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2011-03-18 Friday LunchBunch

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Start: 12:09:45
End: 13:22:09
Chatters: 3rdthawkins, alt, AYWalton, daviss, march1801, ProfDru, Selma, Seventies Soulchild, vkn

AYWalton: Well greetings, alt!!! You are the lone soul holding down the fort, huh? I shall return, have to make a call.

Seventies Soulchild: Good morning alt Hi March1801

march1801: hello. how is everyone?

Seventies Soulchild: great.. enjoying this seasonably mild weather. :)

alt: Oops, sound was down hello march1801 & Seventies Soulchild

Seventies Soulchild: Ha! Just got news we'll be getting off an hour early! :} Now things are just GREAT! lol Any new genealogical news?

march1801: glad to hear that

alt: just bits & pieces from surfin' the net Seventies Soulchild and reading a qrtly magazine that came in the mail yesterday reading the end of the log from yesterday I see that our 'new' person is from Columbus, OH

Seventies Soulchild: That was someone named Clark, right?

alt: right, lisa clark

Seventies Soulchild: I found a few very good articles on the Natchez Democrat yesterday alt.

alt: and I see she is around your age Seventies Soulchild

Seventies Soulchild: Names, places, events etc all family related.

alt: good Seventies Soulchild from what time period? is this in a 'social news' type column

Seventies Soulchild: The articles are within the past 10 yrs, but focus on historical items from WW I and WWII

alt: ah so, okay

Seventies Soulchild: I would say general local news. For example, McKinley Barnes a cousin was featured talking about his uncle who fought in WWI and the ongoing campaign to get his name on the veterans' plaque in Natchez Ser Boxley participated in this article as well.

alt: Boxley is a busy man LOL

march1801: brb

Seventies Soulchild: Also a story about the Watkins Cemetery which has been designated as a historical landmark because of the war veterans buried there. Yes he is... lol

alt: hello 3rdthawkins

Seventies Soulchild: hi 3rd

3rdthawkins: hello alt march and seventies

alt: is an AA newspaper or a 'mainstream' paper? is this

Seventies Soulchild: Also provided names of various organizations in the community. Mainstream paper. The black newspaper is the Bluff City Reader or something like that.

alt: okay Seventies Soulchild

Seventies Soulchild: And I have a copy at home, but I'm going to see if I can get some copies while visiting this summer.

alt: are they online?

Seventies Soulchild: I also pulled down my aunts online obit today and added in the death notices. No lol I keep adding to my to-do list for my week long trip to MS..

alt: you're gonna be 'busy', like Boxley LOL

Seventies Soulchild: Yes and I still want to attend the re-enactment he's putting on too... I doubt if there will be enough hours in the day! lol

alt: I only met him one time at an UGRR summit here in Ohio, he was one of the featured presenters But I keep in touch with him thru Bennie McRae, who he calls Nana Bennie

Seventies Soulchild: ok

march1801: im back. hello 3rd

alt: and a lady name Rene Shakespeare, or at least she uses that as a professional name.

Seventies Soulchild: BTW alt that thing about sending Thank You cards to these historical societies and clerks offices has been working so far... TY

alt: yw... yep a simple courtesy like that gets favorable responses. so 3rdthawkins what's happening in your world?

3rdthawkins: nothing much alt trying to keep up with these games

alt: why, you ususally have sumpin hot going LOL

3rdthawkins: well, Im trying out my new cpu

alt: ah so, an dupgrade, huh?

3rdthawkins: yep

alt: wonderful

3rdthawkins: research will be so much better, faster, and smoother

alt: access time... and connection?

3rdthawkins: yep plus I can hook up to an HDTV, so screen is bigger, pretty neat

alt: I probably need a newer desktop , my Dell is 6-7 years old.

march1801: hello selma

alt: ah ao, wonderful advances 3rdthawkins

3rdthawkins: hello Selma

alt: Hello Selma, how are ya today?

Selma: Hello everyone...doing OK

alt: getting ready for Ohio State & hoops @ 4:30 Selma

Selma: LOL

3rdthawkins: we talk about a small world, I was on FB yesterday and discovered a childhood friend of mine is friends (former college mate) with someone who happens to also be a friend of a 3rd cousin of mine, the cousin I just recently met, she keeps up with family research/history also

alt: have y'all ever looked at the AA Family History stuff @ the Newberry Library in Chicago?

Selma: Alt..does your relative still live around here? Can't remember her name

Seventies Soulchild: Hi Selma

alt: yeah 3rdthawkins the world is shrinking

Selma: Hi Soulchild

alt: the one in Silver Spring Selma, yep he is still there

3rdthawkins: hello daviss

alt: Hello daviss

march1801: afternoon daviss

Seventies Soulchild: alt, the IPAD will soon replace the netbook.... Hi daviss!

3rdthawkins: reminding me of my uncle that lives in SS, I am trying so hard to get in contact with him

Seventies Soulchild: Its 68 degrees today... :P

daviss: hello 3rd, alt, march, selma and seventies

Selma: Pretty warm here too seventies...think Spring has Sprung.. Hi daviss

Seventies Soulchild: I hope so, but we'll see...

