3rdthawkins: hello daviss
daviss: hello 3rd! Happy holiday to you
daviss: I am trying to adjust the sound again
3rdthawkins: research is great when you make good discoveries, just made another one, help make my point why we should keep records we find that may or may not be relevant and we are not sure, because we may find something else that helps in the discovery daviss daviss
daviss: sheesh, nada
3rdthawkins: daviss do you have headphones connected?
daviss: I guess it has went Kaput! no, no headphones good for you on discovery! what did you find this time?
3rdthawkins: ok, yeah, must need new ones, I know my speakers has an shortage in the cord, so have to twirl it around and angle the microphone for it to work death information for my grandfather's oldest brother/sibling. Had some help in looking for it.
daviss: thank GOD for help!
3rdthawkins: I had previously, a few months ago, found military record for someone I thought was him, seem to match but wasn't sure I got more info from my gf's cousin about his death, so when I had someone help look for it, they have found more military info for him and when and where he died. The middle initial for the one I found threw me off, and the middle name for the person the helper found threw me off because I knew the baptism name. But then I thought, and remember the record I Had found, and saw that the middle initial and middle name was a match, the name explained what the initial stood for. So matched the two hello seventies
seventies soulchild: Good morning daviss, 3rd Happy MLK day!
daviss: heyyy seventies..Happy MLK day to you
seventies soulchild: And I'm not Debarged! lol lol lol
daviss: lol @ seventies
seventies soulchild: I finally got in touch with Ser Boxley.... whew! So if all goes well I'll be able to meet up with him just before the CW event this sumer Summer
daviss: so should I spank my two fingers then :?
seventies soulchild: I'm really looking forward to doing some things with the genealogy this year. Hopefully it will work out.
daviss: good news then 3rd especially for keeping info to tie the two together
seventies soulchild: congrats 3rd
3rdthawkins: hello Ingrid_Doweary
Ingrid_Doweary: Hey 3rd, Daviss and Seventies. How goes it.
seventies soulchild: Hello Ingrdi_Doweary
seventies soulchild: great.
daviss: good for you seventies. I hope you will also. You never know what will pan out hi Ingrid!
seventies soulchild: Yes, I found out he went to school with my aunts and mom...
daviss: how you doing on this MLK Day Ingrid?
seventies soulchild: As funny as it may sound, I didn't even know he was from Natchez! He is VERY different from those black people.
daviss: oh really seventies!! how awesome those black people seventies lol
Ingrid_Doweary: I'm okay. How are you Daviss since the recent tragedy in Arizona. ?
seventies soulchild: Believe me that's my NY talking... lol
daviss: we are doing a little better Ingrid, thank you
3rdthawkins: I'm thinking about MLKJr day and Black History Month, and thinking about my great grandmother Ella Sanders Hawkins who was a school teacher, and how just about all her children grew up, went to college, and actually made something of their lives. I heard that they were very smart, one opened up her own law firm would like to research her more, don't know how, as a school teacher
Ingrid_Doweary: Happy to hear of your progress in the genealogy journey, 3rd.
seventies soulchild: Oh before I forget, here are some articles Mr. McRae posted on facebook. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/22/fear-and-doubt-in-cleveland/
3rdthawkins: ty Ingrid
daviss: gracias seventies
Ingrid_Doweary: Sounds like great material for a history blog, 3rd. Thank you for the link Seventies.
3rdthawkins: this was my grandfather's amibition also, to become something in this world and for his children, passing for white was the only way He knew how to do it. Don't wanna make an excuse for him, but it makes me think of their upbringing, and what may have gone into my grandmother's mind about raising and teaching young AA children
daviss: did you Ella go to a HBC 3rd you = your
3rdthawkins: not to pass, but to be something and do something, be educated..........maybe taught in one daviss. I think she went to Catholic School a lot of research to do, as you can see
daviss: I see mabe she also taught in a Catholic school or did she have to be a nun to teach
3rdthawkins: she was even instrumental in raising my grandmother and grandmother's siblings, after an absuive experience at the hand of a white woman, she brought them back to health, my grandmother even went on to business school and then worked for the government I checked daviss, they could not find anything, apparently
seventies soulchild: Here is another. http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/26/new-york-doesnt-care-to-remember-the-civil-war/?ref=todayspaper%2Fsrc%3Dfbcivilwar
daviss: yes you can see a lot of parental raisings among families back in the day. They took care of each other no matter how poor or well off they were
3rdthawkins: I was told she was a teacher in Saint Stephen, where my great grandfather was from, I'm suspecting that's where and how they met
daviss: gracias again seventies was St S in SC 3rd
3rdthawkins: yes daviss, Berkeley Co.
