Genealogists often have overlapping interests and skillsets (or lack thereof) with other genealogists. These overlapping genealogical interests and skillsets are perfect for groups of members to create a group around. We call these Special Interest Groups, or SIGs for the abbreviated shortened version. SIGs from the board. These groups can meet virtually or in person and can be anywhere from 2-12 people (you get more than 12 and they kind of defy the definition of “small”). It’s up to each group how often to meet, and when to meet. The Amelia Island Genealogical Society will support you in your interests, setting up these groups, and getting the word out to the membership. These groups are for members only! It’s one of those benefits of membership we like to talk about on the website.
Each SIG sets their own dates and time for meetings, how frequently they meet, and whether to meet in person or virtually. If you’re at all interested, please register for the group on their individual pages and the group leader will get in touch with you.
FamilyTreeMaker – Special Interest Group
At some point in the process of conducting genealogical research, you should desire to save and pass down to your descendants those stories you’ve discovered about your ancestors. We’re not talking BMD facts (birth, marriage, death), but who were they, what did they do during their life, and how did they contribute to society and the world around them? With a combination of video and working through the manuscript “Guide to Genealogical Writing” by Penelope Stratton and Henry Hoff, participants in this group will not only begin the process of putting pen to paper and writing these stories, but actually start writing!
2 thoughts on “Special Interest Groups (SIG)”
Which one of these groups is the one that goes with the book we ordered already? Do you expect these to be offered again, or only this time for each subject? Thanks, Darlene
The one you have the book for is Mastering Genealogical Documentation.
I’m not certain if I would do either of these again, as they’re kind of one off subjects, but that doesn’t mean somebody else won’t take up the subject matter and lead a group… perhaps the writing I may keep going, because I am so adamant in getting genealogists to write out these life stories.