Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Second Life Chapter APG April Meeting

Members at the March meeting listen to a presentation 
about the Boston University program.

WHEN:  Thursday, April 12, 2012, 5:30 p.m. SLT (Second Life Time, same as Pacific Time)
WHERE:  Second Life, near the Just Genealogy Firepit

This month, we will have an informal discussion about "Cool Things I Found in the 1940 Census." Whether it's your own family or some interesting folks you found while indexing, please come and bring your stories. Slides are optional.

The SL-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 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 dues-paying members of the APG in real life.

Need help getting started? Drop me a line!

NOTE: The SL-APG is participating in the 1940 Census Indexing Project. To participate, go to 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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Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) Now Accepting Applications for APG Young Professional Award

WESTMINSTER, Colo., 11 April 2012—The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG®) is now accepting applications for the APG Young Professional Award. The award goes to a student with a significant interest in genealogy and with a strong interest in developing a professional career in genealogy. The award includes a scholarship registration for the APG Professional Management Conference (PMC) and a stipend of up to $500 towards travel and lodging at the conference. The winner will be announced in August 2012 for attendance at the APG PMC 2013, which will take place in Salt Lake City on 20 March 2013.

APG Youth Awards Eligibility and Application Details

Eligible applicants are between the ages of 18 and 25, enrolled as a high school senior or undergraduate, post-graduate, or recent graduate of an accredited college or university and have at least a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent).

Applications should contain the following: name; address; main contact phone number; email address; school name; school address; GPA; list of extracurricular activities (including student organizations and volunteer activities); a letter of recommendation from a dean, principal, or faculty advisor that also indicates the applicant’s current grade standing or transcript; a letter of recommendation from an individual who has witnessed the applicant’s interest in genealogy; and short answers (500 to 750 words) to two questions. The questions are:

1) Discuss a specific record collection that has significantly changed the course of your family history, or research strategy along with the pros and cons of that record source, and how you used it to resolve a genealogical problem.

2) What do you envision a genealogical career will encompass in the year 2025 and how do you see yourself involved then?

See for the application. Applications should be submitted to the APG office by 1 June 2012. Send applications to APG Executive Director Kathleen W. Hinckley, CG, at

About the Association of Professional Genealogists

APG (, established in 1979, represents more than 2,400 genealogists, librarians, writers, editors, historians, instructors, booksellers, publishers, and others involved in genealogy-related businesses. APG encourages genealogical excellence, ethical practice, mentoring, and education. The organization also supports the preservation and accessibility of records useful to the fields of genealogy and history. Its members represent all fifty states, Canada, and thirty other countries. APG is active on LinkedIn, Twitter (, and Facebook (

APG is a registered trademark of the Association of Professional Genealogists. All other trade and service marks are property of their respective owners.

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