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2012-04-04 1940 Finding Getting Better


Start: 12:04:48
End: 12:55:07
Chatters: alt, Chaise, Daviss, HistoryBuff, Selma, Seventies Soulchild, yatah

Seventies Soulchild: Hello alt. How are you doing?

alt: hello Ms. Seventies Soulchild ... Happy Birthday to your sons!!!!

Seventies Soulchild: Hello Chaise

Chaise: Hello, all

Seventies Soulchild: Thank you!

alt: Hello Chaise,,, how are you doing today? You too Seventies Soulchild?

Chaise: I'm doing well, thank you.

Seventies Soulchild: Doing well alt. Chaise is this your first time in Afrigeneas Chat?

alt: happy to hear so many folks are having positive experiences searching the 1940 census.

Chaise: No, I've been here lots of times.

Seventies Soulchild: ok

alt: so, give us an update on how your research is going Chaise

Seventies Soulchild: Yes, so far so good with my Mississippi people alt. Not so much on the OK and AL census

alt: patience.... grasshopper LOL LOL LOL

Seventies Soulchild: I know.. lol

Chaise: I found a few leads on my great-grandfather, found out he had some half-siblings.

Seventies Soulchild: That's good news Chaise.

alt: hello Daviss.... how goes it?

Seventies Soulchild: Hello Daviss

Chaise: hello, Daviss.

Daviss: hello alt, Chaise and seventies!!! Heyy Chaise, long time no see!!!

Seventies Soulchild: Maybe I'm hitting my senior years early, but I sure want to go home and have a siesta right about now.. lol

Daviss: how

alt: maybe you should only burn the candle from one end Seventies Soulchild LOL LOL

Seventies Soulchild: come on two fingers you can do it! lol

Daviss: oops crazy keyboard lol I know, its this one eye now lol

Seventies Soulchild: I should I was up until about midnight last night

Daviss: How's your research going Chaise?

Chaise: I'm making a lot of progress.

Seventies Soulchild: Chaise where is your area of research?

Daviss: good!!!

Chaise: Virginia, Louisiana, Tennessee

Seventies Soulchild: ok

Daviss: all three states have some good resourses

Seventies Soulchild: Yes they do. I still haven't looked at Blount Co., TN as of yet.

alt: What are your particular areas in each State Chaise?

Seventies Soulchild: I should be looking now while I have a break.

Chaise: Amelia County, VA, Caddo Parish, LA and Dickson County, TN.

Seventies Soulchild: oh shoot Daviss, Caddo Parish, LA is where you were looking for Mariah for a minute, right?

alt: okay Chaise, I 'dabble" a little in Amelia Co., VA.

Daviss: Caddo yes I was lol 30 miles away Chaise do you have any Lesters in Caddo

alt: mostly with FPOC who left Amelia Co., VA for Ohio in the early to mid 1800's.

Chaise: No Lesters, McNeil and Simpson are the names I've been searching for.

Seventies Soulchild: Quick question, y'all. Would a town doctor stand out more on the census than say a farmer or construction worker?

Daviss: lol speaking of McNeils, I talked to one last night who lives in Cali stand out?

Seventies Soulchild: I need to touch base with Lynette W. who has been in touch with me about my Barnes.

alt: could be Seventies Soulchild, with the value of home owned & education level as just 2 fields to key on.

Seventies Soulchild: For example, like would the be placed in a special page in the neighborhood, outside of their residence. Thanks alt. I'll keep an eye out for that on this 1940 census

Daviss: I still am not understanding the question pertaing to the census

alt: and they would certainly be one of a few in a given are with the Occupation of "physician/doctor" on the census and in city directories.

Seventies Soulchild: The issue is that I can't find the Dr. B.E. Washington in 1930 in Blount Co. TN. But he shows up in Nashville while attending Meharry I don't think that Alcoa, TN had a city directory.. lol It was a company town at that time. A little podunk.. lol

Daviss: what company

Seventies Soulchild: Alcoa

alt: isn't that where the Alcoa Aluminum (sp) plant was located in TN?

