2011-11-01 More Ft Wayne Goodtime
Daviss: hello Alt!
alt: hello Daviss.. how ya doing today.... Has Tyler given up the 'spit'? LOL
Daviss: At last lol He took about 20 tries lol lol
alt: Well, I know you told him not to spit... all momma's & grnadmom's say that to boys.
Daviss: you are so right about that alt lol it seemed like all he could get was foam and bubbles
alt: my momma & grnadma used to smack me upside the head for spitting LOL LOL
Daviss: yep lol my daughter said would not let him go trick or treating until he got up off of it lol I would not
alt: so what's up with you and 23andme? doing any better navigating it? I'm still having 'problems' blackmail works LOL LOL
Daviss: no not really. I am trying to figure it all out myself I prolly should download to that genweb site or whatever the name is'
Daviss: yes, thats it lol
alt: okay, once you get your 'raw data' loaded to GEDMatch you can then send that 'zipped' file to Dr. McDonald for his analysis too.
Daviss: I did MCDonald already but not Gedmatch I did not know about GedMatch until I heard you and bearnut talking
alt: Okay on McDonald, then you can 'triangulate' your RF finder files with GEDmatch, whatever that is ??????
Daviss: lol so I just go to the link and upload or do I send him McDonald stuff
alt: there are instructions on the GEDmatch.com page on how to do the upload.
Daviss: ok thanks as soon as Chat is over I will head to the post office and send Tylers out plus send the kit to my brother to get his sample
alt: okay, you've got work to do LOL
Daviss: lol you got that right
alt: Anita's in here 'bugging me' LOL
Daviss: tell her hi for me mabe she wants to get to the casino lol
alt: she got th neatest little thing to transfer pics from phone and/or digital camera to your computer... it's like a little flash drive with slots for the camera card and/or the phone sim card. jus plug it into your computer usb port and click on the transfer.
Daviss: oh really! now I could prolly handle that hehehehee I am not tech savy at all
alt: it is really a neat little thing. folks must be 'laying in' today LOL
Daviss: I am afraid alt if the Cards don't win a game we will be on the hunt for a new coach.I really like him too but we have lost 6 games thats what I am thinking alt because it is the first of the month
AYWalton: Howdy alt, and Daviss!
alt: the Cards.. ithey are almost as bad as the Browns
Daviss: well hello AYWalton!
alt: Hey AYWalton, how are ya today?
AYWalton: doing fine and how are both of you doing?
Daviss: alt and I are glad to see another person in here lol lol
AYWalton: I am working on blogs today. Oh wow---not many here today at all.
alt: I'm trying to get my photos from NBGS 'organized' so I can put them up on AfriGeneas & FaceBook LOL
AYWalton: wonder where folks are. oh yes, please so!
alt: got a couple of good ones' of y'all LOL lOL
AYWalton: I hope you got my good side!!
Daviss: lol lol did you get the one where the lady had all her stuff across the table
alt: AYWalton ... all sides are good LOL
AYWalton: I am still reflecting on the event---it was a wonderful time!
alt: yes it was .. and me too on reflecting
Daviss: I sure had a good time
AYWalton: It was a wonderful time!
alt: Vicky and I had 'big fun' at the booth 'joshing' with the people.
AYWalton: I wish there were more opportunities for events like that. the mixture of people was wonderful!
Daviss: It would be nice if they had more out this way too
alt: yep AYWalton, you almost need a day to just sit around and shoot the breeze about genealogy tips and secrets and experiences
AYWalton: You know you are quite correct, alt. something really electric happens at events like that---and they don't happen always at regular conferences. I wonder how we could zoom in and make that happen more. I guess that is what Holly Hansen is doing with her Expos.
Daviss: wonder why that happens AYWalton, is it because we are there in droves
AYWalton: something was truly special---I think because of the mixture of folks who never get a chance to normally meet. oh yes.
alt: I think so too... a bunch of US is really unusual in those kinds of numbers in attendance at 'regular' workshops/conferences.
AYWalton: I was also thinking that Allen County would be a great place to hold a week long institute. quite true, alt. 200 at the Summit was still 100 more folks than attended AAHGS in Little Rock.
Daviss: who is Holly Hansen?
AYWalton: she organizes the Family History Expos around the country. I went last year.
AYWalton: Am just too exhausted from travels to make it this year. Glad to slow down.
Daviss: always good to get home no matter how much fun you have lol
AYWalton: quite true. and one has to truly debrief and actually look at conference materials.
alt: I hear ya AYWalton, at my age I have to 'pick & choose' those events to attend....
AYWalton: thankfully you have good ones to attend in Ohio, and Indiana close by. and great speakers, too.
alt: right on that again AYWalton, I'm just getting around to looking at the NBGS syllabus CD.... some good stuff there.
Daviss: nothing wrong with going to 'those' here but the AA's that attend are so few
AYWalton: yes there is!! I still wish they had made a hard copy.
alt: it's good to look at the handouts from the sessions you did not get to attend.
AYWalton: But I can print off the pages I want to have. But you know, sometimes one looks at materials later and sees value. One might not do that with electronic syllabus.
alt: they put it together in a series of PDF files and each session handout is 'printable'
AYWalton: I guess the idea is that conferees can always print off the entire thing. But you know---technology changes. Someday CD's will be obsolete, too.
