Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Virtual Presentations: Second Life

DearREADERS,
Genealogy meetings in Second Life? Find out what all the fuss is about on Thursday and Friday at RootsTech 2011. Thursday join Ol' Myrt for her Virtual Presentations: Second Life. Friday join Tami Glatz as she hosts a live Association of Professional Genealogists meeting in Second Life. 

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THURSDAY MEETING
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RootsTech 2011 attendees
Thursday, 10 Feb 2011
4:15pm Mountain US time
Room 255 F, Salt Palace
Salt Lake City, Utah

For genealogists in Second Life, you may log in during the presentation, so my real life class can meet some of you during the RootsTech session. Here is your meet-up info:
3:15pm Second Life Time (same as Pacific US)
Just Genealogy fire pit area

This class includes hands-on demo and a live tour of genealogy destinations in Second Life.  Attendees who have laptops and have followed a prearranged sign-up process can visit ‘in-world’ during Ol' Myrt's presentation discussing:
  • What is Second Life?
  • How do you sign-up?
  • Where to go?
  • Who to "friend"
  • When are the meetings?
  • Why?
The WHY part is easy. We meet in Second Life for in-depth discussion of genealogy methodology, software, technology issues, brick walls, record groups, the Genealogical Proof Standard, organization and other topics of interest to beginning and intermediate family historians.

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FRIDAY MEETING
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The Association of Professional Genealogists has a Second Life Chapter that meets monthly to discuss business practices, record groups, and practice new presentations for peer review. There will be a special session during the RootsTech 2011, projected to a live audience gathered at the Family History Library. The guest speaker will be Craig Scott, CG on the topic of Civil War Records. Tami Glatz, President Second Life Chapter APG will host the live meeting, and log in as /genie Weezles in Second Life.

RootsTech 2011 Meeting Info
Friday, 11 Feb7:30pm Mountain Time
2nd floor computer lab
Family History Library,
Salt Lake City, Utah

For genealogists in Second Life, here is your meet-up info:
6:30pm Second Life Time (same as Pacific US)
Just Genealogy fire pit area

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 OTHER GENEALOGY MEETINGS
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The calendar of genealogy events in Second Life is coordinated by the Union of Genealogy Groups. On any given week, members of Second Life can expect to choose from four regularly-scheduled genealogy meetings.

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
DearMYRTLE,
Your friend in genealogy.

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