vkn: good morning to each and all I will be checking back in shortly. Going now to start dishwasher
Seventies: good morning vkn
vkn: Good morning to all owdy seventies Hope research is going well with thee
Seventies: Going pretty good. Meeting with some living relations next weekend.
vkn: These are brand new or oldies One on one is excellent
Seventies: Old and new.. lol
vkn: ahhhhhhh preparing for family reunion ?
Seventies: Never met these before. Grandnieces and nephews of my great grandfather, Will Washington
vkn: I see
Seventies: I'm trying to get more of the family on board. I think that they will enjoy attending on Ben's Corner. Its the land that Scott used to own before he was murdered.
vkn: oops not aware of murder Was murderer brought to justice
Seventies: He was killed in a land dispute with his son-in-law and its looking like his family as well. Not sure if the case was settled. I don't think that it was though. One of the cases I want to resolve when I go to Mississippi this summer.
vkn: Gee hope you can get the court case and details. I think Khathu was able to get all the details of the murder in his family but not sure
Seventies: He was. I already have a piece of the puzzle, the original land plat map for the property. The owners just before him were siblings who got into a lawsuit over the property.
vkn: wow the records must have many historical details. Has the family resolved the split or does it continue?
Seventies: The land was sold to Scott and Eliza to resolve
Seventies: I need to get additional court records...looking forward to getting this information. Already have the deeds from 1900 and 1924
vkn: These things happens in families
Seventies: I can't wait to get the full story.
vkn: Will this be the first trip for your sons
Seventies: No, they have gone nearly every year... except last year. My son decided to work. One son came with me and had a good time.
vkn: How old are they?
Seventies: just turned 16 last month
vkn: ahhhhhh young men already
Seventies: yes indeed! whew and it went by fast!
vkn: and where is their ambition leading them ?
Seventies: Well, lol I want both of them to go to an HBCU... so we will be working on that this summer. One wants to be a teacher and the other a jock.
vkn: Have you lconsidered Morehouse?
Seventies: No... going with the traditional Mississippi HBCUs.
vkn: ohhhh ok
Seventies: One son has already shown interest in Alabama A&M for biology. ;;; The Jock.. :}
vkn: 'Bama A & M sounds good
Seventies: And Savannah State... because its by the water... lol
vkn: and Savannah is SO historic
Seventies: Yes it is. And tuition is $10,000 a semester...
vkn: and so is Huntsville with history of USCT there atc Too many hills in Huntsville for me however
Seventies: Never been to Hunstville before. Though they do have several Lanier's in the county and surrounding areas.
vkn: aaaaahhh I know you are proud of the sons
vkn: Do they follow the research?
Seventies: To some degree... To some degree through the slave holding families. Burwell Lanier and his sons had lots of plantations in Madison Co, AL and in the black belt region Hello alt
alt: hello Seventies & vkn, hope you ladies are doing well today
vkn: Howdy alt a nd how goes the research with you ?
alt: not doing much research lately vkn, just reviewing what I have and using online databases to hopefully fill in some blanks.. how about y'all's research efforts?
vkn: Doing well Alt reading some of the American publications I too am cleaning up, filling in blanks and following the conditions of freed children
alt: thatnks for the information on the NC colored men's convention vkn
vkn: trying to fully understand the use of term "contraband"
alt: as used during the Civil War????
vkn: Yes alt
alt: and since
vkn: Is the use consistent
alt: okay, never really went inot how the term developed except by the useage of Gen. Butler and the Ft. Monroe incident and I guess the first Confiscation Act.
vkn: Yes I was reading about the conditions at Ft Monroe thismorning Would be a good one to dissect and all of its ramifications
Seventies: Were you reading through rg105?
alt: folks must be sleeping in this morning
Seventies: Its noon! lol
vkn: American publications seventies
vkn: alt there are so many meetings and places to visit and folks may be wearing thin
alt: C-Span has/had a nice discussion panel this AM on the impact of the Lost Cause coming out the Confederacy's losss in the Civil War.
