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2012-02-24 SLC conference presents

*LunchBunch

Start: 12:04:02
End: 13:00:29
Chatters: alt, AYWalton, daviss, HistoryBuff, ProfDru, Seventies Soulchild, vicjorob

Seventies Soulchild: hello daviss! well the shoe dropped. A friend of mine, their mother passed a couple days ago.

daviss: hi there! oh my!!! I see we know what that means

Seventies Soulchild: The timing was uncanny.

daviss: I have dreamed that dream

Seventies Soulchild: It means different things for different people.

daviss: mine means the same as yours

Seventies Soulchild: hello HistoryBuff

HistoryBuff: Hey Daviss and Seventies. How goes it?

daviss: Hi HistoryBuff!!

Seventies Soulchild: Going ok. How are you?

daviss: brb

HistoryBuff: I'm good. Hey Alt.

alt: hello ladies,,, daviss, HistoryBuff & Seventies Soulchild.. y'a;; doin galright today?

Seventies Soulchild: hel alt lol hello sick. but I'll be ok in a couple of days. taking vitamin c and airborne

alt: weekend coing up... now work ususally helps LOL

Seventies Soulchild: I'm going to also have break out my neti pot

alt: oh my, you are serious, huh Seventies Soulchild?

HistoryBuff: I was reading the "African American DNA Research Forum", Alt. It's gotten confusing for me. Wishing you a speedy recovery with that cold, Seventies. Just got over one myself-Tues.

Seventies Soulchild: absolutely. I have my BHM speech on Sunday and I need t obe able to talk without sneezing or coughing or having to blow my nose.

alt: me too HistoryBuff

Seventies Soulchild: lol also our weatherman predicted a nice mild winter day. We got snow last night and the kids had a 2 hr delay this morning.

alt: this couldn't be pre-speech stress could it Seventies Soulchild?

HistoryBuff: And I'm interested in participating with the DNA research.

Seventies Soulchild: No everyone in the office has been sick. I am barely holding on right now. I should go off somewhere and take a nap. :|

alt: best I can say is to read up on DNA HistoryBuff, don't put too much faith in how some folks are interpreting their results.

Seventies Soulchild: I see that Lisa Lee is absolutely frustrated with her DNA results.

HistoryBuff: Thanks Alt. I'll have to spend some quality time with the topic. That weather changing is impactive, 70s. I also enjoyed Bernice's program last evening. I feel so far behind in my research efforts now. However I am hopeful.

alt: the www.isogg.org is a good place to start HistoryBuff

HistoryBuff: Thank you again. Alt. I appreciate all of the support.

alt: I think Kisa has run into a cleric problem two test on the same person with the same lab shouldn't be that far off. Kisa=Lisa

daviss: ok back

HistoryBuff: Understood.

daviss: Hi alt!!

HistoryBuff: wb Daviss

alt: and 8 years of the science has evloved that much on the basic 8 marker test for haplofgroup.

daviss: tele ringing off the hook lol

Seventies Soulchild: I agree. But considering where her family is from, she may not have the south korean connection, but a Native connection. What do you think alt?

alt: wow, my spelling/typing is atrocious today LOL

Seventies Soulchild: lol daviss.

daviss: me thinks she should test with FTDNA lol not the African one lol

alt: I think she has and also other testing agencies from her last posting on AfriGeneas.

AYWalton: Good afternoon, all.

Seventies Soulchild: ah ok so you also have MGM in the family?

AYWalton: Howdy alt, daviss, HistoryBuff, SoulChile

Seventies Soulchild: hello AYWalton.

HistoryBuff: Hey AYWalton. Happy Friday to you.

daviss: Hi AYWalton!!

alt: Hi AYWalton, how ya doing?

Seventies Soulchild: I see that Wlkinson Co. MS museum and historical society has finally updated their information! Excited!

alt: Mgm ?? who??

Seventies Soulchild: Multi-generational mixed

alt: oh, okay....

Seventies Soulchild: Their information mostly concentrates still on whites in the county. Frustrating.

HistoryBuff: BRB

AYWalton: us old folks don't understand the abbreviations

Seventies Soulchild: they're not abbreviations acronyms.. lol

AYWalton: lol

alt: never seen or heard MGM used before....

AYWalton: well I think of the movies when I see MGM you know the movies with the Lion.

Seventies Soulchild: Not a problem, its something I saw on one of those multiracial forums

alt: in the context of DNA

Seventies Soulchild: lol

AYWalton: don't forget to watch WDYTYA tonight. .we will have a chat

Seventies Soulchild: On it! I've been sharing it with Blair fans :}

alt: Alva "ain't" joking in her DNA quest LOL

daviss: all that can't be learned in a day alt lol

vicjorob: Hi everyone

Seventies Soulchild: She's still on the case, huh? :}

daviss: Hi vicjorob!!

