3rdthawkins: hello vicky I see we beat alt today
vicky: wow third you must have some good news to be here so early lol
3rdthawkins: no, just working on a project for my grandmother, organizing family info to give to her for her birthday though I'd come in and sit here while I work Thought
vicky: sounds like a winner.I am sure she will be thrilled
3rdthawkins: yes, she's been asking if I'm finished, I think she wants me to see her something, I told her I will anyway, I'm just wondering how she will react when she sees this DC of her daughter, I already told her I found it and will send it to her, but I'm kind of worried about the reaction dont' want her to get too depressed, you know.......my mother cried when she looked at it
vicky: Grandmothers have more strength that you know even when times are sad
3rdthawkins: yeah, but thinking about it may bring back memories it was a very tragic death and she saw it with her very eyes
vicky: oh really, that is sad! How long ago was it
vicky: did your mom witness it also
3rdthawkins: yes! that's what made her cry
vicky: I am sure and memories never fade away
3rdthawkins: no, they don't
vicky: hello AmosNY!
3rdthawkins: hello Amos
AmosNY: Hi Vicky,Hawkins!!
vicky: brb gonna pour me a cup of java
3rdthawkins: lol ok
AmosNY: Vicky,that was a wonderful video on your FB homepage.
3rdthawkins: hello Khathu
AmosNY: Hi Khathu!
Khathu: hello everyone
vicky: ok back! hi khathu thanks AmosNY!
AmosNY: Vicky,you also take a delightful photo.LOL LOL
vicky: hows it going U? lol I bet you were looking at my mom she is my profile picture in memory of her bd
AmosNY: I'm doing well with my research. Wasn't that you on your profile page. ?
vicky: nawww she is much cuter
AmosNY: That was her on the opening shot on the video?
3rdthawkins: hello vkn
AmosNY: Hi VKN!
vkn: hope all is going well with all
vicky: yes it was lol that one on my profile was when we were in Okinawa hello ms vkn
AmosNY: Vicky,when was it taken?
3rdthawkins: hello Seventies
vkn: good 3rdthawkins
Seventies Soulchild: Good afternoon lunchbunch!
vicky: in 1952
AmosNY: Hey Soulchild!
vicky: hello seventies
vkn: Seventies Soulchild
Seventies Soulchild: hey 3rd, AmosNY, Khathu, vicky, vkn
vicky: In the video I have on a red dress and also have one with an afro
AmosNY: You must have been about 18.
vicky: in the red dress I was
Seventies Soulchild: hey march1801
vkn: howdy march
AmosNY: Okay,I remember.
3rdthawkins: hello march
march1801: hi lunch bunch
vicky: there she is ! heyy march1801
AmosNY: Hi March!
Khathu: Have a great day everyone
vicky: so 3rd do you have everything on all your grams children
3rdthawkins: names dob's and children vicky, yes
vicky: and pictures
3rdthawkins: and photos of some
Seventies Soulchild: Any new genealogical news? Any research tips and tricks?
vicky: good, I am sure she will be thrilled
Seventies Soulchild: Any new projects?
vicky: lol seventies, do you have anything to share
Seventies Soulchild: Not really, still working on some of my old leads. . .
vkn: Seventies Soulchild google maps are helpful going back in time to zoom in on the geographical location of ancestors. The possibilities are most exciting.
Seventies Soulchild: oh and still putting off my Alabama research. Oh yeah.. I like the website geology.com Gives county maps with the county name and seats
vkn: We are also planning to invite members to post information about their graduates to the Writers forum
3rdthawkins: I have to ask my grandmother, what's up with her and guys with initials........it's like everybody she ever dated or married have initials, no names, except for my mother's step dad
vkn: Format Baby pic and current pic of grad. Share events in life. Tell us future plans
vicky: vkn I was telling AYWalton last week while looking at street view. Mariah sure does not want to be found.. I was on the road and what do you know, it stopped
vkn: vicky call librarian for follow up
Seventies Soulchild: You have more trouble with that mariah than any one I know of. . .
AmosNY: Vicky,did you check the mapview to see if it corresponded with streetview?
vicky: I know its amazing yep, They just did not go back that far on the road
AmosNY: I have sometimes had to do that.
Seventies Soulchild: vicky that is unbelivable... lol
vkn: Vicky the Dept of Transportation may have some answers
Seventies Soulchild: I've driven in the COUNTRY and used GPS without issue... and I do mean the COUNTRY...