3rdthawkins: even before 21? though we still are getting a little bit of winter, it is cloudy, don't think it is that cold though, it was nice yesterday I guess we are getting the other part of Spring, the rain

alt: oh, I'm sure on the Ipad Seventies Soulchild , technology is moving much too fast for me.

3rdthawkins: hello vkn

march1801: hi vkn

Seventies Soulchild: hi vkn

daviss: hi vkn!

alt: hello vkn, how be's ya?

Seventies Soulchild: I think desktops are pretty much obsolete unless you plan on using one as a server.

vkn: 3rd march alt daviss Selma seventies

alt: not for me Seventies Soulchild LOL

Seventies Soulchild: Question is tonight a new episode of WDYTYA???

Selma: I like my desktop...

alt: and I still have an 'A" drive for 3.5 in floppy's LOL

Seventies Soulchild: alt LOL

vkn: desktops are on the obsolete fast track

Seventies Soulchild: shoot CD's are making their way out rather quickly too

3rdthawkins: i'm thinking it is Seventies, not sure

Selma: Alt..I got a couple of disks I should send to you..

alt: jut saw on FaceBook where a lot of folks have "lost' lots of stuff that were on 3.5 and can't find a CPU with an 'A" drive to copy to copy to flashdrive or sumpin to save their data

Seventies Soulchild: In favor of flash drives

vkn: Many Atlanta area school systems are tossing computers as we know them and buying the iPads

alt: that' marketing for ya vkn, we've become a 'throw-away' society. we have a tendency to jump to something new without thinkg of a transition period

Seventies Soulchild: That's a shame, like I said, they can be turned into mini servers. IMO

vkn: Well alt transition is a double edged sword LOL

alt: it sure is vkn..and I'm getting 'cut' on by both sides

Selma: I would be putting down the IPAD and losing it in the house..like I do with my phones...I need something plugged in

alt: okay vkn... I would upgradee, but it is often a matter of money, money, money,

vkn: No Selma there is an app that says "find my ipad"

Seventies Soulchild: lol alt

vkn: alt did you ever see Brinks in a funeral procession lol lol lol

alt: nope vkn sure haven't LOL

3rdthawkins: think they still need to invent a device that will help find the remote to the tv

alt: Hello AYWalton

3rdthawkins: hello AY

AYWalton: Good afternoon all.

Seventies Soulchild: Maybe the kids and grandkids will chip in to get you an ipad alt :}

march1801: welcome back AY

vkn: so we best spend it before the kids wipe their tears lol

AYWalton: hi 3rd

Seventies Soulchild: vkn :O lol

march1801: gotta go i'll catch up with you all later

Seventies Soulchild: hi AYWalton

alt: heck, they're broker than I am Seventies Soulchild LOL

AYWalton: howdy alt, daviss, march1801, Ms. Selma, SoulChile

3rdthawkins: bye march

Seventies Soulchild: lol alt

vkn: Howdy AYW

daviss: hello AYWalton!

AYWalton: I hope everyone is well.

3rdthawkins: doing good AY hey daviss, did I say hey to you?

daviss: I am well AYWalton, just sleepy

vkn: Did Lisa Clark return today ?

AYWalton: lol I hear ya!

3rdthawkins: you're so quiet,..............no vkn

daviss: I was in late vkn

alt: just looked at Newberry's 98 page biblography of AA Family History,, some fantastic stuff ... and some very underutilized materials.

Seventies Soulchild: Is this on a website alt?

alt: not yet vkn on Lisa Clark...

AYWalton: is that the Newberry library alt?

alt: yes Seventies Soulchild, go to Newberry Library & AA bibliography

Selma: Hi AY

Seventies Soulchild: Got it. Thankss :)

alt: yes AYWalton it was initiallly done by Dee Woodtor & David Thackery

Seventies Soulchild: Interesting vkn. What were the main points?

AYWalton: lol

alt: yes vkn, that's interesting .. we're too 'new' to have a crisis... I think LOL

Selma: Jeez and I was so happy..

Seventies Soulchild: Selma, so many of ourelders are dying and taking that history with them. I see that as a crisis

AYWalton: another reason now to sing the blues!!! lol

Selma: Well that is for all groups seventies..

ProfDru: howdy gang

Seventies Soulchild: hi ProfDru

AYWalton: gonna fall outta bed now on my knees singing "Nobody Knows.......

vkn: Howdy ProfDru how did it go?

Selma: However ours do have a history..that this country would like to forget..

daviss: hi ProfDru

AYWalton: Prof Dru is in da house!!!

alt: vkn, is the article online?

Selma: Hi Dru..

3rdthawkins: black people always feel they're in a crisis

Seventies Soulchild: Considering that we are an oral based culture, I think that's a reasonable assessment. And I would also apply this to our culture.

alt: oh, Oops.... a conference call

ProfDru: heard back from Thomas about the webinar thing--FGS cannot do it because it would be a violaton of the TechSoup agreement. That's the one for $94 a year for nonprofits.

Seventies Soulchild: Selma we have a history and more importantly contrary to what the haters are saying, we have a culture

ProfDru: He has not heard back from Legacy and will follow up.

