2011-11-14 Victoria Robinson Returns
alt: hey Daviss, what's up?
Daviss: hi alt, nothing up this way, how about with you?
alt: downer, Ohio State & the Browns both lost in the closing seconds of their ball games
Daviss: I am trying my best to stay ahead of this cold I did see a little of the Browns
alt: stay with the medication and don't lighten up just because you feel better.
Daviss: my Cards won bu the hair of their chinny chin chin glad the ball was intercepted lol
alt: those wins count too. LOL
Daviss: yep thats for sure
alt: how is your brother doing? better, I pray
Daviss: ASU should have won their game.. The kicker missed 3 field goals yes better thanks alt.
Daviss: he is being pumped with antibotics and taking a battery of tests but better
alt: looking at the slavery & migratio maps on the DNA Tested AA FB page... some good stuff there. Well, let's hope they get to the bottom of his problem and have some solutions for him.
Daviss: me too alt I have not beed to the DNA page today been I am still waiting on my other brothers McDonald tests lol
alt: don't go there unless you have :a lot; of free time LOL
Daviss: lol lol alt
alt: Linda L. is keeping them 'honest'
Selma: Good afternoon alt and Daviss
alt: hello Ms. Selma. godd to see ya and how are ya?
Daviss: my daughter is a single parent and signed Tyler up for a Big Brother. When this Sandusky cra**p came up she called and got off the list
Daviss: Hi there selma
alt: Hello vkn, How be's ya?
Daviss: hello vkn!!!
vkn: hey hey hey alt daviss Selma
Selma: Afternoon vkn
vkn: How y'all be I bees good alt
Daviss: I am ok vkn thanks
Selma: The Sandusky thing is so, so Horrific
alt: Daviss, that's a good program, you just have to monitor the Big Brother and question TYler about the relationship. Don't let the Sandusky thing scare you away from a good relationship for your grandson.
vkn: Sandusky shows that peeps don't tell all so me thinks iceberg tio
Daviss: well he has and I know everyone is not like that.. We have always talked to our kids about dangers but.......
alt: I was in a program here.. Called Men Today, Men Tomorrow and the young man I had was in the th grade when we started.. Today he is a grad student at UNC Chapel Hill in a master's program for International Studies... it was one of the best things I ever did... the MT, MT program.
vkn: Sounds great alt
alt: 5th grade
Selma: Unfortunately this affair will have wide ranging impact on many "good" programs
alt: it sure will Selma.. and that's too bad.
Selma: It is, because so many kids need caring, responsible mentors
Daviss: yes I am sure it is great alt, and I know all men/women are not that pathetic but for now it is scaring folks right and left
alt: my 'guys' Mom just passed away this year and when he heard of her death I was the 1st person he called.... we still have a strong relationship.
Daviss: hello whitefoster
Selma: Good afternoon whitefoster, welcome to the Lunchbunch chat
Seventies Soulchild: Good afternoon lunch bunchers!
vkn: Howdy whitefoster
Selma: Afternoon seventies
Daviss: hello seventies
alt: hello whitefoster & Seventies Soulchild
vkn: Howdy seventies
Daviss: welcome whitefoster!!
Seventies Soulchild: hi alt, Daviss, Selma vkn and firstname.lastname@example.org! welcome!
alt: whitefoster is this April from the Forums?
Daviss: oh oh
vkn: Name too hot
Seventies Soulchild: Maybe they'll come back on with a shorter user name! lol
Daviss: how are you doing today seventies
Seventies Soulchild: I'm doing well Daviss.
vkn: heyyyyyyy deannie
alt: hello deannie... are you on vacation?
Daviss: hey deannie
Seventies Soulchild: deannie???
alt: darn, what's up? folks are in and out
vkn: search work you are posting seventies very tutorial
Seventies Soulchild: yes, trying to determine if Scott and Jack are brothers.
alt: yes it is vkn, Seventies Soulchild is doing a good job with her postings IMHO LOL Seventies Soulchild, your posts are instructive & inspirational.
Seventies Soulchild: I didn't want to be worrisome with the postings. But this Jack and Scott thing what an interesting case. Thanks alt Thanks vkn
alt: yw Seventies Soulchild
Seventies Soulchild: So what are your thoughts on what I posted? Should I be looking for more??
