Regular 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 October meeting are now available.

December 9, 2017 at Trinity United Methodist Church
Snow Cancellation Policy

9:00 Robin Lamacraft
Robin Lamacraft
Pre-recorded video update on HRE by Robin Lamacraft. There will be a demonstration of an HRE testbed.

9:45   Break

10:00 Don Ferguson
Don Ferguson
Robin Lamacraft
Robin Lamacraft
John Lucas
John Lucas
John Lucas will be on-site in Virginia and Don Ferguson and Robin will be live from Australia. All will then take questions.

The link to HRE website is History Research Environment (HRE)

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 "rugmeeting2" 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 December

JANUARY — Margaret McMahon will make a presentation during the first hour on the topic "Ancestors in the US Military: Online and in Military Archives". Her website at has more information, including about her most recently published book, Researching Your WWI Army Ancestors. In the second session, Susan Johnston will deliver her presentation about TMG reports, "TMG Excels: Identifying Reports That Scream, 'I Need a Spreadsheet!'".

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!

Jan Rodriguez will make a remote presentation in the first half of 2018 after her family's move and they've all settled down.

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 6.3 Build 0 Released!
(as of 6 November 2017) (Visit Website)
TMG Utility Version 7.3 Build 6 Released!
(as of 24 February 2016) (Visit Website)
GedSite Version 1.11 Build 04 Released!
(as of 4 November 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

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 6 December 2017 - cgr