AmosNY: Soulchild,what counties in AL?
vicky: I really wanted to go to the church and take a picture of it but no such look
Seventies Soulchild: Same as yours AmosNY, Autauga and Dallas Co...
AmosNY: I have Dallas and Lowndes counties.
Seventies Soulchild: Oh... why did I think you had Autauga.. hmmm good afternoon ingrid
vicky: hello Ingrid
Ingrid_Doweary: Hi March, Amos, 3rd, Seventies, Vicky & Vkn.
3rdthawkins: hello Ingrid
Seventies Soulchild: Oh I remember.... your Dunklins were living next door to my Mixons... Or a set of Dunklins @ AmosNY
AmosNY: Dallas county?
Seventies Soulchild: Hold on let me check my records....
AmosNY: Its 88 degrees now.
vicky: AmosNY if I give you the address can you see if I am doing something wrong/
Seventies Soulchild: No in Autauga Co.
vicky: let me get it brb
Ingrid_Doweary: Which states are you speaking of?
vicky: 1149 Blocker Road Marshall, TX
Seventies Soulchild: 1870 federal Census Beat 8, Autauga Co. James Duncan, Joe Dunklin and Jeff Dunklin
vicky: Its St John's Baptist Church
Seventies Soulchild: Lived right next door to Alec and Ellen Mixon, my ggg grandparents
Ingrid_Doweary: Dalls county,TX or Dallas county, AL
Seventies Soulchild: Alabama
Ingrid_Doweary: okay. One of my genealogical research projects involve Dallas county, AR.
vicky: Do you have Dallas County Tx peeps Ingrid?
Seventies Soulchild: oh okay
AmosNY: They may be related to my Dunklins but just may share the same last slaveowner. Mine was M.M.Dunklin. He was a doctor/dentist in 1870. He lived in Dallas county that year.
Seventies Soulchild: Ah okay...
AYWalton: Hello 3rd, AmosNY, Ingrid, march1801, SoulChile, Ms. Vicky!
Seventies Soulchild: They were also there in 1880
AYWalton: Hope everyone is well.
Seventies Soulchild: Hi AYWalton
vicky: Did they remain in Autaunga (lol) seventies
Seventies Soulchild: I think that some of them did...
vicky: you know I cant spell
Seventies Soulchild: yes I know... lol
AmosNY: What city is in A
vicky: whats up AYWalton
AYWalton: working on a video on the USCTs in my area.
AYWalton: a short one.
3rdthawkins: university kicking you out again Ingrid?
AYWalton: Will use it for the Juneteenth CoAAG.
vicky: ahhhh ok
Ingrid_Doweary: If I get kicked of the server again, I check back with you folks tomorrow.
vicky: Oh that will be a good one
Seventies Soulchild: Autaguaville and Plantersville... LOL if you want to call those cities Autauga County is beyond country. . .
AmosNY: along with Margaritaville LOL
Seventies Soulchild: lol
Ingrid_Doweary: Hey AY
AYWalton: I hope so, Vicky. howdy Ingrid, hope you are doing well.
Ingrid_Doweary: I'm hanging in there, AY. How are about you?
AYWalton: doing pretty good, just busy, of course.
3rdthawkins: is 'ville short for village? wonder........... wondering
vicky: I love travelling on those country roads as long as I dont see pointy hoods and pickups with confederate flags and gun racks with one empty row :?
Seventies Soulchild: lol you won't have to trave far from home to see that anymore vicky... lol
Ingrid_Doweary: Good for you, AY
vicky: I would say so 3rd
AmosNY: Hawkins, I would think so.
3rdthawkins: ok thx
vicky: the way its going seventies for sure Oh I forgive you alright!
AmosNY: Vicky,many of those folks are in the Tea Party movement.
vicky: Yes they are!
AYWalton: talk about some frustrated folks!!! They feel their place in society is slipping. They can be dangerous.
Seventies Soulchild: and other white nationalist organizations as well
AmosNY: Its nicer than the White Citizens Councils that they used to have.
Seventies Soulchild: They brought those back AmosNY
Seventies Soulchild: Oh well AYWalton.... too bad so sad
vicky: plenty here in the smaller counties
AYWalton: but we cannot just shrug---we have to watch them carefully, for sure.
Ingrid_Doweary: I agree with you on that one, AY, "...they could be dangerous..."
vicky: agreed AYWalton!
