Tuesday, December 6, 2011

What's More Fun Than a Snowball Fight in December?

Why, it's the Second Life Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists' (APG) Christmas party, of course!

WHEN:  Thursday, December 8, 2011, 5:30 p.m. SLT (Second Life Time, same as Pacific Time)
WHERE:  Second Life, near the Just Genealogy Firepit
DRESS:  Formal, or anything Christmas-y or holiday-ish.

This is not what I'll be wearing to the party because, as you can see, I'm up to my knees in snow here, and it's much too cold for party clothes!

The SL-APG Chapter is an officially recognized chapter which promotes the highest standards of ethics and professionalism in the genealogical field at the regional level.

The chapter meets monthly using a free, social media, "virtual world" software called Second Life. It was organized to meet the networking needs of APG members who either do not have a local chapter near them, or are unable to attend their chapter meetings.

Anyone with an interest in genealogy is welcome to attend the meetings; however, official members of the chapter must be real life, dues-paying members of the APG.

I am thrilled to tell you that I was recently elected Vice President of the chapter, and I can't wait to get started next year!

So... if you've been looking for a reason to check out what those genealogists in Second Life are up to - and they're really quite busy - here you go!

Now, who's going to come as Santa Claus??

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To learn more about genealogy activities in Second Life, please visit the Genealogists in Second Life group on Facebook. Don't be shy. It's not hard, and there are lots of people available to help you. Like me, for instance.

Copyright © by Elizabeth O'Neal

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Linda Gartz said...

Congratulations on your vice presidency, Elizabeth! I know you'll bring tremendous talents to the chapter!

Jacqi said...

Whoever shows up as Santa Claus at this party has got to have one whale of a long family history. Thoroughly documented, of course. ;)

Virtual congrats to you, Elizabeth, on your now post.

Sheri said...

Ha! Now you has more on their plate???? Congratulations on VP, I know you'll be great!

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Thanks, you guys! I'm really looking forward to working with a great group of people. I hope you'll consider joining us at some meetings!

@Jacqi, I'm guessing you've seen the new Ancestry.com ad where Santa finds out he's a descendant of the Tooth Fairy? :-)

@Sheri, you need to get yourself a Second Life! Seriously, I'm hoping you'll consider doing a program... how's September for you? That's plenty of time to get ready! :-)