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/

July 2015 Second Life Genealogy Group Newsletter

JULY  2015

Greetings, Second Life genealogists and family history enthusiasts!  Please enjoy this monthly newsletter highlight some useful research sites, and this month’s calendar of scheduled activities and genealogy events in Second Life.  Please contact Genie Weezles either inworld, or at relativelycurious@gmail.com.

JULY’S INSPIRATION:

I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives.  I like to see a man live so that his place will be proud of him.      ~Abraham Lincoln

GENEALOGY RESEARCH & INFO RECOMMENDATIONS:

WEBSITE OF THE MONTH:
BLOG RECOMMENDATION:
TWITTER FOLLOW:
  • @NARA_RecMgmt – The Official Twitter feed of NARA Records Management and the Office of the Chief Records Officer.

For more information about Genealogy events in Second Life

Or stop by Just Genealogy in SecondLife!

CALENDAR OF GENEALOGY EVENTS IN SECOND LIFE:

Sunday, July 5
  • 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.   Host varies, style is both Q&A and presentation.  http://bit.ly/SLFamilyHistoryCentre
Monday, July 6
  • 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, July 7
  • 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.  At the Firepit, in Just Genealogy http://bit.ly/SL_JGfirepit.
Thursday, July 9
  • 5:30pm – Second Life Chapter APG 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. This month’s speaker will be Annette Kapple, “Case Study: Success!” on how she broke a research brick wall after attending an SL Genealogy presentation!  Contact in-world Gtownma Deed, Chapter President or Genie Weezles, Chapter Liaison.  At the Just Genealogy Firepit http://bit.ly/SL_JGfirepit
Sunday, July 12
  • 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
Sunday, July 19
  • 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
Tuesday, July 21
  • 6:00pm – 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, at http://bcgcertification.org/skillbuilders/skbld045.html Please read the article in advance, and come prepared for lively and informative discussions.
Sunday, July 26
  • 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, July 30

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE 5TH THURSDAY OF THE MONTH – SCHEDULE CHANGE FOR THIS MONTH ONLY.

  • 9:00pm –  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.  July’s discussion: Donn Devine, “Sorting Relationships among Families with the Same Surname: An Irish-American DNA Study,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 93 (December 2005): 283-293. See also, “Sorting Relationships among Families with the Same Surname: An Irish-American DNA Study,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 95 (September 2007): 196.
TO HAVE YOUR GENEALOGY EVENT IN SECOND LIFE INCLUDED IN THE NEWSLETTER,
PLEASE EMAIL  GENIE WEEZLES, AT RELATIVELYCURIOUS@GMAIL.COM

Sunday evenings at the Family History Centre

Sunday evenings at the Family History CentreThis Sunday, June 28, at 6 pm SL (Pacific time) we will be starting up the regular weekly chats on the front porch of the virtual Family History Centre in Second Life (in Adam ondi Ahman). The hosts will vary from week to week, as will the discussion topics.

This is a great time to ask questions, discuss strategies, and share research ideas and stories. It is an especially wonderful opportunity for folks who are interested in beginning their family history journey.

Everyone is welcome, and we hope to see you there.

Welcome!

Welcome to the SecondLife Genealogists Group.  We are genealogists of all levels of experience, from absolute beginners, to accredited, seasoned professionals, sharing research ideas, helpful instruction, and those ‘Aha!’ moments.

Details of scheduled events may also be found on the GeneaWebinars calendar.

Everyone is welcome to attend any of our meetings, presentations, chats or events, so please join us!