Thursday, June 14, 2012

Second Life Chapter APG Meets Tonight

Members at the May meeting listen to speaker Kelly Knox discuss Indirect Evidence. Oh look, there's the APG Golden Chapter Award!

WHEN:  Thursday, June 14, 2012, 5:30 p.m. SLT (Second Life Time, same as Pacific Time)*
WHERE:  Second Life, near the Just Genealogy Firepit

This month, popular speaker May Rumblepois (her Second Life name, but you've likely heard of her in real life) will talk about house histories. She promises to have something special up her sleeve, so be sure to attend so you don't miss out!

May Rumplepois (left) gets a tour of Just Genealogy, courtesy of Clarise Beaumont, at the recent Second Life for Genealogists webinar.

Also, the winners of the May 1940 Census Indexing Project Contest will be announced tonight. First prize is a digital copy of Elizabeth Shown Mills' Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace. Second and third prize winners will receive their choice of one digital "QuickSheet" of his/her choice. Many thanks to DearMYRTLE for these terrific prizes!

The award-winning Second Life Chapter APG is an officially recognized chapter which promotes the highest standards of ethics and professionalism in the genealogical field at the regional level. The chapter is the recipient of the 2012 Golden Chapter Award presented by the APG at the 2012 NGS Family History Conference.

The chapter meets monthly using a free, "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 dues-paying members of the APG in real life.

Don't have Second Life on your computer? Download the software by clicking on the "Get Started" link to your right. ---->

Need help? Drop me a line here, or contact me in-world as Ellington Sweeney.

NOTE: The SL-APG is participating in the 1940 Census Indexing Project. To participate, go to https://the1940census.com/society and download the indexing software. When you log in, select "Second Life Chapter Association of Professional Genealogists - UT" from the drop-down list of societies (towards the bottom of list). Anyone who would like to join our band of indexers is welcome - you don't have to be an APG member or even a Second Life user to participate!

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Copyright © by Elizabeth O'Neal

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1 comment:

Jo said...

Oh, Elizabeth, I wish I could get a grip on Second Life and attend, but I keep walking into walls and not being able to turn round, so I suspect I would disrupt the meetings! Jo :-)