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2011-11-04 Alt makes a connect

*LunchBunch

Start: 12:07:56
End: 13:22:53
Chatters: alt, AYWalton, Daviss, fierybug08, HistoryBuff, Selma, Seventies Soulchild, vkn

alt: Hello Daviss, want some company?

Daviss: hello alt! sure lol

alt: are you rady for the weekend? rady=ready

Daviss: how is it going for you today? I am battling a sore throat and sniffles

alt: oh my,,, take care of yourself....

Daviss: I have been up since about 3 30 this morning uggggg got on the computer lol I must be nuts lol lol

alt: are you taking anythng for the sore throat & sniffles?

Daviss: just using melted down aspirins to gargle with

alt: okay, sorry... I don't have any for sure cures

Seventies Soulchild: hello Daviss and alt. How are you all doing today?

alt: Hi Seventies Soulchild, I'm doing fine, hope the same is true for you.

Seventies Soulchild: yes doing well. Daviss you have that sinus thing again?

Daviss: no just trying to get a cold I think

Seventies Soulchild: ok well take care of yourself.

Daviss: Tyler put on some deodorant (mens) he got and splashed it all over him. I could not take the smell and went outside to clear my lungs lol I think that is when I caught the cold

Seventies Soulchild: lol oh boy he's starting that already?!

Daviss: I had to tell him that if he uses that much again I know he is tring to 'off" me lol

Seventies Soulchild: lol Hello Selma Hello HistoryBuff

alt: Daviss, tribal pages has a new "bell & whistle" feature.... click on "visitors' on your home page and it will show the # of viisitors you've had in the last month and where they are located by country.

HistoryBuff: Hey Alt, Daviss, Selma and Seventies. How goes it?

Selma: Good afternoon alt, Daviss, History Buff and seventies

Daviss: I made him tajke a shower for about 15 mins and he still had it on him :?

Seventies Soulchild: lol was it old spice? That stuff lasts FOREVER...lol

Daviss: oh thanks alt, I will check it out

Seventies Soulchild: Hello fierybug08

Selma: Afternoon fierybug...

Daviss: not old spice, seventies lol hello fierybug08 and history buff

fierybug08: hello everybody. *virtual wave* to Daviss Selma Seventies Soulchild alt HistoryBuff

Selma: My grandson has something he wears that has me sneezing too Daviss

alt: Hello Selma, fierybug08 & HistoryBuff

HistoryBuff: fierybug08! Good to see you.

Daviss: Hi Selma, it is something isn't it whew

HistoryBuff: "Virtual wave" back at ya, fierybug08 :)

fierybug08: *smiles*

Seventies Soulchild: lol I have already lived through the the "attack of the colognes!" lol

Daviss: lol

Seventies Soulchild: We've settled on Halston... I think some girl told my son that he smelled good with this new one... lol

Selma: The key is WASHING the body before they splash that stuff on... LOL

Seventies Soulchild: I don't have that problem with mine.. lol But there is nothing worse than cologne covered funk.. lol

HistoryBuff: lol

Daviss: this is something called AXE.. If his uncle had not bought it for him it would go into hiding today with no problem lol lol

Selma: Yep..thats the stuff Daviss..AXE

Seventies Soulchild: lol lol lol Goodness!

alt: I got some exciting DNA news today.... MY 23andme RF matches has a family thatt has LaForce & Moseby surnames in their genealogy... these are the family names for the Goochland Co., VA folks that had my ancestors from 1735 to 1780.

Daviss: good for you alt!! are they open to speking with you? speaking

HistoryBuff: That's great Alt.

alt: I just emailed them this AM Daviss.. haven't heard from them yet.

HistoryBuff: Wow. Good luck on connecting with them, Alt.

Daviss: I see another man was freed today after serving 25 yrs in prison.

Selma: Oh wow alt..congrats That is exciting

HistoryBuff: Where is this, Daviss?

Daviss: DNA proven again

alt: but I mentioned meeting other LaForce descendants in KY at the Ruddle's fort & Martin's Station Gathering about 6 years ago and sent them a copy of the picture.

Daviss: I can't remember what state but it was on the news this morning another mans dna was on the crime scene they are from KY or where you in KY alt?

HistoryBuff: The man was from Georgetown, TX.

Daviss: oh ok HB thx its sad all those yrs out of his life

Seventies Soulchild: ok... sounds promising alt. Glad you made a connection. Also, I got my kits in the mail... it was a very fast turnaround.

Daviss: yes, it is so you are open to giving it now 7

HistoryBuff: It is said Daviss. "Good thing this wasn't a capital crime conviction.

Seventies Soulchild: Well I need to contact the family members. My grandaddy, Rounds family etc.

alt: Yes, this might be the connection to some of Betty/Bess (LaForce's) children... paternity ....white, black or Native american

HistoryBuff: What an interesting heritage collection.

