(or "TMG") v8 is the gold standard in family history software.
Used by novices and professional researchers alike, the latest version
reinforces TMG's reputation as the most powerful family history project
manager on the market while adding many new features to make it easier
and fun to use.
are a weekend hobbyist or a professional researcher, TMG comes with everything
you need to:
volumes of research data, photos, and sources;
a research trip, including "To Do" lists, reference material,
charts, and forms;
your correspondence and expenses;
- be the
hit of a family reunion!
a web page;
- ... or
publish a book, complete with table of contents, footnotes, multiple
indexes, and bibliography!
your data with you!
Although GEDCOM is supported, TMG's GenBridge import technology
does a much better job of transferring your data in most cases. Import
directly from Family Tree Maker, Personal Ancestral File (PAF),
and other programs.
The Master Genealogist is limited only by your imagination. You can
customize data entry through user-defined event, name, and relationship
types. Almost every aspect of the working environment can also be customized,
including fonts, colors, and the size and position of windows.
TMG was designed by experienced genealogists who understand and prepare
you for common research problems, including adoptions, name changes, conflicting
evidence, and multiple lines of descent.
for novice researchers
Despite the unmatched power of TMG, it is designed with features to
let the novice get started quickly and grow into the more advanced features.
Wizards, "Cue Cards", data-entry templates, ditto keys, macros,
and other features make TMG easy to learn and use.
TMG includes dozens of preconfigured reports, including narratives, forms,
charts, and lists. You can also customize any report and save it with
a new name so that you can easily use the same settings again. Additional
publication tools give authors maximum control.
Are you trying to find people in your data who were named SMITH, born
in Maryland or Virginia after 1800, lived in Tennessee or Kentucky, had
two or more sons, and died at the age of 75 or higher? TMG's searching
features provide unparalleled power and flexibility, including user-defined
filter conditions, AND/OR logic, and thousands of other options.
The Internet is a great resource for researchers and provides a way
for you to easily share your efforts with others. TMG includes a variety
of Internet search and publication tools.
Images, sound, movies, and other multimedia add flavor to your research
and bring your family to life. You can link multimedia to people, events,
sources, and repositories. You can even build multimedia slideshows and
distribute them to your family members!
When it comes to tracking your sources, The Master Genealogist really
shines! Data-entry templates make it easy to record your sources and produce
professional output. The Master Genealogist accommodates the highest academic
The Master Genealogist includes a variety of powerful features that
are not found in typical family history programs. These features help
you to coordinate with other researchers, analyze your data, see your
family in the context of history, and see the "big picture."
Although TMG Version 7 was the most powerful family history project
manager on the market by all accounts, Version 8 added many more features
that were requested by researchers.
Difference between Silver and Gold Editions
The Gold Edition is our top-of-the-line product. The Silver Edition
has all of the same data-entry functions but without some of the more
advanced research and publication tools.
Difference between U.S. and UK Editions.
The U.S. Edition has standard event types, source types, and chart
layouts. In the UK Edition, these features and others are pre-configured
for people whose principal research interests are in the United Kingdom.
Master Genealogist requires a Pentium 166 with 64 Megs of RAM (256
recommended) running Windows 2000, XP, Win7, or Vista. A screen resolution
of at least 1024x768 is strongly recommended. Web searching and chart
uploading features require an Internet connection.
of The Master Genealogist has led to a number of companion products
that are produced by other companies. Those products are designed
specifically for TMG users and include a book, video training tapes,
web development tools, and companion software for handheld computers.
See the menu at the top-left of this screen for a list of companion
products, training/education products, and more.
CD-ROM version of TMG includes a free copy of "The Universal
British Directory of Great Britain 1791" from Archive
from five huge volumes, this is the earliest directory for Great
Britain and is among the most important resources for those
researching ancestors in the United Kingdom.
includes excellent descriptions of towns and villages of the
time and those residents with trades (even farmers, hay-binders,
labourers, bakers, shop keepers, etc.) and their addresses.
titled "Great Britain," this directory covers places
in England and Wales. Volume 1 is devoted to London, volumes
2 to 4 cover the places in England and Wales in alphabetical
order, and vol 5 contains a number of the subsequent amendments
that were published in the next few years.
- DISCOUNT CODE:
If you purchase the Gold Edition, you will also receive a discount
code entitling you to 50% OFF your first order from our
wall chart printing service. Display your family tree on a beautiful
wall chart at your next family reunion. Or wallpaper your "family
room" with a chart of your family! To obtain your discount
code, install the software and then access the "Message Manager"
on the Help menu. Requires an internet connection.