November Second Life Genealogy Newsletter

NOVEMBER 2015

We’re sorry this is coming to you late this month (real life, you know)! But please enjoy this Native American Heritage month newsletter highlighting some useful research sites, and this month’s calendar of scheduled activities and genealogy events in Second Life.  Please contact Ellington Sweeney either inworld, or at sweeney.ellington@gmail.com.

INSPIRATION:

NOVEMBER’S GENEALOGY RESEARCH & INFO RECOMMENDATIONS:

WEBSITE OF THE MONTH:

Bureau of Indian Affairs

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is the branch of the federal government in the United States charged with maintaining a good relationship between the government and the individual Indian tribes. Indian Affairs does not conduct genealogical research or maintain a database that you can query in order to find information on your ancestor, however, they do provide a “Guide to Tracing Your Indian Ancestry,” as well as several other documents, which provide some general information on the process.

Also, check out the FamilySearch Wiki, “American Indian Online Genealogy Records,” for more recommendations for Native American genealogical research.

Oh – and fold3 is offering free access to their Native American Collection until November 15!

BLOG RECOMMENDATION:

The African-Native American Genealogy Blog

Blogger Angela Y. Walton-Raji writes about the lives of “blended families from African & Native American families,” including Choctaw culture, the lives Choctaw Freedmen, and other items of interest to researchers of Native American heritage.

TWITTER FOLLOW:

@Angela Y.Walton-Raji – Follow Angela Y. Walton-Raji on Twitter.

NOVEMBER’S SCHEDULE OF GENEALOGY EVENTS IN SECOND LIFE:

Thursday, November 12
6:00 pm – APG Second Life Chapter Meeting
The award-winning Second Life Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists Second Life Chapter welcomes all to this monthly meeting, recognizing that only members may vote. Formal presentation topics will vary. Contact in-world Gtownma Deed, Chapter President or Ellington Sweeney, Vice President. At the Just Genealogy Firepit  http://bit.ly/SL_JGfirepit

Sunday, November 15
6:00 pm – 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.   Host varies, style is both Q&A and presentation. http://bit.ly/SLFamilyHistoryCentre

Tuesday, November 17
6:00 pm – Methodology Tuesday in Second Life. Exploring old and new research methodologies with your fellow genealogists gathering around the fire pit in Just Genealogy.  http://bit.ly/SL_JGfirepit  The November reading is Shelia Benedict’s “Using Newspapers Effectively,” OnBoard 9 (September 2003): 20-22, and the meeting will be hosted by Gtownma Deed.

Thursday, November 19
6:00 pm –  NGSQ Study Group
in Second Life. 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. Hosted by Ellington Sweeney. Click here for the 2015 Reading List.  At the Just Genealogy Fire Pit. http://bit.ly/SL_JGfirepit

Sunday, November 22
6:00 pm – 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.   Host varies, style is both Q&A and presentation.  http://bit.ly/SLFamilyHistoryCentre

Sunday, November 29
6:00 pm – 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.   Host varies, style is both Q&A and presentation. http://bit.ly/SLFamilyHistoryCentre

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For more information about Genealogy events in Second Life, please feel free to contact:
(in-world): Genie Weezles, Clarise Beaumont, Ellington Sweeney.

See the Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/GenealogistsInSL/
Follow us on Twitter: @SLGenealogy
And our blog: https://slgenealogygroup.com/
See the listings on the GeneaWebinars calendar: http://blog.geneawebinars.com/p/calendar.html
Or stop by Just Genealogy in SecondLife!

TO HAVE YOUR GENEALOGY EVENT IN SECOND LIFE INCLUDED IN THE NEWSLETTER, PLEASE EMAIL  GENIE WEEZLES, AT RELATIVELYCURIOUS@GMAIL.COM.

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