferguson, and (2) "Migration Toolkit" by Barbara Levergood.

We will start with a pre-recorded video update on HRE by Robin Lamacraft from 9:00-10:00am. Then Robin and Don Ferguson will be live from Australia (Robin in Adelaide and Don in Melbourne) and John Lucas will be live on-site at 10:00am to take questions. To learn about HRE progress, go to

Following a short break, at about 10:40am, Barbara will have an hour presentation about her Migration Toolkit; this will also be followed by a Q&A session.

OCTOBER — In October, Geoff Rasmussen is scheduled to make a presentation (remotely) about Legacy 9 – "Learning About Legacy Family Tree Software".

NOVEMBER — John Clark is tentatively scheduled to present "Genealogical Trees AND Genetic Trees using TMG" at our first session in November.

There is a good possibility that John Cardinal may make a presentation later this year.

We need help! We need an expanded pool of presenters, whether speaking on site at our meetings or presenting remotely via Suggestions and offers of support should be addressed to: Programs at Rootsusers.Org.

Important Information — JOIN.ME

Be aware that the latest JOIN.ME app for Windows or Mac requires users to create a NEW FREE account when they open the app before you can join the RUG meeting as usual.

Download the app from the website by clicking on the applicable mobile or desktop app. There is a Q&A page on the website which can help if you are having difficulties —

Note that you still do NOT need to pay and download the full-featured version of the software or download the free trial to join the meeting. Simply download one of the free apps.

The latest (or last) "Install" files are now available for TMGv9, TMGv8, TMGv7, TMGv6, TMGv5, and TMGv4 on our TMG Installer page.
TMG Version 9.05 is available for download!
(as of 3 December 2014) (tmg9setup.exe or tmg9uksetup.exe)
Licenses are available from Harry Goegebeur of Belgium (Harry.Goegebeur at
Second Site Version 6.2 Build 11 Released!
(as of 26 May 2017) (Visit Website)
TMG Utility Version 7.3 Build 6 Released!
(as of 24 February 2016) (Visit Website)
GedSite Version 1.6 Build 26 Released!
(as of 26 June 2017) (Visit Website)
Hot Key help — read Keyboard Template Replacement article.
Download your own TMG "Cheat Sheets"
Link to DeAnna Burghart's "Cheat Sheets"
"Research Checklist for Genealogists" by Rebecca Whitman Koford (Download PDF)
Members: Distribute our RUG Brochure at other Genealogy meetings!

Mount Vernon Genealogy Society has several Events every month.
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Calendar of Events, including several "Genealogy 101" classes in September, October, November, and December. All are free and open to the public.
Non-profit, incorporated in February, 1989.
We are celebrating our 29th year of continuous service to our members!
We serve users of The Master Genealogist (TMG) genealogy software.
We also examine other genealogy software programs for future migration.

Join our ROOTS Users Group!
Links to TMG user organizations on the Wholly Genes website.
last updated 27 June 2017 - cgr