2012-06-06 Cummings searching
Daviss: hello there alt!!
Seventies: Hi alt & Daviss. How are you today?
Daviss: hi seventies
alt: hi ladies, how ya doing today?
Daviss: I am fine seventies, how are you?
Seventies: LOL You know I said I was going to quit doing genealogy and what was I doing a few minutes ago?? Looking through the MS 1940 census! lol lol lol
Daviss: How's it going alt??
Seventies: I'm doing
Daviss: well seventies, you can teeter every now and then :?
alt: Ancestry just announced that NY State is up & searchable ... just looked up Adam C. Powell, Jr.
Seventies: really? wow Is daddy Powell in the census too?
Daviss: yeah alt, I heard that
alt: yep, in the same household
Seventies: When did Jr. marry Hazel Scott?
alt: so is his mother wife & son Preston dunno, but wife is lited as Isabel.
Daviss: I really don't need but one state and its no where near done
alt: sooner than you think Daviss, sooner than you think
Seventies: Well, I'm still waiting on Ohio and Illinois and Michigan.
Daviss: Oh I doubt that alt, the color on that map is white as snow
AYWalton: Good afternoon, all.
alt: hello AYWalton, how ya doing?
AYWalton: Howdy alt, Daviss, SoulChile
Daviss: hello AYWalton!!
Seventies: In the meantime, I've been verifying some family connections and records through this census.
AYWalton: fine and you?
Seventies: Hi Angela
AYWalton: SoulChile---you have really been busy working on documents.
alt: okay & thanks for asking
AYWalton: Been seeing your tweets and your links!
Seventies: Those are old docs. From last year and years past.
AYWalton: it so great that you are sharing them!
Seventies: Yes no point in holding onto some of those things. I know my folks in other states would be interested in my research and docs. I spent some time this morning looking up the Rounds' in Beat 1 Adams Co, MS
alt: with the States Ancestry has up & indexed how do y'all like the new "view" they are using on their images?
AYWalton: have you gotten any feedback from folks by sharing them?
Seventies: I like it.
alt: hello HistoryBuff
Daviss: so you shored up most of your family now seventies?
Seventies: AYWalton, not one word.
AYWalton: hey there HistoryBuff
HistoryBuff: Hey AYWalton, Alt, Daviss and Seventies
Daviss: hello HistoryBuff
Seventies: LOL Daviss, I come from a very large family.
Daviss: I guess seventies!!
Seventies: Large extended family. I'll be doing this for another decade at least! lol
alt: I would think so Seventies
AYWalton: your data is so extensive! just put it out there, anyway.
Seventies: we're talking 10 children and more. After 1880
AYWalton: that is a large family. Kind of like my Bass line. the Arkansas clan of Bass's was quite large.
Seventies: AYWalton, they are everywhere. Especially with this Great Migration I'm extending my searching areas.
AYWalton: and extended into 3 main families. Bass, Martin and Dollarhide that is wonderful.
Seventies: Hi HistoryBuff
HistoryBuff: Hey 70s.
AYWalton: have you put your info on various Facebook Afr. American groups? put it out there as much as you can.
Seventies: I'm also connected to some of our researchers, James Ivory.. who is Balanta AND we have family members who have married into the Ivory family of Adams Co.
AYWalton: are you connected with any locally based organizations such as the historical societies. My Bass clan is Balanta.
Seventies: Then I also have a lady from CA who is connected with my Barnes family member.
AYWalton: both gr. grandfather and gr. grandmother. both lines are Balanta.
Seventies: okay. This line is from MS right? The Bass family? Hi Selma
AYWalton: Originated in Tennessee and then into SW Arkansas.
alt: hello Selma
AYWalton: howdy Mizz Selma!
HistoryBuff: Hey Selma.
Daviss: How's it going HistoryBuff, are you researching at all?
Selma: Good Wednesday afternoon everyone..
Daviss: hello Selma?
AYWalton: you packed Selma?
alt: Selma, Have you been on Ancestry today? NY is up and indexed!!!!!!
