More information is available at the Society's website. The conference will be streamed live and available on the Society's YouTube channel. Thanks to all those Society Committee members who worked so hard on the planning of what looks to be a great conference.
You can JOIN us in the hangout (we have room for up to 10) or VIEW here in the Community Event. No worries if you can't make it live as our hangouts are recorded and archived at our YouTube Channel. If you have questions, suggestions or comments - why not leave them here in the Event (before or during our hangout and we will weave them into the discussion; after our hangout and we will be sure to get back to you). See you all on Friday, July 25th.
Please come prepared to share what the service records for your servicemen reveal (or perhaps just hint at) about their physical and mental experiences. We are quite excited to announce that we have a special guest for our May hangout - Suzie Grogan is a writer and family historian specialising in mental health issues, and her book, Shell Shocked Britain, is due out October 2014 (http://www.suziegrogan.co.uk/).
Please join us on a special day for this hangout - May 30th. If you would like to be "in the room" as a JOINer, be sure to post a comment here in the Upcoming Event comments section. You can also interact with us as a VIEWer and watch here in the Upcoming Event link by clicking on the arrow once we start the broadcast.
If you cannot make it live, no worries - as our hangouts are recorded and archived at the Society's YouTube Channel. Hope to see you on Friday May 30th. Why not go ahead and start the conversation now by placing any comments or questions you have for Suzie here.
What is the Society for One-Place Studies? We are an organization dedicated to promoting the public understanding of one-place studies. Our Society is made up of individual family historians, local history groups, genealogical or family history societies, and local archives or libraries. Our members are researchers who want to put our ancestors’ lives in the context of the times and the place where they lived.
Our Society brings together those with an interest in one-place studies and those with an interest in local history and family history. Many members register a one-place study and coordinate their research activities with others from that same place, as well as the local historical society or the local genealogy society. However, our Society is not restricted to members who want to register a one-place study. We welcome all those who simply want to learn more about one-place studies and apply it to their own family history research.
What does the Society Do? We work alone or in groups. We connect with fellow family historians about that one-place we study to share information, and acquire additional data and documents. We gather the stories and photographs. We identify the local families. We study their lives by learning about their homes, schools, civic groups, occupations, religious affiliations, their food, culture, and ethnic or racial makeup. We study the past and the present of our one-place.
We put it all together and share it so that our one-place will have its story told and will live on whether its population is large or small, whether it has grown and prospered or has seen its numbers dwindle. A one-place study brings us closer to our ancestors and helps us understand their lives. A one-place study is an opportunity to walk in their footsteps and share their lives with the world.
How Does This Page Work? Our Society is an online/internet based organization. We have a website that includes resources, one-place studies profiles and a blog about one-place studies for members and non-members alike. We also have a number of resources directed to members only. In addition to our website presence, we also have a Facebook page, a Twitter page, and now a Google+ Page and Community. We plan on providing Google+ Hangouts on Air as an opportunity for our worldwide members and all those interested to interact and learn from one-place studies' presentations
Please follow us here on our Google+ Page and join our Google+ Community. We will keep you in the know about one-place studies, and schedule hangouts on air for presentations and regular meetings - all in an effort to help you learn more about one-place studies, share tools, tips and best practices, get one-on-one assistance and ask other Society members and one-place researchers for expert help.