alt: hello Selma, How are you doing today?
Selma: Hi alt..doing OK..you see I am here on time for a change
alt: I noticed LOL
alt: you got a seat up front today LOL
Selma: I just caught the last 15 minutes of Bernice's Road Trip blogtalk
Daviss: hello there alt and selma
alt: Haven't had a chance to listen yet.... had 'other' life' events to take care of this morning.
Selma: Mornin daviss..please note that I am here on time for a change.. LOL
Daviss: what roadtrip show whats today
alt: Hi Daviss, see I made an effort to be here for chat..
Daviss: yes, alt I see
Selma: Apparently she is in LA..and President of the Livingston (LA)..genealogy society
Daviss: thats great alt.. when was this roadshow?
Selma: It just ended..I got an email this AM, when I turned the computer on
Daviss: sheesh oh well lol, how was it
Selma: I only caught the last 15 minutes..
Daviss: and how was that lol
Selma: It was interesting he talked about the group, the info..
alt: it's a tough job keeping up with all of the genealogy 'happenings'
Daviss: I hear ya alt
Selma: there meeting schedule, material they have .. She is going to be in Memphis next week I think she said AY..is on the road too
Daviss: and what time are these show on the road Selma?
Selma: Well this one was this AM..not sure what her schedule is..
alt: bbenn & AYWalton are 'working it'... I'm happy for them and wish them all of the success possible.
Daviss: They will more than likely be too early for me anyway.. Its only 9am here now
Selma: You mean you don't get up with the chickens daviss?
Daviss: we get up together Selma lol
alt: and ProfDru too... I guess 'youth' will be served LOL
Selma: Better them than me...my hip hurts.. LOL
Daviss: oh wow, Donna Summer just died
Selma: Just saw that online
alt: me too Selma.. hip is just one among other things that are hurting. Wow!!!! Donna Summer Selam, do you get news from the Wash DC area? Oops, Selma
Selma: Not locally, but on CNN..or at the WAshington Post site..why whats up
alt: wondering if you heard anything about a Howard Univ. Prof being killed as the result of an auto accident this past Sat. morning.
Selma: Oh..did he die in DC? Or was it in VA
alt: yes, DC
Daviss: hello yatah
Selma: No..I hadn't heard..
yatah: hi all
alt: Hello yatah
Selma: Afternoon yatah
Daviss: heyyy Seventies Sunshine lol
Seventies Sunshine: Good afternoon, alt, Selma Good morning, Daviss and yatah lol
yatah: hi all
alt: HI Seventies Sunshine ... what's up?
Selma: Afternoon seventies..
Seventies Sunshine: What's good everyone?
Daviss: Are you lurking around in Arizone with that last name Seventies lol
Selma: No alt hadn't heard..
Seventies Sunshine: No we have sunshine today... for the first time in about a week or so
Daviss: ahhhh ok what up yatah
Seventies Sunshine: I'm still anxiously awaiting Family Search's MS/LA records to be searchable.
yatah: nothing much smile i am on phone
Selma: What records are they indexing seventies
Seventies Sunshine: I was also browsing over obits today...
alt: okay Selma thanks.... Dr. Mark Mack, anthroplogy prof @ Howard who worked on the NYC African Burial Gounds was in an accident Sat morning.. an lost his life.
Daviss: I was on Chronicling America this am
Seventies Sunshine: They only have a few searchable right now Selma. MS & LA are 100% transcribed.
Daviss: So sorry to hear that alt
Seventies Sunshine: oh wow. Terrible news alt
Selma: Oh you mean the census seventies?
Seventies Sunshine: yes
Selma: No I hadn't heard alt
Seventies Sunshine: Chuck Brown passed yesterday. I had no idea that he was 75. He looked good for his age.
Daviss: and Donna Summer today
alt: okay Selma, thought that mght the area news
Seventies Sunshine: Donna Summer is gone?? WOW!!
Selma: Does that mean he had all his teeth seventies?
Daviss: I was hoping that Chronicling American would have loaded some AA newspapers for Texas but no go again
Seventies Sunshine: You know, I don't know... Daviss, I did find that my cousins' half brother passed away about a month ago. I thought to myself, sheesh how many children did her father have? He was only 36
Selma: How many do you know about 70s
Seventies Sunshine: Just her one sister.
Daviss: Sorry to hear that Seventies
Seventies Sunshine: Lan and Micki are 42 and 41. Mr Green was a busy man...
yatah: i go now i come said hi
Seventies Sunshine: ok have a good day yatah
alt: bye yatah
Seventies Sunshine: So that was the extent of my genealogical research earlier today. Going over the obits.
Daviss: well at least you went searching lol
Seventies Sunshine: I hadn't done it since my cousin Allena died. Which segues to this. I found out that my great grandfather's sister's middle name was Allena.
alt: that's the topic at our next AAGGMV meeting.... "Researching for Genealogical Gems in Obituaries"
Seventies Sunshine: Oh I found some good ones today on the obits that I looked at.
Daviss: Thats how i found a cousin years ago alt
Seventies Sunshine: Names of siblings as well as their current city of residence.
