2011-01-25 TuesNite Chat
3rdthawkins: hey SS
seventies soulchild: hey 3rd
Selma: Evening seventies and 3rd
3rdthawkins: hey Selma
seventies soulchild: whodat? lol good evening Selma Well how is everyone doing tonight?
Selma: Doing Ok..waiting for the President to start speaking
3rdthawkins: doing good
seventies soulchild: I figured that's what you were doing Its going to be on the White House facebook page and on C-span for those who want to watch him speak online
Selma: Don't know if I can manage a split computer screen.. LOL
seventies soulchild: lol I'm not sure where there will be audio, but it will be somewhere online. hello AYWalton
Selma: Evening AY
AYWalton: Good evevning all.
3rdthawkins: hello AYWalton
AYWalton: Howdy Selma, SoulChile. hi 3rd
seventies soulchild: Ok I received my pension file for James Galimore today.
Selma: Great... Got your TV on AY So any goodies seventies
AYWalton: yep, brought my laptop in to watch while we meet.
seventies soulchild: Well yes kind of.
AYWalton: I know you have yours on, as well, Selma!
Selma: What does that mean sevenites
3rdthawkins: are Meeting for the speech??? are we meeting for the speech
seventies soulchild: It means I will have to do more research. . . it was like a partial pension file. a couple of witness statements. some vital info, but still left with questions.
3rdthawkins: good you got that SS
seventies soulchild: Two more surnames I will be looking up are galaway and wade. I want to see if I can order the Widows bounty for Phoebe Galmore.
AYWalton: Soulchile pay close attention to the witnesses and if any of the say that they served with your soldier, you may want to follow them as you can learn more about the community. if they enlisted togegther, then you can reconstruct the community.
seventies soulchild: I see a couple of people that I plan on researching Wellington Scott and an Ellison forgot the first name. AYWalton, normally when you order pension files do you get the entire file OR do you have to order seperate files?
AYWalton: that's great, Soul C
3rdthawkins: hello Ingrid
Selma: Evening INgrid
AYWalton: oops.......meant to type SoulChile. lol
Ingrid_Doweary: Hey 3rd, AY, Selma and Seventies.
AYWalton: Hey there, Ingrid.
seventies soulchild: I'm wondering now, could Wellington Scott be Wellington Gordon? lol
AYWalton: what unit did they serve in SoulChile?
seventies soulchild: Hey Ingrid_Doweary
Selma: Sure why not..you know that name thing
seventies soulchild: 1st MS Vol, 5th USCT heavy artillery and 9th LA vols I received my pension file today Ingrid.
Ingrid_Doweary: Congratulations, Seventies! I finally recovered my Civil War Period costume dolls.
seventies soulchild: oh okay... I didn't know you collected.
Selma: Where were they INgrid?
seventies soulchild: dang it c-spans site is slow right now.
AYWalton: did Wellington serve in the same regiment?
Ingrid_Doweary: I need them for this year's Black History Month Exhibit at work. I found them neatly wrapped up in my under the stairs storage space. They are now in my room being assessed and prepped.
Selma: How many do you have?
AYWalton: where did you get them, Ingrid?
Ingrid_Doweary: About (3) 12" Male dolls. I collected them about 15 years ago from Kaybee Toys and the National Air and Space Museum.
Selma: Seventies...what information did you Not find in the Pension file?
AYWalton: that is so interesting!
Ingrid_Doweary: Yes AY. I found that I had also collected a Tuskegee Airmen and two Mercury Astronaut dolls as well from the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in DC.
AYWalton: oh you have a nice collection growing then.
Ingrid_Doweary: Now I can put them to good use. So Seventies, did you learn anything from your pension file?
AYWalton: SoulChile I see two Wellington Gordons but neither served with USCTs.
Khathu: Hello everyone
AYWalton: One was with the 5th Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry and the other was with the 8th Michigan Cavalry.
Ingrid_Doweary: Hey Khathu.
3rdthawkins: hey Khathu
AYWalton: hey there khathu!!!!
