The Master Genealogist (TMG) User Groups in Australia and New Zealand

The Master Genealogist (aka TMG) is considered by many genealogists to be the “top of the line” in genealogy software.  But is also a program that many are afraid to try because of its learning curve. Yet, if you’re looking for a program that lets you record every last detail of your research and evidence, and examine it in a myriad of different ways, then you should definitely give TMG a try.

And you can do so with a FREE ‘fully-functional’ 30 day trial that you can download from the publishers website.

As you become more familiar with the program and find yourself wanting to do new things with your data, more advanced features are waiting for you behind the scenes – ready for you to customize to fit your personal research needs.

For TMG users who need some help, or just wish to learn more about the endless ability of this program, there are User Groups.

Here is a listing of TMG User Groups that are in Australia and New Zealand. If there are any others that you know of, or if details of any below change, please send advice to Alona at alona@gould.com.au.

On the bottom of this list, you’ll find a few extra links which users of TMG will find useful.

Australian Capital Territory – Canberra
Meetings:
not regular
Contact:
Shane Baker (02) 6231 0965, email: sbaker@pcug.org.au

New South Wales – Sydney
Meetings:
Bi-monthly meeting
Where: at Society of Australian Genealogists, Level 2, 379 Kent Street, Sydney
Cost: $8.00 for members, $12.00 for non-members
Contact: Kerry Farmer, email: TMGSydney-owner@yahoogroups.com

Held in association with the Society of Australian Genealogists
website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tmgsydney/
blog: http://tmgsydney.wordpress.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TMGSydney
Twitter: http://twitter.com/TMGSydney

Northern Territory – Darwin
Where:
at a private residence
Contact: Rosemary Chalmers, email: rosechal@iinet.net.au

Queensland – Brisbane
Meetings:
1st Saturday of each month (no meeting in Jan)
Where: at Garrison Communications, 26 Montrose Street, Gordon Park
When:
10.00am-12.00pm
Cost:
gold coin donation, BYO nibbles
Contact:
Peter Collins (07) 3315 6920 email: tmg@garrisonau.com

website: http://www.garrisonau.com/pages/Brisbane-TMG-Users-Group.html
blog: http://brisbanetmgusersgroup.blogspot.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=189821235613&ref=ts

South Australia – Adelaide (Northern Adelaide Group)
Meetings:
3rd Monday of each month
Where: At Paddocks Neighbourhood House, cnr Bridge & Kesters Rds, Para Hills West
When:
7.30pm-10.00pm
Cost: $5.00 per person
Contact: Patrick Norton (08) 8250 6623, email: witelite@adam.com.au

South Australia – Adelaide (Paddocks House Genealogy Group)
Meetings:
1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month – except school holidays
Where: At Paddocks Neighbourhood House, cnr Bridge & Kesters Rds, Para Hills West
When: 1.00pm-2.30pm
Cost: $5.00 per person
Contact: Patrick Norton (08) 8250 6623, email: witelite@adam.com.au

Victoria – Melbourne
Meetings:
: 4th Wednesday of each month (except for December)
Where:
at a private residence
When:
from 7.30pm
Contact:
Janice Cornwell (03) 9885 0957, email: janiceme@bigpond.net.au

Supported by VicGUM http://www.vicgum.asn.au
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/VicGUM/193869012290

Western Australia – Perth
Meetings:
once a quarter
Where: at WA Genealogical Society, Unit 4, 48 May Street, Bayswater
Contact: Neil Bradley, email: nbradley@iinet.net.au or Cynthia Brock, email: brokc@iinet.net.au
Website: http://wags.org.au/o/wags-special-interest-groups/the-master-genealogist/

New Zealand – Auckland
Meetings:
Bi-monthly meetings
Where: at a private residence
Contact: garryfbell@clear.net.nz or (09) 368 5636

TMG Related Links
http://www.whollygenes.com/ – publisher of TMG
http://www.tmgtips.com/
– Lee Hoffman’s useful TMG tips
http://www.suncountrytmg.com/pages/links.html – John Cardinal’s add on products
http://beesoft.soho.on.net/BeeSoft/index.html – Bryan Wetton’s add on product
http://www.whollygenes.com/forums201/index.php – TMG forums

TMG Lists
The Rootsweb TMG mailing list for use by all TMG Users worldwide, is often the best way to solve problems, and discuss new features. To subscribe to this list, just go to the website listed below, and choose either the list or digest edition.
http://lists.rootsweb.ancestry.com/index/other/Software/TMG.html

TMG Facebook Group
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=48011045007

4 thoughts on “The Master Genealogist (TMG) User Groups in Australia and New Zealand

  1. Thank you to the team at Gould’s for setting up this excellent “one point shop” for user groups throughout Australasia. It should prove valuable to existing and potential TMG users once it is discovered and listed by Google and other search engines.
    Our software does suffer from an image problem, because of a perceived (though largely untrue) image of being “complicated to use”, and we are also disadvantaged in Australasia because other software is promoted more publicly through discount stores and “monthly specials”.
    This web site will hopefully help overcome both problems, but we users also need to get out and put our software in the face of genealogists: if they try they will certainly consider buying!

  2. Well Bruce your TMG people in NSW will be doing your bit to promote the TMG cause at the Sydney Expo in 2 weeks time
    http://www.unlockthepast.com.au/events/history-genealogy-expo-sydney-2010

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