2011-10-22 Ft Wayne winding down
AYWalton: Good evening all.
Selma: Evening jhonora
VKNGA: Good evening Selma and jhonora
Selma: Eveing VKn
AYWalton: good evening all
VKNGA: It is cold in these parts
AYWalton: Howdy Ms. Selma
Selma: Ah......AY ...good evening
AYWalton: Greeting, VKN!!!!!!!!!!!!! hey hey hey,it's honoray!
Selma: How goes the conference...
AYWalton: howdy jhonora! We missed you!
Selma: Think jhonora is multi tasking
AYWalton: it is over and all went wonderfully well.
VKNGA: Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyy AYW!!!!!!!!!!!!
AYWalton: Had a great time and after four presentations I am one tired soul!
Selma: I am sure you are...
AYWalton: Vicki and Thomas had tons of visitors to the table.
Selma: Whereis alt..
AYWalton: and we have lots of names. I will be blogging about it.
Selma: Oh great..I am sure VKN is glad to hear that.. LOL
VKNGA: Share the happenings I just bet you are a tad tired ayw
VKNGA: Tons huh
AYWalton: sessions were fun---I only got to research on one day, and then I was at the convention center for the conference on Friday and Saturday.
AYWalton: good feedback and TONS of fun!
Selma: Is the library open tonite?
AYWalton: Robin Stone was a good speaker.
jhonora: Hey AYWalton, Selma, vknga
AYWalton: the place was too dark while she spoke to put her on film.
VKNGA: I am glad to hear that AYW
AYWalton: hey wassup, johonora. Lots of presenters frequently mentioned AfriGeneas as well.
jhonora: Glad the conference is going well
VKNGA: So about what was the registration total AYW
AYWalton: it is now over.
Selma: What time is there now?
AYWalton: I think it was about 200. I think Mr. Witcher had hoped for more, but considering the time of year and the recession, it was not that bad.
AYWalton: folks came from St. Louis, Chicago, other parts of Indiana, Maryland, Virginia and 1 from California.
AYWalton: ...and Michigan. yes, Lisa. she is a good presenter.
Selma: Was there a dinner tonite?
AYWalton: My buddy Argyrie is here---and we are having a post conference pajama party in my room. (well a handful of us are!)
Selma: Is daviss there in her PJ's.. LOL
VKNGA: yes how is daviss
AYWalton: she is on the way in her jammies (or comfortable clothing) and bringing her laptop, too.
VKNGA: Daviss has to catch an early flight hope she found a ride
AYWalton: she has called cab for her ride to the airport.
VKNGA: Soooooo Curt Witcher is satisfied, AYW? great re daviss and cab
AYWalton: Now I am not sure about that, VKN. He is kind of an apologetic kind of guy and I did not see complete enthusiasm coming out of him. I think he had hoped for higher numbers, I suspect.
AYWalton: I asked Tim if Witcher was happy and he seemed to think that Witcher was a bit disappointed about the numbers. Of course the marketing could have been stronger.
VKNGA: yes Too little too late
AYWalton: just not enough.
Selma: Money is tight this year for lots of folks..plus seems as if lots of things going on
VKNGA: I do agree Selma and the future of money is tight and scary
AYWalton: yes, there is a recession going on as well.
Selma: Yes...personally I think it is going to be at least another 2 years before we see any let up
VKNGA: and it is a good thing that there seems to be an increase in local events genealogically
Seventies Soulchild: good evening all
AYWalton: I will say that I was disappointed in one thing---there were not many vendors.
VKNGA: was FTDNA there?
Selma: Were there alot of local folks there?
AYWalton: there were some but not that many. no one from DNA companies, nor software companies. let's put it this way. AfriGeneas was the only table that was genealogy related in the vendors area.
VKNGA: wow and gosh
AYWalton: the other were jewelry, no books, one lady with expensive art, somebody selling Frat/sorority stuff, and one lady selling key chains.
Selma: Wow is right... Wow again..
Seventies Soulchild: really??? Good lawd...
Selma: Evening seventies
Seventies Soulchild: Evening Selma
AYWalton: that was kind of odd, and I was disappointed at that.