Selma: No I am not.. Yes alt..Dru called me..I found my Mom and her parents
alt: and searchable by ALL of the parameters
AYWalton: me neither- I will start packing probably Friday.
Seventies: That's great Selma
Daviss: thats wonderful Selma!
Selma: The census taker wrote their last name wrong..I had to do a first name search..
alt: easier than by ED, huh? ... much easier LOL LOL
HistoryBuff: Yes I'm researching Cummings of Columbia County Arkansas, Hughes of Smith County, Mississippi, Lintons of Lee County Arkansas ans Scotts of Ouachita County Arkansas.
AYWalton: that is great---
HistoryBuff: Add the Dowearys of Frederick County and Carroll County MD.
Daviss: Have you found any of your folks on the census yet History?
Seventies: I'm glad MS & LA are finally up on family search...
AYWalton: Arkansas is only 53% indexed.
Daviss: I meant to say HistoryBuff
AYWalton: Looks like it will be one of the last ones to show up.
HistoryBuff: No not yet.
AYWalton: what towns in Arkansas HistoryBuff?
alt: I'm just glad 1940 is is up.... I'm having big fun searching out friends, schoolmates ... HS & College with their families from all across the country.
Seventies: Wait, Ohio is indexed?
alt: no Seventies.... Ohio is not indexed
Seventies: ok whew! You're doing it the old fashioned way. :}
alt: well, not really... I have college classmates from DC & NY & Kansas so I'm looking for them and 'sharpening' my search skills for the 1940 census getting ready for Ohio.
HistoryBuff: Magnolia, Camden, Marianna, and Clay Township- AYWalton.
Seventies: Ah I see. Ok I have a bit of a family mystery. Been bugging me since my granddad's big 90th birthday party.
HistoryBuff: Nice 70s.
Seventies: So I thought I knew all of his siblings from Uncle Bud down to Uncle Joe... but there is one brother they do not talk about. At least I don't ever remembering anyone mentioning. An uncle Benjamin
Daviss: waiting seventies lol
Selma: Hey seventies..how did the reunion go on memorial day
Seventies: It didn't. To make a long story short, my dad got sick and I opted to stay in NY.
Selma: Oh Ok...sorry
Daviss: what is Uncle Bud
HistoryBuff: Ah sirry to hear that, 70s.
Daviss: real name lol
Seventies: Thanks all. Trying to reschedule
Selma: Is this Uncle Benjamin the oldest or youngest
Seventies: Uncle Bud is my uncle Calvin Jr.
alt: Seventies, did Uncle Benjamin die at an early age?
Seventies: Benjamin was the middle child, named for my great-great grandfather who served in the USCT. No died in 1985 Just after his father passed. I saw his photo for the first time while putting together a presentation for my grand dad's party. I don't ever remember him on my visits to MS either
Selma: Did you ask any questions when you saw the picture?
Daviss: where did he live
Seventies: I didn't Selma. I wasn't even thinking about it. Here is his headstone from Mt. Sinai Church cemetery. http://tinyurl.com/6ncw8vu
HistoryBuff: welcome back Daviss
Selma: Nice headstone
Seventies: thanks. He was too young to register for the WW II draft
alt: 1925 was too young?
Seventies: in 1940 he is listed as being 15. Drafting started in 41 or 42. sorry 42
alt: but it continued throught the War (1945) and later... those records may not be online.
Seventies: That's true.
daviss: is there anyone you can ask now those questions you seek seventies? Does he have children etc
Selma: Did he remain in the community with the rest of the family?
alt: heck , I even had to register for the draft in 1952 when I turned 18.
Seventies: As far as I know, none. But hadn't really looked into any of that yet. Right now he's just an unknown family member. alt did your draft card stay on file in your county?
Selma: Folks..I have to run..have a great day
Seventies: bye Selma
alt: yep, and I have a copy online at my TP website.
Seventies: okay. I will have to check it out when I get to MS this summer.
HistoryBuff: Very nice, Alt.
alt: ty HistoryBuff
HistoryBuff: yw Alt
daviss: Did you take a picture of the photo you saw seventies?
Seventies: No I will get the information when I go down this summer.
