2011-09-18 Legacy Webinar 26 Oct ProfDru
ProfDru: hello soulchile
Seventies Soulchild: Hey ProfDru and alt. Thought no one was going to show up! lol
ProfDru: hello alt
alt: Hello ProfDru & Seventies Soulchild... how are y'all today?
Seventies Soulchild: Doing well. Sounds like you have a good time at the Franklin Co. genealogy event. alt
ProfDru: Just found out the solution to the problem with recording voice on my netbook. I tried a USB microphone and the sound was clearer than that of the other ports.
alt: yeah Seventies Soulchild, it was great networking and Tony Burroughs was outstanding in his presentations.
Seventies Soulchild: That's great ProfDru
ProfDru: when was this event?
alt: ah so ProfDru ,, technology
Seventies Soulchild: What were his subjects alt? hello David
ProfDru: I have several upcoming presentations on using voice technology.
David: Godd morning all!
ProfDru: hello david
David: Good morning I mean
Seventies Soulchild: For genealogy or just for technology?
ProfDru: all genealogy related events right now
Seventies Soulchild: ok
alt: Yesterday ProfDru ... He did 3 Seventies Soulchild .. The Nature of Genealogy,,, Idnetifying Slave Owners & Creating Order from Chaos.... learned something in each.
ProfDru: therefore I will emphasize uses of voice technology for genealogy projects.
alt: Good Morning David
ProfDru: ok alt
Seventies Soulchild: Those sound interesting. Now which one did you find to be the most informative?
ProfDru: one of the events will be the Legacy webinar on Oct. 26.
Seventies Soulchild: ok I'll check the Afrigeneas calendar for that ProfDru. Thanks
alt: The Nature of Genealogy... he used a case study of an ancestor who fought in the War of 1812.... His examples involved the study of the War itself... the history & geography of the battles, the many resources available and where they may be found. the paper trail was amazing and most of the information was found in sources I had never thought, or heard of using.
Seventies Soulchild: That does sound really good. I bet that can be applied to all studies about ancestors who were in wars through the years.
alt: oh yes... and just the 'approach' applies to almost any aspect of genealogy.
Seventies Soulchild: Anything good from the slavery lecture?
ProfDru: where were these lectures, alt?
alt: yes, at a workshop given in Columbus, Ohio this past weekend ProfDru
Seventies Soulchild: Someone posted a question of me regarding their manumitted family in Dallas Co. AL yesterday.
ProfDru: ok alt
alt: okay Seventies Soulchild ,,, the question?
Seventies Soulchild: Just about records... I haven't answered them yet. They wanted to know where they could find information on how to prove that their family was in fact manumitted. The number one place would be the courthouse.
David: Hello VKN
ProfDru: hello vkn
Seventies Soulchild: FPOC had to register with the county about their status
vkn: Good morning to all
Seventies Soulchild: good morning, vkn
alt: hello vkn... are congrats in store for a 'successful' migration to a 'new' server? for the Forums
vkn: Alt David Dru Seventies Yall be looking good this morning
David: Thanks but I haven't brushed my hair. You look great yourself!
ProfDru: VKN, will you be attending the Atlanta Expos this year?
Seventies Soulchild: tenki tenki
vkn: It was successful Alt
alt: wonderful vkn!!!!!!!!!
vkn: Yes ProfDru I will and looking forward to seeing you Will you be there Dru?
ProfDru: not sure if I'll be attending; still thinking about it. If I do, it will only be on Saturday.
vkn: Alt are you going to Ft Wayne
alt: oh yeah vkn.... if'n the Creek don't rise I'll be there LOL LOL
vkn: Maybe I should ask how many to Ft Wayne? I hear that the registrations are slow
ProfDru: lol alt So many conferences the end of the year. AAHGS begins next week in Little Rock.
vkn: Are you presenting at Ft Wayne Dru
ProfDru: I will not be attending AAHGS, but will attend ASALH in Richmond, VA. No, I was not invited to present; this year it was by invitation only. Angela will be presenting several workshops.
vkn: ahhh I recall your telling us that Dru
alt: I can imagine vkn, they usually are slow... I haven't registered for the Conf. as yet, but have my hotel reservation, plan to register the 1st of th month for the conf. ... didn't have the 400-500 bucks to tie up for a couple of months.
ProfDru: I will be presenting at Roots Tech, however. Also will be presenting at ASALH
Khathu: Hello everyone
alt: hello Khathu.. how are ya?
vkn: ahhhhhh Alt we gotta hold the penny til it hollers
ProfDru: hello khathu
Seventies Soulchild: good morning Khathu
vkn: Good morning Khathu
ProfDru: I see the names of a lot of the big dogs of genealogy on the program for Roots Tech. Looking forward to attending this event.
vkn: When is the RootsTech So many conferences
ProfDru: early February in Salt Lake City.
Seventies Soulchild: Just wondering why so many genealogist at a technical type conference?
vkn: ahhhh ok Tell us about your webinar ProfDru
ProfDru: The conference focuses on technology for genealogist, soulchile My webinar will focus on using voice technology for genealogist such as recording notes, comments, interviews, etc. These voice files can be added to various programs such as word, family trees, and even sent as attachments in email. Roots Tech is a must do for me since Technology is also my profession.
alt: good for you ProfDru.. take it to the next level... congrats!!!
ProfDru: thanks alt a lot of the voice recording software is already on computers or on devices that most people have such as cell phones.
vkn: Many congrats ProfDru Hope we will all be present and the date is ?