Daviss: that really is good news alt

Seventies Soulchild: Oh HistoryBuff, question for you. What Kwanzaa events are going to be going on in D.C. this year? Has anything been advertised as of yet?

alt: yes, it could connect me back to the 1730's

HistoryBuff: Let me check into that and get back to you Seventies.

Seventies Soulchild: ok thanks!

alt: DNA & Genealogy-wise.

Seventies Soulchild: Your family has been here a long time alt... amazing isn't it?

HistoryBuff: Indeed Alt that's interesting also.

AYWalton: Good afternoon, all.

Daviss: hello AYWalton!

Seventies Soulchild: Hi AYWalton.

HistoryBuff: Hey hey hey AYWalton !

AYWalton: Howdy alt, Daviss, fierybug08, HistoryBuff, Ms. Selma, SoulChile!

Selma: Afternoon AY

alt: Yep Seventies Soulchild, I'm trying to find at least one line that goes back to the original ancestor from Africa and tis line is about as close as I've been to this point. Hello AyWalton, G'Friday to ya.

AYWalton: thanks alt, the same to you!

Seventies Soulchild: ok... I have a question for you though alt. Do you think that perhaps your ancestor may have been part of the Moroccan slave trade by the Portugese?? Though it was limited in scope.

fierybug08: hi AYWalton

alt: I doubt it Seventies Soulchild, more likely English and coming into VA thru the VA Slave Trade ... at least this particular family line.

Seventies Soulchild: ok

fierybug08: Seventies...are you agoing to participate in Kwanzaa events in the DC area this year?

alt: nad this time frame would be late 1600's to the early 1700's.

Selma: I took a look at the VA Slave Trade Statistics..lists ships that arrived in VA during that time frame alt..needless to say no names, only numbers and where they landed. Upper James, Lower James, Rappahannock The book covers from around 1699 to 1760

alt: right Selma... what I saw for those ports was somehing like 47,000 slaves imported before 1750.

Seventies Soulchild: Yes I plan on going this year. fierybug08

Daviss: 47,000 man o man!

Seventies Soulchild: My tenative plans are to stay at Bolling AFB like I did last year for the week of Kwanzaa

fierybug08: well...I'd be interested in finding out about the events. Where do they usually have it?

Seventies Soulchild: I'm not a D.C.er so I'm not sure.

fierybug08: okay...guess I will start looking around for the events happenings.

HistoryBuff: I need to identify the organization that promote those events.

Seventies Soulchild: I also have some folks down there like family who are good friends with my family from back in AL days.. lol

fierybug08: WASHINGTON, DC KWANZAA Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture; Washington DC; http://www.si.edu

Seventies Soulchild: you're quick fierybug08

fierybug08: librarian-in-training lol

Seventies Soulchild: that's another thing I want to do with my boys... take them to all the museums. :)

Daviss: AYWalton and Alt, I am sending in my reservation today to hear Curt Witcher speak on the 11th

AYWalton: where will he be speaking, Daviss?

Selma: He is coming to Phoneix Davisss?

alt: did anyone listen to Michael Henderson on B Bennett's tlak show last night? I forgot about it.

Seventies Soulchild: This is for the Phoenix thing right, Daviss?

AYWalton: yes I heard it. Quite interesting!

Selma: Oh jeez I forgot too...we need reminders...

Seventies Soulchild: No I was tied up...

AYWalton: I learned something about the History Detectives.

Daviss: He will be here in Phx .. I think so far i will ahave 4 more going with me

alt: Wonderful Daviss, I'm sure he will be thrilled to see you in the audience.

HistoryBuff: Thanks fierybug08. I also see the Reginald F. Lewis Museum is having something as well, http://www.africanamericanculture.org/.

fierybug08: oh yeah...forgot about Reginald F. Lewis. I want to go there. Haven't been there yet

AYWalton: I thought you had to OWN an artifact that pertained to an ancestor or event---but he got on the show with a document that he copied from a repository. His story is interesting, though.

HistoryBuff: Good for you fierybug08 librarian-in-training.

Selma: Interesting AY

AYWalton: Fierybug08 I will be speaking at Reginald Lewis on Nov. 19th.

alt: right, Agnes' Freedom paper, signed by the Gov. of Lousiana Galvez.

fierybug08: i just saw that...AY. Cool

Daviss: http://www.azgab.org/

HistoryBuff: Oh that's wonderful AY. I will be attending my mother-in-law's surprise 90th birthday bash.

AYWalton: that sounds like fun, HistoryBuff

Seventies Soulchild: I see they also have Penny Gamble Williams who will be speaking there tomorrow.

Selma: Looks great Daviss

AYWalton: that should be nice, Daviss!

HistoryBuff: I wish I could attend your lecture though.

