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2012-04-23 When Fire is Burning


Start: 12:00:57
End: 13:17:30
Chatters: alt, AYWalton, bbenn, cat703, Daviss, Selma, Seventies Soulchild, vkn, yatah

Seventies Soulchild: Good afternoon, Mr Thomas.

alt: hello Seventies Soulchild ..Oops, Ms. Seventies Soulchild

Seventies Soulchild: lol How are you doing today?

alt: okay, I think

Seventies Soulchild: ??? I received my information from the Blount County, TN library. They sent me two newspaper clippings. One I already had. The other I didn't. It was compiled by my uncle's foster son Zelmo Howard who he and his wife raised until their divorce. So I'm wondering if I can order the divorce decree for them. The first I've ever requested. Are you there alt? Or did Mrs. bring your lunch?

alt: not yet.. she's out shopping

Seventies Soulchild: ah okay I need to hit the lotto so I can do this full time... lol Hello Daviss & bbenn

bbenn: Hello alrm daviss, Seventies Soulchild

Daviss: hello alt, bbenn, and seventies!! how was everyone's weekend?

Seventies Soulchild: Wonderful!

bbenn: I have fun! Went to a crazy movie - Think Like A Man :p

Seventies Soulchild: I bet it was crazy.. :|

Daviss: good seventies and bbenn I heard that movie was very good lol

alt: hello Daviss & bbenn

bbenn: I enjoyed it! Husband thought that it was ok:?

Daviss: with some of the characters I bet it was hilarious

bbenn: Good news! Washington Post will visit the HC next Monday to interview the AA SIG Members! So excited:p

Daviss: How's it going alt?

Seventies Soulchild: great bbenn!

Daviss: that is good news bbenn!!

alt: bbenn, I just saw your posting on Lyndsey Gist.... INteresting history of the fromer Gist Slave Settlements in Ohio during the early 1800's.

bbenn: nice place to also plug my show!

Daviss: indeed bbenn!

alt: plug away bbenn LOL lOL

bbenn: Will do! Trying to get another show featured with btr.

Seventies Soulchild: Ok so my next project after this Thompson-Galmore thing will be to focus on my Washington-McFarland-Earls family line. Wish me good fortune!

bbenn: Good luck!

alt: you got it Seventies Soulchild

Daviss: The name Gist reminds me of a couple that my parents were friends with when we lived in Okinawa. Ted and lillian Gist

alt: really Daviss

Seventies Soulchild: Aren't you well traveled Daviss? I haven't been any further than Saudi Arabia. :(

Daviss: I admired them greatly alt

Seventies Soulchild: Sounds like some folks you may know, huh alt?

alt: Hello vkn

Seventies Soulchild: Hello vkn

Daviss: hello vkn!!

vkn: Good Monday to each and all

Seventies Soulchild: Yes after the mandatory two cups of coffee! lol

Daviss: bbenn how many peeps in your group at the HC?

alt: I doubt it Seventies Soulchild, starnge as it may sound very few of the 900+ slaves freed by Samule gist took/kept the surname of Gist... I find the surname rather unusual among AA's.

Seventies Soulchild: ok

bbenn: 10 folks today...usually 15.

vkn: Only in for a secs but wanted to point out two new amazing break through

alt: that's a nice sized group bbenn

Daviss: wonderful vkn, for you???

bbenn: yes, they keep me hopping!

vkn: ie the pension post from Denise and the 1867 post from Saundra

Seventies Soulchild: hi cat703

Daviss: howdy cat703!

cat703: hey all!

Seventies Soulchild: why do you say that?

vkn: Moreover it seems to me that we may be missing the boat by not focusing on records sets in the five year period from the end of the war to the 1870 Census

bbenn: One of our members just brought an original document of a family member that mentions the FBI Loyalty form required for federal employmen in 1943. hi cat703!

cat703: hey

vkn: I am out for now but will hammer away at some point and on "baby daddy"

bbenn: Sorry folks! I have to run...they are calling me.

alt: hello cat703

Daviss: bye bbenn and vkn

Seventies Soulchild: ok see you soon vkn

cat703: hey alt

vkn: With LOVE to each

alt: have y'all noticed the "new face" to the AfriGeneas Home Page?

Seventies Soulchild: ok well I received my documents from Blount Co, TN regarding my uncle B.E. Washington. Gave me more clues to look for.

Daviss: what other records besides Freedman's, voter rolls, tax records am I missing btw 1865-70

cat703: new?

alt: well, not new, but changed

Seventies Soulchild: honestly alt, it still looks pretty much the same with the exception of some moved items.

cat703: I SEE nice

Seventies Soulchild: Where is Selma this rainy afternoon?

Daviss: I am sure I am missing lots

alt: progress is taking place and the AfriGeneas "staff" is listening to the users

Daviss: lol vkn ran off before I could ask about break through...

Seventies Soulchild: yes, I thought she was going to tell us what it was...

Daviss: I know on my missing peeps I have looked through most of the records I just mentioned

Seventies Soulchild: the records between 1865 and 1870?

