The NGSQ Study Group is a great tool to sharpen your genealogical skills. While it is to your benefit to try and attend each month, these groups are informal and it is not a requirement. One of the real benefits of each group is getting to know the members of the group on a personal and professional level.
We currently have 4 groups meeting in online discussions each month:
All month: Platform = Google+ asynchronous format. Creation of a Google+ and Gmail account is required.
1st Tuesday of the month - 5:00 pm Pacific / 8:00 pm Eastern Platform used = Google+ Hangout. This is a live video chat, so a webcam and headset required after the creation of a Google+ and Gmail account.
3rd Tuesday of the month - 7:00 am Pacific / 10:00 am Eastern Platform used = Basecamp text chat.
4th Tuesday of the month 6:00 pm Pacific / 9:00 pm Eastern Platform used = Second Life. Creation of an avatar is required.
Use the contact for to let us know which study group will work for your schedule.