2011-12-16 Updating Database
Family Griot: hello alt
alt: hey Family Griot is this gonna be your screen name?
Family Griot: I think so...
Family Griot: Trying to migrate away from my personal stuff as Seventies Soulchild Trying to brand myself.
alt: okay okay .. again
Family Griot: how are you doing today. Good morning Daviss
Daviss: hello alt and family Griot!
alt: hi Daviss. ready this Browns whupping you got coming this weekend?
Family Griot: Smh starting with poor Daviss already... lol
Daviss: ROFLMBAO!!! alt alt started a joke early family Griot lol
Family Griot: lol exactly
Family Griot: Daviss have you seen the new Texas death records on family search?
Family Griot: oh
alt: you gotta have a dream, or how you gonna have a dream come true.... so sings Nancy Wilson LOL
Family Griot: lol
alt: Browns whupping Cardinals
Daviss: I would like to ask a football question though
alt: Hello Aywalton
AYWalton: Good afternoon, all.
Family Griot: Hello AYWalton
Daviss: Hello AYWalton
AYWalton: Howdy alt, Daviss, Family Griot. (aka SoulChile!) Hope you are all well.
Daviss: Why is Tebow so popular
AYWalton: is Tebow popular?
Family Griot: That's not really a footbal question. lol
Daviss: well in a way it is
alt: called the "Great White Hope" of football Daviss
AYWalton: Daviss that is the first time I have seen the word typed out. I hear folks mention it and never knew what it was or how it was spelled. So it's clearly not in my sphere of life.
Daviss: I may have spelled it wrong
AYWalton: so is Tebow a person, place or thing?
Family Griot: Like I said not a football question.. lol
Daviss: football player
AYWalton: I thought it was a way to tape things on television.
alt: Tim Tebow football player AYWalton
AYWalton: lol shows you what I know! lol well what is the taping thing that people mention?
AYWalton: ahh........well now I know. and never heard of the football man.
Daviss: I understand the winning but... I just see shades of Bo Derrick here
AYWalton: is she still around?
AYWalton: other than wear braids, did she ever do anything significant?
Daviss: they assumed she started the braids thing
alt: exactly Daviss .. gotta have a 'white' superstar and Tebow is the "Flavor of the Month"
Family Griot: Don't they always assume that they are the alpha and omega of everything?
Daviss: just like Tebow..Its as if he started the kneeling and the prayer
Family Griot: Yeah... *rolling my eyes*
Daviss: I remember guys like Reggie White, and Aneas Williams and every other guy
Family Griot: Only they can get paid for doing nothing.
Daviss: that kneeled and gave thanks
Family Griot: Anyway, so everyone is posting about this SSDI thing.
alt: and remember the touchdown dance was 'started' by Billy "white shoes" Johnson of the Houston Oilers.
Daviss: I am not knocking what he does its just as if he was the first to do that
AYWalton: I was surprised to find info on my elderly cousins who died this year.
Family Griot: Oh yea. Where did you find it AYWalton?
AYWalton: their SSN was not on the index, but the other data was. Which was fine with me. On Ancestry.
Family Griot: ok
AYWalton: Two of the cousins died this year, and one died last year. All three were on the SSDI.
Family Griot: I read somewhere that they wouldn't post anything newer than 10 years ago.
AYWalton: I never needed their SSN anyway, so that did not bother me.
Daviss: am I wrong alt for thinking that
alt: ancestry discontinued posting the SSN about 1-2 years ago AYWalton LOL
Family Griot: Me either AYWalton Hello vkn
AYWalton: that is what surprised me to even find their date of birth there.
alt: not at all Daviss
AYWalton: hope you are well today.
Daviss: hello vkn!
alt: hi vkn.. good stuff on the Benham connections... the more you know the smaller the world gets.
Family Griot: figures alt, Ancestry acts as if they did something special..lol hi vicjorob
vicjorob: Hi all
Daviss: oh yes vkn, congrats on that find! hello vicjorob!
vkn: Hey Alt it is wild where this person is coming from I am to speak with her this evening
alt: well Family Griot, I think even DC's that have SSN's are being redacted on those sites that have online images.
