Tuesday, February 2, 2010
The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) is forming a new chapter in the virtual world Second Life. One of the great advantages to this will be ease of access to meetings - they will be online! You don't have to travel or even change out of your slippers to attend.
APG membership is open to anyone interested in, well, professional genealogy -- you don't have to be a client-taking, business person to join the APG, - just aligned with the principles of the organization. Personally I have benefitted so much from my APG membership, and attending meetings. Just getting to know other genealogists, learning from them, and having people to turn to with my own questions has been worth every penny of dues.
The first meeting of the APG in SecondLife will be Wednesday Feb 10, at 5 pm Pacific time (also known as Second Life time) at the Just Genealogy area Fire Pit. For more information about this APG group, please see DearMYRTLE's blog posting on it at http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2010/02/apg-second-life-10-feb-2010.html
SecondLife (http://www.secondlife.com) is an online virtual world, with an ever-growing presence of genealogists who meet regularly to learn, share and discuss various genealogical topics. Information on how to sign up for a FREE SecondLife account, as well as how to find the genealogy community there, please see DearMYRTLE's blog article at http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2009/07/interested-in-actually-joining-second.html
If you'd like any help learning to navigate around SecondLife, contact me at relativelycurious (at) yahoo.com and I'll be happy to walk you around and through SL.