Saturday, October 4, 2014

Next MCGS CIG Meeting

MCGS COMPUTER INTEREST GROUP MEETING

Our next meeting will be on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Topic: File management, maintenance and security. Download tips, where to download, how to find it, software to use, storage methods, virus software, folders, where to store, copy , move and how to name and rename folders and file association. Presented by Gene Pennington

Location: Villa Marin, 100 Thorndale Drive, San Rafael - The Meeting will be held in the Auditorium, which is to the left and down the hall from the entrance.

Villa Marin has wireless Internet access! If you have a laptop, iPad, Tablet, or SmartPhone with Wi-Fi, you can bring it with you so you can follow along with the presentation. Note these devices are optional and are not necessary for you to attend our presentations.

Contact Gene Pennington if you need more information.

These meetings are free to the public.

Visit the MCGS website to see the 2014 schedule, topics, locations and directions.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

RootsMagic Adds Direct TMG Import

Big news from RootsMagic!  If you are a user of The Master Genealogist (TMG), you know it is being discontinued.  If you’re looking to move to another genealogy software, here is your chance to use one of the best software programs available and now imports your TMG data directly into RootsMagic.

If you use RootsMagic already, as I do, here is a great new tool to import your TMG data directly into RootsMagic!

RootsMagic is also offering, for free, a guide to help you prepare for the import from TMG to RootsMagic.

In addition, they are offering a competitive upgrade price of just $19.95 for RootsMagic.

Click on the link below to read the full article.

RootsMagic Adds Direct TMG Import

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

TMG Direct Import Coming Soon

From RootsMagic September 2014 Newsletter comes another big announcement!  TMG Direct Import Coming Soon!
On July 29th, Wholly Genes Software announced that they would be discontinuing "The Master Genealogist" (TMG).  Since then quite a number of TMG users have contacted us directly and on our message boards asking what their options were for converting their data to RootsMagic.
While their data could be transferred via GEDCOM, there are quite a few things that TMG doesn't currently export to GEDCOM, so those data types would be lost.  Among those: witnesses, roles, source templates, etc.
We have made the decision to add a direct TMG import to the next RootsMagic update which will preserve that information as best as possible.  Of course no import can be 100% clean just because of different data models, template languages, etc., but we are making every effort to minimize the amount of "clean up" needed when moving from TMG to RootsMagic.
If you are a TMG user, or know a TMG user who is contemplating moving to another genealogy software, feel free to let them know that we expect to have this direct import available in the next couple of weeks.