ProfDru: BTW, I will be starting a new position on October 1st as an Instructional Technologist. Will still be with the same university.
Seventies Soulchild: Ok ProfDru.. gotcha! :} BTW do you belong to AfricanAmerican women in technology?
ProfDru: October 26th no, soulchile, I have not heard of this organization.
Seventies Soulchild: They also have conferences each year as well as a network for employment and mentoring program. I joined while I was in the military.
ProfDru: I'll look them up, soulchile. Thanks for the tip.
Seventies Soulchild: not to get off topic here
alt: ProfDru, Tony talked about an app with "audacity" and transferring oral interviews to digiatl usin phone.
vkn: Double congrats re new position. Gonna hitch my wagon to your star ProfDru lol
ProfDru: lol vkn sounds good alt
alt: congrats on your 'new' position ProfDru
ProfDru: thanks alt
alt: and also an app which transcribes an oral interview into a written PDF file. from a "taped interview"
Seventies Soulchild: nice. is that on Ipad or Iphone?
alt: one of 'em Seventies Soulchild LOL
vkn: Is that Dragon or something similar?
Seventies Soulchild: lol
ProfDru: soulchile, I see that website for AA Women in Technology.
Seventies Soulchild: ok
alt: dunno you send the mpg file to a place somewhere in Conn. and they have the process which 'translates' the spoken word into a written product.
ProfDru: Dragon does convert spoken work into written.
Seventies Soulchild: Ok like a service
ProfDru: There are probably also other software or services for this also.
Khathu: I recently discovered through examining the Indianapolis Recorder that one of my ancestor operated the only AA hotel in the area
ProfDru: great khathu
Seventies Soulchild: Do tell
Khathu: It was named the Planet Hotel
alt: Khathu.. In Indy or the surrounding area ?
vkn: I bought Dragon but have not installed. Hoping it will help when fingers fail
Seventies Soulchild: Would that place them in the green book for AA travel?
Khathu: in Indianapolis and the surrounding area another founded the St. Paul Baptist Church in Indianapolis as well
Seventies Soulchild: You have some movers and shakers in the family Khathu, congrats
ProfDru: Dragon is an excellent product. Gotta run
Seventies Soulchild: bye ProfDru
vkn: niters dru
Seventies Soulchild: David is awfully quiet.
alt: The IR is a bomb!!!!! I'm finding all kinds of good stuff on my Indiana roots from the very early 1900's all the way up to 2005.
Seventies Soulchild: :}
vkn: I hear it is a bomb alt. I have not tried as yet but plan to do so soon
Seventies Soulchild: is this newspaper online?
Khathu: It is has been a gold mine on my Betsy Ransom-Harris line. I have also found several pictures of the family yes it is online
alt: Khathu, if you search on 'Greencastle' all of those Miles, Forepaugh, Due, Thomas & Adams folks are my people
Khathu: okay. mine are the Duerson, Harris, Shield, Cowherd, Floyds
Seventies Soulchild: Thanks alt
Khathu: Daisy Cowherd's death made the front page
alt: gotcha Khathu
vkn: Mine are Lyles, Ferguson,
Seventies Soulchild: now did she own the hotel?
alt: you too vkn ...
Seventies Soulchild: Mine are Washingtons... lol the most common name in this country
Khathu: No her aunt Emma Harris Duerson along with her husband Frank C. Duerson owned the hotel
vkn: thankee and Seventies what about the WPA records?
Khathu: It was reported that Frank Duerson was going into Kentucky to open a few more not sure if he ever did though
Seventies Soulchild: I was browsing through the internet this morning about that vkn. I guess those records are in RG69
vkn: David any WPA resource in your view
Seventies Soulchild: I was trying to find out if I could find where my uncle Scott Washington worked for the WPA in Detroit, MI
alt: Khathu, I'm sure our people knew each other as the small comunities of Brazil & Greencastle were only 20 miles apart and there were many occurences in the IR of meetings between the churches from those 2 communities.
Seventies Soulchild: On the old man's WW II draft card, he lists himself as working for the WPA
Khathu: i agree alt
Seventies Soulchild: I am really looking for employee records for WPA He jumped from MS, to OK to MI...
vkn: Guess NARA is the place to check unless Lexis is a source seventies
Seventies Soulchild: I am still looking at NARA to see if I can get additional information I'm totally obsessed with this food blog! lol this is for you vkn http://tinyurl.com/3fkmjzq
vkn: thankee seventies
Seventies Soulchild: you're welcome
alt: I would imagine that the WPA would have regional & sectional offices that would monitor employment and other activities similar to the field offices of the Freedman's Bureau.
Seventies Soulchild: I also looked at the online resources for Michigan. The only thing I could find was about the art projects and building project that was done there.
alt: Khathu, what other types of searches have you done on the IR website other than names?
Khathu: it has just been family surnames so far i plan to start looking up businesses, churches and civic groups next
alt: I'm having good fortune looking at churches, activities and other activities the family may have been involved in.
Seventies Soulchild: I have to go. I'll talk to you all tomorrow.
alt: is it quittin time already? LOL
vkn: okies what is new with you guys are you going to ft wayne khathu
alt: me.just the workshop yesterday vkn. I had forgotten what a great speaker Tony Burroughs is.
vkn: ahhh he is good
alt: very good vkn ..
Khathu: no i am not okay alt have a great week
alt: Khathu.. the IR will keep you busy LOL