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"We are genealogists first, computer users second."

Handout and/or Presentation files from the June meeting are now available.

September 14, 2019 at Trinity United Methodist Church
9:00 Janet Horvorka, author and co-owner of Family ChartMasters
Janet Horvorka, author and co-owner of Family ChartMasters
101 Ways to Design a Pedigree Chart (remote) — See progam description on right under Future Programs

10:15   Break

10:30 Clyde Roby
Clyde Roby
New Initiative! Explore with us Michael Hannah's on-line book, Customizing TMG with a review of the chapter "Guide to General Style My Way"

11:45   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" 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)

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.]

Program Topics Beyond September

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
      Session II — "Current Topics in DNA" with examples (continued) by Steve Ullrich
      Annual Business Meeting

December 14
      Session I — TBD
      Session II — TBD

January 11
      Session I — "Managing a One-Name Study using TMG" by Bob Mallet of Ottawa, Canada (remote)

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 7.05 Released!
(as of 2 September 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!

The Fairfax County Genealogical Society's Fall Conference, "Are You A Hare or a Tortoise?" will be held 26 October from 9:00am to 3:00pm in Dunn Loring, featuring three presentations by Sharon Cook MacInnes, Ph.D., CG. — FxGS Fall Conference Announcement Details.
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).
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 30th year of continuous service to our members!
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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 3 September 2019 - cgr