2011-11-27 Helping Kim regain memory
Selma: Good Sunday Morning after Thanksgiving Seventies Did you get a Black Friday deals?
Seventies Soulchild: Hi Selma
Selma: You still there seventies?
Seventies Soulchild: yes multitasking
Selma: Ok...me too
Seventies Soulchild: How are you doing this morning?
Selma: Pretty good..trying to straighten up a bit
Seventies Soulchild: I had the children do that yesterday. And going to do it again today.
Seventies Soulchild: Are you on facebook?
Selma: I have a page..but not there much
Seventies Soulchild: There are some great genealogy pages out there now. Hello Mr. Thomas :}
alt: hey y'all how are ya? Seventies Soulchild & Slema
Seventies Soulchild: doing good. I am a fan of the Mexico, Alabama, Mississippi and African American genealogy research pages on facebook. I had to beg Robin to start the page. lol The Alabama genealogy page.
alt: I'm trying to stay away from the 'special' FB pages... I would never get anything done if I followed all of those of interest.
Seventies Soulchild: The people over on the Mexico genealogy page were intrigued with my Henyard family. lol
alt: I can imagine... is it an Afro-Mexican page?
Seventies Soulchild: No just Mexican genealogy in general
Seventies Soulchild: I told them that I believe they came to MS under some unusual circumstance.
alt: you and Eva Longeria (sp), huh?
Seventies Soulchild: Ha!
alt: got any money left from Black Friday Selma?
Seventies Soulchild: I was thinking that perhaps I should look into the Henyards and McFarlands as being FPOCs. Hi Daviss
alt: Hello Daviss..
Selma: Didn't go near any stores alt...
Daviss: hello there alt, Selma and Seventies!
Selma: Mornin Daviss
Seventies Soulchild: Me either Selma.
alt: how bout "online" Selma?
Seventies Soulchild: My children have been asking me for a tablet...
Selma: Nope not that either alt...
alt: Seventies Soulchild, wasn't one of the Henyard's a CW volunteer from Canada?
Seventies Soulchild: Not in the lines I am researching alt. I do know that Henyard is a British surname and there are a few pockets of them in the U.S. Good morning kim
alt: Hello kim.. Welcome
Selma: Good Sunday mornin Kim
Daviss: hi Kim, welcome
alt: okay Seventies Soulchild, I thought you/we had hooked up the Canadian Henyard with your folks.
Selma: Is this your first time to an Afrigeneas chat kim?
Seventies Soulchild: No, not yet. Still focusing on the southern Henyards.
kim: not at all. It's been quite a while
alt: okay Seventies Soulchild
kim: In fact I miss you all
Seventies Soulchild: :}
Selma: Well welcome back kim
alt: refresh our memory kim .. surnames & areas of research?
kim: Alexander's if Mecklenburg County, Virginia Selma was very helpful in my research
Daviss: Have you been away from research also kim or just from chat?
Selma: Oh glad to hear that.. LOL
Selma: That I was helpful.. LOL
kim: was in grad school and thereafter had brain surgery soo soo I'm trying to make a come back
Selma: Wow..well glad to see that you back..
alt: we hope you're doing well on both accounts kim .. health & education
kim: Thanks again Praise be to God I am
kim: Well, I finished school, then found out that I had the tumor was wondering why my writing was off whole time
Daviss: Glad to hear that you are doing better kim!
kim: Anyway, I'm glad to see you all are still here
AYWalton: Good morning all.
Seventies Soulchild: Hi AYWalton
alt: hello AYWalton
kim: How's Denise doing
Selma: Mornin AY
AYWalton: Hello there, alt, Daviss, kim, Ms. Selma, hey SoulChile!
alt: kim, Selma says we have 'no other life" LOL LOL
kim: Hello to you smile
Daviss: Its been a long while that Denise has been to chat
kim: really is she well
Daviss: Every once in awhile she will post on the Surname forum and I do see her on facebook lol
alt: I see her posts occasionly on FaceBook..... Denise
Daviss: Hello AYWalton!!
alt: oh btw y'all, heard from Irita... she broke the small bone in one of her legs and she is doing the Selma imitation
AYWalton: True about having "no other life" when genealogy is all you do. That describes me pretty well. oh gracious---poor thing. BTW Selma are you able to do the Electric Slide at long last?