daviss: ok seventies, mabe Boxley may have an old yearbook with your moms picture
seventies soulchild: My mom has her class photo from hs grad and Jr high grad.....
daviss: ahhhh! thats good what yr did she graduate HS
seventies soulchild: One of my mom's classmates sent her a photo of jr high graduation. It was at Mt. Olive BC in Sibley, MS
Ingrid_Doweary: That is good!
seventies soulchild: 196. . . hold on let me look lol
daviss: lol k Ingrid what about your parents, where are they from
Ingrid_Doweary: BC, Baptist convenion, 70s?
daviss: prolly Baptist Church Ingrid
seventies soulchild: Baptist Church
Ingrid_Doweary: My parents are from Lee County and Ouachita County, Arkansas. They both graduated from what is npw UAPB.
seventies soulchild: 1961. . . I think... lol
daviss: uh oh seventies, you better find her info lol
seventies soulchild: I have it on my slides here on the laptop.
Ingrid_Doweary: UAPB fmrly Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical and Normal College.
seventies soulchild: I know she graduated alcorn in 1965 Ok Ingrid and all you other migration babies. I heard that there are a lot of folks from ARK who migrated to Indiana. . .
Ingrid_Doweary: UAPB-University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Dr. King, Jr. was their commencement speaker -1957.
daviss: most of my older paternal uncles and aunts went to school and were taught by my grandfather at Little Flock Baptist Church in the country That was before a Black School was built
Ingrid_Doweary: Oh yes. I've got plenty of kinfolk who migrated to Gary from Arkansas.
seventies soulchild: My mom's school Sadie V. Thompson was all black. Don't know what the last graduating year was though.
Ingrid_Doweary: Hughes Family Clan with the Nelson and Allen surnames.
seventies soulchild: Ok because I have another set of folks from my great-great uncle who apparently left MS, moved to Ark side of the delta then went to Indianapolis I would really like to contact them so I can get history on their father/grandfather.
3rdthawkins: hello PDru
seventies soulchild: Hey ProfessorDru
ProfessorDru: howdy gang
daviss: hello ProDru. Happy MLK Day to you
ProfessorDru: to you too
daviss: have you looked for them at all seventies
seventies soulchild: Well, I don't know them, but my uncle who lives in Chicago does. He is the one who I could only find the WWI draft card on and nothing else.
daviss: get their number from him and give them a call
seventies soulchild: Elijah/Elisha Washington
Ingrid_Doweary: Oh also Seventies, the Hughes began in MS migrated to Arkansas and then to Industrial locations such as Chicago, Gary, Toledo, Minneapolis, etc. Hey ProfDru. Go for Seventies. Contact them.
daviss: ProDru, I just love your profile pic on FB
3rdthawkins: hello jhonora
daviss: jhonora heyyy!
Ingrid_Doweary: Hey Jhonora!
seventies soulchild: ah okay Ingrid...
jhonora: Hello daviss, 3rdthawkins, Ingrid, ProfDru, seventies
seventies soulchild: So many of my relatives left the south, its just hard to keep up with them.
Ingrid_Doweary: By the way a greeting with ! for everyone today.
ProfessorDru: Thanks Vicky. I got the idea from Mel Collier who has a profile photo of one of his ancestors.
seventies soulchild: Thank goodness for the people who stayed behind.
ProfessorDru: hello jhonora
seventies soulchild: hi jhonora I see that Melvin does that a lot. I haven't done it yet, though
Ingrid_Doweary: Communicating with their descendents should be interesting. I learned 2 years ago, I have a Linton cousin in nearby Alexandria, VA. He's in the military and we communication via phone, facebook and e-mail now.
daviss: I have put mine on from time to time, especially when their BD rolls around
ProfessorDru: Soulchile, I love your lips profile photo. LOL
seventies soulchild: lol Dru.. I had to take that one down, I was getting too many comments! lol
jhonora: Seventies, I have one family that has been apart (North & South) since 1904 and yet still act like they're right up the street from each other!
seventies soulchild: That's great jhonora
Ingrid_Doweary: There it is Daviss. I try to remember to contact most of my nearby relatives monthly. Isn't that something, Jhonora?
seventies soulchild: Hello Selma
ProfessorDru: I did a presentation on social media including facebook. You had the lips photos up at that time and I think eyebrows were raised when that photo displayed on the screen. BTW, the presentation was a a minister's conference. LOL
Ingrid_Doweary: Hey Selma!
jhonora: It is, Ingrid. They are in Wisconsin, Illinois, and La.
