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.

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). 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 (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 February

MarchNo Meeting — Local members get-together at JukeBox Diner on Columbia Pike

April 13
      Session I - "Tips on Using Gedcom Publisher, Part 1" by Terry Reigel (onsite!)
      Session II - "Tips on Using Gedcom Publisher, Part 2" by Terry Reigel (onsite!)
      30th Anniversary celebration of the RUG continues at a luncheon immediately following the program (at the Olive Garden on Leesburg Pike). Details to come!

May 11
      Session I - DNA Topic TBD by Jim Bartlett
      Session II - DNA Topic TBD by Jim Bartlett

June 8
      Session I - "Using Filters in TMG" by Janis Rodriguez
      Session II - TBD

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

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 7.03 Released!
(as of 23 January 2019) (Visit Website)
GedSite Version 2.12 Released!
(as of 22 October 2018) (Visit Website)
Gedcom Publisher Version 1.07 Released!
(as of 22 October 2018) (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, "Find Your Missing Branches" will be held from 5-6 April 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 "AFF2019") or $5 for one day (use code "AFF2019oneday").

Registration can be reached at Important Note: First, put in your "promotion code" at the bottom of the registration page, then register after the price reflects your discount.
Although February 2019 marks the 30th Anniversary of the RUG, we will be celebrating in April at the Olive Garden with a special recognition of Terry Reigel who will be in the area.

We need volunteers for the Organizing Committee for this celebration so please let us know. For historical reference, you can watch and listen to Bob Velke's talk about the introduction of TMGv9 and look at pictures and listen to remembrances at the 25th Anniversary page.
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 30th 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 11 February 2019 - cgr