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SLVGS Formed

The SecondLife Virtual Genealogy Society (SLVGS) is a new group focusing on genealogy topics within the Second Life world. We are currently working on membership and bylaws. Our next meeting has not been scheduled but you should keep an eye on this site for further news and information.

Second Life Genealogists Announce DNA Study Group

Second Life Chapter APG DNA Interest Group

With genetic genealogy becoming an essential part of the genealogist’s toolkit, the Second Life genealogists group is pleased to announce the formation of a DNA Study Group.

Beginning February 21, 2016, the DNA Study Group will meet monthly on the 3rd Sunday, at 6:00 p.m., at the Family History Centre in the Second Life virtual world. Topics will range from beginning to advanced, based on the needs of group members. All interested genealogists are welcome.

For information about this group, please contact Ellington Sweeney at sweeney.ellington@gmail.com, see the Genealogists in SecondLife Facebook page, or visit the Second Life Genealogy Group website at https://slgenealogygroup.com. Click on the “Tutorials” link for help getting started with Second Life.

 

October SecondLife Genealogy Newsletter

OCTOBER 2015

Greetings, Second Life genealogists and family history enthusiasts!  Please enjoy this Hispanic Heritage month newsletter highlighting 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.

OCTOBER’S INSPIRATION:

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classesour ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking around. ~ Gilbert Keith Chesterton

OCTOBER’S GENEALOGY RESEARCH & INFO RECOMMENDATIONS:

WEBSITE OF THE MONTH:

RootsPoint.com – a new website for genealogy information and collections. It is fee-based for the most part as far as I can see, but I think they have some free databases as well. Still, a good idea to see what the new genealogy companies are coming up with.

BLOG RECOMMENDATION:

RootsPoint – http://blog.rootspoint.com/

Check out the Fondo Colonia Collection Archival Records 1611-1821, containing the civil colonial records of the Province of Nuega Viscaya which “today consists of the states of Chihuahua, Durango, Sonora, Sinaloa and part of Coahuila”, touted to be one of the most important archival collections in North  America… but you can read all this yourself, here:   http://www.rootspoint.com/fondo-colonial/

TWITTER FOLLOW:

@rootspoint – I happen to know for a fact that currently the person handling their social media is a very well-respected genealogist (that rules me out J)

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!

OCTOBER’S SCHEDULE OF GENEALOGY EVENTS IN SECOND LIFE:

Sunday, October 4

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, October 5

6:00pm –  Meet & Greet in Second Life (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, October 6
6:00pm –  Tech Tuesday will be back next month! Genie will be checking out the fall colors at a few cemeteries in New England this week.

Thursday, October 8
5:30pm – 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, October 11
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

Sunday, October 18
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

Tuesday, October 20
6:00pm – Methodology Tuesday in Second Life. Exploring old and new research methodologies with your fellow genealogists gathering around the fire pit in Just Genealogy.  Click here for information about this month’s reading.

Sunday, October 26
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

Thursday, October 22
9:00pm –  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. Co-hosted by Ironhide781 and Ellington Sweeney.  October’s discussion: John Philip Colletta, “Tracking a Loner on the Move: J.W. Parberry Exposed by the Genealogical Proof Standard,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 93 (June 2005): 94-109.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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NGSQ Study Group Meets Tonight

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Drop by Just Genealogy tonight for the NGSQ Study Group. What is this group, you ask? Well, it is a group of genealogists who study scholarly articles from the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and meet monthly to discuss the evidence and methodology used in the case study. The Second Life group meets on the 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. SLT. Tonight, in other words.

This month’s reading is: Shirley Langdon Wilcox’s “Finding a Father for Isaac Young, A Virginia Native in California,” National Genealogical Society Quarterly 102 (September 2014): 177-188.

For more information, feel free to contact me in-world. I’ll be happy to send you the reading list and help you get started.

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!