2012-04-02 1940 Census ~ day one
Daviss: hi alt!!
alt: Hi Daviss, how are ya?
Daviss: I am ok lol You?
alt: frustrated.. can't get the census to upload.... at least not my page
Daviss: HA! you know you are among the millions
alt: yep, that's for sure LOL
jhonora: Hello alt, Daviss
Daviss: hi jhonora!
alt: hello jhonora, how are ya?
jhonora: Doing well
Seventies Soulchild: Good afternoon... alt, Daviss, jhonora
alt: Hello Seventies Soulchild, how ya doing?
Daviss: hello Seventies Souldchild!
Seventies Soulchild: I'm doing very good.
jhonora: Normally I don't join-in on Mondays but I just had to ask if anyone had luck with the census
Daviss: tune in on tuesday jhonora lol
Seventies Soulchild: Nope! lol
alt: I've been looking at census images on Ancestry for Indiana just to get the feel of what I'll be looking for.
Seventies Soulchild: I did that too alt.. though I have no idea of what street my Indianapolis family lives on.
jhonora: I have tried downloading the zip for over an hour on my laptop and waiting for the pages to appear as well
Seventies Soulchild: I don't know why people went out there today. Totally a lost cause.
Daviss: 3 hrs for me jhonora
Seventies Soulchild: So now I can say "I tol' ya so!" lol
alt: I think I'll 'fire up" a laptop and do my searches there while I'm on the PC doing other things.
Daviss: Well for one Seventies they put out the word that it could handle everyone
Seventies Soulchild: I never believed that for a moment.
Daviss: I think the folks in europe did noty have a problem at all
Seventies Soulchild: The cost to upgrade their computers just to handle the processing... wow!
Daviss: hello yatah!
Seventies Soulchild: hi yatah
alt: I do think the "archives' search feature on finding the ED's, Map, & Schedules works pretty well... it's just the traffic and the upload of the images problem that's annoying.
yatah: hello how you like 1940 come out ? ga
Seventies Soulchild: I went on the ED's from Steve Morse's site and had no problems
alt: hello yatah
jhonora: Yeah, finding ED's are no problem
Seventies Soulchild: jhonora, had you ever heard of Bayou Sarah?
alt: Daviss, I even try to enlist my buddy Amy Johnson Crow to help me... no luck so far LOL
Daviss: right, peeps have been getting the ED's for a couple weeks now
jhonora: Some people from my society are working with the Library to have 1940 Census Party Seventies, Bayou Sarah is basically now St. Francisville
Seventies Soulchild: Yep.
Daviss: I got daughter to be late for work alt so she could take Tyler to school
alt: have you tried the 1940archives.gov search for the ED' in your State?
jhonora: What family name, Seventies?
Daviss: and I was at the puter at 5:30 this morn
Seventies Soulchild: Henyard. several born in the area.
alt: hello 1940 Alabam
Seventies Soulchild: 1940 Alabam
Daviss: hello 1940 Alabam
1940 Alabam: howdy to all
Daviss: nothing yet yatah!
alt: hello Nadasue
yatah: it not full come out right ?
Daviss: I got all my ED's at Morse site but I saw that you can get them at the archives site alt
1940 Alabam: alt daviss jhonora seventies yatah and 1940 Alabam
alt: right Daviss.. if you know the ED you can place it in the archives search.
Daviss: they are not indexed yatah. However there are a few states that are on Ancestry
jhonora: Henyard, are those the people from Mexico, Seventies?
Seventies Soulchild: Yes Came across the surname on WWI&II draft cards with almost all being born in Sarah Bayou...
Daviss: right alt, thats what I did .......rolling eyes
alt: or just place the state/county in the search and it will give you a summary of possible ED's
Seventies Soulchild: alt please don't get Daviss started... lol lol lol
jhonora: I didn't know they were in Bayou Sarah, I thought they were just Mississippi
Daviss: lol lol
Seventies Soulchild: So did I jhonora
yatah: i able find some 1940
alt: Seventies Soulchild, you know the WW I draft records ... all of them... are now on Famlysearch?
Daviss: oh yatah you got on?
Seventies Soulchild: I didn't know that.
1940 Alabam: Congratulations Yatah
Seventies Soulchild: I need to see if I can find more of the Alabama people there. I don't think that any of them fought during the CW.
jhonora: 70s, as you know, West Feliciana was a Florida Parish, which "might" explain the Mexican ancestry they claim
alt: yep... they aren't indexed yet, but you can get to your folks by Sate/County and then browse the image in alpha order by name.
Seventies Soulchild: Even as late as the mid 1830's and 1840's jhonora?
yatah: yeah i able find my grandpa and my grandma live in pa 1940
alt: WOW!!! that is great yatah!!!!!!!
Seventies Soulchild: Did you print out or save the images yatah?
1940 Alabam: Daviss we added a room for census talk
1940 Alabam: Any word from AYW on her photo shoot daviss
Daviss: thats good 1940
Seventies Soulchild: Will it be open all day 1940 Alabam?
jhonora: Well, 70s, they were annexed in 1810, so there wasn't much Spanish culture in the area. But then again, do the Henyards even recall a Spanish/Afro-Spanish culture? like words, names, food?
alt: the images and information on the 1940 census are quite informative .... and then the 'special questions at the bottom of each page and the instructions for what the abbrv mean are excellent.
