2012-03-25 FYRTS [many tech issues]
Family Griot: evpace you can join us in SatNite chat. We are improvising tonight. Daviss! we are in Sat Nite chat
Daviss: hi lottie and evpace head over to Sat night c hat room
Family Griot: Hi lottie evapce Daviss
Daviss: where arfe you all Family are
Selma: Jeez I didn't know it was 2 hours long
Family Griot: In the Chat Lobby
Daviss: two sessions
Family Griot: Me either.
lottie: howdy i was in fyf room
Selma: Lets just stay here...
Daviss: I will see where the others are
Family Griot: I think that's a good idea
lottie: it was a good show came on at 8 here
Family Griot: well its on again here. Newark is a mess.... and here he comes with the save a knee-grow. Anyways. Anyone other than Selma watching part II
Daviss: dang sorry folks for going in and out. I was trying to catch Rod Samuels
Family Griot: problems Daviss? oh okay
Daviss: He was trying to come in
Family Griot: lol at John Lewis...
evpace: Griot, don't get me started; Immhad an encounter with him a couple of months ago. MY MY!
Daviss: since I am not watching, explain comment
evpace: The double m is for maaaaaad!
Family Griot: Oh he was talking about how he wanted to be a preacher, and his first congregation were the chickens on the farm.. lol
lottie: i saw him in the 2nd room
Family Griot: ok Daviss, can I make a suggestion? We should have the room open for about 3 hours each sunday
Daviss: well truth be told I know that story well Family lol suggestion taken lol I dont think that peeps were aware there were two parts to show
Selma: Just spoke to Angela..they don't have the second episode in Baltimore
Family Griot: At least until the series ends. Oh here we go... MGMs... so sad. Don't think this will end well. . .
Selma: notice the (c)
Family Griot: yep. noted Wonder if there were any ties to Jerome Bettis' story.
Daviss: Lottie where are your roots?
lottie: lol same as vkn
Daviss: oh ok lol lol
Family Griot: ok hey vkn lol
Daviss: Thats strange the broke it up in Maryland (the show)
lottie: john robert lewis
evpace: Angela maybe able to get WETA26 on line, the PBS here.
Family Griot: We have channel 13 WNET NYC... I think that they did this with AA lives here as well.
lottie: harrington park nj
Daviss: peeps complaining on twitter lol
Family Griot: LOL oh well
evpace: Here in DC 6pm was fundraising for WETA. 8 pm that is.
lottie: corey booker
Daviss: wb family griot
lottie: mayor by a lanslide in 2006
Family Griot: Don't know why I was kicked out. :? This is a good piece about Alabama. Now I wonder if he fought in the CW?
lottie: John has 9 sibs
Family Griot: ok wow My dad had 13 siblings. I have MANY first cousins lol My goodness, you all have to watch this next week. Those who can't see it.
Family Griot: Don't be cross with me.. lol lol wb Daviss
Daviss: ty so both sessions are pretty good Family?
Family Griot: yes.
Selma: You aren't watching the first one now Daviss Thats an interesting first name
Family Griot: ah huh
Daviss: no I still have another 30 mins
lottie: Fireman on railroad
Family Griot: lol Cory Booker has a big mama! Love it!
Selma: That waht I was just thing..Big Mama
Family Griot: I don't like to hear stories like what is coming up on the Booker's mother's line Sickens me.
Selma: Did they do DNA
Family Griot: You know there is nothing more sickening to me than these types of situations. We'll see. Oh I guess so Selma
evpace: What did they say about his mother?
Selma: and he gave his DNA?
Daviss: didn't they get dna in the first session
Family Griot: Now how can that be possible if this man is not a direct male to male descendant of this Dr. Brown guy? sigh Yes. I think 23 and Me is sponsoring part of this show.
Daviss: will they give autosomal results
Family Griot: Steven Brown was probably nothing more than a child rapist... sorry big mama had him when she was a teenager. A young teenager.
Daviss: how old was he Family Griot
Family Griot: the father Dr. Brown was about 46 and the great grandmother was a teenaer according to what they said in the show. Corey's grandfather was born in 1916.
