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RUG Election at November Meeting

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

November 11, 2017 at Trinity United Methodist Church
Snow Cancellation Policy

9:00 John Clark
John Clark
Genealogical Trees AND Genetic Trees using TMG

10:15   Break

10:30 Terry Reigel
Terry Reigel
Obtaining Find-A-Grave Exhibits for TMG

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)

Program Topics Beyond November

DECEMBER — We will have a session "HRE Update and Live Q&A" by Robin Lamacraft and Don Ferguson. 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

JANUARY — Susan Johnston will make a presentation about TMG Reports in the first session. Janis Rodriguez is also scheduled to make a presentation.

FEBRUARY — No meeting!

MARCH — Jerry Bryan, Guest Speaker, "Looking at Roots Magic Software".

Legacy Family Tree Software live presentation and/or demonstration by Geoff Rasmussen will be rescheduled in early 2018!

Be a Presenter, 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 1.9 Build 22 Released!
(as of 22 September 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!
Snow Cancellation Policy

The 14th Annual FxGS Fall Fair of the Fairfax County Genealogical Society proudly presents Diane L Richard on 28 October, "So Many Gems... So Little Time!" at the Dunn Loring Volunteer Fire Station, 2148 Gallows Road, Vienna, VA 22027. You may register using this Registration Form
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 16 October 2017 - cgr