2011-07-30 ~ Misc conversation
deannie: Hi alt
alt: hello deannie, good evening to you.
deannie: I came in early....how are things going
alt: fine & with you? are you having a 'good' summer?
deannie: great....i am learning a lot about gen...I took a Photoshop class a the locate Junior College....what about u locate=local Hi AmosNY And Selma
Selma: Good evening alt, Amos and deannie
AmosNY: Hi Deannie,alt,Selma!
alt: it's been a slow summer to this point, juts a lot of 'net' searching, not much in the form of real inperson research. hello AmosNY & Selma, how are y'all doing this evening?
AmosNY: I'm doing great!
alt: Selma, great postings on the forums re:RG105 very insightful as to the workings & problems in managing the Freedman's Bureau..
deannie: I know that feeling.....but I have received another Presidential Memorial Certicate this one is for a gggreat Uncle from the Civil War
alt: how many do you now have deannie? how long does it take to receive them after your request?
deannie: I have 2 with a 3rd in the works......I received them in about 3 months after I mail them.....
Selma: that is great deannie
alt: this is for deceased family for all Wars, or just the CW?
deannie: I send as much information on the veteran that I have.....
AmosNY: What is the qualification for getting those certificates?
deannie: All wars
alt: Our Adams famlly last year got a letter of commendation for the 90th annula family reuinon and we have an Aunt who got a brithday greeting for her 104th b'day with Pres. Obama's signature.
deannie: And you can received as many for the same veterans and you what...an orginial for your records and one to the family of the veteren
AmosNY: Hi Angela!
AYWalton: good evening all.
alt: Hello AYWalton, good evening
deannie: Hi Angela
AYWalton: howy alt, AmosNY!, deannie, I thoguht I saw Selma in here!
alt: she either left or got 'bumped'
AmosNY: I attended our 37th biennial family reunion in Savannah July 7-10.
deannie: Here that eh White house sends out Birthday card to people who turn 100....
alt: I hope it was enjoyable AmosNY...
deannie: Amos did you find any new family
AYWalton: wb Selma!
Selma: clicked myself out
alt: that's right deannie .. Birthday greetings for those over 100 y/o
AYWalton: I knew you were in the room! lol
AmosNY: I did enjoy it. I found out that my paternal grandmother married again after my grandfather passed away.
alt: was she still of child-bearing age at the time of his death? other children? or a step-family?
AmosNY: I don't know. I haven't run across any family from the second marriage.
alt: okay, why do we ask those questions when someone has just found 'new' information? LOL lOL lOL and haven't had time to research any deeper into their newly found information
AYWalton: you mean the child bearing age question, alt?
alt: any of those questions AYWalton
AmosNY: I lost the souvenir program so I have to contact my cousin in Birmingham.
AYWalton: I would think that there might be a possibility of other children/siblings/relatives to find.
AmosNY: She was born in 1855 so I don't think there were other children.
alt: yes, I know.... I was thinking in terms of 'give me a chance to understand what I've found before asking things I haven't had the time to research'.
AmosNY: She died in 1939.
AYWalton: that is part of the same process.
alt: I guess so AYWalton
AYWalton: Selma are you mending?
Selma: No going Bonkers Was that the wrong answer.. LOL
AYWalton: I can imagine!
alt: are you safe to be around Selma? LOL LOL lOL
AYWalton: she is probably cussin' a lot! lol
AYWalton: well this is one of those tests in patience. Since you can't do anything else. but surf the net. but that might not be very comfortable with your foot up.
AmosNY: Has VKN been here lately?
alt: everyday, but not yet tonite AmosNY
Selma: Patience is a virtue..we shall see
AYWalton: not tonight, but she usually pops in every day.
Selma: VKn has more energy than all of us combined
AmosNY: I was in her town after my reunion.
alt: now ain't that the truth Selma Atlanta?
AmosNY: I was in Marietta for 3 days.
alt: ah so AmosNY
Seventies Soulchild: Good evening
AYWalton: hey there SoulChile!
Selma: Evening soulchile
alt: Hello Seventies Soulchild , good evening
Seventies Soulchild: hi alt, AmosNY, AYWalton, deannie, Selma. How is everyone tonight?
AmosNY: Hi SeventiesSoulchild.