Seventies Soulchild: She's one who hasn't been on here in a while. I hope she gets better soon alt. Send her well wishes.
Daviss: sheesh alt...hope she will be better soon
kim: I'm ready to resume my research but can't remember where I need to pick up
alt: will send her y'all's message of support.
kim: Thanks alt
Seventies Soulchild: Where were you with your family tree kim?
alt: maybe this makes for a good time to 'review' what you have done to this point kim, before starting any 'heavy' research?
kim: I believe I started Samuels in Georgia
Selma: Oh no on Irita alt...tell her I "feel her pain"..
alt: I shall Selma..
Seventies Soulchild: Do you recall what area?
Selma: Nope not sliding yet AY...
kim: can't remember now...it will come to me
AYWalton: lol oh well take your time!
Selma: Kim..on the Alexander's in Mecklenburg...what are their names?
Seventies Soulchild: brb y'all
kim: Frank Alexander gggrandfather, Mark Alexander, slave holder I have plenty of info on this family...even talk quite often to Mark Alexander's gggranddaughter
Daviss: Kim, I just did a search on Afrigeneas. Did you use KimW
kim: sure did
Daviss: You may want to do a Samuels search and mabe that will give you a heads up mabe trigger where you left off
alt: Mecklenburg, isn't that one of those border counties with NC?
kim: I did but it seems nobody was researching my Minnie Samuels Yes it is
AYWalton: Sometimes we all walk on the lonely genealogical road. It is a solitary endeavor for sure.
alt: okay, in the southampton, northampton, halifax area.
kim: It seem that Minne was very elusive
alt: Minnie meet Mariah LOL
Daviss: I am seing you searching Anica Samuels in SC
kim: thats it....you guys are fast and good what part of georgia was it
Daviss: looks like Richmond County
kim: I'm building that memory again...when I get excited info comes slow yes it was help me with the city
Selma: Take your time kim...as you can see we don't go anywhere.. LOL Not sure if that is good or bad
Daviss: here is one link http://www.afrigeneas.com/forum-fpoc/index.cgi/md/read/id/2954/sbj/samuels-in-south-carolina
kim: its good for me thanks
Daviss: that was on the FPOC Forum there may be more posts throughout
alt: Daviss is dangerous now that she has her copy & paste feature working again LOL LOL
Daviss: lol lol alt
kim: Augusta, Georgia
Daviss: looks like it Kim
Statustray: Greetings all ;-)
AYWalton: Hey there Statustray!!! Long time!
Daviss: hey there Statustray
Seventies Soulchild: Statustray, my man! Whatitdo?! :}
alt: hello Statustray, Happy post-thankgiving day
Statustray: Hey there AYWalton, Daviss, Seventies Soulchild, kim, Selma, and alt.... what's popping? ;-)
AYWalton: good to see you!
kim: well, minnie seemed to always evade the census taker. Anica is her mom
AYWalton: how have you been?
Statustray: It's been a long time and I shouldn't have kept you waiting... lol.... ;-)
Seventies Soulchild: lol lol
Daviss: I see kim
kim: hello Statustray
Seventies Soulchild: How is your MS research going Statustray?
alt: we're so glad you could see "us" again Statustray
AYWalton: Been doing any research lately Statustray?
Statustray: It's coming along alright. I still have some brick walls, but I am not giving up. And even though I have some brick walls, I am still learning about family members so that's good ;-)
kim: yes it is
Statustray: AYWalton: Yup, I am now back researching again, I took a leave of absence for a little bit, but now I'm back into it.
AYWalton: I know how that is, Statustray.
kim: me too..I'm back!
Statustray: I still have family members who do not want to give me any information, or so it seems, they tell me, "I am going to send it to you" but it's all a mirage... lol...
Seventies Soulchild: oh I can't stand that. lol
Daviss: kim, do you know when Minnie was born
Seventies Soulchild: My aunts are very, very talkative about the family history and very helpful as is my grandfather.
kim: early 1880's
alt: anyone using and/or having any luck with FamilySearch Wiki?
Selma: Morning statustray
AYWalton: I am going to update some of my FTM records this week, at least I hope to.
Statustray: Hey Selma ;-) AYWalton: u using 2012?
AYWalton: no, an older version. FTM 16 which I have had a while. I hear that the 2012 version is a good one.
