2012-05-25 What/Who is Melungeon?
Daviss: Good Morning!
alt: hey Daviss. want some company?
Daviss: oops I better say good afternoon alt lol I sure do lol hows it going?
alt: pretty good. how bout things in AZ?
Seventies: hi alt and Daviss
Daviss: slow here in AZ...hi there Seventies
alt: Hey Seventies, you're bout ready to hit the road. huh?
Seventies: No.. cancelled the trip. Dad is in the hospital. Trying to do it next weekend. I just really don't want to talk about it.
Daviss: oh my seventies! Sorry to hear that
Seventies: Thank you Daviss.
alt: oh my, best wishes & prayers for your dad.
Seventies: Thank you alt. How did you all enjoy the show last night?
Daviss: I saw on FB that a few more people got their results from 23
Seventies: I saw that as well.
Daviss: guess I have not gotten any new cousins lol
alt: listened to bbenn's show from last nite. Tina Snasome was a very informed guest, lots of stuff for researchers, particularly those researching TN.
Seventies: I really wanted to hear more about TN contemporary research Yes, sorry about that Daviss. keep looking. :}
alt: i ginaed a few on 23+me Daviss, now up to 415 gained
Seventies: I still only have about 220
Daviss: I need to look and see if daughters dad gained anyone else
alt: course I'm not 'actively' following up on any of these folks.
Seventies: Me either alt. Has anyone used the 23 and me Family Inheritance feature?
alt: is that the 'survey's'? if so, then yes...
Seventies: No its a tool that you use to compare shared genomes.
Daviss: I have
Seventies: So if tester A decided to share their genomes with you you can compare to see where your matches are on the gene map Did you find it useful Daviss?
alt: oh yeah... doesn't do much for me, perhaps because I can't get a handle on it.
Seventies: I was going to ask how to read it.
Daviss: well I just look lol There is so much to learn I like the new tools on Gedmatch
Seventies: What new tools?
alt: new tools? I probably need to revisit Gedmatch and it's features.
Daviss: there are several. A lady just turned me on to them yesterday gives a different breakdown
Daviss: hold on a min
Seventies: I see some items with a "New" next to them.
alt: I don't even know how to really handle the 'old' tools on Gedmatch LOL LOL LOL
Seventies: lol I hear ya alt.
alt: I read the article on the Melungeon study and had to laugh.. this guy said he had his DNA tested 3 times, by 3 different companies, results were all the same and they differed from his oral history.
Seventies: lol that was funny!
Selma: Afternoon folks..
Seventies: Hello Selma
alt: hello Selma, good afternoon.
Seventies: Makes me curious though what is the real history of the Melugeon people
alt: and his understanding of Melungeon orifins origins
Seventies: We now know that they are not Turkish or Portugese Or Native American
Selma: You all have no idea
alt: I think they are explained by Paul Heniegg
Seventies: they must be fighting hard... lol
alt: mostly, white women having children with black men and those offspring marrying within their family groups
Daviss: ok back hello Selma
Seventies: You know I heard that they did that also in some creole communities in rural Louisiana.
Daviss: That Goins man said he tested 3 times lol to make sure he wasn't seeing things lol
Selma: On the phone will be right back
alt: right Daviss
Seventies: Wait isn't someone on here reseraching Goins in VA?
Daviss: That african blood just kept showing up
alt: several Goins/Goings researcher here on AfriGeneas including Irita Seventies and keli1
Seventies: ok maybe I read it some where else.
Daviss: oh on the Gedmatch look for the Admix proportion
Seventies: The surname Gallimore was also included in the names associated with Melugeons in VA That's what piqued my interest Hello ProfDru
ProfDru: hello gang
Daviss: wiping my eyes....Is that ProfDru I see???
alt: hello ProfDru.. how have you been? good to see ya.
ProfDru: LOL vicky Good
Daviss: Hi ProfDru!! good to see you
ProfDru: I saw the Mulungeon article. Where else might dark skin come from but Africans? LOL
alt: yep, IMHO it's part of the ABB discussion.
Seventies: I guess we are all going to have a good laugh about this one... lol
ProfDru: I did laugh after reading article.
Daviss: wonder if the Portuguese are happy to get some of the load off them lol lol
alt: unless you're of Melungeon origins Seventies, then it ain't funny.
ProfDru: It is what it is!
Daviss: thats what I'am saying Selma.
Selma: The Transatlantic Slave Tribe was globalization..all the major European countries played a part
ProfDru: I've been contacted by a Cornell Law professor about my Fields famly research. He is doing a presentation next month on George Fields who was the first AA law grad from Cornell. The professor sent me several documents on the Fields family; several from the Southern workman.
alt: wonderful ProfDru, I'm sure your research will be of great benefit to him.
Seventies: Nice ProfDru
ProfDru: The Southern workman was a publication of Hampton Institute.