Daviss: you are not worrisome seventies.. It makes people think and besides its good reading
Seventies Soulchild: I didn't include some info, just wanted to get the basic info out there.
vkn: ja velcom but all thanx to you seventies. It shows the real world of finding family.
alt: yes, I think you might also look for records of children and/or siblings of each that might 'tie' them together as siblings, or at least very close cousins (?).
Seventies Soulchild: the 1880 census shows the relationship of Mary Walker to the girls Nelly and Martha and another son John Martin. yes, was talking to my cousin Wendy about this and she'd never heard of any siblings of Scott Washington. But this puts things in a new light with the census records.
vkn: I smiled at the response from Regina and the name from nick to actual name
alt: no doubt that there is a 'close' kinship between the two men... might just have to take a 'leap of faith' until you find the document(s) that actually connects them.
Seventies Soulchild: What is interesting is that there was a Scott Walker in the 1870 household of Mary Walker. Then with the tax records from Wilkinson Co with them living in the same place.
Daviss: did they have a state census at all seventies? welcome vicjorob!
alt: hello VicJoRob
vkn: hayyyyyyyyyyyyyy Vicjorob !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Seventies Soulchild: Yes they do, but the years that I saw online, (haven't gone to Wilkinso Co yet) have slave era records only.
VicJoRob: Hey Ladies. how are you all?
Seventies Soulchild: hi vicjorob
vkn: loooooooooooooooooong time
Daviss: great here vicjorob
VicJoRob: I know its been ages, so busy at work. Sometimes we can't get access due to the firewall.
alt: can't speak for the 'ladies', but this 'guy' is doing fine VicJoRob LOL
Seventies Soulchild: aw that stinks.
vkn: wow wow wow
Seventies Soulchild: lol alt
Daviss: lol alt oops vkn wb vkn
Seventies Soulchild: Jimety Christmas.. I've been on here since about 2007 and I don't know VicJoRob... wow!
vkn: Are you in Chi town Vic
VicJoRob: I see Valencia and Selma/Helol to the "guy" as well That s/b hello
Daviss: tap my memory vicjorob what are your surnames lol
VicJoRob: Maternal: Gant, Potts, Goss, Winn/Wynn, Cook, Rucker [new],
vkn: Daviss you prolly not met vicjrob
alt: shhh vkn I'm in a witness protection program LOL
vkn: lol lol @ alt
VicJoRob: Paternal: Porter, Edwards, Kitchens, Robinson et al, Jack, Simmons
Daviss: well just in case i have not, nice to meet ya vicjorob!
fierybug08: hello everyone. Virtual wave to Daviss vkn VicJoRob Seventies alt Selma
VicJoRob: Nice to meet you as well. What are your surnames?
alt: Gant... would that include the Nelson Gant from Zanesville, Ohio.
vkn: Selma stepped out for a few
Daviss: hello fierybug08!
VicJoRob: Yep, NT Gant is my 3g grandfather
vkn: Howdy fiery
alt: Hello fierybug08
VicJoRob: Hello fiery
Seventies Soulchild: heeyyyyy Fierybug08
VicJoRob: So Alt, how do you know about Nelson Gant?
Seventies Soulchild: One more month I'll be in D.C. :}
fierybug08: hi VicJoRob....Rucker surname...whereabouts?
vkn: What a refresher vic
fierybug08: hey seventies...I'll be here lol
Seventies Soulchild: I'm so excited... lol
alt: I have folk in Zanesville, plus I study the area VicJoRob
vkn: Daviss it is VicjoRob who coined the term AfriGeneas
VicJoRob: Just found my 2g grandmother's maiden name= Ollie Rucker married Ed Cook in Sherman, Texas. She was born in Missouri but possibly Mississippi
fierybug08: Well...cool beans
vkn: Seventies wassup in DC
fierybug08: pleasure to meet you VicJoRob
VicJoRob: ALT, cool! I have a lot on Nelson but am working on his wife Anna Maria Hughes
Daviss: well I'll be!!! very nice coin
VicJoRob: Vkn-how have you been doing? Still in Alabama?
alt: okay VicJoRob, does she have an Ohio background also?
fierybug08: BRB...grabs a Pepsi
vkn: Now in Georgia Victoria
Daviss: lol @fiery
VicJoRob: ALT-Anna Maria was the wife that Nelson stole out of slavery, and with whom he eventually settled in Zanesville. Both were out of Loudoun County VA.
Seventies Soulchild: hey look caffeine is now good for you.. quit laughing Daviss.. lol
VicJoRob: VKN-are you liking it out there? What part?