Family Griot: See what I'm saying?
Selma: Tobias..paid $400 dollars for the land didn't he, he wasn't given it
Family Griot: What did they say about the lion and the hunter? lol He gave them the land... AFTER they paid for it.
Daviss: lol lol hi keli!
keli1: this one is interesting. lol
Selma: Hey keli...where have you been?
Family Griot: hi keli1 I guess you are watching as well.
keli1: watching the show
Family Griot: ok
Selma: Thats what I meant Family..they didn't GIVE it to them
keli1: I had it booked to tape
Selma: The second episode is not showing in all areas keli
Family Griot: Edmund Pettis Bridge... been over there. Bloody Sunday
lottie: Gates is a good story teller
Selma: It seared into mine
keli1: I remember this being on tv, daddy made us watch it
Family Griot: Interesting piece on Cory Booker. I didn't know that his mother was from Louisiana.
Daviss: I will get it back to back when it comes on here
Selma: and LIttle Rock High School..which I visited at an AAHGS conference
Daviss: I also watched on tv keli1
lottie: There is no one story of slavery
Daviss: true lottie
Family Griot: No there isn't lottie, but the underlying thread is the systemic cruelty and domination of the African descended people. IMO
keli1: this is too much, so true
lottie: It is at least an octogon inside an octogon
Family Griot: OK y'all I have work tomorrow
Daviss: nite Family
Family Griot: I will see you next Sunday evening. Hopefully we will all be on the same page. :}
lottie: ok griot raising money locally
Daviss: post on forum about how many generations from slavery are we
keli1: good show,
evpace: DC has another episode.
Daviss: is that your consensus on both shows keli1?
keli1: another episode, in DC different people evpace
lottie: an excellent and emotionally moving show
evpace: Bradford M and Harry C were in the first episode.
keli1: Vicki I think the second one was better, but both were good, I was a little taken on harry's a bit, skips comments i really didn't like
Daviss: oh ok keli1 thanks for your input
keli1: evpace, there are two espiodes, are you sayingthere are three?
lottie: snazzy looking lady
keli1: vicki, what did you think?
Daviss: I will see it in about 3 minutes back to back I was just here in chat to take people to theie seats lol
evpace: DC time: 9 to 11
Daviss: 7 pm here
keli1: okay, i will be online fb, if you want to chat
Daviss: talk at ya'll later
evpace: Now comes Cory B and John L. NiteAll.
Selma: Am I in the room
Family Griot: Hey the next episode is on now Selma Are you watching?
Selma: I know..I had no idea What room am I in
Family Griot: SatNitechat
Selma: I am seeing Cory Booker and John Lewis Davis..where are you
Family Griot: Daviss went out.
Selma: I don't see the Finding YOur roots room
Family Griot: I think it was only for 8 - 9 everyone is in the chat lobby Selma Daviss???
AYWalton: Hello there bbenn!!!
bbenn: Hi aywalton! I just saw your email message...
AYWalton: the one to the group?
bbenn: Nawlins! - my hometown yes, the one to the group.
AYWalton: ahh here we go. You should enjoy the show tonight since you have New Oreleans roots. well, I decided to address it since we had a larger audience.
bbenn: Yes, I am looking forward to this show.
AYWalton: And so the program begins. greetings Daviss.
bbenn: hi Daviss!
AYWalton: Pull up a chair.
Daviss: hello folks!!
AYWalton: the program begins.
bbenn: Hi Nadasue!
AYWalton: Ah Nadasue I did not see you there!
AYWalton: Ahh this is Branford. I was thinking that this was Wynton. Of course they are brothers, so its all good! Kunhardt---same production company I see.
bbenn: Zulu! That's my hometown!
Daviss: hi Nadasue
AYWalton: lol great!!!
bbenn: Hi keli1
AYWalton: Greetings, keli1
keli1: Good evening all!
AYWalton: Preservation Hall!
Daviss: Hi Keli1
AYWalton: they are in a cool place! Ok, Bbenn---time to plan a heritage tour of New Orleans.
keli1: love NOLA
AYWalton: greegings, SoulChile! He is now looking like his brother Wynton. greetings Yvette!
bbenn: They are in the French Quarters --looks like Preservation Hall.
yportermoore: Hello Angela
Daviss: hi yportermoore!