Daviss: sounds interesting and I enjoyed him in Ft W

alt: yes. looks like a nice program.. and curt is a very goo, enthusiastic speaker.

Seventies Soulchild: I see some familiar names Chappaquiddick and Wampanoag. brb

alt: Hello vkn, how be's ya today?

AYWalton: Greetings, vkn!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Selma: Afternoon vkn

Daviss: hello vkn!

vkn: Heyyyyy and Howdy doody

AYWalton: Yes, Penny Gamble Williams who speaks Wampanoag will be there.

fierybug08: Hi VKN

AYWalton: hope you are well, vkn!

HistoryBuff: Hey Vkn. It looks like everything I would love to attend is happening concurrenly.

vkn: No major complaint AYW and all the best to you LOL

AYWalton: thanks and the same to you!

Selma: We will listen to "minor complaints"..vkn.. LOL

Daviss: lol @ Selma

vkn: It just be's that way HistoryBuff okies get out the crying towel selma lol

AYWalton: lol

Selma: Too late...I am already using the crying towel.. LOL

vkn: lol lol lol lol How about a dainty lace trimmed hankie lol

AYWalton: wb Daviss!

Seventies Soulchild: hey vkn

Selma: I still have one or two of those..that were my grandmothers and one of her aprons..

Seventies Soulchild: I know you treasure those things Selma

HistoryBuff: I remember my maternal grandmother using those as lap covers in church.

Seventies Soulchild: Daviss... come on now.. lol

Daviss: shhhhh

Selma: Revolving door Daviss?

HistoryBuff: wb Daviss Here you are O--------------------------------------------------X

alt: oh, oh Daviss is having a 'bumpy' ride today

AYWalton: what was that, HistoryBuff? A belt?

HistoryBuff: A surf rope.

Seventies Soulchild: This just posted on my FB page... what y'all think? http://www.geni.com/blog/african-american-genealogy-part-x-the-modern-marvel-of-dna-370308.html

alt: I saw a great map of Africa .. pre-colonization... Ethiopia extented across almost all of central Africa and Eygpt was aprt of what was termed Nubia along the coast of the Red Sea.

Seventies Soulchild: Is that the one with Soudan almost across the entire middle of the continent?

vkn: Where did you get that alt AYW hope you will teach us on using maps

HistoryBuff: I like that. It looks very interesting.

alt: yes Seventies Soulchild, it is on the DNA tested African ancestered FaceBook page vkn

AYWalton: I love maps and in fact went hunting for a good handheld GPS device yesterday for some mapping projects I wanto do.

Seventies Soulchild: That map keeps popping up in several places... that's a good sign.

HistoryBuff: I agree Seventies.

AYWalton: Old maps are fun, although ancient maps are not accurate, nor to scale. They are still so amazing to study.

Selma: Does Sharon Morgan post on the Afrigeneas Forums seventies

AYWalton: where is Sharon Morgan based these days?

fierybug08: Seventies...thanks for sharing the link.

vkn: okies alt AYW went through the PQ historic map collection last night and it was exciting

AYWalton: I learned at Ft. Wayne that she is no longer in Chicago.

Seventies Soulchild: I haven't seen Sharon post on Afrigeneas in a while. We are friends on FB though.

alt: I think so too Seventies Soulchild, it gets African ancestered folk away from the countires as they are named today and more in touch with their clan and/or tribal affiliations

HistoryBuff: They certainly are great assets to historical research, AY.

Seventies Soulchild: No she's up here by me AYWalton.

AYWalton: indeed they are, HistoryBuff. in NY, SoulChile?

Seventies Soulchild: Yes upstate NY

vkn: She did tell me AYW I know that Mobile is home for Sharon

AYWalton: I see. Is she involved in the Coming To the Table Project?

Seventies Soulchild: She came here to be close to her son... boy oh boy I can tell she is a city girl though! lol

vkn: Okies seventies thanx for the update

HistoryBuff: Nice, Vkn. I'll need to keep her in mind for my mother-in-law's ancestral research.

AYWalton: VKN, didn't she used to have an amazing website with TONS of links for Afr. American History?

Selma: Well she is not too far from the Big Apple is she seventies

Seventies Soulchild: no not at all.

fierybug08: here is her biography from the website Post written by Sharon Morgan Sharon Leslie Morgan is a marketing communications consultant and the founder and webmaster for OurBlackAncestry.com, a site dedicated to African American family research. She is co-authoring a book entitled Gather at the Table: Steps Toward a Post-Racial America to be published by Beacon Press in 2012. These blogs express the views and opinions of the author and should not be attributed to Geni.com.

AYWalton: I recall her name vivid, and know she was an early AfriGeneas member as wellly on a site.

vkn: No that was the WebDiva name was Sandra from San Diego

HistoryBuff: Nice again, AY.