Seventies Soulchild: Hello vicjorob

alt: hi vicjorob.. how are ya?

vicjorob: Finally got a break here at work to check in with you all

HistoryBuff: I'm black. Hey Vicjorob, how goes it? Hectic friday, eh?

alt: glad you can join us vicjorob

AYWalton: hello there, vicjorob

vicjorob: I'm doing fine HistoryBuff . Yes a bit hectic but not as bad as the rest of this week though.

Seventies Soulchild: last night before I joined Bernice's show on blogtalk, freeaainnc had a good online chat about what to find at state libraries. Very insightful

HistoryBuff: I heard that.

vicjorob: I'm even happier now that I got word that I will be presenting at the Black Genealogy Summit in SLC this October

AYWalton: was that on G-Wise, SoulChile?

Seventies Soulchild: yes

AYWalton: GenealogyWise

alt: wonderful vicjorob

AYWalton: yes, I got the word last night, as well.

Seventies Soulchild: NICE vicjorob!

AYWalton: Am quite excited!

daviss: Oh the results are out now vicjorob! great

vicjorob: AYWalton -- wonderful! Glad to know I will see a few old friends there.

daviss: Congrats to both of you

AYWalton: yes it will be great! I have two presentations that I will give.

vicjorob: I'm even more excited because I will be able to visit my family while I'm there

HistoryBuff: Very nice Vicjorob :)

daviss: what are the topics AY and vicjo??

alt: did y'all get individual announcements, or did they present the entire lineup?

AYWalton: I got a personal email, alt. I had to respond that I accept their offer. after they get confirmations, then I am sure that they will post the announcements.

alt: okay, perhaps the whole listing of presenters & topics will be posted in the near future.

HistoryBuff: I concure with Daviss on the congratulations.

AYWalton: thank you both, daviss and HistoryBuff

vicjorob: My topic is: How to Know What to Ask When I DOn't Know Enough to Ask. Its shows how asking key questions can help build your ancestor's profile, which can lead to finding records for the ancestor.

AYWalton: my topics are 1) Black Benevolent Societies and their Impact on the Black Community--From the Mosaic Templars to the Royal Circle of Friends

HistoryBuff: YW

alt: that'a sounds like an excellent presentation vicjorob, not too often considered.

vicjorob: AYWalton -- oooh, love that one!

AYWalton: 2) Researching Blended Families--African-Native American Genealogy

HistoryBuff: Great topics, Angela.

AYWalton: thanks, HistoryBuff

vicjorob: AYWalton -- I hope we are not speaking at the same time as I want to sit in on your blended families one. Thanks, alt

AYWalton: I know I hope we won't have a schedule conflict as well.

HistoryBuff: YW. I hear ya, Vicjorob. Don't want to miss anything.

daviss: Ok so now that that is settled, I will buy a piggybank and start saving for Oct

alt: or pull out that 'old sock' with all of da cash daviss LOL

AYWalton: oh yes, we all need to stuff our piggy banks.

HistoryBuff: Good move, Daviss. You know how it is.

daviss: lol lol alt

AYWalton: or reach under that mattress.

daviss: or the Red Fox stockings lol

vicjorob: Luckily for me, I only have to worry about air fare as I will be mooching off my family for food and local transportation

HistoryBuff: Get those big bills out of the way.

alt: that too AYWalton, I'm sure daviss has 'hidden assets' LOL

daviss: Ha!

alt: jeez, gas=has

AYWalton: that's good to know, alt, I have to hang around her, then. maybe she will throw some coins my way.

daviss: thats what you get alt lol If I have to turn in one of my gold bars I will :o

Seventies Soulchild: going to take a nap. See y'all tomorrow!

AYWalton: lol then I know I will hang around you.

Seventies Soulchild: I mean tonight.. lol

vicjorob: Seventies Soulchild -- nap well.

AYWalton: especially at meal time. lol

HistoryBuff: Cya Seventies

alt: get well Seventies Soulchild

daviss: seventies drink some toddy

AYWalton: we will have to have an AfriGeneas meet up and a bloggers meet up while there.

vicjorob: AYW- love the idea

AYWalton: I will try to get there at least two days earlier---one for travel and the other day to spend entirely at the Family History Center..

alt: the AfriGeneas photo at the IBGS from 2009 is a keeper AYWalton and still one of my favorites

AYWalton: that was a great time!!! anytime I run into other researchers is a great time!

daviss: Are you and Anita going alt?

alt: yep, Ft, Wayne in 2009 was unforgettable... I had never seen that many AA researcher at one event before then.

vicjorob: AYW-don't forget they have some events on Wednesday for early bird arrivals

AYWalton: oh yes, I look forward to as many as possible.

alt: I doubt it daviss

daviss: ok alt

AYWalton: I was in Salt Lake in 2006 and that was wonderful.

daviss: I wonder how the weather is in Oct

AYWalton: ProfDru is in da house!