AYWalton: yes it is Preservation Hall.
bbenn: Hi ypotermoore, 70's:}
AYWalton: What is Delfio doing? Is he recording? great photo!!
Seventies Soulchild: Glad to see some facebook folks here.
AYWalton: Wow---their dad taught Harry!! Interesting! great legacy!
keli1: NOLA is a small tight knit community
yportermoore: Is everyone watching finding roots? Mine comes on in 3 hrs.
AYWalton: that is why we are here.
Nadasue: I read something earlier that HC Jr was disappointed to learn that he didn't have any AA ancestry
AYWalton: Where are you located yportermore?
Family Griot: OK now I may look familiar to everyone! lol
yportermoore: I am in San diego, CA
bbenn: Hi Family Griot!
AYWalton: is that SoulChile in disguise?
Family Griot: who??? lol
yportermoore: I know the Family Griot.
Nadasue: Nah, that's Yvette
AYWalton: No, I mean FamilyGriot.
AYWalton: She looks like SoulChile to me.
yportermoore: Right its Yvette.:)
Family Griot: oh Daviss. . . problems again
AYWalton: he might be....(referring to HC Jr.)
yportermoore: Well, I am going to go. Hope you enjoy the show. Will watch later tonight. Bye for now.
Family Griot: lol no
AYWalton: ok enough of the small talk---on to genealogy.
Daviss: sheesh Family!
AYWalton: hmm............that was not that funny.
keli1: we might not get a bunch of it...
bbenn: Still in the French Quarters!
AYWalton: his joke about New Orleans being full of black people wanting to be black. Hmm...... oh yes, most of it will probably be filmed in the Quarter, it is a great backdrop.
Family Griot: Breaux Bridge.. wow!
bbenn: German ancestors!
Daviss: hi keli1!
bbenn: Breaux Bridge- about 100 miles from New Orleans..
Family Griot: I guess quite a few NO'ers came from Breaux Bridge. I was just talking about this with the lady who's family I researched last week. Her mom was born in Breaux Bridge, but grew up in NO
AYWalton: ahh yes the Quarter! what is the first name of the Breax ancestor? I did not hear it clearly. hmm..........he is making some strange things.
Family Griot: lol you know I think that Dr. Gates has been reading our chat logs! lol
Family Griot: or listening to bbenn's show! lol
AYWalton: Learson, or Glearson
bbenn: maybe solol
AYWalton: or both! ahh that is Learson, I can see. Rheinhart. sounds German.
Family Griot: German.. hhmmm
bbenn: Watch- German connection
Family Griot: German's also went to PR during this time..
bbenn: I told you...lol
Family Griot: PR - Puerto Rico
keli1: I can
AYWalton: PR--as in Puerto Rico, SoulChile? lol
Family Griot: yes..
keli1: darn DNA tells it all
AYWalton: there he goes again.
Family Griot: here we go with that Taino garbage... lol
AYWalton: getting tired of this issue that he has.
Daviss: Hi Selma!!
Family Griot: Hi Selma
Selma: Good evening folks
AYWalton: greetings, Mizz Selma!
bbenn: Hi Selma
keli1: hi Selma
Family Griot: Oh nice free DNA tests! Daviss, are you watching this in your location?
bbenn: 23andme - swab..what about the spitlol
AYWalton: His issue with NA Ancestry is obcessive!!!
Nadasue: Ah, the Natchez... such fun!
keli1: 23 does the spit, familytree is swab
Daviss: Ha Family I am just here seating everyone!
bbenn: They don't want to identify that one drop..
Family Griot: Yes Natchez is GREAT!
Nadasue: I've been toying with the idea of going down next week while on SB, but I prbably own't
bbenn: That's right..ftdna- swap but, he said the testing company is 23andme.
keli1: give the man some black roots
Nadasue: lol probably won't
AYWalton: down to New Orleans Nadasue?
bbenn: All European..
Daviss: thats really wanting to be in the know isn't it Family Griot!