Daviss: seventies is that DC trip a vac or research trip
Seventies Soulchild: vacation/research/vacation... lol I will be going to MS again this summer with my boys for the same reason
Daviss: in that order seventies
fierybug08: mission accomplished...i'm back with my Pepsi
Seventies Soulchild: probably so.. lol
VicJoRob: 70s-where will you be doing research while in DC?
Seventies Soulchild: I have to get my list of to-dos and lookups together. I don't want to be fooling around all day with the archives.
Daviss: lol lol but you will spend all day there won't you?
VicJoRob: 70s-If you are looking for a lunch partner one day, give me a holler. I work down the street.
alt: good move Seventies Soulchild ... advance work, no need to look for sumpin' in DC that you can find online, unless you're after an 'actual' hardcopy of a document.
VicJoRob: Don't forget the repository of City Directories at the Library of Congress
vkn: That will great for the two of you to connect VicJoRob Seventies Soulchild
Seventies Soulchild: Probably so knowing my luck Daviss... Hold on writing it down now....
vkn: what are you doing these days VicJoRob
Daviss: well you know how jealous I am seventies about not being cose to any archives etc
Seventies Soulchild: OK where exactly is the LOC??
alt: I have a simple question for y'all..... as you separate generations, what is your usual time frame 20-25 years?
fierybug08: Can you search city directories is at the library of congress- or is there an online way w/out charging?
VicJoRob: Near the capital
vkn: Angela will regret not seeing you VicJoRob
Seventies Soulchild: Fierybug08, ancestry has city directories, BUT only a limited number
VicJoRob: Fiery-I don't know. Vkn-where is Angela?
Seventies Soulchild: Daviss, I'm in NY and like 4 hrs away from D.C.
Daviss: and lol
deannie: Afternoon lunch bunch.....
Seventies Soulchild: I'm taking the megabus down though.
fierybug08: i didn't know you were so close to me...i'm in northern baltimore county
Seventies Soulchild: Hi deannie
alt: wb deannie.. I asked.. are you on vacation?
deannie: Yeah boy
fierybug08: hi deannie
Seventies Soulchild: lol
Daviss: hello deannie!!
VicJoRob: Megabus is a great deal
vkn: She is retired now VicJoRob but doing genealogy full time
fierybug08: i need to read up on Megabus. I see BoltBus all the time near the metro.
VicJoRob: vkn- Lucky duck -- retired and doing genealogy full time
deannie: i Have schedule my days.....today is stay in clean day...
Seventies Soulchild: It really is... I was taking the amtrak down, but that's just way too costly at this time of the year
VicJoRob: Fiery- you in DC too?
fierybug08: i may need to look into that yep...sorta of. I work in DC and live in MD
VicJoRob: I work in DC and live in VA
deannie: I heard Megabus is good...from Chicago to Memphis $20 round trip
VicJoRob: Are you a fed?
fierybug08: ohh...that traffic is a hot mess VicJoRob nope...private non-profit.
Seventies Soulchild: Ok folks you all can contact me at seventiessoulchild @t yahoo.com It would be great to meet up with people in D.C.
VicJoRob: No traffic woes for me -- Dash bus from home to Metro and then Metro straight into work
Seventies Soulchild: My tentative plan is to be in D.C. from 26 Dec to 2 Jan
VicJoRob: 70s-will do. my e-mail is vicjorob @t msn.com
fierybug08: good....i drive to airport (20mins)...hop on train to dc
vkn: A DC Kwanzza huh Seventies Soulchild
Seventies Soulchild: yes.
VicJoRob: DC Kwanzaa :}
deannie: I go back to work Dec 27.....
VicJoRob: Wow! loooooong break!
Seventies Soulchild: I would normally do the same, but I'm using part of my vacation time.
alt: wow deannie,, that long.... they'll have to re-train you when you get back to work LOL
deannie: No, I have another week in Dec 17-26
VicJoRob: fierybug08 - sounds like your commute is longer than mine. Is your office downtown?
Seventies Soulchild: oh the week before Christmas, huh?
fierybug08: yeah...near the Verizon Center. But not too bad.
