Author: milesameyer

January SLVGS Meeting

slvgs-logoWe hope everyone is having a great holiday season. SLVGS met on December 11 to review and adopt the official by-laws for the organization. The by-laws have now been approved and we are ready to start 2017 as an official organization. We have established a dues structure of $5 (1200L$) per year due in January.  Our next meeting will be Sunday, Janury 8 at 5:30pm SLT (Pacific Time). Our topics for this meeting will be about special interest/discussion groups that members want to establish. The meeting will be held in SecondLife at the fire pit in Just Genealogy.  If you need directions, log in to SecondLife and type Just Genealogy in the search bar. We invite all who are interested to attend and look forward to seeing you.

December SLVGS Meeting

slvgs-logoWe hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! SLVGS wanted to get back together one more time in 2016 as we get ready for Christmas and many other upcoming holidays. Our next meeting will be December 11 at 5:30pm SLT. The meeting will be held in SecondLife at Just Genealogy.  If you need directions, just log in to SecondLife and type Just Genealogy in the search bar. We invite all who are interested to attend. Let’s end this year with a bang and get ready to start the new year on a strong note.

SecondLife Genealogy Christmas Dance

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Join us this Thursday for the annual SecondLife Genealogy Christmas Dance, hosted by the SL chapter of APG.

When: December 8, 2016
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm SLT
Where: Dee & Sherlock’s Christmastown

All genealogists in SecondLife are invited! Dress is “holiday fancy” – whatever that means to you. Plus they will be announcing the winners of this year’s indexing challenge – with great prizes! The dances are a great time to socialize and listen to some great tunes with our favorite DJ Jaffee Gaffer. Hope to see you there…with bells on! More information can be found on the Genealogists in Second Life Group on Facebook.

Notes from the November 27, 2016 SLVGS Meeting

We want to thank all the members who came to our SLVGS meeting on November 27. We had a great discussion and look forward to getting this group going.

Our officers for 2017 are as follows:

  • President: Genie Weezles
  • Vice President: Ellington Sweeney
  • Treasurer: EmBeemer
  • Secretary: MilesAMeyer

Our draft by-laws have been posted at the Family History Center in Adam ondi Ahman since August 28. We ask that everyone please review them and provide their comments prior to the next meeting on December 11 at 5:30 SLT.

slvgs-logoSLVGS members selected our official logo. There were four logos submitted prior to the vote and all were posted to Facebook prior to the meeting.  As you can see, the logo is very impressive. We also discussed having an official mascot, a slug in pajamas doing research.

We established a monthly meeting schedule with meetings held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 5:30 SLT.

Membership dues were established and will be payable as Lindens (L$), the currency of Second Life. Annual dues will be L$1200 (approximately $5 at the current exchange rate). Instructions for purchasing L$ can be found at https://community.secondlife.com/t5/English-Knowledge-Base/Buying-and-selling-Linden-dollars/ta-p/700107.

Follow us online at https://slvirtualgenealogy.org/ and on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/groups/GenealogistsInSL/.

We hope to see everyone at the next meeting on December 11.

SLVGS Meeting

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Happy holidays folks! We will have our next organizing meeting of the SecondLife Virtual Genealogy Society (SLVGS) this Sunday, November 27th at 5:30 PM PST (8:30 PM EST). The meeting will be held in SecondLife at the Family History Center in Adam ondi Ahman.  If you need directions, click on this link (http://bit.ly/SLFamilyHistoryCentre) and log in to SecondLife. We invite all who are interested to attend. This is your opportunity to get in on the ground floor and help  create a genealogy society that can serve people from around the world.

The Second Life Chapter APG is pleased to announce the first ThanksGIVING Index-a-Thon!

ThanksGIVING Index-A-Thon

Join us on Saturday, November 26, and Sunday, November 27, as we make a final push for the finish line of our chapter community service project, FamilySearch Indexing. This is your chance to give back to the genealogy community and have a little fun while you do it!

You do not have to be a member of the chapter in order to participate. Please visit FamilySearch Indexing for information on how to participate.

Yes, there will be prizes!

Prizes for the top indexers include:

  • (2) 3-month subscriptions to Ancestry.com U.S. Discovery
  • Annual subscription to Ancestry Academy
  • Annual basic subscription to Newspapers.com
  • Annual subscription to fold3.com
  • A copy of Legacy Family Tree 8.0 genealogy software

When setting up your indexing profile, please be sure to select “Second Life Chapter APG -UT” in the Group box under Additional Indexing Information so we will be able to track your progress.

Alternatively, if you participate using the FamilySearch Indexing Beta browser-based program, you will need to report your totals so that you can be included.

Prizes will be awarded at our holiday party on December 8.

Enjoy fun and friendship while you index!

A few of our chapter members and friends have offered to share their in-world homes while you index for a little conversation, networking, and virtual hot chocolate. You will need to log into your Second Life viewer in order to join us.

The schedule and SLURLs of homes to visit will be sent out via our in-world group and posted in our Facebook group. For privacy reasons, the links will not be posted here.

For questions or for more information, please contact chapter president Ellington Sweeney.

We hope to “virtually” see you there!😀

Join Us for the ThanksGIVING Index-a-Thon!

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