Family Griot: ok
AYWalton: that was interesting to see the info on the Benhams.
vkn: Daviss maybe should be undound lol
alt: and now I'm seeing that Edie Harris on AfriGeneas Talking is connected to the Lett's out of Zanesville, Ohio. hello vicjorob
vicjorob: Re the SSN, I think the SSDI will exclude records that are determined/classified as sensitive. I don;t know what the criteria is
Family Griot: Oh I got an excited e-mail from one of our posters saying that we were cousins... lol
vkn: AYWalton thanx I am a bit of a doubting Nelson
alt: I saw that Family Griot .. was it Vance ?????
Daviss: Saw that on the forum familty
vkn: I saw that Family Griot
Daviss: see we read the forum lol
Family Griot: I would have to get some research together. My aunt Susie Lanier married a Taylor. they could've been descended from plantation kin
vkn: deed we do
alt: I'm wondering what is the message this guy is trying to send who seems to be 'attacking' Paul Heinegg's work. on the forums
Family Griot: There are several Lanier families unrelated in the counties of Dallas and Autauga.
vkn: Paul is accustomed to attack as you know
vicjorob: alt- who is attacking PH's work?
alt: as Denise used to call them 'plantation kin' Family Griot
AYWalton: Many folks are angry that he says that people of color are African ancestored and not native. And he basically transcribes what the records say. but folks have been mad at him off an on for years. He is kind of used to it.
vkn: Not the work so much as the oral history view
alt: yes, I know AYWalton
AYWalton: Have any of you seen the African American resource page on the Family Search site?
Family Griot: ABB syndrome.
AYWalton: yes, Family Griot, you nailed it.
vkn: Paul uses less than a grain of salt with oral history
Family Griot: That's a cultural thing.
alt: and he wasn't discounting ALL oral history, just citing some of his own which he found to be in error when checked against the 'records"
Family Griot: Honestly Africans have been doing the oral history thing for a while now.. lol
vkn: agreed alt
Daviss: yes AYWalton I have seen it before
vkn: i saw it once ayw then lost it
AYWalton: you mean the family search page, vkn? I was surprised to see it.
vkn: any feed back from the radio show
AYWalton: which radio show, vkn?
alt: we can thank JIm Ison for supporting the AA interest on FamilySearch.. he has long been a proponent of AA genealogy & family history.
vkn: sc records last night with Bernice
AYWalton: yes, he is one of the 4 presenters at NGS in May. I have no idea, vkn. Would have to ask Bernice about that. I was able to only catch parts of it. Phone was ringing and was distracted much of the time. Will have to listen later.
vkn: I thought the presenter was genuine and sincere Good info on available records Especially on guardianship records
alt: I enjoyed her 'enthusiasm' vkn.
AYWalton: sounded like good information was being shared. she is lining up good guests. she will have khathu again on December 29, vkn. Sort of a Part 2 to his program. lol, yes she is from New Orleans, born and bread.
alt: the guest last night vkn?
Daviss: I believe she is lined up for a good part of 2012
vkn: No I mean the lady Tonya
AYWalton: yes, she has speakers lined up for months. yes, Tonya was quite southern, too. sounds like good resources for Edgefield County.
vkn: and thanx goodness she has them all on the AfriGeneas Calendar through september
AYWalton: wow, through September! She is really working hard! good for her!!
alt: really, haven't noticed her line-up on the AfriGeneas Calendar for 2012.
AYWalton: She is making strides in the Blog Radio world and putting genealogy on the map in that arena.
vkn: Yes it is very nice go to the drop down for webinars etc
AYWalton: we need more of that kind of thing going on. But I think our world is a small one online, sometimes. where is that, vkn? on AfriGeneas.com ?
vkn: yes under resources/calendar afrigeneas.com/calendar
vicjorob: AYW-when will you be in DC next? I will not be traveling to Utah for Christmas so will be here working. Can do a leisurely lunch sometime during the next two weeks if you are up to it.
AYWalton: thanks vkn.
vkn: and alt it is in the process of being on front page
AYWalton: sounds great vicjorob, let's plan for it. are the girls going to be with you, or going to Utah?
alt: wonderful vkn
AYWalton: perhaps we need a slight redesign. Lots of gems are hidden from view.
alt: now if we can just get folk to go to the AfriGeneas Home Page LOL LOL
vicjorob: One girl may be in Utah for a week -- gotta take a dog to live with my sister. The other will be with me.
vkn: BJ is working that now AYW
AYWalton: so much of it is so familiar---one does not see anything there. plus the ads are kind of eating up lots of space. that's good to hear, vkn.
vicjorob: vkn-talked to my coworker who is a wiz with MySql. I will e-mail you
AYWalton: Hope BJ is feeling well.
vkn: YEAHHHHHHHH vicjorob
alt: yes .. yeah vicjorob
vicjorob: We've got several questions and some ideas.