Selma: Evening Khathu
AYWalton: Greetings, vkn!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hope you are all doing well.
3rdthawkins: hey vkn
Selma: Evening vkn
Ingrid_Doweary: Hey Vkn. How are you?
vkn: Good evening good people
AYWalton: hope you are doing well, vkn. good presentation last Saturday, khathu!
Khathu: seventies i to re-write the entire chapter
vkn: Doing ok AYW taking second dose of the new med
Khathu: thanks AYWalton
AYWalton: hope there are not any/many side effects. did you see the small video clip I put up?
Khathu: i saw it. i wasn't aware that you video taped me until Selma mentioned it
vkn: Not visible as yet AYW thanx for the comment. We will see what the blood work brings lol
AYWalton: Hope it comes back with good results.
Ingrid_Doweary: Same here Vkn.
vkn: How many here are going to NGS in Charleston? kee Ingrid Thankee Ingrid
3rdthawkins: If I knew someone going to or living in or near Charleston, I would pay them to do some research for me there
Ingrid_Doweary: I need to look into it, Vkn. I'm probably scheduled to work on that Saturday.
vkn: I see AYW are you presenting?
Selma: Not sure vkn..lots of stuff on my plate
AYWalton: no, not presenting at NGS.
vkn: lol You must have my plate Selma
AYWalton: BTW, the NGS conference in 2012 has put out a Call for Papers.
AYWalton: The deadline is Apirl 1.
vkn: wow that is close
Selma: Hey these folks plan ahead
AYWalton: and sadly, our AAHGS conference for 2011 does not yet have a date. Unless it has been announced. VKN did you attend the AAHGS meeting on Saturday?
vkn: I did not AYW I do not drive in Atlanta traffic
AYWalton: and until there is a date, no call for papers can be made. I can understand that, vkn. Atlanta traffic is some serious stuff!
vkn: as in deadly
AYWalton: it is not for the timid!
Ingrid_Doweary: I follow.
Selma: Wasn't the traffic around DC on the top of the list this year
vkn: and I am timidest. Y'all be hearing the president?
AYWalton: not sure.
Selma: Yep..I am
AYWalton: I have the TV on, while I am typing. multi-tasking for sure. lol VKN did you see that Ancestry is closing down their Expert Connect service?
Ingrid_Doweary: You have the State of the Union Address playing on the TV, AY?
AYWalton: oh yes, Ingrid. I always watch it no matter who the president is.
Selma: Me too
vkn: Yes effective 3 Feb ayw
Selma: How come AY..do you know?
AYWalton: Perhaps there is as service that AfriGeneas can offer.
Ingrid_Doweary: What is the Expert Connect Service?
vkn: That program was troublesome from the outset in my view.
AYWalton: they did not say. I got the email earlier today and they said that they are focusing on other endeavors. I think that since they bought ProGen, they might offer a service through that avenue.
Selma: Jeez who can keep up with all these mergers
AYWalton: their decision could be another kind of opportunity. there is already discussion about that on the APG listserv. howdy Sadonya!!!! hope you are doing well.
3rdthawkins: hey Sadonya, got an interesting email from you lol
Ingrid_Doweary: Hey Sadonya.
Selma: Evening Sadonya..
vkn: heyyyyyyy Sadonya
Khathu: good night everyone
Ingrid_Doweary: Nite Khathu.
Sadonya: hello everyone..... yes 3rdthawkins did you enjoy it?
3rdthawkins: it was funny
Sadonya: all is well but my computer is slow... that is the only reason I shared it
vkn: wha hoppen to puter cuz Sadonya
Ingrid_Doweary: I know what that feels like.
Sadonya: nothing just overloaded
vkn: I see
Sadonya: hey cuzzie how are things in GA
Ingrid_Doweary: Do you have an external hard drive, Sadonya?
Sadonya: yep a couple of them also got a new computer just havent changed out yet
Ingrid_Doweary: Have you had a chance to back up your computer files?
