* LunchBunch* SatNiteChat
wjf: Hi, Valencia. Bill here.
vee: okies wjf
afri: and now is the time this has been edited by Rainer on 6/7/2010
jhonora: Evening AmosNY, ryan
ryan: Hey Amos
AmosNY: I really know how to clear a room. lol lol Hi Jhonora!
jhonora: Maybe the NY scares 'em
AmosNY: I saw Vicky earlier on Facebook. I didn't get a chance to chat with her. I'll say so long for now.
jhonora: Evening deannie
deannie: How are thing going jhonora...we are early
jhonora: Going well for me, still working on reunion, how about you?
deannie: ditto here....i just receive an invite to attend one for one of my gggrandaunt family...they will be honoring the oldest member...who is the cousin I talk to...she'sd 96 this year...
jhonora: Sounds like a nice gathering
deannie: I going to talk my brother in to driving to Greenville, Ms....what state are you planning
jhonora: In Louisiana, I have two reunions and two non-related but invited to go.
Ingrid_Doweary: Good evening Deannie and Jhonora
jhonora: Evening Ingrid
deannie: Hi Ingrid
Ingrid_Doweary: Will you be abe to attend any of the reunions, Jhonora?
deannie: are the other chat room up yet...
jhonora: Yes, I'm planning one for June 19-20. I'm going to another in Atlanta for my father's family. The other two are in N.O.
Ingrid_Doweary: Sounds like you may be a history traveler for the summer. I've been working on a cost assesment to two family reunions- one in Joliet, IL in July and another in St. Louis, MO in August.
deannie: Ingrid....what the name of the family reunion in St Louis....I have family there and they are having two reunion....Tyler is one, and Willis is the other.....
Ingrid_Doweary: Cummings is the one in St. Louis, MO.
deannie: I will check to see if they cross
Ingrid_Doweary: The Cummings is from 08/13/2010-08/15/2010.
Ingrid_Doweary: I don't know if I had a chance to tell you, Deannie, but the 7 women I'm research for a local chapter sorority.... I was able to find five of their images. I accessed the HeritageQuest remotely from my local public library. How is your research coming along?
deannie: Which one When I go to HeritageQuest....they are missing a lot of information
Ingrid_Doweary: Did you use the Historic Newspaper and Magazines database or the genealogy database?
deannie: I have not gone into it but that's a new research area
Ingrid_Doweary: I still putting together notes from the workshop I attended for using the genealogy database research. Trying to create the training guide using Powerpoint. Is your local public library card current?
deannie: Yes ok I'm going to learning to do powerpoint from my daughter before she goes of to college
Ingrid_Doweary: Does the local public library provide remote access to their online catalog system?
Ingrid_Doweary: WB Jhonora. Let me visit their system online. Is the Chicago Public Library System your local library system? http://office.microsoft.com/training/training.aspx?AssetID=RC101865831033&pid=CR100654571033 Sorry Deannie, I moved to fast. The link is an online tutorial to create a powerpoint presentation.
deannie: brb i need some water.... ok
Ingrid_Doweary: Cool. What did you find out, Jhonora?
jhonora: About what, Ingrid?
Ingrid_Doweary: I thought you may have stepped away to check on something. I appologize for making assumputions. What are your thoughts about the oil spill disaster?
Seventies Soulchild: Hello all
Ingrid_Doweary: Hey Seventies.
Seventies Soulchild: Hi deannie, Ingrid_Dowearyy and jhonora I know I'm late. . . lol ok what happened to deannie and jhonora?
Ingrid_Doweary: Happy you joined us.
Seventies Soulchild: Just stopping in for a moment I know its late
Ingrid_Doweary: I'm not sure what happened Seventies. Maybe I asked too many of the wrong questions.
Seventies Soulchild: No worries, the BP mess is on everyone's mind. We are going to be dealing with this for years to come I watched Quilombo this afternoon. It was a great movie!
Ingrid_Doweary: Yeah, the news reports about the clean up crew members getting sick from the gasoline remind me of what happened to the 1st responders during 9/11.
jhonora: I'm sorry y'all . Called to phone twice. BP should go bankrupt in my opinion. They will be paying many fisherman and restauranteurs
Seventies Soulchild: I agree! And this officially ruins my vacation plans in MS this summer jhonora
Ingrid_Doweary: I enjoyed it also from the last time I watched it.
Seventies Soulchild: It should be $1million a da
jhonora: Where were you going 70s?
Seventies Soulchild: Natchez, MS
Ingrid_Doweary: The movie Quilombo that is.
jhonora: Were you going to go down to the beach?