VicJoRob: fierybug08 Oooh, ever eat at Rosa Mexicana?
fierybug08: absolutely my favorite!!!! It is hard to find good Mexican
deannie: yes...everyone at work Supervisor will all on vacation lol ......I do a lot of research and coping during this time
fierybug08: I hear a lunch meetup...lol
Seventies Soulchild: coping, :} Well y'all could wait for me.. lol
Daviss: deannie any luck at Newberry
fierybug08: oh...seventies...send me an email email@example.com
vkn: I left Alabama in 2005 Vicjorob
fierybug08: I'll have to make reservations.
VicJoRob: Turning to genealogy -- just found marriage records in Grayson County TX for my great grandmother and her parents. Finally got a maiden name and now have discovered 2g grandmother may have been white and left to join the colored community.
deannie: That's schedule for Friday.....all day.....
Seventies Soulchild: interesting...
deannie: Great find....
vkn: Congrats VicJoRob
VicJoRob: fierybug08 Seventies Soulchild - meetup heck yes. Let me know and I'll hop the metrol
Daviss: what name is that vicjorob and Congrats
Seventies Soulchild: Now I won't be down until the week of Kwanzaa. brb
fierybug08: great find vicjorob
Daviss: I don't search Grayson but do search a couple counties in Tx
VicJoRob: Ollie Rucker married Ed Cook 1879; daughter Edna Cook married John Hamilton Wynn1903, and daughter Annie Cook married Richard Salters 1900 It appears that familysearch now includes indexed marriages for most of TX from 1800 to 1973
Daviss: any ariz Ruckers cicjorob?
vkn: Familysearch is a smart tool
VicJoRob: I found them first on Archives.com and then checked Familysearch
Daviss: oops i mean vicjorob
alt: is that right VicJoRob, guess I'll do some lookups for Clement in Lamar, I think.
Daviss: wb selma
vkn: Howdy selma and wb
alt: wb Selma
VicJoRob: Daviss - I am really new to the Ruckers but only have the father Edmund Terrell Rucker and mother Melinda and brother John
vkn: Selma meet your old friend VicJoRob
VicJoRob: Selma- still down in Hampton Roads area?
Selma: Did you have another name then? Yep..still in HR
vkn: Victoria Robinson lol
VicJoRob: Still Victoria -- used to be victori997
Selma: Oh OK...
Daviss: wb deannie
Selma: Meant HR
alt: oh, now I remember our converstaions about Gant & Zaneville... and you were at the Lett Settlement reunion one year, right?
vkn: Deb in VA is also still around VicJoRob Cuffy that is
VicJoRob: alt -- Yes I was. What is your first name? vkn -- How is Deb doing? Retired or still working for the Navy?
alt: Art VicJoRob
VicJoRob: vkn Does she still go by DebInVA?
vkn: She is still working and doing SC trying to renew the SC page for AfriGeneas Vic
Selma: Still working
VicJoRob: alt - I think I remember you but without a face . . . you know how it is with old age . . .
vkn: Yes but she uses DRC as an initial
alt: yes I do VicJoRob .. and I have a 'forgettable face' LOL
vkn: Watch it with the old age stuff Vic
Daviss: I had to comment lol lol
Selma: Were you taking a break from researching VicjoRob
VicJoRob: alt lol lol lol
vkn: VicJoRob any contacts with Saundra Brown
VicJoRob: Selma -- No, wasn't taking a break. Actually doing a lot but just wasn't on Afrigeneas much. In my 2oth year volunteering every Saturday at the Annandale FHC
alt: Wow!!!!! that's great VicJoRob
Selma: Well glad you are back to AfriGeneas...our FHC is now taking orders on the internet
VicJoRob: vkn -- no, have not seen Saundra. Selma -- so is ours. We were among the last. But the films are rolling in.
Selma: Have to run folks..great to see you VicJo. See you all tomorrow..
alt: VicJoRob, in 20 years.. I'll bet you've seen a tremendous increase by AA researchers.
vkn: We also chat on Tues and Sat evening and Sunday morn vicj
alt: aaaaat the FHC
vkn: to see your research posted on the boards here VicJ Laugh at the response posted as response
Daviss: oh vkn lol
vkn: I said thats da lady who wrote da how2 lol
VicJoRob: Actually, I have seen a small increase of AA researchers coming in. Seems many don't realize that FHC can be great resources. Makes me wonder whether folks are being told that there isn't much for them there. I know I was told that 20+ years ago.
vkn: deannie is with the Chicago group Vicj
deannie: my wifi internet is going crazy this morning yes
VicJoRob: vkn -- I'm not sure I understand? vkn -- Wow! is Crystal Simmons still with you all?