Daviss: I could use a few more places to look yes

alt: well, the thing is AfriGeneas has "staying power" and is not just a "shooting star" like some many of the new AA/Black efforts on the Internet.

Daviss: true alt!

cat703: very true

Daviss: Its been around a long, long time

alt: and not just AA/Black efforts.....

cat703: alt, i took your advise about letting folks tell a story

Seventies Soulchild: So Daviss, would you say that the records from 1865 to 1870 are almost exclusively records dealing with the federal government and African americans?

Daviss: I don't know those behind the scenes but I am sure you are right alt, as with everything else we have had support through-out the centuries

AYWalton: Good afternoon, all.

alt: good cat703...

Seventies Soulchild: hi AYWalton

cat703: call a aunt ask about my grandfather (not her bi-dad)

AYWalton: Howdy alt, cat703, Daviss, SoulChile.

alt: Hello AYWalton

Daviss: I have no idea seventies, I was thinking of what vkn said about Blk genealogists and the records btw 1865-70

AYWalton: Daviss, I just got off the phone with Bertha Curtis, the lady we met at Ft. Wayne!

cat703: she talked for over an hours about the mans dog - Blackie

Seventies Soulchild: It would be interesting to know what each state had in reference to the newly freed African-American population.

alt: hehehhehehe @ cat703

Daviss: I said Freedmans Records, tax rolls, voter rolls and what else am I to look for

cat703: described details about his demeanor and looks but could not rememeber his first name, LOL

Daviss: Thats great AYWalton!! How is her leg after surgery and hello to you lol lol

Seventies Soulchild: Any state census records, Daviss?

alt: that will come later cat703, the first name LOL

AYWalton: she said she is doing fine. About to have surgery on the other leg in late May.

Daviss: ok so that lets out my state of interest seventies

Seventies Soulchild: oh.

Daviss: oh ok AYWalton.. She is getting along well then. Nice to hear

AYWalton: yes she is. I told her I have a file for her on her Civil War ancestor. Have had it for months. She is thrilled. Greetings, Mizz Selma!!!!

Seventies Soulchild: Hey Selma... how are you?

Daviss: hello Selma!!!

Seventies Soulchild: I was kind of in your neck of the woods this weekend. I was in Petersburg, VA

Daviss: oh alt, I see the Events Calendar is on the home page thats new

Seventies Soulchild: Don't forget the twitter feed and the forum updates

Selma: Afternoon everyone.. You were in Petersburg seventies?

Seventies Soulchild: Yes Saturday

Selma: What was going on?

Seventies Soulchild: Its like an 8 hr drive from NY

Selma: You musta been speeding

Daviss: seventies are you familiar with Gulfport Ms records? lol @ Selma

alt: Hello Selma

Seventies Soulchild: LOL no

Selma: Afternoon alt, AY, cat, davis and seventies..

Seventies Soulchild: Not familiar with Gulfport, MS records. What are you looking for?

AYWalton: back at ya, Selma

cat703: heading to Charleston, SC in May

Daviss: anything on a Granville James and James Granville Harris lol

Seventies Soulchild: From Gulfport?

Daviss: yesssssss

Seventies Soulchild: Ok wrote it down.

cat703: hoping get some library time in

Selma: Is Gulfport a town, a county?

Seventies Soulchild: town

Daviss: I think I found Granville in 1920 but need to find father james

Seventies Soulchild: Son is James Jr?

Daviss: no son is Granville father is james Granville

Seventies Soulchild: Son is Granville James, father is James Granville Harris?? OK

Daviss: yesssssss

Seventies Soulchild: Hmmm two different names... interesting. OK

Daviss: same names but reversed as the yrs go on

Seventies Soulchild: ok

Daviss: its that way even today lol

Seventies Soulchild: Wonder if son also went by Harris?

Daviss: mabe I am not clear. The last name is harris the 1st and middle names reversed from father to son

Seventies Soulchild: no you weren't... lol

Selma: Thats a great photo of our new AAHGS president Tamela

AYWalton: yes that is a great photo of her.

Seventies Soulchild: Gulfport, MS is in Jackson Co. MS... keep that in mind Daviss :-)

AYWalton: I have spoken with her and given her my congratulations. She is now ready to put people to work.

Seventies Soulchild: Sorry Harrison Co. Jackson is home to another city I was looking at.

Selma: Oh good grief.. Yep..I bet she is going to be whipping folks into shape..LOL That includes me

Daviss: I was just getting ready to say seventies lol

Seventies Soulchild: Jackson is nearby though. lol

Daviss: where is that picture Selma

AYWalton: I suspect that she will.

Selma: At the website

Daviss: oh ok lol no wonder I don't know.

Selma: WB cat

Daviss: wb cat703

cat703: I hit a brick wall with my own mom, LOL

alt: Oops.