Seventies: Well its research season and reunion season starting next month up through September
alt: that could be vkn .. folks are certainly busy....
vkn: few new discoveries alt and seventies
alt: for you vkn?
vkn: just focusing on child conditions moving sideways to expand knowledge base
alt: I mentioned the other day about a new young 5th cousin who found me thru FaceBook... that connection going back to the late 1700's-early 1800's could open up hyndreds of 'new' cousins... he has some very interesting old photos posted on Facebook of "our' connections.
Seventies: that's great alt. Are you going to add the photos to Tribal pages alt?
vkn: That is outstanding alt. Now is he an Adams or?
alt: folks I have in my dtabase that I had no idea of what they may have looked like.... and I'm finding some of those connections in the online records for Michigan.
Selma: Good Sunday morning folks...
vkn: Oprah is speaking at Spelman today
alt: he is from the LaForce/Reno lines vkn.
Seventies: ah okay. Good morning Selma
alt: Hello Selma ah so vkn
vkn: ahhhhhhhh ok alt Heyyyyyy Selma
Selma: My computer is acting up this AM..very, very slow,
Seventies: oh my cousin is the graduating class this year. That should be interesting for her.
Selma: Hope Mariah is not visiting my house.. LOL
alt: slow, like us, huh Selma LOL lOL
Seventies: lol lol lol
alt: that is, us "older" chatters.
vkn: Del Jupiter is celebrating her Silver Reunion from Spelman
alt: congrats to Del Jupiter
vkn: I hope it gets ok Selma Congrats to your cousin seventies. What is her field of study and what of her future plans
Seventies: International Studies/Relations she spent two semesters in China..
alt: education news locally.... Central State Univ. will have it's first female president taking office this summer.
Seventies: oh boy, Mariah strikes again... lol
alt: wow Seventies, that is wonderful!!!!!
vkn: Incidentally have y'all heard of the nasal spray being used to ease the disruption of alzheimers. I think it is B 12 based ???
alt: not me vkn
Seventies: So she is fluent in Chinese.. they're having a big party for her and her sister who is graduating from high school this year.
Selma: Thats great seventies..
vkn: Who is the female alt
alt: I forget her name vkn..I beleive it is something like Harris she was at Morgan State in some capacity at one time.
vkn: Fluent in Chinese whoo boy
alt: that sounds like an excleent area of Interantional Studies .... China
vkn: ahhhhh Morgan State has a good reputation as I remember
Selma: Her job opportunities..will be wide open
alt: isn't that your school Selma?
Selma: Yep it is alt..
alt: Morgan State
Selma: Humming the school song now..can't remember the words except for the 1st line.. LOL
alt: thoguth I remembered, guess I don't need the nasal spray just yet LOL LOL
vkn: lol I love the music
Selma: Hey maybe we need it as a preventative measure alt.
alt: anything that works Selma.
Seventies: lol alt
vkn: It is being tested worldwide from what I am hearing [ the nasal spray] My younger sister is being enrolled in a trial
Seventies: You know, there is a food supplement spray that has b12 in it. You put it on your food Braggs protein spray
vkn: hmmmm have not heard of that one seventies
Seventies: Its something targeted for vegetarians.
vkn: But there are rumors of a diabetic breakthrough by 2014
Seventies: gene therapy related?
vkn: I only glance the headlines seventies. I miss the details at eleven lol
alt: oh, oh looks like Selma got bumped
alt: wb Selma
Seventies: Dare I say the name?? lol wb Selma
vkn: oopsie selma
Selma: No that was my own fault seventies.. I see Bbenn is doing her blog talk from Tennessee next week
vkn: Yes I heard her say that yesterday.
alt: she is on the road? LA & now TN
Selma: She has more energy than me... LOL
vkn: She does have the energy
alt: I'm almost 'jealous' of what these you folks are doing todaygenealogically, but I wouldn't trade my experience level with where they are in the genealogical journey. be nice if we have both... the experience and the energy of youth LOL LOL we could have both
vkn: You have gallons of Gems alt and so willing to share.
alt: sharing, sometimes called and looked upon as 'bragging" vkn LOL LOL
vkn: am now reviewing the Keeling marriages you shared all those years ago. One of the many gems from you!
alt: is that right , Wow!!!!!!
vkn: SELMA am now reviewing the Keeling marriages you shared all those years ago. One of the many gems from you!
