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Genie Weezles

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  1. My name is Genie Weezles, and Second Life means the ability to meet and share with people all over the world. I am part of the Just Genealogy group in Second Life, where we have regular meetings, chats, and presentations on family history research, with and by professional genealogists. I helped found the first virtual chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists - the SL chapter APG, which continues to meet monthly at JustGenealogy - going into our 6th year, and winning the "Golden Chapter" award from the Association of Professional Genealogists. Our chapter gives people who may not otherwise have the opportunity to go to meetings due to distance, or other constraints (such as caretaking), the ability to be part of the professional organization. JustGenealogy recently sponsored the Virtual Branch Party of the Global Family Reunion held in real-life NewYork City. We streamed the 'live' event, and hosted lectures, chats, dancing and carnival fun all day, raising nearly 100,000 Lindens for charity - Alzheimer's research. All of our other genealogy in SecondLife meetings are an excellent way for people from all over to share their stories and information. It is a wonderful group! I've met the most wonderful people, and best friends in SecondLife. And as an extra bonus, I met my real-life husband in SL five years ago.
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