onsdag 27. januar 2010

Scandinavian SIG (Spesial Interest Group) (swedish/norwegian branch)

Englewood Genealogical Society (FL) had their first Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting for members with Scandinavian research meeting today! At the wonderful Elsie Quirk Library, 12 people attended.



Instead of me standing in the front talking and talking, everyone told about their research of their scandinavian (actually Norwegian and Swedish) relative, and then we discussed the matter. Really interesting, and we all could ask questions and learn! Great group!!

EGSF has many SIGs (Special Interest Groups), and it gives ideas like how to organize big societies into interest-groups.

Here are examples on SIGs this year:
  • British Isles SIG:
    Eastern States SIG: 
  • Canada and Tri-States are combined with Eastern States SIG 
  • Eastern Canadian Provinces, New England, Mid-Atlantic So. states: ME, NH, MA, VT, CT, RI, NY, PA, MD, DE, VA, WV, NC, SC, GA, FL, Quebec
  • MAC Computer Users - REUNION - A Genealogy Family Tree Software program class
  • Europe SIG: 
  • Midwest states SIG: 
  • Canadian Provinces, Midwest to Gulf
  • Beginning Genealogy SIG -
  • Family Tree Maker SIG
    Scandinavian SIG - with Laila Christiansen and Sue Davis
I will work on a document to send out to the group (and I will also put it here on my blog) after the seminar tomorrow Drew Smith will talk about  Social Networking for Genealogists 
"Specifically, you'll find chapters devoted to the following social networking concepts and services:
"* Blogs
* Collaborative editing
* Genealogy-specific social networks
* General social networking (Facebook)
* Message boards & mailing lists
* Photos & video sharing
* Podcasts
* RSS feeds
* Sharing personal libraries
* Tags
* Virtual worlds
* Wikis"








Note to self: Remember to buy book to take home to friend Torill

1 kommentar:

Sue Davis sa...

SIG meetings are informal meetings where the members of the group discuss research techniques for a specific interest or area. The member discussion and sharing of ideas assists in our researching. Members are looking forward to meeting(s) again in March when Laila returns to FL.