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

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.

I first produced this list as a blog post last year, but as does happen, details change, so it was time to update to for you. So here is the latest 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:
Bi-monthly (3rd Tuesday of each even month)
Where: at a member’s house
Contact: Lindsay Graham (02) 6285 4008, email: LDGraham@aapt.net.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:
3rd Saturday of each month (except December)
Where: at the Queensland Family History Society, 58 Bellevue Avenue, Gaythorne
When:
from 1.30pm
Contact: George Kearney 0438 073 344 and  Kevin Haley (07) 3359 7491 email: tmg@qfhs.org.au

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: gazza@woosh.co.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://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

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