Seventies: yes I have plans for this summer.
daviss: Just thinking you may want to include it in your reunion information
AYWalton: knockec myself out!
alt: wb AYWalton
HistoryBuff: Welcome back AYWalton
Seventies: Wb AYWalton
daviss: ditto aywalton
AYWalton: daviss I spoke with Charles Brown today! thanks all.
daviss: thats good AYWalton, everything going as planned?
Seventies: alt have you done any research in Indiana? I will be looking there also for family members.
AYWalton: yes, he is quite busy
daviss: will he be in Samford?
AYWalton: No he is not going to Samford. he is working on some of his society events.
alt: yep Seventies, Indiana is where my father was born (Greencastle, in Putnam Co.) but I've done a lot of Indiana research other than my immediate family
Seventies: okay. Are there any unique records that I should keep an eye out for while looking for my migrated family?
HistoryBuff: AYWalton, to answer your earlier question about Arkansas towns-Magnolia, Camden, Marianna, and Clay Township.
AYWalton: You may want to check out the USGenWeb site for Indiana to find out what is unique to that state, Soul SoulChile
Seventies: okay Angela
AYWalton: Camden---I was in that area---not far from it a few weeks ago, HistoryBuff.
alt: none that I can think of.... but if you're talking about prior to 1880 there are some special records for AA's to look for.
AYWalton: I visited the Jenkins Ferry battlefield
Seventies: No definitely after 1930-1940
HistoryBuff: I have never hearf of that battlefield. What was the occasion?
AYWalton: ahhh those are recent times---perhaps some black newspapers might be useful if there are some. Jenkins Ferry is a major battle site for Arkansas Civil War events. It was actually fought along an in the Saline River.
Seventies: I'm hoping that Proquest will bring up its AA newspapers again soon.
AYWalton: they are there---but the issue is access.
alt: okay Seventies, but a great site for Indiana research is the Indianapolis Recorder newspaper... it goes from like 1899 to 2005.
AYWalton: you might have access through a college library, for ProQuest
alt: the IR is online & free
Seventies: Yes I can access it here from my work computer.
HistoryBuff: Is Jenkins Ferry located in Ouachita County, Arkansas, AYWalton?
Seventies: That would be where the family relocated. Indianapolis
AYWalton: do you have access to the Afr. Am newspapers from there. for mid 20th century the black publications are always useful.
Seventies: I don't know. I do know I have full access to heritagequest
AYWalton: I think either Grant County, but would have to check HistoryBuff
alt: oh, then do a google for the Indianpolis Recorder .. great site... every issue from 1900-2005
AYWalton: Lots of USCTs were in that battle. some folks out of Camden are hoping to put up a monument to the USCTs who died there.
HistoryBuff: okay. I'll take a look also. Thanks for the information about the USCT.
Seventies: thank you alt. I'll google it. Hopefully I will be able to find family info in there.
AYWalton: sure thing.
alt: and use the 'advanced search' once you find it Seventies
HistoryBuff: You said in another chat that you have a conversation with Hari Jones, Curator-AACWM.
AYWalton: I had a long chat with him when I was there a few weeks ago, HistoryBuff I wrote him an email, but not sure if he got it. thanking him for his time and hoping to reconnect on some Oklahoma data. I am sure he is extremely busy.
Seventies: I heard Mr. Jones got an agent after he did WDYTYA.
AYWalton: I can imagine.
HistoryBuff: That's probably a good idea. Did he say why?
AYWalton: interesting. He will probably be in demand, big time.
HistoryBuff: Indeed he will and is.
Seventies: Don't know. This is what I was told.
AYWalton: well that makes sense. He knows a lot for sure.
Seventies: I agree.
AYWalton: Tell him hello, HistoryBuff. when you see him. he probably won't remember me, though.
HistoryBuff: I sure will. Got get the history together. He'll remember you. don't worry.
AYWalton: Well I had better run, folks. Have a great day everyone. take care.
HistoryBuff: U2 AY
alt: I hope the USCT commenoritve efforts take off in a big way for the 2013-2015 segments of the CW150 programs across the country.
Seventies: They will be doing something here at West Point.. spoke to one of the historians about it. Nothing big though.