Daviss: isn't that the truth
AYWalton: I am hoping to spend time working on backing up data and organizing it better.
Daviss: like those thousands of cassettes I have lol
AYWalton: I know what you mean. I have lots of cassettes as well. Some of lectures others of conversation. I heard someone say that tapes have a shelf life of about 15 years. They can easily snap after that.
alt: I need to look into one of those machines that can convert cassettes and LP records into CD's.
AYWalton: I like what some of the bloggers do--once a month they spend 3-4 hours backing up their data---they link--by posting or using Twitter/Facebook to each other giving each other ideas about the process. They have formed a kind of File Backup Group online.
alt: or con a friend of mine into letting me use his to do some conversions.
AYWalton: Professor Dru just won a Flip Pal Scanner. She will be blogging about it soon.
Daviss: wow thats nice
alt: I thought I saw something about that on FaceBook
AYWalton: yes I think you did.
Daviss: have you heard from Bertha AYWalton?
AYWalton: there is another contest. I have not, Daviss and was thinking about calling her. I was hoping to go to the Archives this week.
Daviss: wish I could go with ya
AYWalton: I hear ya. Might go tomorrow.
alt: I was looking at the updates on FamilySearch & Ancestry.. man there is a lot of good stuff being added to those two sites.
AYWalton: phone call. Gotta run. Have a good one.
Daviss: u2 yes there is alt.. I just wish I could get out of tx to benefit from some of those sites I went through DC's last night in hopes of seeing birth counties that I could work with but so far nothing
alt: I feel for ya Daviss... all of the stuff coming on line for Ohio is almost embarrassing.. there is so much.
Daviss: I know and thats great alt.. I am only a tad bit jealous lol
alt: I put the surname "Lett" into FS for Ohio marriages and up popped about 600+ marriages, many of them FPOC in the mid to late 1800's.
Seventies Soulchild: good afternoon.
Daviss: isn't that something.. Are you gonna put them on a flash drive
Seventies Soulchild: did y'all scare everyone away? :}
alt: hello Seventies Soulchild,, how ya doing today?
Daviss: hello Seventies Soulchild
Seventies Soulchild: I'm doing well alt & daviss. How are you?
alt: No Daviss, but I am able to connect to many of the Lett folks in my database, so I can update those and then follow the names loking for death records.
Seventies Soulchild: Lett are your wife's people right?
alt: some of them Seventies Soulchild, Lett is a BIG family here in Ohio from the mid 1800's and they married into everybody's family LOL LOL
Seventies Soulchild: ok lol
Daviss: Did you get your cousin yet seventies regarding the RTTF kit?
alt: so are you getting rid of the snow from that big snowfall over the weekend Seventies Soulchild
Seventies Soulchild: Yes. But there are still power issues. My brother doesn't have any power.
alt: wow, that's ruff
Seventies Soulchild: so its spotty right now. House phone line is dead too. Glad I've got the cell phones.
alt: that's doubly ruff
Daviss: that may take awhile
Seventies Soulchild: Oh yea the wire was snapped so they won't be out until Friday, so they say.
Daviss: If I were younger i would sign up to go help lol in the cold and all
alt: keep those cell phones charged LOL LOL
Seventies Soulchild: ha I can't find my charger!
alt: oh my, you do have problems.
Seventies Soulchild: I let my mom borrow my phone is why. .
Daviss: thats a sweet girl!!!
alt: yeah, blame it on Mom
Seventies Soulchild: well that's who had it last.. lol Needless to say she can never find her phone! lol
Seventies Soulchild: hello veenga
alt: hi veenga, how be's ya?
Daviss: hello veenga and look at you using your phone lol
Seventies Soulchild: oh shoot.. go 'head now!
veenga: No phone service today
alt: I'm telling 'da girl be's dangerous' LOL LOL LOL
Daviss: was it a storm veenga
Seventies Soulchild: lol
veenga: In Barnes & Noble
Daviss: well i see that I am not alone now in the typing arena lol loll
veenga: Tower down daviss
Daviss: if I Were on a phone in here you guys would go shopping and come back and I still would not be through
Seventies Soulchild: lol
veenga: Good grand alt
Seventies Soulchild: Anyone doing anything new with their genealogy? or history?
alt: thanks veenga,,
Daviss: when you say"their" my answer would be no seventies
veenga: Still searching Millard Bell
alt: Seventies Soulchild, I found a new source for UGRR action in an anti-slavery newspaper here in Ohio.. the anti-slavery bugle from New LIsbon, Ohio has lots of good stuff about FPOC in Ohio fighting the Black codes & the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law.
Seventies Soulchild: nice. Is this on the UGRR museum site? or else where?
Daviss: I really need to run friends before it gets to crowded in the store. chat later
Seventies Soulchild: ok bye Daviss
veenga: Very good alt
alt: in the newspapers found on the chronicling (sp) America website.
Seventies Soulchild: ok
veenga: Y'all be good
alt: there was a great article on Haebeus Corpus Law and the Addison White slave Rescue case here in Ohio ca 1856. later veenga
Seventies Soulchild: ok bye veenga Alright Mr. Thomas I'll see you tonight :} I'm looking forward to hearing more about this resource.
alt: guess I'd better let you go , or you'll be accusing me of holding you up beyond your lunch hour again LOL
Seventies Soulchild: lol Good bye
alt: laters Seventies Soulchild