VKNGA: howdy seventies
jhonora: I think disappointment is the right word, was there a very large planning committee?
VKNGA: Yes part of the fun at conferences is vendors
AYWalton: no one from Ancestry, or FamilyTreeDNA, or Sorenson, or RootsMagic, or.........
Seventies Soulchild: hey VKNGA, jhonora and AYWalton
AYWalton: exactly---I love going into the vendors area.
Selma: Is there an AA genealogical group in that area...
Seventies Soulchild: Well I went to an HBCU college fair today and saw much of the same. Everyone was selling something. :/
AYWalton: yes they were there and I did see them with a booth today. tons of jewelry always for sale at lots of HBCU type of events. here comes Vicki! welcome Indiana!!!!!!
Seventies Soulchild: Hello Indiana Fever... what a unique screen name! :}
Selma: Indiana Fever..is this davis...
VKNGA: lol we know you daviss lol
Selma: Are you moving
VKNGA: she be freezing
Indiana Fever: hello Selma, jhonora, Seventies, and VkNGA
AYWalton: It is a bit nippy here for her!
Indiana Fever: AYWalton, howdy
AYWalton: but she is fired up with a margarita or two that has her all warmed up!
VKNGA: I hear the nippiness
Indiana Fever: Oh I can't hide even here
Seventies Soulchild: LOL '
AYWalton: yes, folks she was drankin!
Seventies Soulchild: nope.... put the patron down vicky... lol
Indiana Fever: lol lol
Selma: Were you all hanging out in the Bar on the stools.. LOL
AYWalton: we were in a sports bar!!!
Seventies Soulchild: a sports bar??? :?
AYWalton: then Lisa Lee and Shelley Murphy (keli1) came to join us!
Selma: Is that where we were that night?
Seventies Soulchild: I bet that was vicky's idea... lol
AYWalton: we had a time of it! And good food too! No we are at a different hotel completely, Selma.
Seventies Soulchild: so all was enjoyable? great!
AYWalton: oh goodness yes! we had a great time! of course we had a pj party last night, too.
VKNGA: So how be Alt and Anita?
Seventies Soulchild: lol were you all acting like college girls? lol
Indiana Fever: you see that I am typing slower than usual. I blame AY
Selma: Alt.. not there in his pj's?
AYWalton: they are both fine. Alt and Vicki manned the desk so well.
VKNGA: lol @ Selma
Indiana Fever: we're not telling
AYWalton: what goes on in Indiana, STAYS in Indiana!
Indiana Fever: and we mean it lol
Seventies Soulchild: lol not if y'all are telling it on AfriGeneas chat! lol
Seventies Soulchild: You all are cracking me up here!
Indiana Fever: seriously we had a great time and the folks seemed to linger at the AfriGeneas table
AYWalton: hey........I just saw what Indiana Fever wrote---I am not responsible for her margarita-enchanced slow typing. lol
Seventies Soulchild: lol
VKNGA: uh oh
AYWalton: oh yes----check this out.......... Our good friend daviss----STUMPED Lisa Lee!!! She siced Lisa on Mariah and Mariah bit her back! Lisa said if somebody had a question she could not answer, she would give them a free bag. A Got Genealogy bag. Well, our good friend siced Mariah on her!
Seventies Soulchild: ok
AYWalton: Well let's just say that she grabbed the bag and left he room!
Selma: Good for daviss...
VKNGA: that is too funny
AYWalton: Stumping Lisa completely! Mariah won that one! Lisa could NOT find her either! And Daviss got a brand new bag! (remember that song Papa's Got a Brand New Bag. Well, daviss got a brand new bag, too!)
Seventies Soulchild: lol yep Y'all I'm so tired...
AYWalton: why are you tired?
Seventies Soulchild: went to a college fair all day today in Queens
AYWalton: ahh yes, the college fairs! Was this a NACAC fair.
Seventies Soulchild: So you know I had a lot of GOOD questions. lol I think I gave those guys a run for their money.
Selma: Did they have a good turnout seventies
Seventies Soulchild: No HBCU fair sponsored by the local rep. It was pretty good. Small venue though.
Selma: Was this for your son seventies?
