September Calendar of Events

SEPTEMBER 2015

Greetings, Second Life genealogists and family history enthusiasts!  Please enjoy this monthly newsletter highlighting some useful research sites, and this month’s calendar of scheduled activities and genealogy events in Second Life.

Don’t miss our end-of-summer BBQ & Dance on Monday, August 31st!!

Please contact Genie Weezles either inworld, or at relativelycurious@gmail.com.

SEPTEMBER’S INSPIRATION:

In different hours, a man represents each of several of his ancestors, as if there were seven or eight of us rolled up in each man’s skin,—seven or eight ancestors at least, and they constitute the variety of notes for that new piece of music which his life is.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

GENEALOGY RESEARCH & INFO RECOMMENDATIONS:

WEBSITE OF THE MONTH:
  • New York Public Library  – Map Warper
  • The NYPL Map Warper is a tool for digitally aligning (“rectifying”) historical maps from the NYPL’s collections to match today’s precise maps.

BLOG RECOMMENDATION:

An UpBuilding Life: The Journals of Montana Pioneer Mary G. Rumping Schenk Schaffer Riordan (1878-1952).

What do you do when you come into possession of not one, but three diaries from your great grandmother, along with a “windfall” of family ephemera? You blog about it of course!  http://www.anupbuildinglife.com/

TWITTER FOLLOW:
  • –  Tweeting “Best moments in History in pictures.”

For more information about Genealogy events in Second Life

Or stop by Just Genealogy in SecondLife!

CALENDAR OF GENEALOGY EVENTS IN SECOND LIFE:

Monday, August 31
  • 6:00pm – End of Summer BBQ and Dance.  Let’s celebrate the end of summer and start of a productive fall with a social get-together in Just Genealogy. We’ll have the barbeques smoking, and the music jumping, so plan to attend and chat about your research successes and dilemmas of the summer.  In Just Genealogy – 
Sunday, September 6
  • 6:00pm – Family History Chat in Second Life. Join other family historians and genealogists of all skill levels for a casual discussion on the front porch of the Family History Centre in Adam ondi Ahman.   **For those watching WDYTYA – share your thoughts while you watch!**  Host varies, style is both Q&A and presentation.  http://bit.ly/SLFamilyHistoryCentre
Monday, September 7
  • 6:00pm –  Meet & Greet (for newbies). Meet at the Firepit at Just Genealogy for very informal meeting focusing on how to navigate and enjoy Second Life. http://bit.ly/SL_JGfirepit
Thursday, September 10
  • 6:00 pm (new time!!) – Second Life Chapter APG Meeting. The award-winning Second Life Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists Second Life Chapter welcomes everyone to this monthly meeting, recognizing that only members may vote. Formal presentation topics will vary.  Contact in-world Gtownma Deed, Chapter President or Genie Weezles, Chapter Liaison.  At the Just Genealogy Firepit http://bit.ly/SL_JGfirepit
Sunday, September 13
  • 6:00pm – Family History Chat in Second Life. Join other family historians and genealogists of all skill levels for a casual discussion on the front porch of the Family History Centre in Adam ondi Ahman.   **For those watching WDYTYA – share your thoughts while you watch!**  Host varies, style is both Q&A and presentation.  http://bit.ly/SLFamilyHistoryCentre

Tuesday, September 15

  • 6:00pm – Methodology. Exploring old and new research methodologies with your fellow genealogists gathering around the fire pit in Just Genealogy.  Hosted this month by SL-APG chapter president, Gtownma Deed.  Discussion will be on the BCG Skillbuilding article by Kay Haviland Freilich , “Background Information: An Overlooked Research Tool,” OnBoard 11 (September 2005): 17-18. Please read ahead, article can be found here –http://www.bcgcertification.org/skillbuilders/skbld059.html.  at the FirePit,   http://bit.ly/SL_JGfirepit.
Sunday,  September 20
  • 6:00pm – Family History Chat. Join other family historians and genealogists of all skill levels for a casual discussion on the front porch of the Family History Centre in Adam ondi Ahman.   Host varies, style is both Q&A and presentation. http://bit.ly/SLFamilyHistoryCentre
Thursday, September 24
  • 6:00pm –  NGSQ Study Group. The Second Life NGSQ Study Group focuses on a specific article from the National Genealogical Society Quarterly monthly. Please feel free to attend even if you are a prospective NGSQ member. Co-hosted by Ironhide781 and Ellington Sweeney. This month’s discussion:   F. Warren Bittner, “Dora Luhr’s Hannover Origin: A Case of Conflicting Evidence,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 98 (September 2010): 165-176.
  •   At the Firepit  http://bit.ly/SL_JGfirepit
Sunday, September 27
  • 6:00pm – Family History Chat. Join other family historians and genealogists of all skill levels for a casual discussion on the front porch of the Family History Centre in Adam ondi Ahman.   Host varies, style is both Q&A and presentation. http://bit.ly/SLFamilyHistoryCentre
TO HAVE YOUR GENEALOGY EVENT IN SECOND LIFE INCLUDED IN THE NEWSLETTER,
PLEASE EMAIL  GENIE WEEZLES, AT RELATIVELYCURIOUS@GMAIL.COM
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