Earlier this week, Craig Scott, CG told Ol' Myrt here that the Association of Professional Genealogists has approved concept of forming a chapter in SL (Second Life). This is especially good news for those APG members who travel a great deal and those who are otherwise unavailable to attend meetings in RL (real life).
The Association of Professional Genealogists "strives to support, guide, and protect all aspects of genealogy as a profession and promotes the highest standard of ethics and professionalism among our members." From the APG website we read:
"The APG umbrella is [...] a powerful resource for networking, education, and arbitration. Our Code of Ethics sets the standard for professional conduct in genealogy.
Under the umbrella, our members blend their diverse backgrounds to create a strong, competent genealogy industry. Our clients trust APG members to adhere to professional standards, and rely on the APG Directory to find the right professional."
More information and announcements will be made officially -- this is just a quick blurb about what's in the pipeline. There is work to be done behind the scenes such as getting a Federal ID and by-laws worked up. Once the new APG chapter is officially recognized, regular monthly meetings will be held at Just Genealogy in Second Life. Krag Mariner has agreed to speak at the first three meetings.
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