Seventies Soulchild: Well when I got there I usually go to Vidalia or Ferriday or down to Natchez Under the Hill to eat
Ingrid_Doweary: Sounds nice Seventies.
Seventies Soulchild: Natchez Under the Hill is nice now.
Ingrid_Doweary: I hope to get a chance to try that out.
jhonora: Yeah, Natchez is a nice town
Seventies Soulchild: You would enjoy it. There are lots of restaurants and such there. I head into LA when I want to get a drink. LOL Its only like about 10 minutes out
Ingrid_Doweary: Is that driving time, Seventies?
Seventies Soulchild: Yes
jhonora: I've been to the Wm. Johnson house and Melrose and St. Mary's Basilica Really? Is Adams a dry county?
Seventies Soulchild: No its not. I just enjoy the novelty of a drive thru liquor store! lol What do you think of Natchez? Don't worry whatever you say won't hurt my feelings.
jhonora: I like what I've seen of Natchez. I wish they would include more on the slave markets. But the Wm. Johnson house was nice.
Seventies Soulchild: I agree. Isn't the Forks of the Road so very unassuming? I've been by Langston Hughes home in Natchez too. all very unassuming
jhonora: Yeah, isn't it something how after slavery, the freedmen camped there
Seventies Soulchild: Yeah. Now who was the African who was enslaved in Natchez, but was sent back to Africa. I think his story was called Prince Among Slaves.
jhonora: Abdul Rahman
Seventies Soulchild: They had a memorial for him back in about 2000. His family came from African and all. Yes thta's him that's him
jhonora: On the Foster plantation. A friend of mine has ancestor's who were on that plantation and prob. worked along side him.
Seventies Soulchild: I've never been to that location That must be closer to Jefferson Co.
jhonora: I think so. I know after the war they moved to Claiborne Co., to Port Gibson.
Seventies Soulchild: That's a ways up. I am still doing a lot of research in Wilkinson and lower Adams Co. WB Ingrid
jhonora: wb Ingrid
Ingrid_Doweary: Thanks Seventies and Jhonora.
Seventies Soulchild: I recently while chatting here . . . lol . . . found documentation on an uncle I had trouble locating
Ingrid_Doweary: Hey Passingiton.
jhonora: Evening passingiton
Seventies Soulchild: Hi passingiton
passingiton: hi ingrid, jhonora and 70s
Ingrid_Doweary: Good for you Seventies.
jhonora: Great 70s!
Seventies Soulchild: Knew he existed, but couldn't find one piece of info on him
passingiton: that is good
Seventies Soulchild: Found out that he worked for Arkansas City Cooperage Company
passingiton: did he die early or something?
Seventies Soulchild: No he didn't die early at all passinington
jhonora: He must have migrated
Seventies Soulchild: Yes, I did some resarch on the company he was working for according to his draft card and at that time the cooperage company was working on not making casks, but building railroads... I found that interesting because traditionally cooperages were the companies that built wine casks.
Ingrid_Doweary: How did you learn of the services his work place offered?
Seventies Soulchild: Google... listed under a site that did research on railroad companies it was hard to find though. took a couple days
Ingrid_Doweary: Cool beans, Seventies. Thanks for sharing your success.
Seventies Soulchild: No problem, just in case y'all see something like that in the future.
Ingrid_Doweary: Appreciate the tip, Seventies.
passingiton: I'm glad you are having some success seventies
Seventies Soulchild: A little success. . . So many folks to track down. *sigh*
passingiton: I had just the opposite today... uggh, let me tell you guys what happened, I had been waiting on the death certificate for Tobe Mitchell, I ordered it from GA the end of Feb, beginning of March and I got a record not located letter today, I wanted to cry, it was listed as Mitchel instead of Mitchell and they didn't find it, now I have to try and find someone in Atlanta to pay to pick the record up next week
Seventies Soulchild: Oh no passingiton! Who on here is in Atlanta?
passingiton: the are pretty strict about no info over the phone, not sure if they'll be willing to help at all, but I'm calling Tues morning
Ingrid_Doweary: How disappointing for you. But what brick walls generate. Creative ways to approach the research problem.
jhonora: Try RAOGK
passingiton: true, definitely made me more determined
Seventies Soulchild: What about VKN? Maybe she can pull the record for you, if she has time.
Ingrid_Doweary: Are you using the services of a local historical-genealogical society?
passingiton: I contacted someone on RAOGK, so hopefully he'll be able to, no they are few and far between in rural GA, if I had the paper I would fly there myself Tues...lol
jhonora: RAOGK = Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
Seventies Soulchild: Or a historical society.
