2012-04-29 Finding Your Roots
Family Griot: Hello vkn
Family Griot: Glad to see you in here tonight... hope all is well in the Peach state.
vkn: doing well what time is the show
Family Griot: at 8pm EST
vkn: I have antique road show
Family Griot: at 8?? really?? oh no...
vkn: ooooooookay well my minutes may be slow
Family Griot: :}
vkn: how goes the 1940
Family Griot: Good for MS, found some folks in AL other states not so well. Particularly OK
vkn: very good
Family Griot: Well its getting ready to come on now... brb
vkn: ok LOTS if commercial
Family Griot: Here we go. . .
Family Griot: Hello Sonia
vkn: howdy evpace
Sonia: Hi Valencia, Family Griot, & evpace
vkn: sonia howdy
evpace: Evening all.
Family Griot: Hello evpace
vkn: good tosee all
evpace: Hi again Family Griot.
daviss: hello all!!
Sonia: Hi daviss & bbenn
vkn: howdy bbenn
bbenn: Howdy to Everyone!
Sonia: 3 in one night - not a lot of time each
Family Griot: Hi daviss, bbenn
daviss: Hi Sonia!
bbenn: Hi Family Griot!
vkn: heyyyyyy davisssssssss
daviss: well hello Mz vkn!
Family Griot: He keeps talking about Piedmont, WV.. oh who cares! lol
bbenn: Hello vkn!
Sonia: fam griot - agreed!
bbenn: lol lol
vkn: i spose the basic story is the same for the 3
Family Griot: ah NYC... gotta love it!
evpace: BNICE Family Griot
Sonia: Hi keli
vkn: howdy keli
daviss: hi there keli1
bbenn: Hi keli
Family Griot: Hi keli`
keli`: Good evening all!
daviss: dang keli what happened to your 1 lol
vkn: did not know sam went to the house
Family Griot: really, I had to find the ` mark .. lol
vkn: nice family photo
evpace: "Mighty M Man" Jackson.
Family Griot: was this his maternal grandfather or paternal grandfather??? I missed that.
Sonia: I think maternal
Family Griot: TY Another great photo...
keli`: Vicki how ya doing out there in AZ
vkn: nadasue howdy
Family Griot: Hi Nadasue
Sonia: Hi Nadasue
Nadasue: Hello everyone!
daviss: thanks for asking keli lol I am doing great!!
Family Griot: I like Condi more now that she is OUT of the White House. I guess everyone has a story, though.
bbenn: So do i.:}
daviss: She is one smart lady thats for sure
Nadasue: I love her. I read her biography a couple of years ago. I have much respect for her, despite her political choices
evpace: For sure Family Griot
vkn: that is our history
Nadasue: I'd bet my tiny life savings she voted for Barack, though.
keli`: I have always liked her, she did her job...with class
Family Griot: lol we'll never know... lol
vkn: lol nadasue
Family Griot: Oh man, you know I've gone past the 16th st Bapstist church on so many occasions and had no idea about it until I became a grown woman...
vkn: and their gravesite was in ruins some 4 yrs ago
Family Griot: My parents didn't talk much about any of this
evpace: Yes we do; it's in her DNA.;)
daviss: thats what we call live and learn family Griot
Family Griot: But I take a different approach, no need to wait to tell it.
Nadasue: He's got a lot to cover in this one show
Family Griot: This should've been a 2 hour show or at least an hour and a half.
bbenn: yes, he does have a lot of information to cover in a 60 minute show.
Sonia: If PBS is smart they'll have additional scenes online
vkn: good notion sonia
keli`: the dvd is for sale, PBS is not missing anything
Family Griot: Did he say what state this was in? *sigh*
Family Griot: Thank you Sonia Houston!
vkn: lol @ Keli1
Family Griot: Hi Selma
bbenn: Hi Selma
Nadasue: Dr. Gates gave a set to my daughter's fiancee. (Don't know if I ever mentioned to ya'll that they know each other.)
Selma: good evening folks
Nadasue: Hey Selma
Family Griot: nope you never mentioned it...
Nadasue: I wonder if her family descended from the slaves on that property... probably so
daviss: hi there Selma!!
Family Griot: daviss, well they are finally talking about your state :}
vkn: howdy selma
daviss: lol @ Family Griot
keli`: Hi Selma!
vkn: what was the set Nadasue
keli`: Ms. Ruth is telling it....
daviss: gee I can't wait to see it Family
Nadasue: A full set of the videos from the show/project
Family Griot: That's great Nadasue. Did you watch already?
Nadasue: No... he gave it to my daughter's fiancee.... they live in Paris (although I doubt if they took it with them) It's probably at his mother's place in NY. His mother and Skip are good friends.
Family Griot: ok
Nadasue: He made a big deal of telling me about it because he knows I do genealogy, and I guess he was trying to impress me. I was like, "That's nice."
Family Griot: lol
Nadasue: Just finished reading a book that picture reminded me of...Plantation... not a bad read... quick Also read "Ruth's Redemption" right before that
bbenn: Where are they?
Family Griot: Georgai They are in Georgia
Sonia: Oops - Sorry.
Nadasue: Ha! Matilda "Tildy" was the main character in the book!
Family Griot: uh oh...
daviss: wb vkn!
Family Griot: Ok how did they make the jump??
keli`: you know, it is always hard to hear your family was owned by someone else, no matter if you know it or not, just hearing it....
Family Griot: yep.
vkn: agreed keli
keli`: did you all catch Sam 's look when Skip was telling him
evpace: keki it is indeed hard.
