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2011-11-01 More Ft Wayne Goodtime


Start: 12:04:44
End: 13:10:22
Chatters: alt, AYWalton, Daviss, Seventies Soulchild, veenga

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 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: lol

Daviss: 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.

Daviss: oic

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

Daviss: lol

Seventies Soulchild: well that's who had it last.. lol Needless to say she can never find her phone! lol

veenga: Heyyyy

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!

Daviss: hehehehehe

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

Daviss: 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

18 Dec 2002 :: 1 Feb 2009
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