AYWalton: things like webinars etc are innovative and the thing today, yet the word is not visible on the site so that will be great.
vicjorob: vkn- perhaps it would be easier to chat via land line than do the email thing
AYWalton: Well I better go and do my podcast folks. Have a great day everyone.
vkn: Announce!!!!!! vicjorob is taking responsibility to get our database stuff rehabed AND first she will get Manumissions uploaded
vkn: beautiful Xmas present for AfriGeneans MUCH appreciation vicjorob
alt: wonderful vicjorob & vkn.. too much good stuff exists on AfriGeneas for it not to be visible and easily accessible and updateable
vkn: and she is an expert to the max
vicjorob: I am quite lucky to have an intern here at work who does our IT stuff and he is a wiz at MySql, and the system used to manage the site. I just know the questions to ask of the experts Not an expert
vkn: hah lol
alt: that's great vicjorob .. knowing the questions to ask is half of the battle
vicjorob: One question we have is do you want to be able to search across the data records or the entire site?
vkn: if possible down line if not immediate
alt: vicjorob, have you looked at the 'search' capability already on AfriGeneas from the SEARCH button on the Home Page?
Family Griot: All I'm going to have to head out early. Something came up. I'll try to get in a bit later.
Daviss: Hi Selma!
vkn: Ys scare easily lol
Selma: Good Friday afternoon Daviss, vicjorob and vkn
vicjorob: vkn LOL big grin
vkn: same back atcha selma
vicjorob: So, who's got ideas for combining genealogy with christmas presents
Selma: Great announcement vkn
vkn: !!!!! you just did
vicjorob: vkn lol
vkn: Thanx Selma
vicjorob: I mean gifts to our parents siblings etc
Selma: You mean..you don't get the gift unless you can say who your GGGrandmother was on your father's side... LOL
vicjorob: I'm thinking of scanning old photos and key documents, put into a portfolio album, and gift that. Cheap and easy
vkn: oh what about have wrapping paper made with surnames
vicjorob: Selma :}
vkn: Funny and cute Selma
vicjorob: That is one way to help the generations to learn their history I really want to do a hard cover shutterfly book where you can put text and photos together
vicjorob: x8 book is 25 dollars
vkn: Heyyy Alt you got kicked
alt: yes vkn
vicjorob: a 20-page 8x8 book is 25 dollars
Selma: Afternoon alt
vicjorob: wb alt
alt: Hello Ms. Selma
vicjorob: I thought we scared you away
alt: ty vicjorob naw, I'm like a bad penny vicjorob
vicjorob: you keep coming back
vkn: another thought vicjorob make a batch of cookies from ancestor recipie with copy and a story of grandma with vitals and personality
vicjorob: vkn - nice! I might gift the granddaughters a couple of family recipes
alt: send me the end products vicjorob LOL LOL
vkn: Could do the sunday dinner menu
vicjorob: alt-I don't know about the "endproducts" Depends upon what you mean by that.:}
Daviss: later folk
vicjorob: Tata Daviss
vkn: daviss you ok
alt: what you get after you apply the recipe
vicjorob: Tonight, Christmas in Washington, on TNT: my youngest performing with the Washington Youth Choir backing up Jennifer Hudson, Justin Bieber, CeeLo, the Band Perry, etc.
alt: well, let me get back to my 'surfing session' y'all take care
vicjorob: Bye Alt. Have a good weekend
vkn: alt I see you got three congrats on docs at talkin and one person who says she will use your org method
alt: oh wow. vicjorob I saw that advertised
vicjorob: Both girls performed last year.
Selma: Have to remember to watch vicjorob...have to run folks..have a great day
vkn: Primary question vicjorob
vkn: I mean from you and intern
vicjorob: Vkn- can we chat via landline at 130? I have to go as well but wanted to go over a couple of things with you.
vicjorob: Primary question focuses on the database structure
vkn: very good
vicjorob: for exampole, the Vision2???? database
vicjorob: WIll call you in 30 minutes