Get a Life! My Review of Second Life!
Why are you writing about Second Life again?
Because it’s fun? No, as I’ve been thinking about my mission with the Genealogy Gangster Foundation I have begun to realize that we can reach many youths (which is our mission statement) on Second Life. Read my post last week to learn about my involvement with Second Life.
As a Genealogist, Second Life has begun to bless my life. I have signed up as a member of my first Genealogical Society! The Federation of Genealogical Societies has a chapter that meets specifically on Second Life called the Second Life Virtual Genealogical Society! I am super excited because this has opened up the world of the FGS to me. I am excited to be a member of the FGS. I look forward to attending FGS meetings here locally, webinars, and other things to continually strengthen my skills in the area of Genealogy!
Why is it good to socialize with other genealogists?
If you’re serious about Genealogy or maybe your just a hobbyist or someone who just want’s to find family, you’re able to get input from others and help! We are looking forward to joining the FGS as a Genealogical vendor, as we though non-profit in modus operendi, are a Genealogical vendor still the same.
So How Will We Use Second Life to Accomplish our Purposes
1. We are going to amplify the signal of the SL Virtual Genealogical Society. We are going to bring people to their meetings and activities
2. We will use our land in a region we own called Port Alexis to teach kids genealogy classes that are aimed at a younger demographic. We will not copy what SLVGS is doing. We want to state that emphatically. If they are teaching a subject, our organization will not do the same. We do NOT want to compete with SLVGS but contribute to them and also help some of the younger persons on SL who may learn differently.
3. This is not superseding our interest in teaching locally. I want to make that clear. That is our priority, we only will do SL classes as a supplement to our original mission.
How Can You Help Us?
We need to amplify the signal about the SLVGS and our classes. We need promotion. Feel free to share this article on Social Media, and to your friends. Please send this out to your email lists, etc. I wish to help you out however I can. Let me know how I can be of help to you, and we will be happy to do it! Thank you for checking out this article, and we wish you a happy and prosperous new year!
We will see you again this Friday for our next blog article! Have a great New Years Day! Our family will cook foods specific to our African American culture. God bless you all real good and thank you for your support this past year! We look forward to many things this coming new year!