Seventies Soulchild: I'm going to have to get some RAOGK soon. I need help.
passingiton: going to call the county Tuesday too, and I'm going to try the ancestry.com service too if neccesary I'm going to submit my name for here
Ingrid_Doweary: That's the spirit, Passingiton.
Seventies Soulchild: Best of luck to you with Ancestry.com They give up too quickly Like AYWalton and alt always say, make nice with the court clerks
passingiton: yep, I'm going to be sweet-talking my BUTT OFF tuesday...lol
Seventies Soulchild: lol That reminds me, I need to be making nice with the Wilkinson & Adams co. folks! lol
passingiton: so anyone else make a brilliant discovery?
Seventies Soulchild: About a month ago on my vacation get away to B'More, I found out that my Thomas & Edward Hinyard deserted the Union Army
Ingrid_Doweary: Now passing how do you sweet talk the county clerk?
Seventies Soulchild: Thank you notes. Little goodies. . . be extra courteous
passingiton: don't know yet Ingrid_Doweary but I'm going to try...thanks Seventies
Seventies Soulchild: You know act like you have home training! lol
Ingrid_Doweary: I see says the blind woman. lol
passingiton: ppl usually have sympathy on me when they find out I'm a southerner in Seattle
Seventies Soulchild: AH another good tactic! lol Ingrid
Ingrid_Doweary: lol Seventies
Seventies Soulchild: I have to give it to the ladies in the Wilkinson Co. Chancery and Circuit Court, they are the ultimate professionals. Shoot they kept their records better than I did! LOL
passingiton: what type of info do they give you
Seventies Soulchild: They gave me unlimited access to the marriage records, answered my questions professionally and with courtesy. Asked me who I was related to. In small places like that, you can get the hookup that way Referred me to the historical society
Ingrid_Doweary: Oh yeah?
passingiton: nice, I hadn't tried them yet, going to thiough though
Seventies Soulchild: Now this was the Woodville courthouse. Wilkinson also has a courthouse in Centreville which is a shared city with Amite Co. Yes some have the extracts and indexes to court records passingiton. Worth a shot Its their job to keep up with the county's history
Ingrid_Doweary: WB Passingiton
passingiton: took a quick trip through cyber space I'm back though
Seventies Soulchild: you west coasters are having computer issues tonite, huh? wb passingiton
passingiton: probably the crazy weather
Ingrid_Doweary: Are you on the east coast, Seventies?
Seventies Soulchild: Yes NY Hi 3rd
3rdthawkins: Oh, whew! I didn't miss all of the party
Ingrid_Doweary: I'm in DC. Howdy neighbor. lol Hey 3rd.
3rdthawkins: hello everyone
passingiton: hey 3rd
Seventies Soulchild: DC = Chocolate City;)
Ingrid_Doweary: You CC. My college coed letting me know how much she miss me.
Seventies Soulchild: lol Khathu is is DC as well
3rdthawkins: Pass, I see you had trouble with ordering a DC did all of the info you gave match besides the name?
passingiton: yep 3rd, I'm pretty upset about that one, but it really was my fault, I added an extra l to a misspelled name
3rdthawkins: This was the last name that was misspelled?
passingiton: yep, it was misspelled on the original cert and I didn't catch it
jhonora: Well, I'll see y'all tomorrow morning. Good night.
Ingrid_Doweary: Are you not allowed to submit 2 different spellings for the name?
passingiton: goodnigt jhonora
Seventies Soulchild: nite jhonora
Ingrid_Doweary: Nite Jhonora
3rdthawkins: I wish there were another option of you misspelled a last name...........the SSA let's you put in another name if different from the "Name at Birth" of-if hold on, brb
3rdhawkins: had to unhook my router
Ingrid_Doweary: WB 3rd
3rdhawkins: ty Ingrd Ingrid
passingiton: u were able to get back quickly 3rd
3rdhawkins: yeah, just a quick switch-a-roo for some reason it doesn't log me out completely
Ingrid_Doweary: Did the chat room float on you too?
3rdhawkins: maybe it will if I completely close the chat window
Ingrid_Doweary: No when it float on me, the directions told me click on the float icon. I see doubles 3rd/
passingiton: lol me 2
Ingrid_Doweary: Cya tomorrow folks
passingiton: goodnight Ingrid guess chat is over for the night, I will catch you all in the AM
Seventies Soulchild: nite