2012-04-15 Counting Greats • 1940 Finds
Statustray: Hey there Seventies Soulchild ;-)
Seventies Soulchild: Hey Statustray! Did you get your DNA results?
Statustray: Yes sure did. Just a few days ago as a matter of fact.
Seventies Soulchild: ooh what were they, spill!
Statustray: Well... not really sure to tell you the truth. I only saw the results just earlier this morning. One person sent a invitation to share. I also saw that this morning as well.
Seventies Soulchild: Oh??
Statustray: Maternal - L1c1b. Paternal - B2a1a
Seventies Soulchild: Those are your haplogroups What areas did they say your matches came from in Africa? Or Europe?
Statustray: Ohhhhh.... ok.... "my bad"..... rofl....
Seventies Soulchild: lol logging into 23andme now.
Statustray: Maternal - Region: Central Africa.
Seventies Soulchild: Angola, Congo or Central Africa Republic?
Statustray: Patternal - Region: Sub-Saharan Africa. One sec....
Seventies Soulchild: Hey hit me up on 23andme. I'm JThompson
Statustray: Region: Central Africa Populations: Bakola, Biaka
Seventies Soulchild: wow! That's great! oh wow, that's out of Cameroon! Maybe you're related to Blair Underwood?
Statustray: what is your email address there? Not really sure of how to do a invite other than using a email address. Region: Sub-Saharan Africa Populations: Baka, Mbenzele, Mbuti (Pygmies), Hadza, San the last post was for my paternal side
Seventies Soulchild: That's pretty specific. See I didn't get that for my grandfather. For his paternal its E1b1a8a
Statustray: So you did more than one person in your family?
Seventies Soulchild: For his maternal its L2a1c1 No one else wanted to take the test.
Statustray: Ohhhhh..... i see. Would it be accurate for me to say, that my paternal side, would be me, my father, my father's father, my father's father's father, etc? And for maternal side, my mother, my mother's mother, my mother's mother mother, etc?
Seventies Soulchild: The E1b1a8a, very specific, supposedly belonged to people in Nigeria... but I also took that AfricanAncestry test and it came out to be people from Burkina Faso Statustray, it should tell you in the "History" tabbed link
Seventies Soulchild: Hold on sorry, in the "Map" when you go into the link for your paternal ancestry. The little purple box on the right side of the screen it should give you an idea of the date range and how common it is to African Americans however, I did a lot of googling.
Statustray: I guess that's what I need to do too. This is my very first dna submittal. So I am a rookie/newbie to all of this.
Seventies Soulchild: I completely understand. I'm no expert myself
Statustray: Can the results of this testing site be shared with other sites for analysis?
Khathu: Hello everyone
Statustray: Hey there Khathu. How goes it today?
Seventies Soulchild: Yes. There is a group on facebook that you should join.
Khathu: I'm well, and yourself
Seventies Soulchild: Hi Khathu. How are you doing?
Statustray: I am doing good. Thankis ;-)
Khathu: I joined the Facebook group last week. I good Seventies.
Seventies Soulchild: Which one? The DNA facebook page?
Khathu: African DNA Group
Seventies Soulchild: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DNAAfricans/
Statustray: Hmmmmmmm ;-)
Seventies Soulchild: shttps://www.facebook.com/groups/DNAAfricans/
Khathu: How many ggg grandparents have you been able to identify?
Seventies Soulchild: I don't like how this page automatically shortens a short URL. annoying skip the 's' on that URL
Khathu: Seventies or Statustray
Seventies Soulchild: Ok so, I was going to comment on that yesterday... but I really had to think on that.. lol
Statustray: Sorry Khathu, I didn't see your question til just now.... my bad...
Khathu: Then you should have an answer by now.....:)
Seventies Soulchild: Not yesterday.. lol the other day when AYWalton brought it up. I really had to think. I'd say
Khathu: We each have 32 Well I have been able to identify 22 out of the 32
Seventies Soulchild: Ok I've identified at least 1 5th great grandmother. Does that count??
Khathu: The possibility of identifying the other 10 is slim to none
Seventies Soulchild: lol
Khathu: But if you identified a 5th then you had to identified a 3rd
Seventies Soulchild: So you just wanted to brag.. lol Yes, but not the father just the mother.
Khathu: No I am not bragging
Statustray: So we are talking great great great grandparents... hmmmm.....