Seventies Soulchild: I think she still hast the site ourblackancestry.

AYWalton: WebDiva, that's right!!!! What was Sandra's last name and what happened to her?

vkn: Sharon Morgan is SAM who was with us on AOL ayw

Selma: Jeez..how do you remember all these names vkn

fierybug08: wow...the site is unfound... ourblackancestry.com

vkn: lol

AYWalton: Yes, SAM I remember that!

alt: ain't she sumpin' with those names from the "old' days Selma? LOL

vkn: lol

fierybug08: lol

AYWalton: so what happened to Sandra?

Seventies Soulchild: sharp as a tack.. :}

Selma: Yes alt, I am impressed...just remembering what happened last week has become a chore

Seventies Soulchild: I'm still working on my lunch.. lol ok I have to run. Talk to you all later.

vkn: The prob is trying to connect the name when I see the face alt DUH lol

AYWalton: lol

alt: ain't that 'da truff' Selma LOL

fierybug08: i guess I have to go too. Later wonderful people

AYWalton: was it Sandra Hall, vkn?

Selma: I usually remember the face..but can't remember the names

vkn: YES that is correct AYW

HistoryBuff: I second Fierybug's sign off. Have a great weekend good folks.

AYWalton: I loved her site. It was so useful!

alt: AYWalton, was the pic of you on AfriGeneas Talking from your "good side' or what? I think it is a terrific pic even if I was the one who took it LOL LOL

vkn: She was brillant ayw but she got burned out

AYWalton: sorry to hear that! where did she go?

Selma: To a spa I hope

alt: Wasn't Sandra Hall last located in the Dayton, Ohio area?

vkn: Still in San Diego married and one son

AYWalton: lol

alt: ah so, okay

AYWalton: I didn't see it, alt. oh dear, I see it now. (I gotta lose weight)

Selma: With this pursuit..you can take a break and come back, the folks we look for aren't going anywhre

alt: well AYWalton, you've got to find it LOL LOL

AYWalton: :)

Selma: Send me alink alt

AYWalton: I don't remember your taking that photo.

vkn: True dat selma

Selma: How is the person you were helping in Fort Wayne AY?

alt: Hey, I see the actual smiley faces are back YEAH!!!!!! LOL

vkn: It is a wonderful photo AYW

AYWalton: she is fine. I spoke with her on Wednesday. thanks vkn, thought I could have sucked it in a bit, though. lol

vkn: We be who we be as we be lol

AYWalton: lol

alt: AYWalton, Argyrie, her last name is McCray, right?

AYWalton: yes, that's her married name. Maiden name is Taylor. (from Rocky Mount NC)

vkn: Those name tags were great

alt: ah so, okay AYWalton thanks

AYWalton: Great photo of Lisa Lee posing!

vkn: Selma so Richmond is Bath County?

Selma: Don't understand the question vkn..

vkn: Sounds on FB that Lisa is divorcing?

Selma: There is a Bath County, a Richmond City and Richmond County

AYWalton: Isn't Richmond also partly in Henrico county?

vkn: Selma I saw a confusing map will send it to you

AYWalton: or near Henrico?

Selma: It is geographically in Henrico County but is an Independent City

vkn: I think it is independent

AYWalton: ahhh ok. I better run, folks. Gotta upload podcast. Have a great day!

Selma: Like Lynchburg is geographically in Campbell County, but is an independent city

vkn: So many in VA

Selma: There are about 9 independent cities in VA..

alt: and I just found out that the slave port of Manchester is located within the boundaries of the City of Richmond.

vkn: Hard to keep up with

Selma: Yes... Yes alt...

alt: see Slema, I'm learning my VA geography

vkn: alt did you get the photo of Laur

Selma: LO Proud of you alt.

vkn: lol

Selma: Gotta run..wanna doing some running around for the rain starts up again.

vkn: okies

Selma: Have a great day

alt: I sure did vkn, gonna be a "bomb" in the good sense of bomb

Daviss: aha!

vkn: wb daviss and ouchies But the color of her eyes are remarkable daviss did you get waco map

alt: I remember he had some greenish looking eyes, right?

vkn: yes

Daviss: I went on Talking vkn

vkn: okies daviss nice phot in profile alt what was the event

alt: my profile? I was 'pontificating' at an UGRR summit.

vkn: Looks great alt

alt: why thank you ma'am

vkn: ja velcom

alt: that was bout 50 lbs. ago LOL LOL

vkn: lol so who is counting

alt: I better be's counting. LOL

vkn: or weighing as the case may be

alt: well y'all, it's skedaddle time & I's got some honey do's to be done

vkn: Nice chatting I may call you later still concerned about the dragging FTDNA

alt: okay call any time

vkn: okies later nice video daviss I will need to look at it a 3rd time Bye for now


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