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******* RUG Survey 2017 *******

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

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. 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.

Program Topics Beyond May

In June, Brenda Wesner's will present "What Happened to My Sources", addressing unknowns in various fields for documenting your sources.

Also in June, David Walker of the Ottawa TMG Users Group will present "Map My Family Tree" from Canada via

On 9 September, we will have an update on HRE. At 10:00am (DC time) during a break in the pre-recorded session, Don Ferguson, Robin Lamacraft, and John Lucas will be available to take questions. To learn about HRE progress, go to

We need help! We urgently need an expanded pool of presenters, 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.

Unlocking TMG Trial Version

Right-click on the TMG icon and then select "Run as administrator". When TMG prompts you, enter your information (copy-and-paste works best) from the email that you received. Be very careful that you copy only the item, not the space before or after it. If the space is included, you will see a message that you have invalid information.

More details can be found on page 2820 in the January 2017 issue of our newsletter here. If you need to enter a username and password and don't know it, click on the "I forgot my Password" link in the left frame.

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 now 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 6.2 Build 9 Released!
(as of 6 March 2017) (Visit Website)
TMG Utility Version 7.3 Build 6 Released!
(as of 24 February 2016) (Visit Website)
GedSite Version 1.4 Build 18 Released!
(as of 18 April 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) and Ultimate Family Tree (UFT) series of genealogy software.
Join our ROOTS Users Group!
Links to TMG and UFT user organizations on the Wholly Genes website.
last updated 18 April 2017 - cgr