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2012-04-02 1940 Census ~ day one

*LunchBunch

Start: 12:02:49
End: 13:02:41
Chatters: 1940 Alabam, alt, Daviss, HistoryBuff, jhonora, Nadasue, ProfDru, Selma, Seventies Soulchild, yatah

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

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

yatah: yeah

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

Daviss: ;)

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.

jhonora: Yep

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

HistoryBuff: :)

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

Daviss: lol

alt: are you now 'loose' Selma LOL

HistoryBuff: Limber?

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?

HistoryBuff: Lol

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?

HistoryBuff: U2

Nadasue: Yep

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.

HistoryBuff: Lol

Daviss: oops Selma wb

alt: options in the 'race/color' column are interesting.

Nadasue: http://www.mercurynews.com/live-chats/ci_20289797/live-chat-1940-census-data-april-2-at

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

Nadasue: NP

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


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