Daviss: uh oh cat lol' if you are talking 1940 I sure understand

cat703: asked her about a relative the other day and she told me to 'let that alone"

Daviss: oops!

cat703: gotta love famliy drama, LOL

Daviss: are you going to obey mom? :?

cat703: for now too busy with other stuff

Daviss: lol

AYWalton: well, gonna run, folks. Have a good day.

cat703: time to get back to work, take care all

Daviss: later

Seventies Soulchild: Alright... welllll gotta go finish my lunchtime snack of cookies and coffee... lol

Daviss: oh seventies

Selma: Time for me to run too folks..have a great day

Daviss: did you see the marchbanks blog

Seventies Soulchild: I did and I commented on it.

alt: folks be leaving early today, huh?

Daviss: you did??

Seventies Soulchild: I'm still here. :0 Yes I did. Do you read your own blogs?? lol

Daviss: I didnt see any comments, I will look again

Seventies Soulchild: You know, I had to laugh at how the library referenced my own material to me... lol

alt: I wanted tp ask about the New AAHGS president... I met her in Ft. Wayne in 2009 at th eIBGS.

Daviss: after I wrote it, one of his namesakes was on a friends FB page'

Seventies Soulchild: This is like the 3rd time this has happened while I requested information on family members. Specific information, such as death and marriage records.

alt: you read my comment on Facebook Seventies Soulchild ?

Seventies Soulchild: yes I did. :}

Daviss: looks like the new pres is friends with both Sel and Angela alt'

Seventies Soulchild: I know my blog is being read. I had no idea until about 2011 exactly WHO was reading it.

alt: not friends Daviss, I just met her at the IBGS conference... very nice young lady.

Daviss: how do you know that alt oops I mean seventies

Seventies Soulchild: lol

Daviss: by the comments

Seventies Soulchild: Comments, my feedjit app

alt: well, she was 'friendly" and appeared to be nice LOL LOL

Daviss: does your feed tell the names

alt: OOps, that was not a question for me LOL

Seventies Soulchild: It doesn't tell the names, but I go into look at the locations and what they looked at and how they came to my site.

Daviss: probably is alt.. I find most genealogist are Oh I see

Seventies Soulchild: What really clued me in was when people started dropping names from the Natchez historical society...

alt: and BTW... very attractive!!!!!!

Seventies Soulchild: Then getting the comments.

Daviss: yes alt, I just viewed her picture lol

Seventies Soulchild: LOL LOL LOL I guess alt's eyes still work ok.. LOL

alt: oh yeah, they work fine Seventies Soulchild

Seventies Soulchild: Sorry... I'm being mischevious.. lol

Daviss: lol

alt: me too LOL

Seventies Soulchild: Daviss, you always have these hard people to look at.. geez A name change, moving locations... etc. man

Daviss: my grandpa used to say" just because there is snow on the rooftop does not mean there is no fire in the furnace " lol

Seventies Soulchild: ok I was talking about eyesight.. lol

Daviss: lol lol s'cuse my thoughts lol

Seventies Soulchild: Hi yatah

Daviss: hello yatah!

yatah: hi all

alt: hello yatah

Seventies Soulchild: Well the electricians are in the office working on our lighting system.. making all sorts of noise So I'm going to stay with y'all for an extra 15 minutes.. :}

alt: are they keeping you awake Seventies Soulchild

Seventies Soulchild: The two cups of coffee I had are doing a good job of that.. lol

alt: was Finding Yyour Roots on last night?

Seventies Soulchild: I didn't watch last night alt. How was it?

alt: dunno, I can't get it until Monday night.

Seventies Soulchild: I think its going to be another snoozer for me alt.

Daviss: I missed all my shows except Heartland last night

alt: okay Seventies Soulchild

Seventies Soulchild: It should be online right now actually.

alt: probably is, I haven't check yet today for it.

Daviss: oh the civil war presenter we had on sat was pretty good. He wore two hats

Seventies Soulchild: Dr. Rice is going to be on soon... uh oh... here you go alt

alt: a Confederate & a Yankee hat Daviss ????

Daviss: yep alt

Seventies Soulchild: Maggie Gyellehaal and Robbert Downey Jr.

Daviss: what he focused on was the oddities

alt: bet that was intersting Daviss

Seventies Soulchild: Oh how was your meeting on Saturday Daviss?

Daviss: like the time during a battle a fire started in the hill working its way down. They called a quick truce and both sides battled the fire they resumed fighting the next day

Seventies Soulchild: Where was this Daviss?

Daviss: I wrote the battle down in my notes seventies not in front of me now

Seventies Soulchild: OK

Daviss: He and his wife talked for over an hour

alt: they had y'all's attention ... good

Seventies Soulchild: that is interesting though

Daviss: yes it was quite interesting...

alt: well, I gotta skedaddle... laters y'all

Seventies Soulchild: bye alt

Daviss: bye alt

Seventies Soulchild: Y'all I need to answer mother nature's call and head to the restroom.

Daviss: looking for my notebook ...they all look alike lol

Seventies Soulchild: Daviss and yatah y'all have a great afternoon See you tomorrow

Daviss: whoa its not 15 mins lol ok bye yatah

18 Dec 2002 :: 1 Feb 2009
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