2012-01-14 SatNite • GFST is new
Seventies Soulchild: hi deannie
daviss: hello deannie and seventies!
Seventies Soulchild: hi daviss
daviss: how's it going/ ?
Seventies Soulchild: You have a package coming by Tuesday or Wednesday. OK.
daviss: ok thx Seventies :p
Seventies Soulchild: You're welcome I decided that I'm going to attempt to complete this scr@pbook... lol
daviss: Whtat going on with you tonight scrapbook??
Seventies Soulchild: Nothing, my nephew is here and asleep before 9 I had a scr@pbook that I was working on a few years ago, but never finished. dman it we need to revisit restricted words!
daviss: Are you making it for the boys? scrapbook
Seventies Soulchild: No for my personal gratification.
daviss: hmmm worked for me lol durn is good lol
Seventies Soulchild: yes because you're the chat host
Seventies Soulchild: ha ha ha ha! that ain't funny! lol
daviss: you sure it ain't lol
Seventies Soulchild: That's why I can't get anything in, I cuss too much! lol
daviss: scuse us oops I mean her deannie lol lol lol
deannie: Evening All...just get back to the site
daviss: hahahahaha hi deannie
Seventies Soulchild: I had actually found some African scr@p paper with the Akan symbols and quotes. So the book is beautiful as well as unique.
deannie: Hi daviss, seventies
Seventies Soulchild: The company has gone out of business. Hi deannie
daviss: Good for you seventies...too bad they went out of business you may have found something else
Seventies Soulchild: I know their paper was beautiful and unique. Definitely had a niche market with it.
deannie: What going on in you world of genealogy search
daviss: Deannie have you been back to FtWayne
Seventies Soulchild: Maybe I will scan some of the pages I created and send them to you.
daviss: I would love that seventies
Seventies Soulchild: What I do with those pages that look like old fashioned wall paper is create frames to make like a wall look in the book.
deannie: No....AAGHSC had their first meeting of the new year and we are planning our yearly trip in September 14
Seventies Soulchild: I really enjoy being creative ok enough about that.
daviss: thats quite a long way away
AYWalton: good evening all.
daviss: I wish I were creative,
Seventies Soulchild: Hello AYWalton.
AYWalton: Howdy daviss, deannie, SoulChile!
daviss: Hi there AYWalton!!!
deannie: I know but we put it on the calender so that members can plan their trips....
Seventies Soulchild: everyone has their own unique strengths daviss. :}
deannie: Hi Angela how are you
AYWalton: what are you making with Adinkra symbols.
daviss: I never knew what mine was lol
Seventies Soulchild: I had a scr@pbook that I ordered some time ago with Adinkra symbols.
AYWalton: that's nice.
Seventies Soulchild: And proverbs as well.
daviss: deannie do you ever go up on your own?
AYWalton: Hmm......I just typed the sentence, I am a s c r a pbooker (put in spaces) and got a message that I used an inappropriate word.
Seventies Soulchild: yes me too.. which is why I'm using the @ sign
AYWalton: I intentionally put in the spaces in the word s c rapbooker
daviss: lol I am a scrapbooker
Seventies Soulchild: see daviss gets to cuss and we don't... lol
AYWalton: I wonder what the bad word was....
deannie: no...I can but I have not...I do not have a car...but I can that the bus up there...because it stop across the street from the hotel....
daviss: Mariah made me do it lol
AYWalton: oh maybe s c rap
Seventies Soulchild: yes Smh @ blaming Mariah for everything!
AYWalton: wow the word with the s and the wor without the s are both bad words on the system. lol
daviss: mabe because I am the elder in the room lol
Seventies Soulchild: yep! lol
AYWalton: so how did you get to do that, daviss?
Seventies Soulchild: exactly!
daviss: watch it seventies!
AYWalton: hey Miss Selma!!!
Seventies Soulchild: You said it daviss, not me.. I was just co-signing... Lol
daviss: Hello Selma!
Seventies Soulchild: Hello Selma
deannie: I will be going to Springfield, Il state archives on a regular bases...they have a lot of things to look up a it cheap for me to go there....