Selma: Sometimes..you have to go look at the old stuff you collected
vkn: Norfolk County Virginia Marriages Licenses 1850-1899 Non white Selma
Selma: Oh yes.. 2 ladies collected that info... and put in a book..
alt: vkn, what are your thoughts of us referencing "older' postings on the AfriGeneas Forums for some of the newer users... who I don't think ever visit the AfriGeneas archives and other databses. reference by posting the Link to those older postings.
vkn: I use it constantly Selma
Selma: VKN..they stopped at 1899...there are probably alot more...they said it was more than they could handle.. They did both the White and Colored Licesenses
vkn: alt an excellent idea using the search box from the home page turns up LOTS of good subjects to point to. They did a great job Selma
alt: sure does vkn..... I see lots of questions/situations posted today that have answers posted somewhere in the AfriGeneas archives.
Seventies: hey statustray
Statustray: Greetings alt, Selma, Seventies, and vkn ;-)
alt: hello Statustray, glad to see you could join us today... how ya doing?
vkn: Heyyyyyy Statustray and how goes you research
Selma: Afternoon statustry
Statustray: it's going alright
vkn: wunnerful wunnerful
Seventies: glad to hear that.
Statustray: just trying to get things together for the family reunion in august is all... lot of work and only so much time ;-)
Seventies: Yeah. Going through that myself.
vkn: We need a project and a plan alt to index all of the archived answers and pointers
Statustray: I wish I could invent "more time"... lol...
alt: good luck Statustray & Seventies .. Reunion planning is more than a notion... lots of work.
Seventies: Alright let me get ready to go to NYC for my birthday dinner. :}
vkn: and prolly few worker Bees status and seventies
alt: have fun Seventies
Selma: Happy Birthday seventies
alt: is this your birthday Seventies?
Statustray: Happy Birthday to you Seventies! :}
Selma: Or are you just saying its your birthday, so you can get a special dinner.. LOL
alt: Happy Birthday wishes to you Seventies
vkn: Yall be good Going out to dinner and Happy BUFFday seventies
Seventies: Thanks alt & Selma. I'll have a soy chicken wing for you all... :}
Statustray: alt: If only I could find a way to get others to do what they say they are going to do... it's proving hard to have good worker bees
Seventies: lol Lost my connection... Thanks for the birthday wishes all! See you tomorrow!
Statustray: Take care Seventies ;-)
alt: yep Statustray ... that's a tough one, getting folks to do just what they say they will do.
Statustray: yup, so very true
Selma: Make em feel guilty status.. LOL
Statustray: been trying that like crazy....hehe
alt: you can't shame my folks Selma.. they don't take the hints LOL LOL
Selma: I agree alt... Sorry I can't help you status...but feel free to come here and "moan and groan"
Statustray: hahaha seems like i have been just doing most things myself because they are not getting done
Selma: Have folks let you know whether or not they are coming..or is that still an issue?
alt: don't let it stress you Statustray
Statustray: folks will be coming yes it is stressful... everyone wants to call the shots but no one wants to do the work
alt: that's it!!!!!!
Statustray: i take it all in stride though
Selma: When all else fails eat chocolate cake
Statustray: hahahaha... that's a good one Selma
alt: words of advice from " Selma, the Sage" LOL LOL
Selma: No overweight.. LOL Have to run folks..have a great day
Statustray: yeah i haven't touched any cake in well over a year
alt: oh, oh... I'll have to leave y'all on the 'weight' situation ... take care, bye
Statustray: see ya alt