Seventies Soulchild: My sons are interested in Coppin and Alabama A&M Yes it was for my boys. I tell you the reps for AL A&M really sold the school to my son
Indiana Fever: Is that Coppin in NC
Seventies Soulchild: Maryland.
Indiana Fever: OIC
VKNGA: Alabama A&M is nested in them thar hills seventies
Seventies Soulchild: yes in Huntsville, AL
AYWalton: Welcome, Chaise!
Seventies Soulchild: Good evening Chaise
VKNGA: Chaise!!!!!!! long time
Selma: Good evening Chaise
Indiana Fever: hello there Chaise!!!
Chaise: Good evening, all
Indiana Fever: How've you been
Chaise: I've been great
Seventies Soulchild: Are you at the NBGS conference as well?
Chaise: I'm not
AYWalton: well folks I have to run. Going to join the chat with the folks at the PJ party!
Seventies Soulchild: ok
Indiana Fever: lol me too ya'll Its PJ time
Seventies Soulchild: Indiana Fever, don't even think about PJ ing.. lol I'm going to tell You know who... lol
Indiana Fever: lol lol lol so long !!
Seventies Soulchild: bye Chaise, what area of the U.S. are you researching and the surnames?
Chaise: I've been researching Louisiana, Tennessee and Virginia and the surnames Booker, Hamilton, Moore and McNeil
VKNGA: Chaise are you still in Santa Barbara
Seventies Soulchild: Are your Moores in Louisiana?
Chaise: I'm in Thousand Oaks, CA
VKNGA: ok next door
Chaise: Moores are in VA
Seventies Soulchild: ok I'm researching Moores in MS and LA
Selma: What county in VA
Chaise: I haven't figured that out yet
VKNGA: BookTV is giving the history of Woodie Guthrie it is very good
Seventies Soulchild: I can't get into Woodie Guthrie.
Selma: Chaise, Where did you find the Moores?
Seventies Soulchild: But BookTV is a great channel
di: good evening
VKNGA: howdy di
Selma: Evening di
Seventies Soulchild: hi di.. gosh I love saying that... :}
Chaise: In Pennsylvania
di: ok chaise what part of pa
Selma: Chaise, but they give their place of birth as VA?
di: whats new with everyone
Chaise: Clairton, PA The census record listed their birth place as VA
VKNGA: the conference in FT Wayne di ended today
di: ohhhh...one day ill get to go to a conference,,,i was aiming for salt lake but i cant take the trip
Seventies Soulchild: nothing really new.
VKNGA: Start saving pennies now di
di: how was the conference......
Seventies Soulchild: Just working on filling out the family tree. and there is a lot of filling to do.
Selma: AY and daviss were here earlier di..they said it was good
di: pennies r the second reason...too long a trip is first reason i nor mom fly
Selma: VKn..watching BookTV..this man is an author and a singer? Oh yes..that is a long trip di...if you don't fly
di: like 3-4 days on train
Selma: Well it would be a scenic trip..
di: hey i would love it but mom says no
Selma: Chaise what year census records do you find them in PA...
Selma: How old are they in 1920?
VKNGA: yes selma doing the guthrie songs
Chaise: My great-grandmother was around 27 and her mother was around 70.
VKNGA: and telling of the trouble the dust bowlers had migrating west
Selma: Chaise, You don't find them in 1910?
Chaise: Haven't found them there
di: what was names of moores?
Chaise: Anna Moore and Victoria Moore.
Seventies Soulchild: good night all. Company is calling.
Selma: Is there anyone else in the household or just the 2 of them?
di: what sources hhave u searched so far
Chaise: The record I found is from when my great-grandmother was married with children and her mother was living with them. The household is actually Hamilton, but Moore was my great-grandmother's maiden name.
jhonora: I'm gonna run y'all. Gotta see the election results here
VKNGA: nite jhonora
di: nite missed her!
VKNGA: Y'all be good
Selma: Time for me to run too...gotta say good night
di: what county is that again
Selma: Good night
Chaise: Allegheny County
di: ok i live in pa but in phila
Chaise: I'm going to log off here now and try to do some more research, good night.