ProfessorDru: Howdy Selma
daviss: I also do that on Memorial Day
Selma: Afternoon everyone
3rdthawkins: hello Selma
seventies soulchild: OH GOD!!!
Ingrid_Doweary: Yeah, that's my mom and her sisters in Alaska and Wisconsin.
daviss: heyy Selma! lol lol @ seventies
jhonora: Hey Selma
daviss: seventies, those ministers had lips
Ingrid_Doweary: It's all good, Seventies
ProfessorDru: I think you had poke me that day, Soulchile. lol
daviss: lol lol
seventies soulchild: oops that picture just disappared from my profile....
Selma: You can't take it down till I see it seventies
seventies soulchild: *cough* onto CW 150
ProfessorDru: lol soulchile Have any of your states starting progrms to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War?
seventies soulchild: Yes so I was just corresponding with Ser Boxley on FB and I think I'm going to try to see him while in Natchez this summer NY state is not having a celebration...
daviss: so how are going to blog about the CW, especially since it will expand several yrs
jhonora: Really, seventies?
ProfessorDru: who are you asking vicky?
daviss: you or/and seventies
ProfessorDru: any reason why soulchile?
seventies soulchild: I'm not sure daviss. Not sure how to approach the subject in regards to the info I have on my relatives.
jhonora: We are focused down here on our state bic. (1812). Gen. Honore is the chairman of the state commission.
seventies soulchild: The state just didn't provide any funding. see the link.
daviss: I doubt if AZ has anything since we only came into being in 1914
seventies soulchild: I know that one of the USCT orgs has stepped up to the plate to start events. You never know daviss with all the confeds out there... lol
daviss: lol I hear ys seventies
seventies soulchild: Sorry I couldn't resist. . . slapping my own hand lol
daviss: no need seventies lol
Ingrid_Doweary: Daviss I saw a great documentary on "how the states got their shapes" on the history channel, Saturday. You may appreciate this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX8diMPYnTs
daviss: gracias Ingrid
Ingrid_Doweary: wb Jhonora Da Nada, Daviss.
seventies soulchild: I tell you its funny, when I initially started my research I was not expecting any military service at all. Now I've discovered 4 USCT soldiers and a possible 5th
ProfessorDru: that's great soulchile
Ingrid_Doweary: Great Seventies! Sounds like you hit a gold mine in your heritage.
seventies soulchild: I also wasn't expecting FPOCs either and I have an entire line of FPOCs
daviss: that is so wonderful seventies
ProfessorDru: I didn't even know what a FPOC was when I discovered two lines in my family.
seventies soulchild: Its really made me rethink some of the things I've read about AAs in history. Even some of the best historian books
Ingrid_Doweary: Congratulations on your multiple success there, Seventies :}
seventies soulchild: Thanks Ingrid! That's great ProfDru
daviss: enough reason to read and learn read and learn
seventies soulchild: Your FPOCs were from VA right?
Ingrid_Doweary: That is a wonderful revelation to hear a fellow researcher.
ProfessorDru: one line from VA and one line from NC. one each on both sides of family
seventies soulchild: See my FPOCs were in Alabama... and that is a shocker to me.
Ingrid_Doweary: Correction-fellow researcher(s).
ProfessorDru: With one line, I was looking for a possible slave owner by doing a surname search of the 1850 and 1860 censuses. I found my ancestors instead.
Ingrid_Doweary: I'm getting a lot of outside distraction so my research time has been limited.
seventies soulchild: Everything is going ok Ingrid?
jhonora: I had similar experience dru with my FPOC Amirati
daviss: Selma, do you research your lines
Selma: Yes, My maternal...
daviss: Is that the one from haiti
Selma: I don't have anyone in my family from Haiti that I know of
seventies soulchild: Sounds Italian. . . Amirati. Tell more jhonora
daviss: oh ok
Ingrid_Doweary: My job is overextending the employees, it's difficult to read while travelling in nosy public transportation and the homefront is undergoing som electrical challenges.
daviss: ohhhhh Grenada. Have you had much success?