HistoryBuff: Me also. One of my husband's cousin told us of the Gettysburg burial location for their Aunt and Uncle. Hubby and I are going to schedule a trip to Gettysburg this year I hope.
alt: wonderful HistoryBuff
HistoryBuff: What was one the events, mentioned, Seventies?
Seventies: No at that point it was still in the planning phases.
HistoryBuff: Okay. Thanks Alt. He said the locations were behind an area Pres. Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address.
Seventies: off topic, sort of. I have been wanting to write up a piece on my Aunt Winnie who was a victim of Domestic Violence.
HistoryBuff: What's holding you back?
alt: go for it Seventies
Seventies: I don't have all the official details, but I do know that her husband shot her to death. He was like 12 years her senior. They are married on the 1940 census.
HistoryBuff: That's so tragic.
Seventies: This event happened in 1953
HistoryBuff: What is your emphasis for the article?
Seventies: She was just 29 and he was just, crazy. I kind of wanted to just tell her story. She was a very loved sister in the family.
vkn: howdy Yall
daviss: did he spend time in the jail
HistoryBuff: Hey vkn .
Seventies: Not that I'm aware of...
daviss: heyyy vkn
vkn: Its VKN History
Seventies: Heeeyyyy vkn vkn
HistoryBuff: I take it you want to highlight the reasons she was loved? Hey vkn .
vkn: Seventies and Daviss are on to my tricks lol
Seventies: yep.. lol
daviss: lol vvvvv
HistoryBuff: Good for them. Now hopefully I'll catch up. Are you related to HudsonGA?
daviss: Where did this happen seventies
Seventies: I want to get some details, but my one aunt is so sick with Alzheimers that I may never get the full story
vkn: Glad to see all here
HistoryBuff: me too.
Seventies: I do have another aunt, Bertha, who perhaps can help me out.
HistoryBuff: I seemed to missed everyone last night.
daviss: last night?
Seventies: lol last night I was sipping and laughing with my folks! Didn't make it home til about 10:30
HistoryBuff: Yes Seventies, ask everyone you can think of who knew her.
vkn: Seventies start a conversation with an alz patient early in the morn
daviss: I was incognito all day yesterday and last night
HistoryBuff: I was at home organizing my NB hard drive.
vkn: Try to not ask a question let them chime in when they hear something familiar
Seventies: My rule is this, daviss about your personal stuff, DADT... lol
HistoryBuff: Ooops, gotta run. Laters good folks.
daviss: good ideas vkn
vkn: Try and learn seventies the time of day that their "sundowners" begin
Seventies: okay. didn't know that. Thanks!
HistoryBuff: Good info.
vkn: Bye Hist
Seventies: Bye historybuff
HistoryBuff: Bye all
vkn: Seventies I took care of a sister for five years
Seventies: So let me tell you all something interesting. RE: Alzheimers I have two aunts, sisters who had Alzheimers. Their first cousin Olive also has Alzheimers.
vkn: So I know most of it from personal experience plus professional experience
vkn: Alz is also a family generational thing
Seventies: Then I believe from what I've been told possibly their aunt had Alzheimers.
vkn: It does run in families
daviss: runs in families oops
vkn: My youngest sister has indicators
Seventies: That's a lot of people. So its another to check item on my health testing list.
daviss: good idea when you get death certifictes
vkn: There is almost no test to determine until after death
Seventies: YEs so far, I have strokes (more than 2 deaths), Thyroid disorders and now Alzheimers.
daviss: oh vkn they have gotten better at that
vkn: Such tests are prolly too invasive for most families
Seventies: See vkn. My co-worker's father was diagnosed with Dementia and Alzheimers.
daviss: Barrows here is making big strides
vkn: Dementia, yes alz is guessing
vkn: Yes daviss there are excellent trials
Seventies: Well I think it may be coming close to the end for him. Sadly.
vkn: Relief for the caregivers
daviss: The Barrows Institute here Premier along with the Muhamed Ali Parkinsons in the same place
daviss: know that well vkn oops vkn
vkn: Talk later
daviss: ok bye seventies