Selma: Why would it be an embarassement for him
Family Griot: Right.
Selma: and why would he want that
Family Griot: Exactly...
Sonia: @Selma :}
keli`: I tell ya the SAR folks probably don't like us genealogy folks
Family Griot: Look is that ms Franzine?
vkn: but Frazine
bbenn: 23andme in the house:}
Family Griot: ...
Sonia: Here comes his plug to find his R1b1a or I guy - whatever it is
Nadasue: Who is Frazine? Haven't heard her name before
vkn: lol @ bbenn
bbenn: I have booked the Sr. Director of Research from 23andme to be on my show in July.
daviss: good bbenn thats a nice coup
Sonia: @bernice - Joanna Mountain?
vkn: that is great bbenn
daviss: thats two in July that I need to get up and cook early for lol
bbenn: Yes, Joanna Mountain, Ph.D.
Family Griot: There goes the Rice I like.. Connie Rice!
evpace: kelli what ls the Sr Dir name?
Sonia: @Bernice - Hope she comes bearing RITF kits
daviss: lol @ Sonia
bbenn: I am going to put in a big plug for kits:}
keli`: ? Sr. Director of What?
daviss: yes keli
Family Griot: Frazine Taylor.. :}
Selma: Thatis Frazine
bbenn: Heyyy Frazine
evpace: 23 and me.
daviss: free ones keli hopefully
bbenn: Free kits...they will contact individuals who signed up for kits.
vkn: thanx bbenn
bbenn: keli, go to the RTF and put in your email address.
Family Griot: They said that before, but I never did get a response. I had to go out and get the info myself
keli`: Okay, I musst of missed the question or what you are talking about... let me scroll back up, lol
bbenn: I did ask the question and was told that they are sending out kits in smalled batches to ensure that individuals respond. A lot of folks indicated an interest in the kits and never responded.
vkn: great condi
evpace: Sorry keli the query was for bbenn.
daviss: I wonder if they will honor the ones that signed up months ago that did not get a kit or will they start all over from a certian date bbenn
bbenn: Tell the truthlol lol lol
Sonia: So few people have been able to find how the DNA matches really connect
Selma: What do folks think this was some Harlequin Romance
bbenn: daviss, I will ask them that question.
Family Griot: That's what I want to know. They need to stop romanticizing this cr@p
keli`: I have not found ay connections yet with my dna info, but it might be my lack of understanding
daviss: I think Sonia that is because they have not done research like it should be done many just want to see results
Sonia: @Vicki - I have so many missing maiden names
keli`: this is probalby my best part of his show, educating the kids
daviss: me too Sonia
vkn: how do you move on from who you are ????? Profound question
bbenn: Why is he going to kids?
Sonia: @Keli' - yep
bbenn: Hey Rick
Family Griot: He done that in a couple episodes.
keli`: educating the kids on ancestry....my favorite part
Nadasue: Still don't get why everyone gets to swab for 23andMe on this show, instead of that awful spitting in the tube
vkn: oh guess it is Ricks approach to involve children
bbenn: Yes, I know. I would love to see the parents with the kids.
Sonia: @Nadasue - I think they do multiple tests - African Ancestry, FTDNA, & 23&Me
daviss: whats wrong with a little spit between ancestors nadasue lol
Nadasue: daviss lol
keli`: depends who is taking the tests, I have done several, only spit for 23andme
keli`: lol @ daviss
Nadasue: Sonia keli` Right... But I thought for Gates' show it was just 23andMe, since they are sponsors, and they are the only co ever mentioned
Selma: and where is AY this evening
daviss: no idea Selma
keli`: I don't know, she hit me up on email about 2 hours Thats my people Tikar/Cameroon
vkn: she has a full plate selma
bbenn: My people Yoruba and Fulani in Nigeria.
keli`: Selma I am in your neighborhood
bbenn: I thought that he was going to do the admixture test with the kids.
keli`: oh wow! Ms. Brown
Family Griot: Me too. Dr. Rice her results are very, very appropriate! :}
keli`: oh shoot, my great great grandmother is Rosa Rice, hmmmm, she is my Tikar link
Nadasue: wow 100% on the father's side
Family Griot: I thought that was usually the case with Y DNA.
bbenn: Interesting show!
Nadasue: i guess you're right...lol
Family Griot: it was?
vkn: excellent mostly
Nadasue: keli` Is that an accent after your name?
Family Griot: I thought it was ok.
keli`: no it is a typo, lol
evpace: ??Family Griot
Family Griot: Just too much to cover in an hour
Sonia: Howard & I never had any resolution from Dr. Kittles. We're exact mtDNA matches (full sequence). Howard was told Bamileke & I was told Yoruba - so somewhere between the two
vkn: interesting sonia
Nadasue: About to go to OWN - She has a good segment on India coming up
vkn: heavy funders
Selma: I thought it was a good show
keli`: good show, interesting
vkn: Great meeting with y'alltonite
bbenn: Good night everyone! Nice chatting.:}
vkn: 39.00 not too bad
daviss: was it as you expected with the show..Any surprises
Family Griot: yes good meeting with you all as well. Have a good nigh
Sonia: Take care all.
evpace: Did the tribes mix via movement, trade war Sonia?
Selma: Good night folks..
Sonia: @evpace - my personal thought is that there was movement
keli`: good evening all...ttyl
daviss: nite keli
vkn: cya daviss evpace keli sonia
Sonia: African Ancestry only uses 16024 - 16390
evpace: Okies and niters all.
daviss: nite vkn lol
vkn: will sample mail 2morry nite