HistoryBuff: Hey ProfDru.

alt: hello ProfDru...have you 'landed' yet? LOL

ProfDru: hello gang

daviss: hello ProfDru

ProfDru: not quite alt, lol

HistoryBuff: It's good to be on Cloud 9 sometimes isn't it, ProfDru?

alt: well congratualtions on the success of your program ... KUDOS to DRU !!!!!!

ProfDru: just posted a video from program on my blog, Hat With an Attitude, www.findyourfolks.blogspot.com

HistoryBuff: Well deserved congratulations are in order I'm sure. :}

AYWalton: I like that hat with an attitude, ProfDru. Just watched it!

ProfDru: thanks everyone

alt: and ProfDru ...thanks for the thanks on the hat photos, my pleasure.

HistoryBuff: Very good display of photos you have there, ProfDru.

daviss: hmmmmm I just did a mapquest... 700 miles to SLC driving

AYWalton: And so glad that your program was successful! So will this become an annual tradition?

alt: an overnight drive, huh daviss?

ProfDru: angela, I'm hoping it will be an annual tradition. I meet with a local county next week to discuss doing the program there in June.

daviss: seems like it alt...

vicjorob: daviss -- Weather in Oct in SLC is gorgeous! Utah has dry heat and could be in the middle of an Indian Summer. Or it could be a typical fall day. Bring a light jacket, wear long sleeves, and dress in layers that can be shed at will.

daviss: thx vicjorob

HistoryBuff: Sounds like good advice, Vicjorob.

alt: I can't do more than 350-400 miles in a day anymore daviss ....takes me 2 days going to NJ to visit my son and that's only about 650.

AYWalton: well 650 miles is a long trip. even 100 miles is long to me. I was at SLC when AAHGS was there in 2006. It was truly beautiful.

daviss: gotta take your time alt.. thats what I do even when I go to Moreno Valley Ca

AYWalton: I look forward to going back.

alt: me too anymore... Ft. Wayne or Cleveland is about my speed at this point in time.

vicjorob: alt -- I've driven from SLC to DC several times. It's about 20 hours of straight driving to Des Moines, which is the halfway point. I can empathize with you about the 350 mile daily max though.

AYWalton: wow vicjorob, that is amazing. I wish I had the stamina for a long road trip like that.

vicjorob: I was young then. No more. alt- so why the drive? Do you not fly? How about the bus then?

AYWalton: lol I hear ya.

daviss: ProfDru are you going to SLC?

AYWalton: I don't have the nerve to undertake such a long trip like that. I would love to try the train though. With a travel companion that could be a fun trip.

HistoryBuff: Or Amtrak?

alt: I fly now vicjorob, but with the airport security that's even a hassle.

ProfDru: probably not

HistoryBuff: I hear ya, Angela. I love to travel by Amtrak.

vicjorob: AYWalton -- I love the train too but gong across country you are routed through Chicago which has as long as 12 hour layovers.

AYWalton: oh gracious! That is a bit long, unless you have something to do in Chicago. well I have to run folks. Gotta edit my podcast and upload it.

daviss: bye

HistoryBuff: Unfortunately for others, I love the Chicago layover. I can find things to do during that time.

alt: take care AYWalton

AYWalton: have a great day folks and don't forget the chat tonight.

HistoryBuff: Later, ayw.

AYWalton: and the geneabloggers radio show afterwards---special topic will be African American genealogy.

daviss: sheesh

AYWalton: ProfDru, Tim Pinnick among the guests.

HistoryBuff: If I don't have any problems from my home wifi, I will certainly try. I'm definitely watching the program.

daviss: I will strike out on both well the chat and the radio show

HistoryBuff: Geneabloggers at 10 p.m. EST?

alt: come on daviss, get yur priorities together LOL

HistoryBuff: LOL

daviss: they are lol when they are watching the show and chatting it is not on here lol

alt: otay

daviss: and when the blog is on the show will be on

alt: oops

daviss: I cant contribute in chat cause I cant see what they see lol

HistoryBuff: I understand, Daviss.

alt: okay, one of life's little challenges I guess

daviss: I know alt...

alt: my problem is staying awake after 9:00 PM

HistoryBuff: Are you an early riser, Alt?

alt: very early HistoryBuff

HistoryBuff: I see.

daviss: I think I will head out now.. short run ahead lol


18 Dec 2002 :: 1 Feb 2009
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