2012-06-12 TuesNite Chat
HistoryBuff: Hey Sadonya. How are you?
Sadonya: great and you
HistoryBuff: I'm good.
Sadonya: wonderful have you had a good week?
HistoryBuff: Thanks for asking. I'm experiencing writer's block just for trying to write the story behind my interest in genealogy.
Sadonya: I understand some times you just start rambling then sort it out later
HistoryBuff: Discipline and distraction are my issues. I'll have log out and log back in. I'm in the presence of a chatter box. BRB
Sadonya: welcome back
HistoryBuff: Hey Sadonya. Thanks letting move around. Thanks for letting me move.
Sadonya: no problem what areas do you research?
HistoryBuff: Which time zone are you chatting from?
Sadonya: eastern you
HistoryBuff: The same. The International Black Genealogy Summit is having an online forum tomorrow which I believe is to include participation from folks not present at the summit. I believe it's noon EST. Maybe double check with Vkn.
Sadonya: what state are you in
HistoryBuff: District of Columbia. Correction, the Samford Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) Conference is taking place in Birmingham, AL.
Sadonya: oh my great great grandfather lived in DC oh I think I was suppose to be there opps
HistoryBuff: Do you remember which section of DC he resided in?
Sadonya: I have his address hey there how you tonight wb
jhonora: Evening Sadonya, HistoryBuff!
Sadonya: he was the pastor of the Metropolitan BC from 1870 til he died in 1903 he had a son that was a MD
jhonora: What was his name, Sadonya?
Sadonya: a school is named for him
HistoryBuff: Hey JHonora. How are you? Oops, thnx Sadonya.
Sadonya: gg grand was Robert Johnson and son was J Hayden Johnson
jhonora: I'm sure he was listed in some of the black who's who from that time
Sadonya: I got a lot of info on him even found his story in a book
jhonora: HistoryBuff, what is the IBGS forum about?
Sadonya: Our Black churches and schools
HistoryBuff: I remember you sharing your family history info about the 2 Johnson ancestors in an chat session earlier this year, I think.
Sadonya: probably I can not connect with the grand children of that relative that always amazes me
HistoryBuff: Right now it escapes me, but I believe you can submit questions and the log for today's noon chat session may be available sometime tomorrow.
jhonora: Hello Seventies
Seventies: Evenin' all
Sadonya: Seventies hey there
jhonora: Will the chat be on AfriGeneas?
Seventies: Hi HistoryBuff, jhonora and Sadonya
HistoryBuff: What's the barrier to connecting with them, Sadonya. Hey Seventies.
Sadonya: they refuse to answer email
Seventies: Oh the Sanford Roundtable tomorrow, yes you can and Angela says she will be logged on tomorrow to take questions. Did they post follow up response in the forums?
Sadonya: Seventies are you in Birmingham?
HistoryBuff: Jhonora, I think you can just log. AYWalton said they were working that out, why I asked. Check their facebook page also.
Seventies: No at home.
HistoryBuff: I haven't heard, Seventies.
Seventies: Angela came in lunchbunch chat and discussed it.
HistoryBuff: Thanks Seventies, I have such a short term memory.
Seventies: No problem
Seventies: Ok Sadonya, I did tell you a while back that I contacted the Blount Co, TN Genealogical society, right?
Sadonya: yes what have you found out
Seventies: ok Nothing new yet, I will have to follow up with the AA genealogist there. I did find my uncle on the 1940 census... with his nephew..
Seventies: I thought that was interesting. So this man James Gary lived with his uncle in TN... worked as a Janitor and had one year of college. Yes Historybuff He'd lived with him for 5 years...
HistoryBuff: I meant to say, that's good Seventies.
Seventies: oh lol This family never minded living anywhere...lol I wonder if they were Fula/Fulani! lol
HistoryBuff: Were they nomadic?
Sadonya: the south has a habit of taking people in because black folks could not always rent a hotel
Seventies: Yes. I later found out that only two sisters remained in MS, the rest left for AR, OK, TN, MI, IN..etc and that's just within this family set. oh I forgot AL & MO... lol
HistoryBuff: My mother-in-law talks about that. She's from Birmingham, AL.
Sadonya: all roads lead out of MS lol
Seventies: To Chicago... lol
Sadonya: and the west
HistoryBuff: Oh really, Seventies? My parents migrated to Chicago from Arkansas.
