2012-05-13 Finding Your Roots
Nadasue: Hey Keli... This is going to be good!
keli1: yes I think so
Nadasue: Hey Selma
keli1: hi Selma
Selma: Good evening folks
Nadasue: I am doing about 100 things at once, but didn't want to miss chat for this show
keli1: I thought Williamsport was in MD, hmmm it must be split
Selma: Understand completely about 100 things at one once
Sonia: Happy Mothers' Day!
Selma: Happy Mother's Day to all
keli1: Happy Mother's Day to all
Nadasue: Hi Sonia... Yes, HMD to everyone!
keli1: she's a military brat
evpace: Happy MaDay all.
Selma: Happy Mother's Day to you too
Sonia: Hi evpace
keli1: hi evapace
Selma: WB Sonia
Sonia: Can't seem to switch screens without getting bumped off
keli1: how do you all like Gates' format of his show?
Sonia: I don't like bouncing between the stories.
keli1: that is a common complaint, my mom just said the same thing
Sonia: Love the old pictures
keli1: all roads leave to VA lead
evpace: Ole Virginie again.
keli1: Johnnie oh wow a legal wedding
Nadasue: I have a couple of those on my Dunstan line
evpace: My Great Uncle died in Pike County Kentucky.
keli1: to protect them awesome!
evpace: The eyes tell the story.
Sonia: 160yrs in the same church.
keli1: oh my gosh...
Sonia: That's heart wrenching
keli1: steal the kids for money, hateful
Nadasue: Wow... how fortunate
keli1: and John didn't know any of this
Selma: So much for seeing you as Human
keli1: how tragic
Nadasue: Wow... reenslaved...
Sonia: Hi Valencia
vkn: Howdy all
keli1: Hi Valencia
keli1: VA wants to keep dem babies
vkn: Nadasue Selma Sonia Keli1 evpace
Nadasue: You know that's right Evening vkn
keli1: oh my gosh, how beautiful
evpace: Evemining DIVA vkn.
Nadasue: He ALWAYS finds pictures!
keli1: yes I have not found any yet
evpace: I wish I knew how,Nadasue
keli1: Oh Selma, it was about 25, no more than 30 AA's in Cincinnati, total attendees 2185
Selma: How did your presentation go keli?
keli1: it went, had about 25-30 people
vkn: yes how did it go keli 2006
keli1: oh I know John Redmond's info, Jane Ailes did the research for him
Selma: Did Art make it?
keli1: No, he did not, there was loss in his family
Selma: Oh sorry to hear that
evpace: Why are we so quiet folks?lol
keli1: so interesting darn Virginia
vkn: Soldiers from the beginning
Selma: The model for them all
keli1: always, still enslaved and remained loyal to death
Sonia: She looks wonderful for 98!
vkn: indeed she does
keli1: halifax co
vkn: Sharp mind
Nadasue: sharp mind, voice, body.. she's truly blessed!
keli1: we must share out stories, we must keep this going
vkn: and we are blessed to be engaged with her hmmmm
keli1: gave him a job and a skill
vkn: Most interesting Selma have you viewed those records and you Keli?
keli1: Blacks owned slaves for reasons, my did ?
Selma: Ih have seen Personal Property tax lists for that time frame but not specifially Surry..
vkn: ok I see thanx
Selma: The Surry County register was transcribed and published by Dennis Hudgins over 10 years ago
keli1: mulatto James Roper had slaves, in Jefferson Co. not his relatives, and he had one killed 8th
Nadasue: Oh my heavens.. 1683!
Selma: This info is in Paul's book..
keli1: Ms. SLC/Johnnie
Selma: children of white women are the ones free that early
vkn: Killed because of ???
keli1: James killed him for stealing
Selma: After 1662..your status is based on the status of your mother..
keli1: yes Selma
vkn: oh I see Keli
keli1: Jim Isom did a great presentation on FPC settlements 9th wonderful
Sonia: Is Elizabeth Banks her direct maternal line?
keli1: not sure
Selma: No she wasn't the first.. Sonia..you need a seat belt
Sonia: Trying to multitask :-)
vkn: Ahhhh African Ancestry DNA
Sonia: Looking for a BASS line in SC.