Selma: Early baptismal records ...
Ingrid_Doweary: Oh that is interesting, Selma.
jhonora: Yes, seventies. Jean Baptiste Amirati was son of Italian and Cajun. He had nearly half dozen children with Marie Elizabeth Babin, fwc.
daviss: very good
seventies soulchild: okay
daviss: Come to think of it, in all my years I have not met anyone from Granada. which is odd for a military brat
seventies soulchild: My cousins wife was from Grenada. . . I see lots of black folk from Guyana. Everywhere. But they are the nicest people you'd ever want to meet. and the room gets quiet. . .
daviss: Ariz is not necessarily a big melting pot
seventies soulchild: what a shocker!!! lol
daviss: lots of people here are from the Cayman s though
seventies soulchild: Oh really?
Ingrid_Doweary: Oh yeah, Daviss?
Selma: Cayman Islands daviss?
jhonora: Many Haitians here ... with names in common.
Ingrid_Doweary: Seventies, my daughters' had a middle school teacher from Guyanna. She was a excellent educator and well credentialed.
3rdthawkins: hello vkn
vkn: Heyyyyyyyyyy yall
daviss: hello lady in the green dress
ProfessorDru: hey vkn
Ingrid_Doweary: You just made me think of a character in the movie, The Firm. Hey Vkn!
Selma: Afternoon vkn
jhonora: Hello vkn!
seventies soulchild: I had a college english teacher who was from St. Kitts and she was awesome
ProfessorDru: gotta run
seventies soulchild: hello vkn bye profdru
vkn: Glad to see all yallums
daviss: take care prodru
Ingrid_Doweary: Daviss the film reference was for you re: the name-Ebanks.
daviss: ahhhh ok Ingrid. i did not see the movie
vkn: serviceful KING Day
daviss: The last movie I went to see was Ice Age 2
vkn: 113 year old Black female died on Friday Sweetie Winn of MS
daviss: lots of years vkn
seventies soulchild: I read that vkn. She looked absolutely fabulous!
vkn: lots and lots
seventies soulchild: And she was still independent at the age of 102, driving and all.
vkn: she did seventies soulchild
daviss: as I tend to always say, there sure were a lot of blessings
seventies soulchild: Yes she was in Shreveport, LA Caddo Parish
vkn: jhonora you prob is being fixed
daviss: Shreveport oh wow
jhonora: Thanks vkn
vkn: just finishing class where we shared Derek Nicholas DVD
Ingrid_Doweary: Thank you Vkn for sharing her history.
vkn: well 15 minutes of it anyway yw Ingrid_Doweary
daviss: hmmmmm how many in your class now vkn
vkn: The DVD is well done 4 hours long about 30 daviss
Selma: Good size vkn
daviss: growing and growing vkn. btw they started up the BFHG up again on this past Sat. It has been down since Beckfords days
vkn: lol more than me can handle daviss lol each knows it all lol lol lol
vkn: very good beckford worked hard at it may he RIP
daviss: I said I just may re-up lol
Selma: Have to run folks..have a great day.
vkn: They enjoyed the derek presentation He creates the term RBS related by slavery
daviss: 4 hrs vkn. Is that all his line? or lines
vkn: presents a map which connects 6000 families who are RBS
daviss: I see
vkn: all of his RBS
daviss: He must have taken the courthouse home with him lol
Ingrid_Doweary: I kept missing my online genealogy classes last week. Was the lone ranger at work.
vkn: Background music is "The Love that I lost" by ???
daviss: the Four Tops
vkn: and the entire ancestry database daviss
daviss: online Gen class Ingrid? free
vkn: The music no words is great as derek narrates the story
daviss: I see
vkn: He tells story of white peeps and them telling story of slaves.
daviss: like the narratives
Ingrid_Doweary: Yes they are free-via my RootsMagic genealogy software application BFHG-Brentwood folks?
vkn: His ggg grandmother kept a notebook of family names for 4 generations and he relates them back to the slavemasters diary
daviss: no Ingrid This is a Gen Group from AZ How lucky for him vkn! thats wonderful
daviss: lol me too -30-
daviss: and with that I must say have a great rest of the MLK Day!
vkn: yall be good
daviss: bye folks
Ingrid_Doweary: Bye Daviss and Jhonoa. Bye 3rd.