Seventies Soulchild: Yes alt.

Daviss: aluminum

Seventies Soulchild: Back in the old days they were company towns...

alt: was he a company Dr. ?????

Chaise: I've read about those towns.

Seventies Soulchild: From what I gathered at one point yes. But he did end up treating almost exclusively the African-Americans of that area.

alt: unusual for an AA to be a company Dr., but who knows, stranger things have happened.

Seventies Soulchild: True alt.

Daviss: hi HB!

Seventies Soulchild: I just want to find the man after 1920... lol

alt: hello HistoryBuff, how goes it?

Chaise: hello, HistoryBuff

Seventies Soulchild: Hi HistoryBuff

HistoryBuff: Hey Davis, Alt, Seventies and Chaise.

alt: did he die in TN? are there TN vital records online?

Seventies Soulchild: Yes he did die in TN. He didn't have a SSDI... we touched on that yesterday. Memphis, TN/Shelby Co. are all that I have been able to locate.

alt: an AA doctor.. might try names searches in AA newspapers Seventies Soulchild

HistoryBuff: Yes, he may have had an adv.

Seventies Soulchild: That sounds like a good idea. I did find him in the Meharry alum documents.

HistoryBuff: Have you search for the Dr. in city directories?

Seventies Soulchild: I don't think Alcoa had a city directory. it was a very small town.

alt: so with no SSN.. does this mean he could have died prior to the 1930's when SS came into existence? and/or would a DR. have SS?

Seventies Soulchild: No he died in the 1960's, but no beneficiary.

Daviss: well I finally found someone on the 40 census..My paternal grandparents. my dad was listed as abs. and was away as a forester at a CCC camp

Seventies Soulchild: yay! Daviss!

Daviss: ;)

Seventies Soulchild: You know I will get back with you on my uncle.

alt: is that right Daviss .. wonderful!!!!!!

Chaise: great news, Daviss.

HistoryBuff: Kudos Daviss!

Seventies Soulchild: Now your dad served in WW II, right?

Daviss: oh yeah

alt: CCC camps are another interesting resource... Tim Pinnick has done some research on AA CCC camps.

Seventies Soulchild: Did you find his service record online? Or do you have a copy at home?

HistoryBuff: Very nice to hear that Alt.

Daviss: got that seventies

Seventies Soulchild: AA CCC camps all over or just in Kentucky, VA, TN?

Daviss: wish I knew which one

alt: one interesting question on the 1940 census... was the individual employed in a WPA project.....

Seventies Soulchild: That's another thing I'd been searching online for information about. Just anything. Especially what projects and what cities they were in.

alt: I think all over Seventies Soulchild.. at least I know there was one in Ohio also.

Seventies Soulchild: ok So I had another uncle who was listed on his WW II draft card as working for the WPA in Detroit.

alt: WPA was nationwide and many, many projects Seventies Soulchild .. In all fields, including the "Art's" ... slave narratives was a WPA project.

Chaise: My great-grandfather was listed as working for the WPA on his draft card too.

Seventies Soulchild: Yes, I was trying to narrow down what projects were conducted in Detroit. Looks like mostly art from the resources I could find online.

alt: would a google on "WPA Projects+Detroit" do you any good Seventies Soulchild?

HistoryBuff: Hey Yatah.

alt: hello yatah

yatah: hi all

Seventies Soulchild: I googled that and came across a page which had some good information. hi yatah

alt: or maybe WPA in Michigan

Seventies Soulchild: Googled that too.. :}

Daviss: durnit , I have to run. I need to get car inspected so I can get my tags.. lol they are late by about 4 days

alt: well, you're ahead of me Seventies Soulchild

Daviss: hi yatah

Seventies Soulchild: I did all kinds of google searches!

yatah: hi daviss

alt: OOps, don't get a ticket Daviss

Seventies Soulchild: ooh ok bye Daviss

Daviss: and bye all

Seventies Soulchild: Here is Benj Washington. A great story chock full of info.

alt: folsk must be too busy searching the census to join in chat LOL LOL

Seventies Soulchild: of course! lol

HistoryBuff: Hey Selma

Seventies Soulchild: Hey Selma

alt: ah so, there is Mz Selma... Hello Lady, how goes it?

