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"We are genealogists first, computer users second."

Handout and/or Presentation files from the April 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

May 8, 2021 at the Internet
9:00 Susan Johnston
Susan Johnston
OMG! My 500-page Book Has No Index! — You've done your research and entered your results in TMG. You've learned how to generate narrative reports and use Book Manager. Before that book goes to the printer, however, it must have an index. Can TMG generate a professional index for you, too?

10:15   Question-and-Answer Session

10:30 Susan Johnston
Susan Johnston
OMG! My 500-page Book Has No Index! (continued)

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)

Program Topics Beyond May

June 12
      Session I — Speaker Needed
      Session II — Speaker Needed

July 10
      Session — Brief HRE Update by RUG Executive Committee at 9:00am, followed at 9:20am with "Sources, Bibliographies, and Research Notes" by Barbara Levergood

August 14 — NO MEETING

September 11
      Session I — Janis Rodriguez Title TBA
      Session II — Janis Rodriguez Title TBA

October 9
      Session I — "They Came in Ships: A Genealogy Quilt Project to Illustrate Ancestral Migrations" by David Walker
      Session II — Speaker Needed

November 13 — Annual Business Meeting
      Session I — "Updates in DNA Research and Genetic Genealogy" by Steve Ullrich
      Session II — "Updates in DNA Research and Genetic Genealogy" by Steve Ullrich (continued)

December 11
      Session I — Tentative HRE Update
      Session II — Speaker Needed

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 4.00 Released!
(as of 20 March 2021) (Visit Website)
TMG to GEDCOM (T2G) Version 1.06 Released!
(as of 13 January 2021) (Visit Website)
Gedcom Publisher Version 2.00 Released!
(as of 21 March 2021) (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!

The National Genealogical Society's 2021 NGS Family History Conference is from 19-22 May in Richmond, Virginia. Information about "Deep Roots of a Nation" is 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.
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We also examine other genealogy software programs for future migration.

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Links to TMG user organizations on the Wholly Genes website.
last updated 19 April 2021 - cgr