Selma: Interesting post by sharon sutton (seraph?) on FBI records
AYWalton: doing good and you, Soulchile?
deannie: Hi Seventies
Seventies Soulchild: Doing great!
alt: yes it was Selma .. didn't know they were available. guess they're now open under the FOIA
Seventies Soulchild: Yes, I posted something on the FOIA laws recently. They are now doing the open government act. So they are trying to get more info out to those who request.
AYWalton: where was the post?
Selma: I forget which Forum...Soulchile probably knows
Seventies Soulchild: In the History and Genealogy forum... screen locked. sorry Since she brought up the topic, I recall visitng Hyde Park (FDR) and looking at the records stored there from his administration. There was a lot of spying going on of the black population at that time... several prominent people were mentioned, A philip Randolph was one who stood out. I wouldn't have considered the Pres libraries as resource or even the FBI. That was a good find on Sharon's part.
alt: I would imagine Seventies Soulchild, since he was the big mover & shaker behind the Labor movement and the fed employment act.
AYWalton: which Forum is the thread in, SoulChile? I don't think I have seen it.
Selma: Her family was very active in politics and civil rights
alt: for sure Selma fair employment act
Seventies Soulchild: Pulling it now AYWalton.
Seventies Soulchild: in the Genealogy and History Forum under the heading "FOIA and the Open Government act of 2007"
AYWalton: what data was that posted?
alt: hello Khathu
Khathu: good evening everyone
AYWalton: I am looking at the index and don't see it. howdy khathu.
AmosNY: I recently saw the Oprah Winfrey show on the Freedom Riders.
Selma: Evening Khathu
deannie: Hi Khathu
AmosNY: Hello Khathu!
Selma: Try the recent messages drop down AY... Sharons posting will be there
alt: didn't see Oprah, but have been wathing the Freedom Riders on PBS. watching
AYWalton: ok will check, Selma.
Seventies Soulchild: http://tinyurl.com/3fepz64
AmosNY: I had graduated high school about 2 weeks before the bus was burned at my hometown.
Seventies Soulchild: Aw geez, sorry had to type cut and paste still isn't working
AYWalton: I found it!
AmosNY: I was already moved to New York.
AYWalton: there are some "Negro subversion" FBI files on Footnote.
alt: from where AmosNY?
AYWalton: They are so interesting to read!
Selma: Jeez you moved fast after graduation You didn't have to do much to be consided subversive by the FBI
AmosNY: Anniston, Alabama
Selma: You should post the Footnote connection tothe thread Angela
Seventies Soulchild: ugh.. I'm going to have to refresh... brb
AYWalton: I might do that, Selma.
alt: really AmosNY. did you know any Embry's, Hall's or Caldwell's in Anniston AmosNY?
deannie: My daugther was born near Anniston, Al...at Ft Rucker
AmosNY: I had a Mrs.Hall as one of my teachers in high school which was Cobb High.
alt: my children's grandparents are from the Anniston area AmosNY. maternal grandparents
AmosNY: What's their last name?
alt: Embry & Hall
Seventies Soulchild: Ok I can see I'm not going to be able to chat tonight. I'll talk to you all tomorrow AM.
AmosNY: I don't remember any Embrys.
AYWalton: I am getting sleep for a change. Might turn in early. Have a good one everybody.
Khathu: i will be in daviss' neck of the woods next week for work
Selma: Thats great Khathu...be sure to let her know
Khathu: i will
Selma: folks I have to leave early too have a great evening
alt: How long will you be in PHX Khathu?
Khathu: 3-4 days for work
AmosNY: I'll say goodnight too.
alt: maybe you can squeeze in a social moment with daviss.
Khathu: probably on the first day of my arrival
alt: that would be nice. always nice to meet folks in person
Khathu: i would agree
alt: ain't that right deannie?
deannie: yes it is alt....
alt: I'll never forget when I asked you if you knew deannie & you said I'm deannie LOL lOL lOL
deannie: Hope to meet with you soon...that goes for everyone
alt: in Ft. Wayne
Khathu: good night
deannie: i still tell that now...I laugh at it to myself when I see your name
alt: well I guess it's quittin' time ... laters deannie
deannie: it is have a great nite....do you know alt
alt: i think so LOL lOL I'm alt ... aka Art Thomas
deannie: I'm deannie.......have a great nite....I loved our meeting....BFF in Afrigeneas