Statustray: It is pretty nice, yes.
AYWalton: And laptops are now coming with it pre-loaded.
alt: FTM 16 is the last 'real' FTM genealogy package out there AYWalton ... IMHO
Statustray: oh really? I didn't know that.
Selma: Good morning dru
ProfDru: Howdy Gang
Statustray: Hey there ProfDru.
kim: Hi ProfDru
Seventies Soulchild: I didn't know that either. wow
alt: Hello ProfDru
Seventies Soulchild: I've got to run. I'll see you all tomororw. Have a great afternoon.
AYWalton: Ah.... ProfDru is in da house!!
alt: later's Seventies Soulchild
Statustray: I know they have an app for iPhones, and I sent them a email inquiring about Android, and they told me right now there are no plans to make a app for Android
ProfDru: Angela in da house!!!
Daviss: hello ProfDru
AYWalton: how are you this afternoon, ProfDru?
ProfDru: I'm ok; trying to resist taking a nap. lol I just played with the voice recognition software on my computer--where you can speak to the computer and it types what you say.
AYWalton: Statustray what are you working on with your own projects.
ProfDru: Dictated a 1971 letter written to my grandmother by her sister.
alt: WOW ProfDru, we're finally there when computers will do what we say, huh?
AYWalton: sounds like a neat program. did you purchase it or download it recently ProfDru?
ProfDru: This technology has been at least since the late 1990s.
ProfDru: I used the free one with windows, but I do have one which I purchased some time ago.
Selma: Is it built into everyone's computer?
Statustray: AYWalton: Nothing in particular to be honest. I did recently learn that my great-great-great grandmother had siblings, and tracked one of her brothers from MS to TX.
alt: but not available for everyday 'chumps' like me, huh?
AYWalton: Yes I am aware that the technology exists I used to see ads for it on AOL years ago, but never looked at it.
ProfDru: It should be there, Selma, but if not it can be downloaded.
AYWalton: oh yes, you have to go after those collateral ancestors as well, Statustray.
ProfDru: It is speech recognition software.
Statustray: that's so very true AYWalton.
AYWalton: so there is a free one in every computer ProfDru?
kim: oh yes I've heard of it
Statustray: ProfDru: I used to use this package called Dragon Dictate many years ago and it was so nice and slick. It had 'dictation' mode, and also 'command' mode. Now I have the technology by Dragon Dictate on my android phone too ;-)
Daviss: Kim here is the link to use. click on afrigeneas and in the search line put in Samuels. It will bring up all of them http://www.afrigeneas.com/search.html
kim: thanks so much
ProfDru: yes, Dragon is a great software package.
Statustray: it may be called Dragon Naturally Speaking (or something similar) now. It has changed its name a couple of times.
Daviss: what is the title listed on the puter Dru? I cant seem to find it
AYWalton: did someone just leave the room? I heard the chime.
Daviss: looks like kim did the daviss lol
Statustray: Kim left.
ProfDru: I'm using Windows 7 and is it is called Speech Recognition Software. Try looking in Accessories folders.
Daviss: wb kim
ProfDru: Vicky, what operating system are you using?
kim: I clicked on the link and lost the chat
AYWalton: Hmm....it's not on my computer. I have XP.
ProfDru: Angela, download a free copy of voice recognition software from Internet.
alt: You have the 'full package" Windows 7 ProfDru?
AYWalton: ahhh there are free packages. Interesting.
ProfDru: I have the one that came with my computer, alt.
Daviss: same as you but durn if I see it
AYWalton: Might be a great way to "transribe" many of my text records from the Archives. Like FB records. then it can be saved as a Word file, ProfDru?
ProfDru: Vicky, you can do a search for voice recognition software in Windows 7
kim: glad to know I have it will try it later
Daviss: I cant even find accessories lol
ProfDru: yes, saved as a word file, angela
alt: I just bough a 'netbook bout 2 months ago and it just has the 'Starter" Windows 7.
ProfDru: alt, try using the search feature in Windows 7 to see if you have software
Statustray: wow, that's interesting, i didn't know the netbooks came with 7.... that's cool.
alt: okay ProfDru
Statustray: i thought it was only xp
Daviss: ok got it ProfDru lol thx
Statustray: i'm so behind the times... lol....
alt: nope Statustray, this is a Esus (sp) Netbook
Selma: See that is the wonder of the CHATS..you learn something NEW everyday.. LOL
Statustray: You got that right Selma... lol...