Seventies Soulchild: watch and then do what? we're watching them now. . . . . . and they still keep growing.
vicky: now they want to fire all teachers with an accent
Seventies Soulchild: We don't have to, they've already passed the law AND they are also cutting off ethnic education so now your kids can learn about only almighty whitey. . . lol lol lol
AmosNY: Vicky,that means northerners or Yankees can forget it. LOL
vicky: that too seventies re ethnic studies
Seventies Soulchild: LOL AmosNY Yes I'm from Noo Yawk! lol
vicky: it is so sad!
Ingrid_Doweary: I'm having a hard time imagining living in freedom in america .
Seventies Soulchild: You're not the only one Ingrid. Never thought I'd be exposed to this.
AmosNY: I'm from AL but have a suspicious New Yawk accent in most cases.
Seventies Soulchild: lol
AmosNY: Hey there
march1801: hi selma
Ingrid_Doweary: Hey Selma
Selma: Good Wednesday afternoon Lunchbunchers
3rdthawkins: hello Selma and alt
march1801: hi alt
Ingrid_Doweary: Hey there, Alt!
Selma: Hi alt
Seventies Soulchild: hi alt
AmosNY: Hey Selma,alt!
AYWalton: Greetings, alt, hey there, Ms. Selma!
alt: hi 3rd, Amos, AY, Ingrid, March, Selma & 70's
Seventies Soulchild: brb
AYWalton: how's it goins Selma?
Selma: Hi AY..its going good
AYWalton: it is hot down in VA?
Selma: Not too bad today... When we get that humidity..all we can do is Wilt
alt: doing apresnetation tomorrow for a group at the county Historical Society...... UGRR Research in Ohio &
AYWalton: that's fantastic, alt.
alt: clark County specificakky
AYWalton: same here, Selma very humid.
Ingrid_Doweary: Great news, Alt.
Selma: Sock it too em alt....tell what they thought they knew.. LOL
vicky: ok back! Hi alt and Selma!
alt: course it will be centered on the contirbutions of AA & the Black church
Ingrid_Doweary: Go get em, Alt.
Selma: Hey mizz vicky
Ingrid_Doweary: WB Vicky
AYWalton: great----that info might surprise them, for sure.
alt: no doubt, the publicity is geared toward white Abolitionist
Ingrid_Doweary: Yea, Alt. Set the record straight for them.
AYWalton: that is fantastic! So many have no idea of the involvement of the African American community.
Ingrid_Doweary: Tell the rest of the facts.
alt: we're gonna give it shot Ingrid_Doweary LOL
Ingrid_Doweary: I believe in you, Alt. We know you'll do well.
AYWalton: I have an ancestor who escaped with the assistance of a free black man. She was traveling with her slave owners and they were in Pittsburgh on route to either MD or VA and a community of free blacks helped her make it to Canada. this was a slave from Arkansas, no less.
Ingrid_Doweary: Wow AY!
AmosNY: What a wonderful story.
alt: yes Angela, I remember you relating that story.
Ingrid_Doweary: That sounds like a wonderful history lesson, AY.
AmosNY: Arkansas was a border state.
AYWalton: no it was a southern confederate slave state. and it seceded from the Union just like the rest of the south.
AmosNY: What state was north of it?
AYWalton: take your pick---directly north of Louisiana and north east of TX. and the eastern part of Arkansas forms the western half of the Delta area.
alt: one of my featured stories... a 2nd great granduncle
AYWalton: and that's why they sing the blues!!!
AmosNY: I said what state is north of AR ,not what state AR was north .
Selma: LOL..at AY
Ingrid_Doweary: Missouri, and Kentucky, AMos.
AYWalton: Missouri is directly north of Arkansas.
AYWalton: great historical marker, alt.
alt: yes, AY
AmosNY: So long everyone!
AYWalton: Ooops----knocked myself out of the room.
Ingrid_Doweary: I'll step away and return shortly.
AYWalton: I have to finish my little project. I may return in a few.
alt: guess I cleared the room lol lol
vicky: lol @ alt march1801 you are awfully quiet alt is harmless lol lol
alt: so is Selma .....harmless & quiet lol
march1801: i know
Selma: I was reading my email...
march1801: don't have much going on.
Selma: I have been reading newspapers circa 1950 - 1953 to try and locate a picture for someone...Korean War time frame.
vicky: My grandson is getting an award today at school so I will be leaving shortly
alt: local papers Selma?