Selma: good evening folks..yes I am still awake..but just barely
deannie: Hi Selma
Seventies Soulchild: I hear you Selma...
daviss: How far is it from you deannie, and have you ever been?
deannie: Ft Wayne is about 4 hours....Springfield,Il is about 5 hours
jhonora: Evening daviss, deannie, Selma! Hey AYWalton!
daviss: hi jhonora
deannie: H Jhonora
Selma: Evening jhonara..
AYWalton: hey hey hey, it's honoray!!!!
Selma: Is that a bad word Daviss rapbook
AYWalton: but daviss can type it.
AYWalton: I can't either.
daviss: I guess I am aged or Mariah is making me cuss Selma
AYWalton: lol, yep Mariah might be in the room.
Seventies Soulchild: ok just checking... lol
AYWalton: You need to get those ghost hunting guys on the travel chanel to chase down Mariah for you. lol
daviss: deannie does it take a long time to pull the files you need at the archives
deannie: In Springfield, Il no....I went there when we to the conference last year....I located a death certificate for a cousin mother-in-law that gives me his wife new name after he died....
AYWalton: oh the documentary Banished that Charles Brown mentioned on Bernice's show is on youtube. The full documentary.
daviss: I did not know the archives had DC's. I wonder if FT Worth has some
Selma: I forgot to listen on Thursday...I need reminders..
deannie: The first couple of copies are free...and the others are only a dollar....cheat...if I have to go to the City Hall here they a $15.00 I can take the train....
daviss: oh really AYWalton, I must see it Can you take in a camera deannie?
AYWalton: It is good.
deannie: I say it it at our meeting about 2 years ago...I enjoyed it
daviss: The radio blog was good Selma
AYWalton: daviss, I doubt it about the Ft. Worth Archives---unless it is contained in another file I would think. deannie which Archives was this? Illinois State Archives?
AYWalton: ok that makes sense. Many state archives do have death records.
deannie: Yes...Illinois State Archives
AYWalton: the MD archives---known as the MD Hall of Records had reels of death records. but not the national Archives nor its branches.
daviss: ok so FT Worth would be national then
deannie: I did not know I had family in Chicago in 1930, but I located him here.....
AYWalton: yes, the capital of TX is Austin, and they may have some there. the Archives in Ft. Worth is a Federal repository.
deannie: I lives 20 minutes from the National Archives in Chicago
AYWalton: I have done research at the Ft.Worth branch. I need to go back again.
daviss: wow thats close deannie
AYWalton: they have records from Indian Territory and many of the old tribal courts.
deannie: I know....
AYWalton: Howdy khathu!
Khathu: Good evening everyone
Selma: Evening Khathu
daviss: hello Khathu!!
jhonora: Hey Khathu
daviss: They should also have everything Texas then right AYW
AYWalton: howdy HistoryBuff
daviss: Hello HistoryBuff!!
Seventies Soulchild: Hey what happened. I stepped away for a moment and now there are twice as many people in chat! lol
jhonora: Hello HistoryBuff
AYWalton: the state archives in Austin, does have a lot of TX stuff--and all of it TX! lol all for you, SoulChile! lol
Seventies Soulchild: Hi HistoryBuff, jhonora, Khathu
HistoryBuff: Hey Khathu, AYWalton, Daviss, Deannie, Selma, Jhonora and Seventies.
AYWalton: what's new with you, khathu?
deannie: Hi historybuff
Khathu: Nothing much outside of working on history of Lorenzo Williams
HistoryBuff: Deannie have you had a chance to research at the NA location in Chicago?
AYWalton: well that's ok.
Seventies Soulchild: You know I checked with my local National Archives repository, and they didn't have RG105
HistoryBuff: How is your research working out, Khathu?
Selma: can they order for you seventies?
Seventies Soulchild: They only carry docs relevant to the Northeast
Selma: Oh OK..
Seventies Soulchild: No So it looks like I will be heading down to D.C. again soon.