Khathu: Correct Statustray
Seventies Soulchild: But Ithink a special case because they were FPOCs
Khathu: A 3rd great is a 3rd great regardless of his or her status
Statustray: Let me try to count them.... i don't know right off the top of my head
Khathu: I didn't realize how many I actually had until AYWalton brought it up on Friday
Statustray: Hey there alt... Greetings to you.
Khathu: Hello alt
Seventies Soulchild: 1,+2+ wait I think I'm counting wrong people here
alt: hello everyone & good morning Khathu, Seventies Soulchild & Statustray
Seventies Soulchild: Hi alt
Seventies Soulchild: 3rd greats would be your great grandparents grandparent, correct??
Seventies Soulchild: TY... counting again... lol
Khathu: lol I'm wondering how many people would be interested in swapping brickwalls I have a few that I would be interested in swapping
Seventies Soulchild: 4+3+6 = 13
Statustray: It is going to take me a little bit to calculate how many i have
Seventies Soulchild: Ok 13! LOL On my mother's side.
Khathu: Okay, Statustray. I was just curious
Seventies Soulchild: wait I got RM5 and it merged my trees!!
Statustray: what is RM5?
Seventies Soulchild: Roots Magic 5
Khathu: 8 on my maternal side and 14 on my paternal.
Statustray: Ohhh... ok... hehe
Seventies Soulchild: Is it supposed to do that? I got the 'free' version
alt: I'm a little short on my 64 .. have all 32 on the maternal side, but only about 15 on the paternal side.
Statustray: As of recent times, I have began using FTM 2012
Seventies Soulchild: You know I love Roots Magic.. free is my favorite word!
alt: Oops, hope I didn't run Khathu off LOL
Statustray: They have a free version?
Seventies Soulchild: Shoot yea! That's why I use it! lol Its good though
Statustray: I used to use a older version of Roots Magic a long time ago
Seventies Soulchild: I just uploaded it on friday...
alt: I use the 29.95 version of RM5... only 19.95 if you have an earlier version.... Like Seventies Soulchild I swear by it.
Statustray: To be honest, I was using My Heritage's Family Tree Builder.... recently switched back to FTM2012 full time because of the source information built right into it.
Seventies Soulchild: RM does the same if you upload a gedcom I really wanted to get the images of the census or whatever resources I'm referencing when possible
alt: I mange over 23k folk sin a single database on RM5.. no problems on separating trees, families, etc. and the list of products one can print is fantastic.
Statustray: Yes, I was downloading them separately myself and inputting them into Family Tree Builder.
alt: and th media gallery (photo) options in RM are just grea!!!
Seventies Soulchild: Of course mine has limitied functionality because I have the free version
Statustray: interesting indeed... i may try it out too and see how it compares
Seventies Soulchild: Check it out. I recommended it to a cousin who is trying to get their family tree together because they can print out reports And of course its free! lol
Statustray: I use Report Generator for my reports... i tell it my gedcom and then it has all sorts of options
alt: Seventies Soulchild .. FREE is good, but the 'full monty' is a BOMB!!!! LOL
Statustray: rofl ;-)
Seventies Soulchild: lol I'm looking at my tree and it merged all of my trees... wow.
alt: and probably 'without' creating duplicate individauls Seventies Soulchild
Seventies Soulchild: yep I had been meaning to do that, but now I don't have to
alt: I ususally see Bruce Buzbee, the developer of Roots Magic, at the OGS conference, but missed it this past weekend so I didn't get a chance to see him and get the 411 on his latest developments.
Seventies Soulchild: There was a webinar a while back on RM5 and its features.
alt: yep, he has them (webinar's) frequently.. do you get his newsletter?
Seventies Soulchild: I'm not subscribed
Seventies Soulchild: Didn't know he had one. But I do check out the webinars from time to time
alt: Are you still in the NY area Statustray?
Statustray: i've only visited NY while working in New Jersey I live in Florida
alt: Oh, okay.. why did I think you were in the NY area ... hmmn
Statustray: dunno... hehe....
alt: blame it on Seventies Soulchild, she keeps me confused LOL LOL LOL
Seventies Soulchild: i read that! lol lol
Statustray: I have recently learned that I have LOTS of family up there though...
alt: ah so Statustray
Statustray: turns out that a couple branches in my tree moved there decades ago (in the early 1960s)
Seventies Soulchild: ahhh frm FL?
