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 June meeting are now available.

Until further notice, RUG is modifying its meeting location and canceling lunches that follow meetings due to government warnings concerning Covid-19. RUG will not meet in person and instead operate its programs REMOTELY via The Executive Committee continues to reassess the situation and will make further adjustments as necessary. If you are able to help us present a short program in the next few months, please email

NO MEETING in August.

Our NEXT MEETING will be in September.

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) 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 July-August Newsletter

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

Program Topics Beyond August

September 12
      Session I — "What We Have Learned About TMG Book Manager" by Clyde Roby and Mike Nolen
      Session II — "How to Create the Custom Tags that appeared in my Military Tracker Report" by Susan Johnston; reference her "TMG My Way! Military Records Out - Data In" (PowerPoint presentation of January 11, 2020)

October 10
       "More About ORA" by Terry Reigel; ORA Demonstration and Q&A by John Cardinal (Sessions currently unassigned)

November 14
      RUG Business Meeting
      Session I — "X Chromosome's Unique Inheritance Pattern and its Application to Genetic Genealogy" by Steve Ullrich
      Session II — DNA Topic TBD by Steve Ullrich

December 12
       HRE Update (from Australia)

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 8.01 Released!
(as of 19 March 2020) (Visit Website)
GedSite Version 3.07 Released!
(as of 27 July 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 7.4 is available for download!
(as of 12 August 2020) (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. 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 13 August 2020 - cgr