Selma: Well since many of those FB AGents were from the North..there is a connection
deannie: I go all the time...but I have just learned about my family that was here in chicago around 1930....I thought they came here in the early 50's
AYWalton: Oh Soulchile you mean the one in NYC?
Seventies Soulchild: yes
Khathu: it is going slow
HistoryBuff: Ah good hunting, Deannie. Which repositiory are considering next?
AYWalton: well....uh...........ahem..........that's because our group has them SoulChile.
Selma: Ummmm LOL
Seventies Soulchild: WHAT??!! lol
deannie: Military record for Chicago.....
AYWalton: see when they moved, they gave up lots of microfilm and put out a notice that they were giving away microfilm to any non-profit organization that wanted microfilm.
Seventies Soulchild: get out! wow
AYWalton: they had a massive list, and I immediately sent an email on behalf of the Louis Diggs African American Cultural Resource Center---a new group here in MD. we were the first and we requested 732 reels of microfilm.
HistoryBuff: If I may ask, which type of military record, Deannie?
AYWalton: We got 625....so most of the states we got.
daviss: thats wonderful AYWalton!
AYWalton: and we hope by spring of this year they will be available to be used by researchers.
jhonora: thats great AY!
AYWalton: there were many more record groups they were putting up.
HistoryBuff: Great to learn that, AY!
AYWalton: also they expect that many of the states will be digitized within the next 2-3 years, so they decided to give it away to a non-profit group.
HistoryBuff: Deannie are you able to use the HQ Chicago Public Library-Harold Washington Branch?
deannie: Regisition.....I have just the internet....but I have not anything
AYWalton: we sent them our 501 (c) 3 number and a few months later 10 boxes of microfilm arrived.
Seventies Soulchild: Well I'm coming down to your spot AYWalton... :}
deannie: what is HQ
AYWalton: we are the only entity in the state of MD that has almost a full set. only 2-3 states were missing---but that's ok. we got the states I need! lol and more
Seventies Soulchild: lol
Selma: and thats what really counted right AY.. LOL
daviss: lol I wonder what states are missing
HistoryBuff: I had just recently heard the Louis Diggs Cultural Center. Where in MD is it located, AY?
AYWalton: uh....yeah!!!!!!!! where right now it is in name only-----we have been given a building, but it has to be restored. it is the old Pest House, a home for those with Incurable Diseases.
jhonora: The center will be a library system branch or owned entirely by a group?
AYWalton: It was built in the 1800s by former slaves. and was used till the mid 20th century. the center will be a part of the Baltimore County Historical Society and it rests on their grounds. it is structurally sound, but needs to be completey refurbished.
Selma: Are you having a ceremony when it is opened..let me know I would like to come
daviss: isn't that something.. Well Congrats to you guys
jhonora: How many sites/properties does the County Society have?
AYWalton: the historical society gave the building to Mr. Diggs in his name for all of the work that he did to document black communities in Baltimore County.
HistoryBuff: Me too, ay.
AYWalton: the society itself sits on several hundred acres and is beautiful. The pest house sits on their grounds.
Seventies Soulchild: Ok its almost my bedtime.. lol see y'all tomorrow.
jhonora: That is awesome!
AYWalton: there will proabably be a ceremony for sure when it opens. I shall let you know, Selma!
Selma: Is the name Pest a person's name..or was it cause folks with incurable diseases considered Pest
AYWalton: we are awaiting a preservation grant.
daviss: hello gsft1
AYWalton: Not sure---I think the latter, Selma.
jhonora: Will the renovations equip the building for archival storage as well as research?
daviss: oops I mean gsft!
AYWalton: here is a photo of the building:
HistoryBuff: Hey gsft .
daviss: Welcome, Is this your first time here gsft?
Selma: Good evening gsft
gsft: In the chat room? yes
daviss: oops AYWalton got bumped
deannie: Hi gsft
AYWalton: back! I hope the link worked.
gsft: I'm from nyc
daviss: wb AYWalton
AYWalton: If you google Pest House, Baltimore, you will see more images of the structure.
Selma: yes it worked.. NICE
deannie: Big Apple
daviss: NYC and isn't that where seventies is
HistoryBuff: It worked for me, AY.