Daviss: that is so true Selma
kim: I just looked in my accessories and I don't have it. I have windows 7
ProfDru: kim, maybe you can download it from Internet
Daviss: lol I could not find accessories but I did a search and it came up for me
alt: I think there are two editions of Window 7 .. starter & complete. pehaps that is the difference.
Daviss: speech recog and a mike
ProfDru: do you have a computer microphone, vicky?
Daviss: it came up Prof Dru
ProfDru: good vicky
Daviss: 'I am gonna play with it after chat lol
kim: found it. you have to set it up
ProfDru: have fun with it vicky
Daviss: thx Dru
AYWalton: Howdy Historyuff
ProfDru: hello historybuff
kim: welcome Historybuff
alt: hello HistoryBuff
Historyuff: Hey Alt, AYWalton, Daviss, Kim, ProfDru, Selma and Statusray. How goes it?
AYWalton: doing fine and you?
Daviss: the family Tree that came loaded with the puter is nice. So far I am just using it for community names
alt: it goes well with me Historyuff ... thanks & you?
kim: pretty good
AYWalton: are you creating a community file?
Daviss: thanks to the peeps in the pj party
AYWalton: I have several files that need to be updated.
Daviss: hello HB
Statustray: hi there Historyuff.... sorry my back was to the computer.
kim: what is a community file
Historyuff: I'm good. Got DuSable to Obama documentary on PBS playing in the background.
ProfDru: Vicky, I heard that you all learned a whole lot at the PJ party. lol lol
Daviss: I am inputing all the AA's that lived in the community from the census records
kim: I see
Daviss: lol ProfDru, you know it
Selma: Afternoon Historybuff
kim: that's a lot of work
Historyuff: Glad to hear that, Daviss.
Selma: Folks..gotta run, have a great day.
Historyuff: Cya Selma
Statustray: c ya Selma
alt: later's Selma
Daviss: bye Selm
AYWalton: Later Selma!
AYWalton: good idea, Daviss
Selma: Glad to see you back Kim and Statustray.. Bye..
ProfDru: what community are you inputting, vicky?
kim: thanks again
AYWalton: If you have a set of obits from the same community you can begin to construct family sets as well.
Daviss: Harrison County Texas staring with the peeps in the distric Mariah lived in
alt: here is my community file kim http://mydatabase.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=mydatabase&view=9&ver=2363
ProfDru: community projects are great--you're like to also discover more about your family as well.
Daviss: I started with the 1930 census but now I am wondering if I should have started with the 1870
Historyuff: I can't but thinking, Daviss that every time I see your Mariah photos, how striking she was.
Daviss: I dont have a pic of her HB you more than likely saw my grandmother and my mother
Historyuff: wb Prof
alt: I did family, in-laws, FPOC, UGRR, friends, extended family, etc.
Historyuff: Okay. The image of your female ancestor is indeed striking. She appears as a lovely model.
Daviss: http://www.afrigeneas.com/preciousphotos/photo297.htm grandmother
ProfDru: gotta run
AYWalton: well I have to run, folks, have a great day!
alt: and I'm finding families in the community today that had connectiosn going back to the early to mid 1800's in NC, VA, KY,etc.
Statustray: See ya AYWalton
Historyuff: Cya AY See you Prof
Daviss: http://www.afrigeneas.com/preciousphotos/photo114.htm mother HB then they broke the mold HB
Historyuff: indeed. Lovely woman.
Daviss: thx, I think so too lol
kim: she is beautiful
Daviss: thank you kim and alt
kim: I have to run..perhaps we will meet again next week
Statustray: take care kim ;-)
alt: hope so kim take care
Daviss: please come back kim
kim: I will
Daviss: great seeing you My Cardinals will be on soon so I better get prepared lol we need a win alt!
alt: yeah Browns vs Bengals da Battle of Ohio in about 10 mins.
Daviss: I will switch back and forth
alt: okay y'all see ya around the campus LOL
Daviss: lol ok later
Statustray: i'm gonna log out too
Daviss: cya status and HB
Statustray: it was great talking with you all.... see you next Sunday
Daviss: have a good rest of the day
Statustray: you the same
Historyuff: Have a great day All!