3rdthawkins: black people always seem to have haters also

Selma: I agree seventies..

vkn: Thanx Dru

ProfDru: He suggested that we might want to ask Michael Hait about doing webinars.

AYWalton: lol

daviss: lol @ ProfDru

alt: Lol @ ProfDru firing at the messenger

ProfDru: lol @ alt

Seventies Soulchild: lol alt

daviss: hehehehe

ProfDru: so I guess asking Michael is out? lol

vkn: I would not say that Dru

ProfDru: ok vkn

alt: Isn't Michael doing his thru the "Examiner" umbrella and as an APG member?

ProfDru: not sure alt

AYWalton: oh Lawd, call the EMT and revive that chile!

ProfDru: lol angela but she dead, angela, lol

Selma: LOL

AYWalton: no he is conducting his through the GoTo platform. maybe she's just in a coma, alt.

alt: okay AYWalton,

ProfDru: lol angela

vkn: We must focus permanent goals and not hold permanent friends or enemies Dru

ProfDru: ok vkn

Selma: That is true vkn..

ProfDru: so who knows Michael well enough to ask him?

AYWalton: ask him what?

Seventies Soulchild: brb having another birthday!

alt: Michael .. and others can do the Webinar thing as individuals much easier than AfriGeneas can as an 'entity' IMHO and knowing a little about the 501 (3) C) stuff

vkn: What is it we want to do is the question? What resources are needed? What do we need to do to acquire/utilize the resource etc

Selma: How until he came along...we were all looking for slave owners with the same surname's that we had..

alt: dunno bout that Selma

AYWalton: I think she was speaking tongue in cheek.

Selma: That was the gist of his first column in the examiner..I remember

ProfDru: gotta go to lunch. Adios.

3rdthawkins: bye PD

Selma: That all the presenters he had heard..were saying the same thing.. I wanted to know who he had been to hear

alt: that was sumpin' he found out about as his 'expertise' was being developed LOL

Selma: So he set him self up to enlighten us..

AYWalton: Yes it was the focus. Big revelation----don't assume slaves took the last name of the slave owner. Well, it was not such a big revelation as many of us already know.

alt: Gutman told us that was a 'myth' 20 years ago

AYWalton: he is offering a free webinar tomorrow on helping African American genealogists to break down their brick walls. tomorrow at 1pm EST.

daviss: oatmeal time for me

alt: heck, even I presented on that subject at the UNiv. Of Dayton for a History Conference in 1998

Seventies Soulchild: daviss gotta keep that colon clean! :}

AYWalton: what time for the conference call vkn?

daviss: I will be at a track meet in Tucson yelling Run Tyler Run

3rdthawkins: you and my mom both daviss

AYWalton: sounds like fun, daviss.

daviss: your mom will be at a track meet 3rd

3rdthawkins: no, oatmeal

daviss: yelling for Tyler lol

3rdthawkins: unless my older brother was there racing then she'll be yelling for Ricky

alt: book title & blog headline RUN TYLER RUN

AYWalton: reminds me of Run Forrest Run!

daviss: better than Jesse

AYWalton: lol

3rdthawkins: speaking of Tyler, why does it seem every white kid named Tyler always gets into trouble

daviss: huh

alt: hadn't noticed 3rdthawkins .. don't know any white kids

3rdthawkins: ok, I do kind of funny

daviss: a bit of good news here in AZ

3rdthawkins: what's that daviss

AYWalton: oh tell us about it, daviss

vkn: Phone jumping off hook gotta skeedoodle

Selma: Ummm

Seventies Soulchild: Ok gotta run we're having an extra long lunch today... lol

AYWalton: ok SoulChile

3rdthawkins: two fingers....two..fingers

daviss: 5 of the immigration bills were rejected in the Legislature yesterdeay

alt: an dleaving an hour erarly too

Seventies Soulchild: That means we won't be working for the rest of the afternoon.. lol

AYWalton: that is interesting daviss.

Seventies Soulchild: later all!

AYWalton: Arizona has some amazing laws for sure.

3rdthawkins: wow, cool daviss

Selma: Its the heat AY

AYWalton: ahhh yes, in that Valley of the Sun----their brains got fried.

daviss: I was especially glad about the Birthright Citizenship

alt: y'all get the Pics of the Africa we never see?

3rdthawkins: I say that because as I discovered, a few of my cousins are part Mexican and will definitely be put under that bill/law one way or another, them being black doens't help either

AYWalton: yes, alt, I saw them.

Selma: Just came in alt..hadn't read my mail

AYWalton: I have seen several slides similar. There is one called the Nigeria you never see.

alt: beautiful pics Selma

daviss: yes alt, I had seen that before thougth

alt: okay

AYWalton: well folks I have to edit my podcast and upload it. Have a good day.

daviss: beautiful pics

Selma: Well time for me to go too folks..have a great day

alt: the grnadfather of the twins that were at the White House just came back form a trip to South Africa... Hotel accomdations were fantastic.

3rdthawkins: well daviss, will chat with you next time


18 Dec 2002 :: 1 Feb 2009
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