Second Life Genealogy Newsletter: March 2016

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MARCH 2016

Happy March, Second Life genies! March is a big month, genealogically-speaking. Not only is it Women’s History Month, but it is also Irish American Heritage Month. So whichever you choose to celebrate, we hope you find what – and who – you are looking for!

Be sure to check out this month’s genealogy events in Second Life.  For more information, please contact Ellington Sweeney, either in-world, or at sweeney.ellington@gmail.com.

INSPIRATION:

MARCH’S GENEALOGY RESEARCH & INFO RECOMMENDATIONS:

WEBSITE OF THE MONTH:

Irish Records at FindMyPast

This week has been a big one for those doing Irish research! If you have Irish ancestry, be sure out the new Irish Catholic Parish Registers from FindMyPast. They’re free, and will always stay that way. 🙂

Findmypast is also making its entire archive of over 110 million Irish records, the largest available anywhere online, FREE from 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday March 1 to 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday March 8, 2016. So that’s ONE WEEK for you to get started for FREE!

Read more about it here.

BLOG RECOMMENDATION:

Irish Genealogy News

“Irish genealogy research is famous for being difficult, if not impossible. This reputation isn’t entirely deserved, although there can be some fundamental difficulties in discovering your Irish ancestry, particularly if you don’t know where your ancestors lived.” Check out Clare Santry’s blog, as well as her companion site, Irish Genealogy Toolkit.

TWITTER FOLLOW:

@Irish_Genealogy – Follow Clare Santry for more Irish genealogy updates!

 

MARCH SCHEDULE OF GENEALOGY EVENTS IN SECOND LIFE:

Tuesday, March 1
6:00 pm – Tech Tuesday

Genie Weezles promises a fabulous discussion about some cool organizational tools. All are welcome! At the Just Genealogy Firepit  http://bit.ly/SL_JGfirepit.

Sunday,  March 6
5:30 pm – DNA Study Group (NOTE NEW EVENT & NEW TIME)
Need help getting started with genetic genealogy? Join us for this new bi-monthly group hosted by Red Rider.  Meets on the front porch of the Family History Centre in Adam ondi Ahman. http://bit.ly/SLFamilyHistoryCentre

Monday, March 7
6:00 pm – Meet & Greet – Get Some Second Life Help
Gather at the Just Genealogy firepit to discuss the ins and outs of SecondLife – how to sit, stand, fly, talk… Anything you might need help with! At the Just Genealogy Firepit  http://bit.ly/SL_JGfirepit

Thursday, March 10
6:00 pm – APG Second Life Chapter Meeting

The award-winning Second Life Chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) welcomes all to this monthly meeting.  You won’t want to miss hearing Genie Weezles give details on how to participate in the chapter’s 2016 project: FamilySearch Indexing Beta. Bring your questions! For more info about the chapter, contact in-world Ellington Sweeney, Chapter President, or Genie Weezles, Chapter Representative. At the Just Genealogy Firepit  http://bit.ly/SL_JGfirepit

Sunday, March 13
5:30 pm – 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

Tuesday, March 15
6:00 pm – Methodology Tuesday
Exploring old and new research methodologies with your fellow genealogists! The March reading is “Analyzing Wills for Useful Clues” by Elizabeth Shown Mills from OnBoard 1 (May 1995): 16. Read the article for free on the BCG website. This month’s discussion will be hosted by Carolina Belle at the Fire Pit in Just Genealogy. http://bit.ly/SL_JGfirepit 

Sunday, March 20
5:30 pm – DNA Study Group (NOTE NEW EVENT & NEW TIME)
Need help getting started with genetic genealogy? Join us for this new bi-monthly group hosted by Red Rider.  Meets on the front porch of the Family History Centre in Adam ondi Ahman. http://bit.ly/SLFamilyHistoryCentre

Thursday, March 24
6:00 pm –  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. Hosted by Ellington Sweeney. Click here for the 2016 Reading List.  At the Just Genealogy Fire Pit. http://bit.ly/SL_JGfirepit

Sunday, March 27
5:30 pm – Family History Chat

CANCELLED due to the Easter holiday.

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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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