Selma: She is wonderful
Sonia: So Elizabeth wasn't her direct mtDNA line unless Elizabeth wasn't quite white.
Selma: That Polly case is really interesting
vkn: Polly is fascinating
keli1: yes, that was interesting, I want to know more on Elizabeth Banks
vkn: An excellent session
keli1: yes I favorite so far
vkn: Must learn more of Polly
Selma: I think Dennis Hudgins is updating the Surry Book ..with new material
evpace: John Legend received an Honorary Degree from Howard University yesterday; he is now Dr. Legend
Sonia: Good "seeing" everyone. Gotta get ready for school in the AM
keli1: oh that is nice, wish I could get one, lol
vkn: Niters Sonia
Selma: Bye Sonia
keli1: bye Sonia
evpace: Me keli.
Selma: So where is miss sevenites..who couldn't wait for this episode. LOL
keli1: never really get it when they are honorary...
Selma: Don't they give you something to hang on your wall?
evpace: His lifes work and awards for same in a chosem endeaver. Yes and medals, doctorate cap and gown and more.
Selma: Keli..so how was the confernce overall
vkn: Yes keli fill us in
evpace: Isabel Wilkenson also who is an HU graduate and her parents met at Howard.
vkn: Isabel is a wonder
keli1: it was really good, I am so glad I attended
Selma: Agree vkn
keli1: I am so sorry that there was only about 23-30 blacks out of the 2185 total attendees evpace, they need to follow the same as other who achieves their degrees
vkn: Conferences are so expensive
keli1: it was cheap $175
evpace: Both spoke with humility and joy and Students yelled for Legend to sing something.:} :}
keli1: AAHGS is typically $350
vkn: and people in my age group feel safer at home lol
Selma: Was this your first NGS conference keli?
keli1: no not my first, but first to present at NGS
Selma: Did they have alot of vendors?
keli1: they will be back in Richmond in 2014, I will be there with bells on
vkn: how were the exhibits keli
keli1: exhibit hall was full, huge, I am sure there were at least 100 folks were indexing as well, two tables,
evpace: Niters all.
keli1: I was in a small focus group with the new CEO of familysearch
vkn: very good hope you gave us a mention
keli1: it was good, he had a set of questions about familysearch, and the website, etc. there were 9 of us hi Art
Selma: good evening art
alt: hello y'all .. keli1, Selma & vkn
vkn: heyyyyyyyy alt
keli1: so my imput was for them to establish communty partnerships with org's, etc, like AAHGS, Afrigenas, historical socities and genealogy groups
vkn: wonderful keli
keli1: just like MacIntosh, Apple, every public school had mac computers in them, free, so if there site is free and has intent to always be free, the partners who have a link put on their webpages, etc they have no intentions to charge, also people need to sign in, it gets access to more info,
Selma: Will have to talk with you about all that later..getting sleepy Good night folks
alt: was Jim Ison in the focus group keli1?
keli1: no he was not
keli1: no family search employees were involved
alt: oh, okay
vkn: Was your present well recd keli and did Black peeps participate
keli1: I think so, surprising only one male, rest was females and I was the only one of color one young girl who I know, she volunteers at the Allen Co. Library, etc
vkn: Would you plan to propose/present again
keli1: yes I would, no doubt, as long as people keep applying I think there will be an AA track
vkn: You need to teach us Keli
keli1: there were plenty of people that applied, I don't know why they did not get selected, have no idea why I did vs. others, but will keep applying, so at least there will be one of us there, rather than no one
alt: was the group from KY there on Saturday keli1.. AAGGKY?
vkn: Do we really need an AA track?
keli1: we need a presence! Art, I do think there were some members there only about 25-30 ot of 2185
vkn: Or more of a new research track in slave ancestors
alt: I thought some of them were coming on Saturday is that right? wow!!
keli1: none of the topics actually geared towards FPC
alt: is that for Saturday .. or the whole conference?
keli1: yes one day, 5 session
alt: I'm gonna split for the nite.. y'all take care.
keli1: only on saturday, last day of the conference, Jim Isom's had two sessions, Michael Hait did one and I did one good night.. good night vkn