AYWalton: Howdy Ms. Vicky!
AYWalton: sitting in a session right now.
vicky: are you on a break right oh
AYWalton: but in the back of the room, tweeting! lol
vicky: lol boy I know you are really having a great time
AYWalton: it is loads of fun!
vicky: learning new stuff
AYWalton: I am surprised at how many folks have been here 2,3 and 4 times!
AYWalton: some new tips and just getting energized.
AYWalton: howdy alt!
vicky: hi alt
alt: Hii Ladies.. vicky AYWalton
AYWalton: how's it going, alt?
alt: slow, how's school?
AYWalton: it's going well. homework and all. I do mine while still in class.
AYWalton: some tracks have LOTS of homework. Ours is not too bad.
alt: and then you can hit the Rib Joints at night, huh? LOL
AYWalton: I wrote up my own notes yesterday for our group assignment. lol
vicky: how many in a group
AYWalton: our small homework group is only 6 folks.
alt: are there many AA's in attendance?
AYWalton: about 55 I would say. some are not in our Afr. Am track they are taking other courses. and they have come here several times before.
alt: really!!!! 55 AA's, that's fantastic!!!!
vicky: If the AA track is every two years, I need to start saving now judging from your tweets and posts It is well worth it
Khathu: Hello everyone
vicky: hi khathu
AYWalton: I am enjoying it for sure. I might be teaching a couple of sessions in 2012.
AYWalton: Howdy khathu!
Khathu: I was just reading your blog posts
vicky: R U still in Cali,Khathu?
Khathu: I am back in DC
AYWalton: Is your mom doing better?
Khathu: a little better
vicky: what blog was that khathu
alt: Hello Khathu
Khathu: AYWalton's blog posts about Samford hello alt
vicky: oh yes, I am enjoying them AYWalton, are any bloggers in your class that we are not aware of?
Khathu: i just wanted to say hello
alt: I gotta read'em.. it sure is hard to keep up with y'all LOL
vicky: hello back khathu lol @ alt
Khathu: have a great day everyone
AYWalton: not many bloggers in the class. lots of folks not doing it. Michael Hait is tweeting.
vicky: alt I love family search but sure wish they had more records of deaths and and births yeah I knew he was
AYWalton: I see he has Facebook up, right now.
vicky: so many people that had died in the 20's that I know of are not even listed
AYWalton: (He is sitting a couple of rows in front and I can see his screen.)
alt: I like that site too vicky... they're keeping me busy with their Ohio updates which have been fantastic
vicky: no updates for Tx
AYWalton: who is doing the Ohio updates? alt?
alt: volunteers I guess AYWalton he'll be a sho nuff expert after the AA track at Samford, huh?
vicky: learn new stuff everyday I imagine
AYWalton: alt I met Debbie---she has a great sense of humor.
alt: oh yeah, she'll keep you laughing. but she's serious about her genealogy methodologies.
AYWalton: she is very good. Shamele is also good.
alt: yep, AA genealogy is in good hands with those two.
AYWalton: didn't realize that Shamele speaks so much in the midwest! that's impressive.
alt: and they both are so personable!!!
AYWalton: quite true. tehre needs to be an association of black professional genealogists.
alt: or at least an 'inner' group working with the APG
alt: but APG, that's beyond me at this stage of the game.
AYWalton: not really alt---trust me----not really.
vicky: how so alt?
alt: too old for the 'rigors' vicky
AYWalton: there are not rigors for APG. Just send in your money and you are a member.
alt: I'm happy in my own little world LOL
vicky: but alt no mortis with that rigor lol
alt: good one vicky
vicky: lol lol so all it takes are dues each year huh AYWalton?
AYWalton: yep! for APG. it is only an Association.
AYWalton: an organization. Now BCG is the certification board.
vicky: what does that stand for?
AYWalton: Board of Certification of Genealogists.
AYWalton: they are expensive and not worth the hassle. In my opinion.
alt: now that's what I should have done years ago.. was to get certified. I agree AYWalton, but folks 'flaunt' their 'CG"
AYWalton: true.' ok sesson is over, and time for lunch. gotta run,folks.
vicky: alt have you ever attended Samford?
alt: no I haven't vicky another 'option' that has passed me by.
vicky: but you did go to that Summitt in Indy and that was well worth it I have not heard a peep on if there is another in the works
alt: oh yeah, that was more of a social & networking thing.. you could hang at your own pace.
vicky: oh I get ya. as opposed to the teaching aspect
alt: I haven't hears anything either about that 'large' of an undertaking
vicky: Are you listening to the hearing on CNN or MSNBC
alt: not now
vicky: That one congressman from Tx blasted Obama for getting the 20 bil claimed it was a shakedown
alt: a Republican?
vicky: I swear them repubs dont give the man credit
alt: The more they 'harp' the more they show their true colors.... they just don't like the fact of a black Pres. more so than a Democratic Pres.
vicky: Exactly alt!
alt: and when it is mentioned they hide behind the 'race' card whether they agree on not, with Obama 'race' is always going to be part of the equation.
alt: and that fact shouldn't be ignored
vicky: when the elections come there will be more mess that a little alt you watch
alt: oh yeah!!! familysearch.... I'm finding marriage dates & locations from the 1850's - 1900 that I had only 'guessed' at before. now I can really go to specific locations in census records for more a more in-depth look at what happened in many cases
vicky: wonderful alt
alt: and these records are showing that what I see/saw in census records were in many cases second & third marriages
vicky: interesting alt
alt: yep, catching many middle names, nicknames & maiden names
vicky: married quickly also I presume within a year of the last nicknames? they listed nicknames
alt: Yeah, I'm wondering if the records don't reflect the fact that marriages were performed, but not always recorded immediately.
vicky: wasn't it only one census where you could tell how many times a person was married
alt: something like the actual births & recorded dates for children delivered by midwives.
vicky: I am thinking 1900 or 10
alt: yes, but looking at ages of wives and children often also tell you that the children are from earlier marriages
alt: 15 y/o kid and the wife is 26 y/o LOL
vicky: lol lol
alt: the husband is 20-30 yeras older than the wife
vicky: security mabe and someone to help with children of last spouse as in Color Purple lol
alt: exactly on both accounts
vicky: alt I'am gonna run..I need to go pick up a few things for dinner
alt: laters lady
vicky: happy hunting