1940 Alabam: 24 hours seventies
Seventies Soulchild: My branch definitely not.
jhonora: alt, I know a lot of your research is on AA migration from Va to Oh, but does it extend to Va to Ind.?
1940 Alabam: LunchBunch will topic census month of April
Daviss: hi there profdru!
Seventies Soulchild: ok 1940 Alabam
1940 Alabam: howdy profdru
Seventies Soulchild: Hello ProfDru
ProfDru: Hello Gang
alt: yes jhonora .... Va, nc & ky to oh & in & mi
Seventies Soulchild: We all have enumeration districts for the states and counties we're searching in for 1940?
alt: and the years of migration are from 1780 to 1865 jhonora
Seventies Soulchild: I cannot wait to see my aunt and grandparents together on the 1940 census.
jhonora: The AAGS of Northern Calif., recently ran a story on a Joshua Lyles, patriarch of a large group Ind family.
Seventies Soulchild: Of Lyles Station, IN??
alt: the archive.gov maps even give you the crossing Streets/Road intersections of the ED's... pretty neat if you know the geography of the area.
1940 Alabam: jhonora ancestors of one of the residents where i live
alt: yep jhonora, it was written by Arlene Polk an AfriGeneas regular.
jhonora: Yes, 70s and alt, it was very interesting
Seventies Soulchild: It was good to see Alta Cannady on TV last night...
alt: I missed it.. will have to wait intil PBS 'streams" it online,
Seventies Soulchild: Love her hair! It should be out there now alt
alt: it wasn't earlier this morning Seventies Soulchild
yatah: i have go now
Daviss: hi Historybuff
alt: yeah Alta was a favorite here in chat for quite sometime.
HistoryBuff: Hey lunch bunch
1940 Alabam: Howdy HistoryBuff
alt: Hello HistoryBuff
Seventies Soulchild: Hi HistoryBuff
1940 Alabam: Daviss did you make a find as yet in 1940
Seventies Soulchild: http://www-tc.pbs.org/s3/pbs.videoportal-prod.cdn/media/swf/PBSPlayer.swf try this alt
alt: okay Seventies Soulchild, thanks will do
Seventies Soulchild: if not, go here. http://www.pbs.org/wnet/finding-your-roots/video/ just at the bottom of the main video screen shows full episode thumbnails
Daviss: no 1940 I did not..mine still has not loaded
jhonora: I quit my La. folks and tried my Ms. people. I've gotten farther with them, the site says "Preparing the Images"
Seventies Soulchild: ok
1940 Alabam: oh i c
Daviss: I logged on at 6 am my time
Seventies Soulchild: Interesting. Are you looking in Natchez jhonora?
1940 Alabam: wow so you saw the opening ceremony ?
alt: I went to Ancestry to look for my IN folks and they don't have Putnam county up as yet.
1940 Alabam: alt Ancestry has index or by ED
alt: guess we need to be patient, huh?
Daviss: and would'nt you know yatah said she got hers...
alt: by ED 1940 Alabam
Daviss: she lives in Utah so I guess its no surprise there
jhonora: No, 70s, Wayne and Clarke counties near Shubuta
1940 Alabam: That is called census justice daviss
alt: but you can enter the county & browse 1940 Alabam
Seventies Soulchild: ok over near the AL border.
1940 Alabam: Thanx alt
Daviss: I see 1940 I see
alt: I heard it but not sure she really got PA in 1940 Daviss ... there's the doubting Thomas in me LOL
Daviss: she said she saw her mother
alt: I know
Seventies Soulchild: well I guess I'm going to try my luck with Adams Co. in a bit. Hopefully I'll see my grandparents together and my eldest aunt. Anyone trying in Alabama? 1940 Alabam?
1940 Alabam: I will try the browse alt thanx a bunch
jhonora: I'm trying in Choctaw Co., Ala
alt: is the 1940 census on Ancestry FREE for awhile?????
1940 Alabam: Not as yet Seventies Soulchild
Daviss: I don't know for how long alt
Seventies Soulchild: they are advertising that the 1940 census is there, but the results are 1930... hmmmm And I'm coming in from a paid account.
1940 Alabam: Sure hope AYW will enter she is being spotlighted by USA Today
Daviss: they do have some seventies like Delaware and a few others they have already been indexed I think
Seventies Soulchild: I saw that they did, Daviss.
alt: I saw 1940 on Ancestry Seventies Soulchild, but like you I'm getting there thru my subscription.
Seventies Soulchild: They have the American Protectorates on there.
1940 Alabam: Ancestry must be crashing by now
Seventies Soulchild: lol like every other server with the 1940 census
alt: they were FAST 1940 Alabam .... ususal speed for lookups
Seventies Soulchild: I called it... :}
1940 Alabam: lol
Daviss: I am on ancestry now
1940 Alabam: HistoryBuff did you make a find as yet
HistoryBuff: No success yet.