Selma: Good afternoon alt, chaise, History, seventies and yatah

Chaise: Yes, I'm trying to read through some records right now. Hello, Selma.

Seventies Soulchild: What I love about this clipping is that someone took the time to clarify the relationship of the niece on here.

alt: bookmarked it to read later Seventies Soulchild thanks

Seventies Soulchild: YW and you can zoom out so you can see it full screen alt.

HistoryBuff: Nice Seventies, you found somtehing.

Selma: Ok alt..found my election stuff..will send details later..and no FB could not vote in VA..even if they had land, which was one of the requirements

Seventies Soulchild: My cousin Wendy sent this to me.

alt: okay Seventies Soulchild

HistoryBuff: Good job Cousin Wendy!

Seventies Soulchild: Black Codes sounds like Selma

alt: a new pet peeve of mine ...... ancestral locations in Africa thru DNA testing.... I'll hold that one for a later day LOL LOL lOL

yatah: how i can find www address of death record ?

Seventies Soulchild: oops if you know like I know, that is usually off base, alt.

alt: okay Selma, looking forward to another 'package' LOL LOL

Selma: What happened to Daviss? was she in the room when I came in? LOL

Seventies Soulchild: the www address??

alt: had to do something for/with her car registration Selma

yatah: yea the www address if you know where i can find death record ?

Selma: Oh..that is important..real life stuff takes precedence..LOL

Seventies Soulchild: oh yes considering that she is a bit late on that.. her words.. lol

HistoryBuff: Indeed :}

alt: yep, and she is already late Selma LOL lOL

Selma: Tsk, tsk, tsk.. Yatah..not all death records are available on line..what state are you looking for and what time frame

Seventies Soulchild: I need to contact Sadonya on 23andme

alt: which reminds me.. I have to get away from the census stuff and do our taxes. (Fed & State)

Selma: Good idea don't want the TAX man coming for you and Anita..Anita would never forgive you

yatah: oh ok because i need find death record of my ggg parents and luther too

alt: yatah .. I think this will help you find what is available at the State levels

yatah: thanks

HistoryBuff: You're in good company, Alt.

alt: okay .... cell mate LOL lOL LOL

HistoryBuff: Gotta run. Bye all.

Selma: Where is Mizz client

alt: Chaise.. what are your Amelia Co., VA surnames?

Chaise: Booker

alt: no Selma that was for HistoryBuff and her tax situation LOL

Selma: I know alt..I did my Taxes yesterday

alt: okay Chaise, I'm not familiar with Booker & Amelia co., VA

Selma: What are the first names in Amelia with the Bookers Chaise

alt: I know that was a relief Selma, I'd almost as soon 'take a whupping' as do taxes LOL LOL

yatah: thomas same as luther sound ?

Chaise: Peyton Booker is the person I've been searching most.

Selma: What are his time frames in VA Chaise?

Seventies Soulchild: ok good people.. I'm going to head out too. the man is going to crack the whip on me momentarily. *sigh*

yatah: i see luther quiller died in nj ?

Seventies Soulchild: Back to the grind. Later y'all

yatah: i cant open one dang

alt: you let someone crack on whip on you Seventies Soulchild ... NO!!!!!! Oops, too late for that jab LOL lOL

Chaise: around 1870 to 1880 is about where I've found records. He was born in about 1828.

Selma: Just checking Chaise..will look around and see what I see

alt: okay good people, I gotta get busy on some 'real life' stuff ...... laters.

Selma: I have to run too folks..have a great day

18 Dec 2002 :: 1 Feb 2009
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