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2012-03-07 Black Genealogists, Where?


Start: 12:06:24
End: 12:58:45
Chatters: alt, Daviss, fierybug08, frances stephens, HistoryBuff, Seventies Soulchild

Seventies Soulchild: Good afternoon frances stephens

alt: hello frances stephens & Seventies Soulchild

Seventies Soulchild: hello alt. How are you doing this afternoon?

alt: doing fine Seventies Soulchild, and how about you?

Seventies Soulchild: doing good. Another system outage.. lol

alt: Oops,

Seventies Soulchild: Oh and I had to effectively tell an indvidual face to face that he wasn't getting into our school. That sucked.

alt: I'll bet that did....

Seventies Soulchild: He wasn't on his game basically, missed the file completion deadline. Oh well. My twins are fine and in a month they will be 16... OH GOD I"M GETTING OLD! LOL

alt: well rules are rules & deadlines are deadlines. well if you aren't teenage boys will help to aid the aging process LOL LOL LOL

Seventies Soulchild: I know I have several grays popping up... I'm too young for this! lol lol lol

frances stephens: Hello everyone, I stepped away for a brief moment. Looking for a relative, I think.

Seventies Soulchild: Ok who are you looking for and where?

alt: well, as they say " you knew the job was dangerous when you took it"... but I'm sure you can handle it..... and them :)

frances stephens: The only thing I know thus far, She is a Great Granddaughter of my Grt Grandmothers niece. how is that for complicating things just a bit.

alt: Hi daviss.. how goes it today?

Seventies Soulchild: Daviss! *muah* how are you?

alt: Hi HistoryBuff

Seventies Soulchild: Hi HistoryBuff!

HistoryBuff: Hey Alt, Daviss, Frances Stephens and Seventies!

Seventies Soulchild: yep thanks alt! :} Just a tad bit frances stephens. :}

alt: How did/have you tracked this relative frances stephens?

frances stephens: She has requested friendship on FB, and I think she has a Family Tree on Ancestry. But she does not know any of her direct cousins on her tree or any relatives associated with her tree.

Seventies Soulchild: You should e-mail her or message her via facebook frances stephens before you accept her friendship. See if you can sync up the trees and some family history.

alt: that could be trouble frances stephens .... FB & Ancestry with no, or very little research background can become a headache.... been there & done that.

HistoryBuff: Yes, that's a good idea so they will learn about what they're getting into.

Seventies Soulchild: Daviss?? Very true alt. I think we all have stories about this.

frances stephens: I am tracking her now. I did ask her to email me with some specific information. I think she is following every tree leaf that pops up on her name list via Ancestry. I tried to messager her on FB, she has that locked. so I messaged her on Ancestry. She reponds to that. I am at the wait and see point now.

alt: proceed with caution frances stephens

Seventies Soulchild: ok good. You know people take this Ancestry pop up thing too d@mn serious.

HistoryBuff: I concur with Alt on the cautions, Frances Stephens.

Seventies Soulchild: LOL I was restricted from using the 'other' word.

HistoryBuff: wb Daviss

Seventies Soulchild: Ok now Daviss, what's going on with your computer? WB

Daviss: trying this again, hello folks!

frances stephens: From what she has on her tree, I would say that she is a relative but no one has ever heard of her. Her Grandmother is on my tree. Hello Davis.

HistoryBuff: You know you can block specific information for display on Ancestry.

alt: anymore, once I find that a person is not 'serious' about genealogy and is doing just the FB & Ancestry thing I 'politely' try to drop them.

HistoryBuff: Is your network dropping out, Daviss?

frances stephens: Actually at one time my Tree was public, decided it would better if I changed that status to private. Works out much better for me.

Daviss: not sure whats going on..My landline is also messing up

Seventies Soulchild: :| to that Daviss.

alt: hello fierybug08

Seventies Soulchild: Hey fierybug08

Daviss: I know lol

HistoryBuff: Sorry that's happening to you, Daviss. Hey Fierybug08.

Daviss: hi there fierybug08

fierybug08: hello everyone *virtual waves* toSeventies Soulchild alt HistoryBuff Daviss Frances stephens

frances stephens: Hello Fierybugo8.

fierybug08: eating my veggies frances stephens I haven't forgotten about your question concerning Grundys

Seventies Soulchild: I'm so trying to get the ham sammich out of here to D.C. but it just seems like a bloc comes up every time I try to make arrangements.

HistoryBuff: Go for you, Fieryvbug08. I had blueberries and yogurt. LOL

Seventies Soulchild: Grundys in Arkansas fierybug08?

HistoryBuff: I love how you say that, Seventies :}

alt: this social networking thing is a double edge sword.... I often long for the 'old days' when some research was done BEFORE you tried to contact possible relatives.

Seventies Soulchild: I'm a NYer, but grew up around almost all very country, very southern black people. lol

HistoryBuff: That is my preference also, Alt.

fierybug08: oh...yep...My Grundys are in Miller county, AR but also in Texas (Cass/Linden) county

frances stephens: Fierybug, LOL, I don't remember my question re: Grundys. You may have to refresh my short memory.

Seventies Soulchild: Ok I know a Grundy from AR who was a renter of my aunts apt bldg. Her father was white.

fierybug08: I think you were trying to see how they migrated to or from TN

alt: then we're 'old school', huh HistoryBuff? LOL

Seventies Soulchild: She was one of those cotton patch babies... if you know what I mean.

HistoryBuff: That's right, Alt. Trust and verify. LOL

frances stephens: I prefer the old way as well. @Fierybug, I am not researching TN. Must have been someone else.

fierybug08: hmm...well my 2X grandfather was considered mulatto. I first found him in the 1910 census with his grandfather bad frances stephens

HistoryBuff: Isn't that amazing to see, Fierybug08? I love those documents.