Daviss: good to hear ProfDru
ProfDru: After George Fields mother died in 1891 several articles were written in the Southern Worman about her life. They are very detailed bios of her entire life. What a gold mine I've been given.
alt: your work is a good example of how 'grass roots' researchers can have an affect on 'scholarly' works ProfDru . Good Job!!!!!!!
ProfDru: I'll send you all the articles. thanks alt
Seventies: Melungo, that even sounds African in orgins...
ProfDru: The professor found me online through a query I posted some time ago. lol seventies
Seventies: Well it does. . .
Daviss: Is that Southern Workman online Dru
ProfDru: some of it is online
Daviss: Is it AME
ProfDru: Ame? Who are you asking, vicky?
Selma: It is not a church publication daviss
Daviss: oh ok that was what I was wondering
ProfDru: Hampton Institute, the college/university
Daviss: ok thanks I am still trying to find that Va weekly by that Summerville/Sommerville man
ProfDru: gotta go get ready to do a training session.
Daviss: also looking for his sermon called " Two Headed Rooster"
alt: this guy Goins lesson on 3 test by 3 different companies should tell some folks that they can't do DNA 'shopping' to get the results they want.
Daviss: lol alt, he went from total shock to mildly shocked mabe the first test he though was a mix up
alt: okay Selma, if it's on AfriGeneas I've probably read it, but a review of the older postings never hurts yeah, I remember Melungeons being a hot topice during that period 2004-2005
Selma: Sommerville..is still on the list of things to look up Daviss..LOL
Daviss: lol ok Sel I usually blend it in about once every couple weeks
Selma: Yes I notice.. LOL
alt: Selma, have you found your friends folks in Kansas? 1940 census
Daviss: I ran across a will/inv list that had about 7 or 8 slaves listed with their first and middle names
Selma: Didn't look..I do have a "real life" you know.. LOL
Daviss: you do???
alt: you do????
Selma: Where was the will/inventory from daviss?
Seventies: lol sorry late on the laugh
Daviss: Its located in harrison county texas from a sale
Selma: What year?
Seventies: Is anyone having any luck in the 1940 census?
Selma: You should transcribe and post
alt: Yeah, but it is cumbersome and tiring Seventies... I only look at it when I have hit a dull moment...
Daviss: 1848 Selma New orleans sale
Seventies: I understand. But for me its those moments when I just have the 'urge' to look is when I find something.
alt: gues indexed & searchable files have spoiled me Seventies
Seventies: me too :} Something told me the other day to just look at Blount Co TN again. that's when I found my folks in 5 minutes. ...
alt: I have run across some intersting stuff in the 1940 census while browsing my folks in the samll towns where they lived, haven't tackled any real cities as yet.
Selma: Good for you Seventies..did you listen to the BBenn..blog talk on Tennessee last night
jhonora: Hello alt, Daviss, Selma, Seventies
Seventies: I did Selma.
Daviss: hi jhonora!
alt: hello jhonora, how ya doing?
Seventies: Hi jhonora.
Selma: Hi jhonora
jhonora: Doing well, alt
Seventies: The people I'm looking for came to TN in the early 20th century and I'm looking for more contemporary info
alt: the lady, Tina, gave out many good references .... and advice.. I thought
Seventies: AND she plugged Afrigeneas.
alt: yep, she sure did.
Daviss: alt, I had tears in my eyes this morning listening to the Banks fella that was exonerated for a crime he did not commit
alt: hadn't heard that story yet Daviss .. where & when is the story?
Daviss: its been all over the news this morning both locally and on cable Try MSNBC
Seventies: Me either. but I hadn't watched any TV
alt: oh, okay.. I haven't watched any TV yet today.
Daviss: it should be online
alt: okay Daviss, I'll have to check it out
Daviss: http://tinyurl.com/7ofwkc8 one link
alt: gotcha, thanks!!
Daviss: welcome alt
Seventies: Ok I'd read this in passing while checking my e-mail yesterday He should sue all parties involved Especially his 'friend' Wanetta Gibson
Daviss: she got 1.5 million
Seventies: And the school is probably going to sue her and her mama. STUPID
alt: gotta run y'all... as Selma says.. I have some real life issues I have to take care of LOL LOL Later's.
Daviss: ok bye
Selma: They probably are seventies
Seventies: bad choices.
Daviss: 16 yrs old this boy was
Daviss: 5 yrs out of his life
Seventies: Yes 5 years he could've been getting an education and making money
Selma: 10 years daviss..he was in jail for 5 and wearing a monitor for 5..plus listed as a sex offender
Seventies: The records should be completely expunged. There should be no sex offender listing.
Daviss: they are
Selma: Yes, very sad. Well folks I have to run..have a great day
Daviss: bye sel gotta run also
jhonora: I'm running too y'all
Seventies: Daviss, I'm going to call you later.
Daviss: bye k 7
Seventies: alright speak in a few.