Sadonya: do that all the time
Ingrid_Doweary: Okay, I see.
vkn: Did y'all see message from Nicka about slave death records for Shelby County TN
3rdthawkins: yeah, read it vkn, that is pretty interesting makes me wish I had or knew someone from Shelby Co., TN
Ingrid_Doweary: I'm so behind in reading the message forums.
vkn: Also see response from Lyndam to the brickwall forum post
Sadonya: I found a website of old photos
Selma: I saw it vkn..it was very good
Sadonya: one of the photos was of a couple that is on my website
3rdthawkins: that's good Sadonya, I actually got in contact with a relative on my dad's side doing family research ,she is in my generation, shared some photos of my great great grandparents, very nice
vkn: Well at least she sorted it out a bit selma
Sadonya: wonderful 3rdthawkins
Selma: It gave her a clear plan for her to follow.
Sadonya: from South Carolina? 3rdthawkins
Ingrid_Doweary: That's the spirit, Selma!
Selma: Not sure if she has looked at the Census records... Not Lyndam..the poster
3rdthawkins: the family is Sadonya, Hawkins, but they are living in NY right now though
Sadonya: migrated north were the photos from NY or SC?
Selma: The child is not in the Peter/Peyton Coles household in 1930, but another Cole
Sadonya: I'll be back
3rdthawkins: photos of my grgr granparents were taken in S.C. Sadonya,
vkn: okies selma
AYWalton: have to run rolks, have a good evening.
3rdthawkins: hello Sadonya, was saying, the photos of my grgr grandparents were taken in S.C.
Sadonya: on my other computer now this is better
vkn: Sadonya are you doing Charleston
Sadonya: I have touched on it but not really
vkn: Oops sorry I meant NGS conference there
Sadonya: my great grands were in Columbia when is it? do you need me?
vkn: Well will let you know we will do a hospitality room for a couple of nights with ProQuest
Sadonya: I will go if you need me
vkn: yassum We are doing the Black Family History Day at Atlanta NARA with the FHC on 26 Feb
Ingrid_Doweary: Sounds very nice, Vkn.
vkn: yes Ingrid 7:30 AM TO 2PM
Sadonya: I believe I am off that week... may come down
vkn: How is Prez doing 3rd selma sadonya Ingrid
Selma: Umm..Doing good Talking about vetoing earmarks in Bills..folks clapped, will see how that works out
Ingrid_Doweary: Sounds like he's doing very well.
vkn: That would be great Sadonya you could stay with me
Sadonya: okay then I will come
vkn: Talk at yall later day starts ar 4AM
Selma: I have to run too folks..have a great evening.
Sadonya: did yall have any new finds?
Ingrid_Doweary: I did locate marriage record for my father's paternal aunt.
Sadonya: how nice did you find new info from it?
Ingrid_Doweary: Her maiden name was Armstrong and she married a man named Issac Linton. The Linton descendants are my father's 1st cousins and my 2nd cousins.
Sadonya: okay how nice
Ingrid_Doweary: It cross referenced a formal marriage license that one of the descendants posted on a MyFamily website. My father was recently deemed the family historian according to one of them.
Sadonya: thats interesting
Ingrid_Doweary: Of the 13 offspring, there are 3 survivors. I've been communicating and interviewing the eldest one, Cousin Helen.
Sadonya: how nice to sill have one to intereview .. does she share a lot
Ingrid_Doweary: She does and I feel obligated now to interview the other two-her brothers.
Sadonya: men never seem to have as much to say funny
Ingrid_Doweary: I just sent the youngest brother (upon his request) who is the baby of the family copies of about 10 different family documents I located over period of 3 years.
Sadonya: have you heard from him about them?
Ingrid_Doweary: I haven't but I'll follow up this weekend. I sent them in time for a family reunion planning meeting they were scheduled to have last weekend. I'll send my father copies of what I sent the cousin.
Ingrid_Doweary: What's on your mind, Sadonya? Chat with you good folks later. Good night.