Seventies Soulchild: ok. I'm just saying as per our discussion in Dec. that may be an option to look into regarding your family. brb gonna head up the lunch

fierybug08: yep HistoryBuff I am so excited. It also shows that my 2X was born in OK, but that's where I have to start looking...I wish I had time to actually 'go there'. I would love to search the local records hey alt...I miss 'old school' times too. The other day...I caught wind of some joker

alt: take a 'virtual trip' to OK fierybug08 .... earch out the records on the 'Net LOL

fierybug08: oops...some joker was talking all loud on his cell phone. Describing how he was misbehavin

Daviss: forgive me, puter still acting up

HistoryBuff: That's wonderful, Fierybug08. I appreciated seeing how the information continues to link to other leads. Check the FHL databases. You may have some luck there or go to the FHL in Kensington, MD.

fierybug08: not the same alt.

alt: you're forgiven daviss, but not your computer LOL

fierybug08: HistoryBuff when is Kensington having their annual genealogy fair?

Daviss: I will probably be bumped again

fierybug08: nooo Davis lol talk *sweet* to the computer now. daviss

HistoryBuff: In May, Fierybug. Let me get the specifics.

alt: old song fierybug08, but it will do "Until the real thing comes along" .... re: virtual tour LOL

fierybug08: lol. I have the opportunity to work remotely (i.e. virtually) for the Univ of Houston's digital collections. I am wondering if I should do it.

alt: go fo it!!!!

Seventies Soulchild: You should! I think Daviss has flatlined on us.

alt: and when you do get ther in person you will be able to 'separate the wheat from the chaff" as it relates to the local records. Therby saving a lot of time.

HistoryBuff: Hey Fiery, the Washington Family History Day Conference is on May 5th this year.

fierybug08:'s comes quickly huh

HistoryBuff: Daviss, you there? Indeed it does, Fiery. The year flew when you were having fun, eh Fierybug08?

Seventies Soulchild: so are you going otthe Family History Day Conference HistoryBuff? otthe = to the

HistoryBuff: I plan to.

alt: tell us about the Fam Hist Day conf.... speakers, workshops, vendors, etc.

Seventies Soulchild: Yes please do.. I am close enough that I may be able to attend

HistoryBuff: wb Daviss

alt: wb Daviss

Seventies Soulchild: time to call the service provider Daviss.

fierybug08: I found it

HistoryBuff: There was plenary presentation and the rest of the day was filled with more specific workshops throughout the building.

Daviss: thx not sure about this connect so I will sit here until I get bumped again Grrrrrr

alt: okay thanks fierybug08 .. saved the link...

fierybug08: I'm about to sign up now. 192 seats left

Seventies Soulchild: DearMyrtle is speaking, huh?

Daviss: dang it, reading back fierybug what is that Houston Digital ting you mentioned

HistoryBuff: Last year a representative from the Library of Congress spoke first.

alt: saved it to see who the speakers/presenters are other than the keynoter DearMyrtle that's the weekend before the NGS conf in Cincinnati, OH.

fierybug08: yep @ HistoryBuff. I liked his presentation

HistoryBuff: Yes, I have yet to fully explore their website and location

fierybug08: @ Daviss it's an internship opportunity since I am a graduate student. I have considered doing archives, but do not have practical training. The internship would give me some experience and meet new people

HistoryBuff: Indeed it would. I'm going to have to leave now. The cell phone talkers are getting too loud in the lounge. Cya later.

Seventies Soulchild: later HistoryBuff

fierybug08: has anyone viewed the 2011 aaghsc guide?

alt: later HistoryBuff

fierybug08: see ya

Seventies Soulchild: no is a link on their main page?

alt: not me fierybug08 ,,do you mean 2011 or 2012?

frances stephens: I am signing out as well. Must find a Hotel in Augusta for a conference in Edgefield, SC in September.

alt: good luck frances stephens

fierybug08: AAHGS- Chicago branch, I found the website advertising the 2011 book for $65 for non-members and $55 for members.

frances stephens: Thank you from the looks of things I will need it.

Seventies Soulchild: ok geez What is going on?

fierybug08: i think they were advertising at the conference. I would like to purchase a copy, but want to know if its worth the money to spend on the book

alt: Seventies Soulchild, are you following the "where are the black genealogists" thread on FB?

Seventies Soulchild: Not anymore alt. I can only take so much of that. lol Anything new with the conversation?

fierybug08: I read the beginning threads of the topic.

alt: just started today didn't it? omg, where have I been? LOL

fierybug08:'s alright alt. :)

Seventies Soulchild: Is this on VKNs page?

alt: the AfriGeneas page ???

Seventies Soulchild: I'm logged in FB now. OH okay I'll go check it out. This I hadn't read then.

alt: I added my 2 cents about an hour ago

Seventies Soulchild: nada alt. AfriGeneas ~ African Ancestored Genealogy is the FB page.

alt: I guess Seventies Soulchild

Seventies Soulchild: Ok its on VKN's FB page 22 comments... lol You're confusing me alt. :}

fierybug08: Man....I got a staff meeting. I'll check FB Afrigeneas when I get back. See ya guys later

alt: that's because I'm confused LOL

Seventies Soulchild: lol Let me finish eating this over peppered red beans and rice... food companies confuse well seasoned with hot and spicy! smh Next week we're going to have a topic. I need some genealogical help! :} I'm already planning for my next adventure to MS.

alt: okay.I'll let you finish lunch .. okay

Seventies Soulchild: Talk to you tomorrow. And watch find our missing tonight at 9 pm est on tv one

alt: okay, later

Seventies Soulchild: bye

18 Dec 2002 :: 1 Feb 2009
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