Nadasue: Yeah, I've been trying to find a good package like I had the last two times, but rate are tjust so high now But last time I actually booked it the DAY BEFORE and got a phenomenal deal!
bbenn: I am heading there on a roadtrip and high school reunion...
Nadasue: cool...when,bbenn ?
Nadasue: Great time to go.
AYWalton: that man's accent makes me nervous. Sounds like some of the voices of terror in the south.
bbenn: Since Hurricane Katrina, we have felt a strong need to stay connected to one another...
AYWalton: or maybe it is that confederate flag behind him.
Family Griot: Yes, I undersand that bbenn
AYWalton: uh oh.....southerners will now be mad at HC Jr.
Family Griot: Scared of what? Nervous about what? Anyone an own a gun these days.
Nadasue: And use it Family Griot
Family Griot: exactly Nadasue
AYWalton: no the sound of his voice I don't like. I am not afraid of him personally. I was referring to the old man.
Family Griot: But I betcha cotton and other goods were still getting to the overseas market. sigh...
AYWalton: Hmm........kind of chatty a bit.
Family Griot: :}
keli1: wonder if these guys are related
Daviss: is the show good so far:?
AYWalton: do we really know that he fathered a child with a black woman?
Family Griot: Good question, AYWalton.
AYWalton: I am kind of mixed about it. Greg Isborned. Do you know him bbenn?
bbenn: Hi Greg..
Family Griot: Well Daviss, I would say watch it for yourself.
AYWalton: I know you know N Orleans. Orborn I meant to type.
Family Griot: who is to say that the mother is unknown either.
bbenn: I need to call him..he works at the NEW Orleans Library---
Family Griot: did he say hours and hours? How about weeks and months and years?! lol
AYWalton: wb Daviss
Family Griot: What about his death certificate? or death record?
AYWalton: probably was not required in LA at the time. aha........natural son--meant that they were not married. oh gracious---one of the few---puleeze!
keli1: less than 10%, hmmm
Family Griot: hold on someone is texting me
bbenn: This is not usual for New Orleans with over 10,000 free people of color ...
AYWalton: exactly!!! why is he so amazed.
bbenn: Read Black New Orleans 1860-1880 by John W. BLASSINGAME
Family Griot: ok now I'm trying to figure out becasue so many 'creoles' talk about how their ancestors married, why he didn't marry this woman? Especially since she was free.
keli1: the law probably didn't allow it
AYWalton: but could they marry legally?
bbenn: They had their legal marraiges and the other woman! Very common...
AYWalton: And i was wondering---was there another woman?
Family Griot: Someone told me something like that in the forums... lol
AYWalton: perhaps a wife? Cane River addressed that.
Family Griot: That book was so disturbing.
Nadasue: Ah, Cane River... I LOVED that book!
bbenn: I remembered the signs...
AYWalton: I saw some as well.
Nadasue: It was a good read though Family Griot
bbenn: Bringing back memories!
Family Griot: It was I read it in two days.
AYWalton: play it Branford!
bbenn: My family lived in the Upper Ninth Ward...
Family Griot: Oh here we go, Mississippi :}
AYWalton: glad he knew some of that history.
Selma: Be prepared for what you find..one of my mantras
Family Griot: lol This is interesting. Now just because they had a marriage bond, doesn't mean they got married.
keli1: good lord this is interesting
AYWalton: Good for him. he is not lured into an emotional issue with what Gates is presented. good for him.
Family Griot: Now a new family for him to look into... amazing!
AYWalton: issue. glad the Rattlesnake was not a slave ship! uh oh----here comes the DNA reveal. what company did they use?
Family Griot: 23andme
bbenn: one drop...
Selma: So we are not doing Connicks DNA?
bbenn: Back to the quarters!
AYWalton: glad there was no chance to make fun of the Native issue.
Family Griot: This is every Sunday night?
bbenn: Harry may have one drop
AYWalton: I suppose not.
Nadasue: Goodnight all.
Family Griot: Ok Corey Booker is an American hero? uh no.
AYWalton: well good night all.
Selma: Night folks
Family Griot: Goodnight
AYWalton: that was an interesting show. take care. turning out the lights!