Daviss: mabe they think everyting is on the net
vkn: Sometimes Crystal pops in
alt: I can believe that VicJoRob, our folks will take 'word of mouth' anytime over checking it out for themselves ...
VicJoRob: Daviss -- And they couldn't be more wrong. County resources are the best for AA research
vkn: and so does Lynda Matthews Vic
VicJoRob: vkn -- I'm going to have to use my iphone to check in for the lunchbunch
Daviss: I agree vicjorob
alt: exactly, that's where the records are @ the county level.
Seventies Soulchild: yep the BEST records... imo
vkn: True that Seventies
Daviss: thats what Witcher was saying this weekend
VicJoRob: Its those pesky indexes of the 70s and 80s that ignored non-white records. But state archives are making up for it with digitization
Daviss: Ancestry picks from the low hanging fruit
deannie: A little of the new coming to our group have never gone to their county....
Daviss: the goodies are higher up
VicJoRob: Low hanging fruit is good to get one started but those plums up high will keep you coming back.
deannie: great saying
Seventies Soulchild: Ancestry, yep I let my subscription expire.. family search is GREAT!
vkn: It certainly is but I am too scared to give up ancestry seventies
VicJoRob: I almost let my Ancestry expire but I still have it, particularly after I learned how to manipulate the search function so that I don't get the kitchen sink as much. Has anyone used mocavo.com?
Seventies Soulchild: yes, but its still not as good as google. IMO
Daviss: I have but all I see for my search there is what I put in lol lol
vkn: I use mocavo from time to time but I find it unwieldy
VicJoRob: I love mocavo.com. It has helped me when I am dealing with surnmaes such as Kitchens, Dancers, Jack, Cook, etc.
Seventies Soulchild: yes they can improve their functions. I only use it to search for myself... lol
VicJoRob: Daviss -- I know what you mean. I get a lot of those. However it is good to see queries you put out more than a decade ago and find a response that you failed to follow up on.
vkn: We need you to do us a session here Vicjrob
Daviss: My play brother is Howard Dancer lol
VicJoRob: Seventies Soulchild lol
Seventies Soulchild: Oh speaking of... Any news on those Garys Daviss???
VicJoRob: Daviss - where is he from? SE Texas/SW Arkansas?
Daviss: nada nada seventies I believe he may be from texas. I think mabe texas because he goes to dallas every year
Seventies Soulchild: ugh... I think that they moved to the midwest St. Louis and such.
Daviss: i can find out on sat at our gen meet if he is there
Seventies Soulchild: I know that Mary Gary did... don't laugh.. lol
Daviss: lol lol
VicJoRob: Daviss -- Hmmmmm. Might be a connection. Check to see if he could have a great something grandfather named John Dancer
Daviss: will do vicjorob
Seventies Soulchild: Mary ended up with her mother Carrie in STL.... where Mary ended up living until she died. Quit laughing Daviss!!! lol lol lol
Daviss: ok i will
vkn: VicjoRob lets catch up on landline 4043447177 or iphone 7706173383
Seventies Soulchild: Oh yeah, vicjorob, vkn has an iphone 4s.... fancy fancy! :}
VicJoRob: Daviss -- google john dancer which should take you to an old rootsweb query of mine that lists the Dancers of Columbia County Arkansas, some of whom moved to Texarkana.
VicJoRob: vkn -- okay, my iphone is 7033147972
Daviss: ok thanks for that vicjorob and will pass that info on to them
vkn: wb alt
Daviss: wb alt
alt: thanks. got back in just in time to say bye y'all
Seventies Soulchild: vkn, well need to talk as well.
vkn: 2 b sure seventies
Seventies Soulchild: regarding blogtalkradio
VicJoRob: oh duh, just figured out what wb means.
Seventies Soulchild: have a great day alt
VicJoRob: Ditto to alt
Daviss: have a great rest of the day alt deannie any luck at Newberry
vkn: Niters all
Daviss: me too
deannie: I'm going friday...I jump the gun on my vacation days...I'm on vacation with week...first dy is today
VicJoRob: Gotta go as well. 70s-e-mail me when you just before you come down. Let's meet for lunch.
Daviss: lol well good luck to you my friend
Seventies Soulchild: Ok will do...
Daviss: bye yalll
Seventies Soulchild: ok that was quick! lol
deannie: will have a great day 70's