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

Handout and/or Presentation files from the February 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 March.

Our NEXT MEETING will be in April.

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)

Program Topics Beyond March

April 10
      Session I — TMG Topic TBD by Terry Reigel
      Session II — TMG Topic TBD by Terry Reigel

May 8
      Session I — "OMG! My 500-page Book Has No Index!" by Susan Johnston
      Session II — "OMG! My 500-page Book Has No Index!" by Susan Johnston (continued)

June 12
      Session I — HRE Update (tentative)
      Session II — HRE Update (tentative)

July 10
      Session I — TBD by Barbara Levergood
      Session II — TBD

August 14 — NO MEETING

September 11
      Session I — TBD
      Session II — TBD

October 9
      Session I — TBD
      Session II — TBD

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

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 1.06 Released!
(as of 13 January 2021) (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!
Snow Cancellation Policy

The Fairfax County Genealogical Society's Spring Fair, "Power Up Your Family Research with DNA" featuring Karen Stanbary will be held on 20 March from 10:00am to 4:15pm Virtually — See FxGS Spring Conference Announcement Details

Registration information is at the bottom of that page.
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 are celebrating our 32nd 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 15 February 2021 - cgr