Thursday Sept 9 ~ Craig R. Scott, CG Virtually live!

Everyone is invited to attend our next SL-APG Chapter meeting tomorrow – Thursday, September 10, 6:00 pm Pacific/SL time (8 Central, 9 Eastern).

Whbilogoe are thrilled to have Craig R. Scott, CG, speak to us on a topic he is VERY familiar with – BOOKS… He will share some of the books that he feels will help us in our research, and about the upcoming Heritage Books Cruise.   

Check his website out, it is full of great books & resources.

cruise ship

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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

August 2015 Second Life Genealogy Group Newsletter

AUGUST 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!!

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

AUGUST’S INSPIRATION:

Those who do not look upon themselves as a link, connecting the past with the future, do not perform their duty to the world.      ~Daniel Webster

GENEALOGY RESEARCH & INFO RECOMMENDATIONS:

WEBSITE OF THE MONTH:

BLOG RECOMMENDATION:

TWITTER FOLLOW:
  • @leprchaunrabbit – Sir Leprechaunrabbit.  I’m not entirely sure who this is, but he shares some great genealogy information, so worth a follow!

For more information about Genealogy events in Second Life

Or stop by Just Genealogy in SecondLife!

CALENDAR OF GENEALOGY EVENTS IN SECOND LIFE:

Sunday, August 2
  • 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, August 3
  • 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
Tuesday, August 4
  • 6:00pm –  Tech Tuesday.  Relatively Curious Genie Weezles presents a monthly discussion of technology for genealogists, from great websites to explore to the latest gadgets, apps and electronic thingamabobs.  This month’s discussion is on Technology & Oral histories. At the Firepit, in Just Genealogy http://bit.ly/SL_JGfirepit.
There will be no SL Chapter APG Meeting in August
Sunday, August 9
  • 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.   **For those watching WDYTYA – share your thoughts while you watch!**  Host varies, style is both Q&A and presentation.  http://bit.ly/SLFamilyHistoryCentre
Tuesday, August 18
  • 6:00pm – Methodology. Exploring old and new research methodologies with your fellow genealogists gathering around the fire pit in Just Genealogy.  August’s discussion will be hosted by DearMYRTLE, SL’s Clarise Beaumont, and the topic will be updated here soon. http://bit.ly/SL_JGfirepit.
Sunday, August 23
  • 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, August 27
  • 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: Laurel T. Baty, “Parentage of Martha Smith of Alabama and Mississippi: Overcoming Inconsistent, Incorrect, and Missing Records,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 101 (June 2013): 85-102.  At the Firepit  http://bit.ly/SL_JGfirepit
Sunday, August 30
  • 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
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 – 
TO HAVE YOUR GENEALOGY EVENT IN SECOND LIFE INCLUDED IN THE NEWSLETTER,
PLEASE EMAIL  GENIE WEEZLES, AT RELATIVELYCURIOUS@GMAIL.COM

July 19-25: This week’s Genealogy events in SecondLife

Sunday, July 19, 6 pm – Family History Chat
“SOS! Speaking of Solutions (or Solving Our Stumpers)”. At the Family History Centre – http://bit.ly/SLFamilyHistoryCentre

Tuesday, July 21, 6 pm – Methodology
Exploring old and new research methodologies with your fellow genealogists gathering around the fire pit in Just Genealogy. July’s discussion will be hosted by Genie Weezles (Relatively Curious) on the article by Sandra MacLean Clunies, “EVALUATING WEB RESOURCES“, available on the Board for Certification of Genealogists website.  Please read the article in advance, and come prepared for lively and informative discussions.  At the fire pit in Just Genealogy –  http://bit.ly/SL_JGfirepit
Everyone is invited to these events. New to SL? Haven’t got an avatar? It’s all free. Find out more here:

https://slgenealogygroup.com/tutorials/

 

Learn Genealogy Skills! Methodology study group

Each month we will be choosing an article available online regarding genealogy research methodology to discuss together at the fire pit in Just Genealogy.

Next Tuesday, July 21 at 6:00pm SL time (Pacific), we are discussing the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) “Skillbuilding” article by Sandra MacLean Clunies, Evaluating Web Resources.

The article is available for free on the BCG website. Please read the article in advance of the discussion, and come prepared to share your insights and opinions.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

Exploring the NARA website

Below are the sections and URLs to parts of the US National Archives website that were presented at the Tech Tuesday discussion on July 7, 2015.

NATIONAL ARCHIVES HOME PAGEhttp://www.archives.gov/

RESEARCH OUR RECORDS: http://www.archives.gov/research/

Discovering the Civil War: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/civil-war/

National Archives Digital Vaults: http://www.digitalvaults.org/

RESOURCES FOR GENEALOGISTS  http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/

START YOUR GENEALOGY   http://www.archives.gov/research/genealogy/start-research/

ONLINE RESEARCH TOOLS & AIDS: http://www.archives.gov/research/start/online-tools.html

NATIONAL ARCHIVES CATALOG  http://www.archives.gov/research/catalog/

MICROFILM CATALOG  https://eservices.archives.gov/orderonline/start.swe?SWECmd=GotoView&SWEScreen=GPEA+Microfilm+MIF&SWEView=GPEA+Microfilm+Landing+Page+ViPresew+MIF

ACCESS TO ARCHIVAL DATABASES (AAD) http://aad.archives.gov/aad/

GUIDE TO FEDERAL RECORDS  http://www.archives.gov/research/alic/tools/record-group-clusters.html

presented by Tami Osmer Mize / Genie Weezles in SL  7/7/15

July 5-11: This week’s Genealogy events in SecondLife

Sunday, July 5, 6 pm – Family History Chat
“SOS! Speaking of Solutions (or Solving Our Stumpers)”. At the Family History Centre – http://bit.ly/SLFamilyHistoryCentre

Monday, July 6, 6 pm – Meet & Greet
Meet & Greet – for newbies (to genealogy or to Second Life). Come and ask all your questions!!! At the fire pit in Just Genealogy –  http://bit.ly/SL_JGfirepit

Tuesday, July 7, 6 pm – Tech Tuesday
Presentation on technology topics – websites, devices, hardware. This month: Exploring NARAs online resources. At the fire pit in Just Genealogy –  http://bit.ly/SL_JGfirepit

Thursday, July 9, 6 pm – APG Second Life Chapter meeting (Everyone welcome to attend)
Annette Diane Kapple: Case Study Success! speaking on her research success resulting from a SecondLife genealogy chat. At the fire pit in Just Genealogy –  http://bit.ly/SL_JGfirepit
Everyone is invited to these events. New to SL? Haven’t got an avatar? It’s all free. Find out more here:

https://slgenealogygroup.com/tutorials/