Selma: What state and counties are you researching gsft?
AYWalton: the Historical Society itself is located in a similar structure only larger, and it was known as the Alms House.
daviss: Where is your research gfst It sure is taking you a long time to say Texas gfst lol
deannie: Chicago here
AYWalton: howdy bearnut2
gsft: Alabama - Etowah and Greene County, Georgia - Floyd and Richmond, various counties and Virginia, Orangeburg County in SC
deannie: HI bearnut2
jhonora: Hello bearnut2
daviss: Hi bearnut2!!
jhonora: What family names from Alabama, gsft?
bearnut2: Hi AYWalton gsft deannie jhonora daviss HistoryBuff Khathu and Selma
HistoryBuff: Hey Bearnut2
Selma: Who are you researching in Floyd and Richmond..is that Richmond the city or the County? evening bearnut2
daviss: thats an odd name Ishman..
AYWalton: it is a unique name for sure. have you begun to document the family gsft?
Selma: Good evening vkn
vkn: howdy all y'all
gsft: In Floyd Georgia I'm researching Mostella or Marställer
bearnut2: were your ears burning today AYW? Charles and I were talking about you--all good of course
gsft: Augusta Georgia also
vkn: also Isom daviss
daviss: wow thats another name that is unusual I have heard of Isom as a first name
vkn: gsft do you also do Bartow
AYWalton: oh gracious, bearnut2! glad ot know it was good, though.
HistoryBuff: Perhaps as in Isom Dart, an A-Am gunslinger, Davis?
gsft: Ishman is mostly from PA. Trying to see if they were free in Ohio. They lived in Greene County near Mcalpines and other big slave owners.
AYWalton: is that why my hair is singed around the edges? lol
bearnut2: lol lol lol
Selma: Oh I thought you meant Floyd and Richmond counties in VA..
vkn: lol @ AYW
AYWalton: Isom was quite common out west
bearnut2: good one !I'll have to remember that.
AYWalton: Isom and Isam
daviss: yes HistoryBuff him too
gsft: I do have a lot of family from Richmond, The Southalls
AYWalton: bearnut2 did you get to hear Charles on Bernice Bennett's show the other night? by the way the documentary Banished is online.
jhonora: oh really?
AYWalton: it was really 3 stories in 1. yes jhonora, let me find the link again.
HistoryBuff: I learned years ago, there is a relation on my father's maternal side who is named Isom Herron.
gsft: bartow? no.
vkn: great to get the link
bearnut2: I listened to the recorded version yesterday--can't listen live. We saw Banished last Saturday at the History Museum. It was part of their film series--VERY GOOD!!!
gsft: Banished is an excellent Doc.
AYWalton: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2CvdEAM2cs it was well done.
vkn: gsft Cartersville
Selma: Folks time for me to bid you all Good Night..
bearnut2: yes it is! We cracked up when the lady stumbled around for 2 minutes trying to figure out what to call "us"---ridiculous!
AYWalton: that was amazing for so many reasons.
daviss: So gsft you have searched past 1870
AYWalton: and the guy who oversaw the sale of much of the land in GA---amazing!
bearnut2: thanks for the link!
AYWalton: and he was head of the committee to discuss the issue of land. Puleeze!
bearnut2: yeah---I wanted to slap him silly!
deannie: I have to run,,,,gsft come back again,,,,the people in this site are great and know a lot......nice to have chat with you........good nite
AYWalton: it was so revealing.
daviss: nite deannie
AYWalton: this should be shown on PBS, frequently.
gsft: Well, I guess. I have almost everyone past 1870. I missing about 4 people.
AYWalton: gsft you mean in your family line or in a specific community?
daviss: are those the one you are thinking may be FPOC's
bearnut2: Charles says they do show it quite a bit (at least here in the St Louis area) and it should show a few times in Feb for Black History Month.
gsft: In my family tree I'm missing 3 of my 2nd great grandparents. The rest I can trace to 1870.