1940 Alabam: Did anyone here catch the opening ceremony?
alt: okay Daviss ... no problem with ancestry? excpet your stuff ain't there yet, huh?
Daviss: not me 1940 I did enough just getting at 6 am this morning right alt!
1940 Alabam: lol
Seventies Soulchild: smh you should've stayed in bed Daviss... lol
alt: hello Mz Selma
Daviss: It was a tough sell getting my daughter to go into work late and take tyler to school for me lol'
Selma: Good afternoon folks...
HistoryBuff: Hey Selma
Seventies Soulchild: Hi Selma
jhonora: Hey Selma
Daviss: Hi Selma!!
Selma: So where is our "media star"..has she dropped us cause she got famous?
1940 Alabam: Seventies Soulchild did you get a peek at the article on Mississippi
Daviss: lol lol at Selma
1940 Alabam: Howdy Selma
Daviss: Selma you are her manager, what did you tell her to do lol
Seventies Soulchild: I did... long read... for an article... thank you for sending it.
Selma: I had to go to excercise for my aching joints..better call my client up.. lOL
1940 Alabam: I was mentioning the star earlier Selma
alt: are you now 'loose' Selma LOL
Selma: Yes, much better than when I got there..although the 104 degree whirlpool is down for repairs..and that is the best part
alt: better word HistoryBuff LOL
Seventies Soulchild: Hi Nadasue
Selma: Afternoon Nadasue
Nadasue: Hi there all!
alt: hi Nadasue
Nadasue: Hi alt Selma Seventies Soulchild
1940 Alabam: Howdy Nadasue are you EDuing today
HistoryBuff: Hey Nadasue
Selma: So did anyone find anybody on the 1940?
Nadasue: LOL... been spinning around waiting for document to load for a couple of hours
Seventies Soulchild: Ok see y'all later!
alt: hehehehhe ... you too Nadasue
Selma: So I take it things are not going as smoothly as expected?
1940 Alabam: Yatah says she did in PA Selma
jhonora: I'm not even going to attempt to find my Chicago family until much later
Daviss: nadasue you should not have anything else to dust lol
Nadasue: Nah Selma but I had a backup plan to keep me from getting frustrated, so meanwhile my house is getting cleaned!
1940 Alabam: Oh yes Chicago will be a biggie Jhonora
Nadasue: Daviss LOL... One more room left to dust (my bedroom, which I'm avoiding). Kitchen is clean. Sprayed the cracks in the driveway and on patio. Gonna vacuum next and do some laundry.
jhonora: The Chicago folks were the ones I wanted to find most, the others I can imagine what is recorded
alt: Selma, I've been 'practicing' reading the 1940 images on some IN folks.... good seeing the readings and information on the 1940 census forms
Nadasue: Have you all tried a.com... They have several states loaded. You might get lucky
Selma: Yea well at this point you should know..that what you can "Imagine" ain't always so
Nadasue: There's a chat coming up at 1:00 ET. I'm going to check that out. Hold on and I'll get the link.
Daviss: oops Selma wb
alt: options in the 'race/color' column are interesting.
alt: Hindu ??????
Selma: I like that idea of "practicing" alt..what are the racial categories
1940 Alabam: Take all care, All and thanx for the link Nadasue
alt: white, negro, Indian, Filpino, Chinese, Japanese & Hindu
Nadasue: Are you all finding that even the search page isn't loading correctly now?
Daviss: later 1940
HistoryBuff: I'm signing off. Next time. Folks.
Daviss: nothing ever came up on mine nada bye hb
alt: wasn't having trouble with the search page Nadasue, just the Sloooowwww loading.
Nadasue: Steve Morse will be in the chat, and so will Nikka Smith
jhonora: Well, I'm signing off, Ms. Selma keep us updated on the 'star', Bye!
Selma: Hey Dru
ProfDru: Vicky, found an address for Rev. James D. Pair of DC on the 1930 census. Will look for him on DC's 1940 census. hi selma
Daviss: yes now ProfDru go over to Steve Morse site and get the ED number
Nadasue: I'm gonna head over to the chat thing and see what they are saying. Talk to ya'll later. Maybe by tomorrow night, we'll all have had success!
ProfDru: right vicky
Daviss: Good luck with that ProfDru that was quick nadasue
Nadasue: Woops.. just came back to say that the chat is at 12:00 Pacific time... So, not actually til 3 hear here lol
Daviss: oh ok thanks Nada
Nadasue: Okay, so bye for real this time.
Selma: I just went there too Nadasue..sitting her trying to figure out the time difference.. LOL
Nadasue: LOL... 3 hours Well, I'm assuming that PDT means Pacific Time...lol
Daviss: now you know how I feel lol
alt: I fired up the laptop for my census search let me go see if any images have loaded up yet.
Daviss: I think I will head out for awhile. see ya'll a little later .
alt: noep and that was 2 hours ago LOL
Daviss: have fun\
ProfDru: gotta run
Selma: Sorry making a sandwich
alt: Selma,,,, got anything you want to talk about???
Selma: Oops looks like everyone left except me and you No ..nothing..go find your 1940 folks.. alt.. LOL
alt: okay .. you take care