Statustray: no from MS i do have family here in Florida... but my roots are MS
Seventies Soulchild: doing a Daviss two finger typing lol lol lol
Statustray: Now of course, I did not know about them here until working my family tree... i did not know that when i moved here back in 1993 hehe
alt: folks must be 'sleeping in' today...
Seventies Soulchild: i saw daviss on facebook this AM
alt: ah so, okay
Statustray: i actually got here a little early... Seventies was in when i logged in.
Seventies Soulchild: I was up at 4 am
Statustray: i was awake around 5am
alt: sleepless night in NY, huh Seventies Soulchild LOL LOL
Seventies Soulchild: yeah I was extra tired last night
alt: got watch that Seventies Soulchild .. working too hard
Seventies Soulchild: worked a seasonal pt job
Statustray: anyone looking at the 1940 census' and downloading those?
Seventies Soulchild: yes a few pages
alt: I've downloaded a few images Statustray
Seventies Soulchild: lol hey Daviss!
alt: speaking of the devil... Oops, hello Daviss LOL LOL
Daviss: hello alt, seventies and Status
Statustray: Yeah, me too. I've probably grabbed about 15 or so images Hey there Daviss ;-) How u doing?
Seventies Soulchild: nothing to say?
alt: I'll be one happy dude when the 1940 census finally gets indexed... this searching be ED is a 'pain in the patootie'.
Daviss: doing good thanks Statustray!!
Statustray: That's good to hear Daviss. I agree alt. I'm so spoiled.... lol....
Daviss: a little nippy here
alt: although I'm seeing a lot of stuff I would probably overlook if it was already indexed by having to go page by page within an ED.
Statustray: it's hot here alt - I have got to agree with you there. I have been in the habit of finding a person via index, then going back and forth a few pages on each side to look for others. And depending on the total # of pages, I have been known to eye ball scan them page by page.
Seventies Soulchild: ok Daviss
Daviss: I am thinking of subscribing to Archives to see what they have
Seventies Soulchild: Do you follow them on Twitter
Daviss: who archives?
Seventies Soulchild: yes
Seventies Soulchild: They are always posting links to stuff there relevant to their records.
alt: one thing is for sure... those enumerator's took some strange and circular routes in their canvassing.... the next family enumerated ain't neccesarily next door.... they are often around the corner on another street, across the street, but they ain't next door LOL LOL
Seventies Soulchild: Crazy.
alt: Daviss, I have Archives.com, but seldom use it. don't ask me why
Seventies Soulchild: I meant the national archives sorry
Daviss: why is that alt?
alt: hhehehe @ Daviss
Daviss: oops dont ask lol
alt: I dunno... gues I'm now used to ancestry & also familysearch. and then the 'local' websites
Seventies Soulchild: brb
Daviss: now alt if you dont use it, it must not be worth it
Statustray: Hey there Keli1
keli1: good morning,hope all is doing well.
alt: I'm not gonna say that Daviss
Daviss: Hi keli1
alt: Hi keli1. I'm doing fine, hope the same is true for you.
keli1: its beautiful outside and I am heading out. I have beat my head in the wall today, need a genea break, lol
Seventies Soulchild: Ok Hi Keli I'm back. Was multitasking. keli1, when did you say you were speaking at the NGS conference?
alt: count down started for NGS keli1 ... less than 1 month hope I can make it down for your presentation.. Saturday, the 12th, right?
Daviss: gonna make an exit now.. later folks
keli1: I am speaking on saturday at 2p
alt: gocha keli1
keli1: I wonder how the registrations are going, they usually have good turnouts I hope to make it to AAHGS for one day, is anyone going?
alt: dunno, but I do know that the AAGGKY will be there as a group. not me keli1
keli1: I think I am only 3 hours away so not too far to drive
alt: and several of our group AAGGMV is planing on being in Cincy at the NGS
Seventies Soulchild: I'm still pooped from working yesterday... I will talk to you all later. Have a great day!
Statustray: gotta step out everyone.... Keli1: wishing you the best on your upcoming presentation.... \/ peace
alt: Oops, folks dropping like flies LOL LOL
keli1: oh that will be good Art, how is the OSG going
alt: ess it's time for me to skedaddle also.
keli1: me too,need some fresh air, later
alt: dunno keli1, didn't make it... had a series of medical test run this past thurs. & friday
keli1: i hope you are doing well, I am on weight watchers and doing good so far
alt: but getting good reports form Tim, Shamele & others wonderful... best wishes with WW
keli1: that is great! Tell your wife hello and I will chat later!
alt: okay bye