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 June meeting are now available.

NO MEETING in August.

Our NEXT MEETING will be in September.

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 July

August 10No Meeting — Local members get-together at JukeBox Diner on Columbia Pike

September 14
      Session I - "101 Ways to Design a Pedigree Chart" by Janet Horvorka (remote) - Details below
      Session II - Bring your laptops! Hands-on interactive help.

101 Ways to Design a Pedigree Chart - If clients and family members aren't clamoring for more, you're not showing it off effectively. Come learn advanced tools for visual presentation--the most power communication tool for the genealogist. We'll show off our 2019 annual favorites and the current design trends for displaying your genealogy. Be inspired with what you can do with your precious family research. [Note that .vcf files can be created from TMG and sent.]

October 12
      Session I — "TMG Reports My Way - Two Examples: (1) A DNA Tracker Report Out (Excel) - Data In, and (2) A Military Report Out (Second Site) - Data In" by Susan Johnston (remote)

November 9
      Session I - Current topics in DNA with examples by Steve Ullrich
      Annual Business Meeting

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 3.03 Released!
(as of 12 July 2019) (Visit Website)
Gedcom Publisher Version 1.09 Released!
(as of 13 May 2019) (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!

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.
The Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society (MAGS) is hosting a lecture "Using DNA to Trace Family: The Basics" on Saturday, July 13, from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Andrew Hochreiter will be presenting this lecture/workshop at the Doubletree by Hiilton, 15101 Sweitzer Lane, Laurel, MD 20707 (phone 301-776-5300). The cost is $35 for MAGS members and $45 for non-members. All will be entered into a chance to win a free DNA testing kit. More information is available.
The Virginia Genealogical Society (VGS) announces its Fall 2019 conference scheduled for October 19, 2019, in Williamsburg, Va. Please see the conference brochure. The conference will focus on 'Finding Your Hidden Ancestors Using Research Essentials'. Two tracks will be offered. Featured speakers are well-known Thomas (Tom) Jones and Rebecca Koford. The cost is $50 for VGS members and $65 for non-members (costs increase by $10 afterr September 15).
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Links to TMG user organizations on the Wholly Genes website.
last updated 15 July 2019 - cgr