Sadonya: Memphis, TN is full of former MS people
Seventies: And all points in between.. lol If you follow HWY 61 out of LA, you will see on each stop in each state there are lots of folks from MS IMO
Sadonya: my research has shown some MS folks going to AR, KS, TX and CA
jhonora: Hwy 61 was a major migration route Folks from the La and Ms Deltas
Seventies: Yes it was jhonora, especially after the CW
HistoryBuff: Sorry I keep having technical difficulties---hitting the wrong keys
Sadonya: route 66
Seventies: ah okay, I had an uncle who left Woodville, MS for Arkansas and worked and lived in Desha Co. AR
Sadonya: what was the family name in BLount, Co
HistoryBuff: Some cousins from both of my parents' sides migrated from Arkansas to Chicago, Milwaukee Wisconsin, Michigan, etc.
Seventies: Washington. Benjamin & I suspect Scott
HistoryBuff: Good information about the highway, Jhonora. Which state is Blount Co. in?
Seventies: Absolutely. jhonora is a great help to me when trying to figure out genealogical issues in that area of our world :}
Sadonya: in between Chattanooga and Knoxville
jhonora: Lots of my family stopped in Chicago before going to Madison, Wisconsin, where there was a small but interesting black community
Seventies: Close to North Carolina.
HistoryBuff: Okay, thanks.
Sadonya: what took them to Wisconsin?
Seventies: You know, I wanted to trace my McFarlands, specifically Albert McFarland in Chicago... but then I paused to think about pursuing that.. lol
HistoryBuff: Why so, Seventies?
Seventies: McFarland, in Chicago I would suspect that there would be tons of them in Chicago.
jhonora: Seventies, I know of McFarland in Charleston, SC
Sadonya: thats possible but McFarland is not that common
Seventies: Lots of Irish McFarlands
HistoryBuff: Have you checked in any city directories in Chicago for them?
Sadonya: I found a relative in Chicago got his DC
Seventies: No hadn't checked. Not even sure if they would be listed. But I did find his mother Mary in N.O.
jhonora: The railroad and government/universit jobs in Wisc., Sadonya
Sadonya: oh okay thanks
Seventies: Milwaukee is a very black city. Not anything like what's portayed like on Happy Days.
Sadonya: my folks went from GA - CA and OK - CA lol
HistoryBuff: Lol lol lol
Seventies: I didn't find that out until I became an adult.. lol Embarassed to say Some of my Lanier kin folk live out there.
HistoryBuff: No worries, Seventies. It happens.
jhonora: 70s, are you kin to a Miko Lanier, researching in Wayne Co, Ms?
Seventies: Emiko, yes I believe that we are related. we've kept in somewhat sporadic contact over the years. We believe that her ancestor William Lanier and my great grandfather Tom Lanier were brothers. Am I talking about the same person jhonora?
HistoryBuff: Very nice.
Seventies: She is also researching in Autauga Co. AL Her William Lanier left AL and went to MS, right?
jhonora: Yes, 70s, thats the person. I located her because my Hayes and Evans are from that area.
Seventies: Ah okay
Sadonya: I know Autauga County, AL well use be there every week
HistoryBuff: Nice again, Jhonora,
Seventies: Its very rural. My family lives in the Jones, AL area. All the elders of the family.
Sadonya: I know Jones, Independence Shiloh
jhonora: Mine are from Choctaw/Marengo, Al
Seventies: Have you ever been to Pleasant Valley church out there? I have a good few relatives buried out there, Sadonya.
Sadonya: one things about the people from Autauga co they lived a long long time
Seventies: Yes indeed!
Sadonya: probably my step father was a preacher
Seventies: I had cousins who lived in their 90s and were still out working in the garden.
Sadonya: we went to almost every church in the county yep
Sadonya: I loved them people back in the 70's most still had outdoor bathrooms
Seventies: My people out there are, Laniers, Smiths (also from Dallas Co.), Callins and Mixons.
Sadonya: I knew some Mixons
Seventies: Ha! in the 80's they still out outhouses.. lol
Sadonya: yep I move to TN in 1972
Seventies: I had no idea that you also researched in AL... we need to really get in contact offline... Hi vkn
vkn: Good afterevening
jhonora: Hello vkn!