Selma: Good info
Daviss: I was going thru some old papers and this obit fell out on the floor When I picked it up I saw that it was about my Uncle Shug
Seventies Sunshine: ah huh who was it for? Ooh don't you love nicknames? lol I always get totally confused unless they put them in the obit.
Daviss: After reading it, and getting the names and called information for phone numbers
Seventies Sunshine: ok
alt: my earliest 'obit' is for a 3rd g-grandmother who died in 1861.. had information on her religious background.. that she was baptised at age 17 in the ME.
Selma: leave it to alt..to have an obit from 1861...LOL
Seventies Sunshine: Is she listed on the member rolls?
Daviss: that was in 1995 and the first number I called was my cousin Gladys.. We talk at least once a week
alt: that sounds like "serendipity' Daviss
Seventies Sunshine: When did Uncle Shug pass?
Daviss: 1980 or so
Seventies Sunshine: oh okay.
Daviss: also, I had an obit that was Angela's cousin and her picture was on it
Seventies Sunshine: This was her Bass folks?
Daviss: I think they migrated here in the early 50's
alt: Here you go Selma death notice (obit) from 1861 http://mydatabase.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=mydatabase&view=62&sort=0&albumid=3&photoindex=41&rand=892207054
Daviss: They are related and I also know her Bass folks lol
Selma: Thanks alt..
alt: small world, huh Daviss?
Daviss: yep it sufre is alt sure
alt: I knew you day would not be complete without seeing the 1861 "obit" Selma LOL LOL LOL
Daviss: I wonder when the pictures of loved ones started to filter on the obits
alt: I would think not until the the 1970's or so... on a regular basis. for average folks.
Daviss: interesting to find out. I think I will go through my stack to see which one is my oldest
Seventies Sunshine: I definitely don't have any obits as old as 1861
Daviss: me either, I think 1941 is my oldest
Seventies Sunshine: The only reference to death before 1900 in my family is that of Tom Smith. Only documented in court records. That was about 1850
Daviss: In that log book there is reference of those that passed listed as resolutions or Death Angel logbook of the Church in Texas
alt: my vital records with photos of grave markers start aound 1816. http://mydatabase.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=mydatabase&view=60&ver=3985&albumid=5
Seventies Sunshine: You know we should have a chat discussion Tuesday about Obituaries and death notices. That would be great. For beginners to intermediate researchers.
Daviss: Art did you take the pictures of all those grave markers
alt: Yep, sure did Daviss
Daviss: nice job alt
alt: thanks Daviss, it was easy... most are in the same cemetery LOL LOL
Daviss: lol @alt and add to that seventies how to clean off a marker
alt: yes Davis, now that would great information for most folks.
alt: clean & do "rubbings'
Daviss: right alt
Seventies Sunshine: ok. How do you get that lichen light green stuff off the markers without damaging it.
alt: hello vkn
Daviss: no steel brush like I saw on a video once to get green moss off :o hello there vkn!
Seventies Sunshine: oh heck no! Hi vkn!
Selma: Afternoon vkn..
vkn: Seventies Selma Daviss Alt
alt: I think I've heard of using toothpaste Seventies Sunshine w/ toothbrush
vkn: Bbenn changed her time slot???
Daviss: I have heard of toopaste also alt toothpaste
Selma: She is apparently on a Road Trip vkn and was on this AM..I heard the last 15 minutes
vkn: ahhhhh thanx selma
alt: Selma, you will be going to IGHR in the couple of weeks or so, right?
alt: next couple of weeks or so enjoy!!!!!!
vkn: Selma will yall be taking an Atlanta side trip ??? also lol lol
Daviss: sel must be mt'ing
vkn: or taking a nap
alt: probably making a 'samich'
Seventies Sunshine: lol yep I think so alt!
Daviss: a lonie samich
vkn: or bumped out lol
alt: hehehehe @ Daviss
vkn: fried 'loney
Daviss: thck and fried like a steak alt lol
Selma: I have a 3 hour lay over in Atlanta on th way back vkn
alt: oh man, one of my favorites!!!!
Daviss: uh oh no more corner stores around here to get them sliced like you want
vkn: well selma will try and connect i am about five minutes from airport
Selma: Ok..I will email you the details
alt: that would wonderful if a meeting during Slema's layover could be arranged.
Selma: You gonna come alt.. LOL
alt: Selma's if I could
Selma: Folks I gotta run now..have a great day Bye
Daviss: later selma
alt: you too Selma
Daviss: bye question, how close is intermediate range
alt: in the DNA lingo?
Daviss: no they said that travon martin was shot at intermediate range what does that mean I know close and far
alt: oh, that's like probably within 10-20 yards or so, I owuld think. would
Daviss: hmmm my mind is turning
alt: well, I gotts split y'all .. take care.
Daviss: ok alt take care
vkn: okies me too hy today
Daviss: you take care also vkn
Daviss: Sunshine! put the chairs away, cut out the lights and close the door Seventies
Seventies Sunshine: See y'all tomorrow