AYWalton: are you now branching into other record sets now like Freed.Bureau, Freedman Savings, Southern Claims, military?
gsft: Some of the Ishmans may have been in Ohio, freed from Virginia.
daviss: lots of Bamer Ishmans
daviss: Vkn did you see my FB page today
gsft: I have some freedmans records from Virginia that I found on familysearch, all from the Southall family in Virginia
vkn: Not as yet daviss
gsft: lots of Ishmans in Alabama, yes
vkn: what will I be looking to see daviss
daviss: Ok, vkn I posted a pic of my bro in law who passed away last night. He lives in Atlanta
vkn: oh dear
daviss: I mentioned because he lives in your neck of the woods
vkn: oh dear so sorry
AYWalton: so very sorry for your loss.
daviss: not sufre yet AYWalton..
gsft: sorry for your loss
daviss: gsft thx I just looked on Family Search. Lots of ishmans lol
vkn: what is name daviss I will look for obit
daviss: Phillip Reid
AYWalton: going to run, folks. Have a good evening.
daviss: nite ay
vkn: niters ayw
daviss: have a good one'
bearnut2: Sorry to hear about your b-i-l cuz'n daviss bye AYWalton
daviss: heyyyy bearnut2 !
bearnut2: you just noticed me? lol
daviss: its a double hi cuz lol
vkn: lol @ bearnut
gsft: I've been doing this 3 years. what about you gyus?
bearnut2: 20 years this year
daviss: sheesh gsft me, I started in 92
bearnut2: just found a new cousin via Ancestry this week!
HistoryBuff: I began in 1997.
bearnut2: we can celebrate our anniversary together daviss!
daviss: Wow bearnut2 thats great
jhonora: I started nine years ago
vkn: gsft where are you located. I have been at it for some 30 years or more
HistoryBuff: Good for you, bearnut2
gsft: I wish I would started earlier. I was inspired by the genealogy TV shows. I'm in NY
bearnut2: thanks! She's my 2nd cousin 1 removed
jhonora: I'm signing off y'all, see you tomorrow!
daviss: my states are texas and texas gsft until I can get out LOL
bearnut2: take care jhonora lol daviss
daviss: How did you find them bearnut2.. Did a leaf fall?
vkn: we are just glad you started gsft
gsft: I've been to Dallas
daviss: thats what they said on TV
bearnut2: I saw that she added a record that I had added and went to check out her tree...
daviss: Do you have any Texas ties gsft or was it just a visit?
bearnut2: I sent her a message and she checked with her mom and confirmed that we are cousins
daviss: awesome bearnut2, thats wonderful what state was that
gsft: My great aunt lives there. She been there since the mid-60s. The last one of that generattion.
daviss: did you interview her gsft? That would be great for you to do
HistoryBuff: Have a good good folks. See you tomrrow. Bye.
bearnut2: was the state question for me daviss?
gsft: I've done genetic testing, but I'm reticent to ask her to take one. I don't know why. I have asked her of a lot questions, but I don't want to make it seem like I'm just using her for info.
daviss: state for you bearnut2
bearnut2: the family is from FL
daviss: who did you use gsft
bearnut2: I'm not sure where she is living now
vkn: History daviss bearnut gsft niters until 2 morry
bearnut2: nite vkn
daviss: did you use 23&me
bearnut2: cool! where did you test gsft?
gsft: 23andme - I've done one, my uncle and my maternal grandma and FTDNA.
daviss: so did bearnut2 and me
bearnut2: daviss' brother matches my dad and grandma-- so we're cousins
bearnut2: I'm A10SCN2 on 23andme
daviss: and I am Vicky M or twosdaviss
gsft: I'm Gnome23
daviss: how cute the name
bearnut2: ahh-I've seen you! it is cute
gsft: lol, yeah I try to get as much info as I can on the forums
bearnut2: me too
daviss: did you also use Dr McDonald
bearnut2: well, guess I'd better get off here. Haven't had dinner yet...take care ya'll
daviss: nite cuz
gsft: good nit
bearnut2: nice to meet you gsft--see you around 23... nite cuz'n daviss see you everywhere! lol
gsft: good night
daviss: Goodnite Ms Calabash where ever you are..