Selma: This is the white newspaper...I was actually suprised to find that they did include "some" info on AA community especially soldiers Needless to say the sport section had Joe Louis etc...
vicky: Oh Selma! I found a Somerville picture...The lady I found was this friends greatgrandmother.. He had never seen what she looked like
Selma: I found a picture of 3 military police soldiers stationed at Ft. Eustis 2 of whom were from New Orlans
alt: did they have a ,negro/colored news section Selma?
Selma: Oh wonderful vicky...
vicky: He was so happy I think I felt his smooches over the internet
Selma: No not really a colored section
alt: yes vick, kudos on your find
Selma: There were also occasional pictures of events at HU...
vicky: I dont think it was the phx heat because it was 75 degrees here lol
Selma: That is great vicky...I know he was thrilled.
alt: that always amazes me when a picture is found.... Did the person look anything like you had visualized them?
Seventies Soulchild: ok back
vicky: I wish that I could get acess to the Dallas Morning News. I would be real happy and mabe have a chance to find some of my folks
Seventies Soulchild: Tell little T. . . congratulations ms vicky!
3rdthawkins: wb Ingrid
Ingrid_Doweary: I'm black. Thanks 3rd.
vicky: I will seventies, thank you so much!
alt: do they have microfilm for rent vicky? wb 70's & Ingrid
vicky: no idea alt
Selma: Seventies..where is North, NY?
vicky: seventies my bro Bruce told Tyler he would give him 100 dollars if the Suns won and if the lakers won he had to give him a hundred lol
Seventies Soulchild: Lol Canada! Lol
Selma: No let me get the letter...
vicky: well you know what happened! Tyler jumped sky high last night lol
Seventies Soulchild: LOL vicky
Ingrid_Doweary: Yea, my oldest daughter was having fits about that.
Seventies Soulchild: Selma this is the name of a town?
vicky: It was so funny.. listen gotta run you all, have fun! bye
Seventies Soulchild: you too vicky
3rdthawkins: ok vicky, you too
Selma: Northton, NY 14120 zipcode...thats not a prison is it...they usually have a stamp if it is Actually Postal stamp says Buffalo
march1801: i gotta go...bye bye
Seventies Soulchild: Yes, that's what I was thinking... way up near that area Its probably a town just outside Buffalo. You recieved some sort of solicitation? Selma
Selma: No someone who is doing research or attempting to. This is the 3rd letter our group has gotten from this person...takes me and hour to decipher what he is looking for...
Seventies Soulchild: what are they looking for? or whom?
Selma: I responded to the first one, using a large font, cause not sure how literate this person is..or how well can see.
Seventies Soulchild: There are from what I've come to understand, many Viriginans who migirated to Buffalo and Northern NY State
Selma: No this family is coming out of TN...
Seventies Soulchild: hmmm
Selma: Looking for aThomas Hendrix who married in 1871 in Gibson TN...
alt: laters Y'all
Ingrid_Doweary: Later Alt.
Selma: Then a marriage that took place in DEc 5, 1905 in Chicago Illinois If this person lived near you..I was going to send him to you seventies
Seventies Soulchild: Oh no that's clear across the state... lol
Selma: OH well....I will try see what I can come up with...
Seventies Soulchild: Almost in Canada.. lol
Selma: The 2nd letter had marriages of white folks back in the 1600's...I tried to explain what I needed, but pretty sure he doesn't understand
Seventies Soulchild: Maybe they don't even know what they're looking for.
Selma: Thats what I think...or he has found some info somewhere and is trying to connect the dots without understanding what he is looking at.
Seventies Soulchild: I don't know what to tell ya. . . best of luck to this person.
Selma: I will check and see if there is an AA group in that area..
Seventies Soulchild: Oh I doubt it. Perhaps theres one in Buffalo...
Selma: Yes, Buffalo Oh well..it will be my Good Deed for the day.. LOL
Seventies Soulchild: lol
Ingrid_Doweary: lol lol
Seventies Soulchild: I wonder if I can call in some RAOGK?
Ingrid_Doweary: Raogk, 70s?
Seventies Soulchild: Random Act of Genealogical Kindness
3rdthawkins: they don't accept cash, do they?
Seventies Soulchild: lol no... lol
Ingrid_Doweary: Oh that's cute. Thanks for clearing that up for me 3rd. lol
3rdthawkins: ok, thx
Selma: Well gotta run folks have a great day
3rdthawkins: I need to find a way to pay before I ask for help
Seventies Soulchild: lol I have to catch up with work... been busy today. . . have a good day all!
3rdthawkins: ok SS and Ingrid
Ingrid_Doweary: Shall I turn off the lights?