Meetings are the second
Saturday morning of
each month.
Support Forum for TMGv9 on Wholly Genes website
Click on the logo and
find the Frequently
Asked Questions for
the program.
"We are genealogists first, computer users second."

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

The TMG Mail List at and the TMG-Refugees Mail List at will be discontinued shortly. New TMG support lists have been created and are located on GROUPS.IO at and Look for the links on the respective home pages for how to subscribe. Usually, you can click on the "Apply for Membership in This Group" button and wait to be approved by the list owner.

March 14, 2020 at Trinity United Methodist Church
Snow Cancellation Policy

9:00 Terry Reigel
Terry Reigel
"Preserving Your Research by Broadcast Distribution: Techniques for distributing your research as a means of preservation"

10:15   Question-and-Answer Session

10:30 Terry Reigel
Terry Reigel
"Creating an Annotated Custom Index in Second Site: A method for creating a more detailed index for military service, occupation, immigration, etc."

11:30   Question-and-Answer Session

We welcome members and new users! Come join us for our meeting by downloading the meeting application called (see instructions in other column) and 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" (or "rugmeeting2" if that doesn't work) in the 'Start' area (also described as "enter code" box). 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
Michael J. Hannah's Home Page

History Research Environment (HRE)

Combined March-April Newsletter

There is a combined newsletter to be delivered in April. We will resume our normal newsletter delivery schedule in May.

Program Topics Beyond March

April 11No Meeting (Easter weekend) — Local members may get-together at JukeBox Diner on Columbia Pike

May 9
      Session I — "DNA Mapping" by Janis Rodriguez (remote)
      Session II — Demonstration of DNA Mapping and Analysis Using DNA Painter software by Janis Rodriguez (remote)

June 13
      Session I — "Learning About GedStar Pro" by Mike Nolen
      Session II — TBD based upon MJH's on-line book by Clyde Roby

Your Suggestions!

Our priority is to offer presentations that address questions related to updating, protecting and sharing the precious data carefully collected within our TMG projects. Drawing on the useful tips in Terry Reigel's article titled "The Future for TMG Users" (see, we are offering programs focused on TMG's unique strengths. A second goal is to provide programs about sharing data through Reports, Second Site and GEDCOM. The third goal is to highlight non-TMG resources that offer benefits to members, such as TMG Utility, cloud-based services and DNA.

Please suggest presenters and topics, or volunteer yourself to speak at RUG meetings onsite or remotely via Suggestions should be addressed to: Programs at Rootsusers.Org

Important Information — JOIN.ME

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 8.00 Released!
(as of 23 January 2020) (Visit Website)
GedSite Version 3.04 Released!
(as of 3 February 2020) (Visit Website)
TMG to GEDCOM (T2G) Version 1.03 Released!
(as of 4 December 2019) (Visit Website)
Gedcom Publisher Version 1.09 Released!
(as of 13 May 2019) (Visit Website)
TMG Utility Version 7.3 Build 6 is available for download!
(as of 24 February 2016) (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!
Snow Cancellation Policy

The Fairfax County Genealogical Society's Spring Conference, "Lines to Our Past" will be held 3-4 April from 9:00am to 3:00pm in Reston — FxGS Spring Conference Announcement Details

RUG Members who are not members of FxGS receive a $10 discount for the 2-day conference (use code "AFF2020") or $5 for one day (use code "AFF2020oneday").

Registration can be reached at
Mount Vernon Genealogy Society has several Events every month.
Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Calendar of Events. All are free and open to the public.
Non-profit, incorporated in February, 1989.
We are celebrating our 31st 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 10 February 2020 - cgr