2012-04-23 When Fire is Burning
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!
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
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?
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
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 AAHGS.org 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
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"
cat703: gotta love famliy drama, LOL
Daviss: are you going to obey mom? :?
cat703: for now too busy with other stuff
AYWalton: well, gonna run, folks. Have a good day.
cat703: time to get back to work, take care all
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
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 http://video.pbs.org/video/2221947390
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