HistoryBuff: That was my maternal great grandmother with the outdoor toilet in th 1960s.
Sadonya: oh yes I research every southern state
HistoryBuff: Hey Vkn
Sadonya: but lived in AL for 9 years
vkn: History Jhonora Sadonya Seventies
Sadonya: hey cuzzie
HistoryBuff: Yeah, I need to resume researching in Baldwin County, AL.
Seventies: Well Sadonya technically I'm your cuzzie too.. lol lol lol
Sadonya: I did some research there HistoryBuff lol watch out now
vkn: History what is your Baldwin County surname or names
Sadonya: I will soon connect to everyone on Afrigeneas lol
Seventies: lol Yea... I know the feeling! lol
Sadonya: the 1867 voter registration in on Ancestry yeah for Georgia
HistoryBuff: Bay Minette is an ancestral territory for my mother-in-law. Surname Smiths-both black and white. In Fact, a judge and a court clerk.
Seventies: Oh I wish she were here, but daviss and I have connections through my grandfather also... lol lol lol
jhonora: Bay Minette down near Mobile, History Buff?
Seventies: HistoryBuff, how far have you traced your Smiths??
daviss: Hi there everyone!!
Seventies: LOL speaking of.. lol
HistoryBuff: Very nice, Seventies. You talked Daviss up. Hey Daviss!
Sadonya: call her name and she appears
vkn: speak of the daviss lol
Seventies: hi daviss
jhonora: Hello daviss
daviss: lol lol
HistoryBuff: Yes Jhonora.
Sadonya: daviss Seventies says the 2 of you link through DNA so I guess we do too on some unknown stran
daviss: Smith ooh wee :o
Seventies: I'm surprised you didn't see me on your 23andme Sadonya. I'm right there at the bottom.. lol yes oooh weeee talk about a common surname.. lol
daviss: Do you hook up with her granddad Sadonya
Seventies: She's on my list...
Sadonya: on 23 and me yes
daviss: thats great!!
Seventies: You know sometimes I wonder if the link is a common white ancestor
Sadonya: it might be
Seventies: Well hey daviss.. now. I got a new match today. .65% over 2 segments Its a predicted 4th cousin...
daviss: are they announcing matches??
Sadonya: on 23andMe they matched us on chromosomes
daviss: or are they just listing them now I will be glad when they open up again....
Seventies: mine are just listed daviss as they come up
Sadonya: they send you an email daviss
Seventies: I haven't check mine in a few days.
daviss: I have not rec'd any emails as of late
Sadonya: oh okay
daviss: so jhonora and all will hyou try to make lunch bunch tomorrow hyou = you
jhonora: Yes, I will try
Seventies: I will be there.
daviss: great, hope we will be able to represnt in the round table discussion from Samford I need to figure out a question to ask... besides have they seen mariah lol
Seventies: oh shoot. Someone said Mariah... be prepared to be disconnected in 5,4,3,2... lol
HistoryBuff: Thanks for joining tonites chat to clear the roundtable forum tomorrow.
daviss: lol lol
HistoryBuff: Seems I was messing up the the informaton.
Seventies: daviss, I hadn't been in the forums this afternoon... Did Angela post additional info?
daviss: you can also email aywalton ahead of time at AngelaW859@aol.com if you have a question before hand
HistoryBuff: Good looking out, Daviss.
daviss: I have not been on the forum yet, is there an announce?
vkn: what time is the round table
HistoryBuff: I believe Angela said 11:15 am CST., Vkn.
daviss: they should be in chat about 15 after.. right HB
vkn: Thanx HistoryBuff
daviss: so we should fit right in lol CP time
HistoryBuff: You're a life saver, Daviss :}
Seventies: I hadn't seen an announcement lol
HistoryBuff: You're welcome, Vkn. LOL LOL!
daviss: I am in hopes they have worked it out, so I will be here in chat regardless
daviss: so seventies you think I should keep mum about mariah huh?
Seventies: who? What? lol Oh hey all, I want to say "Thanks a Bunch" to everyone who likes my facebook page!
daviss: lol I wonder if the Round has a specific topic
Seventies: I don't know daviss... I thought it was how to take AA genealogy to the next level.
daviss: oh ok
Seventies: I'm going to have to go back and read the initial thread post
daviss: Sadonya did you send me your M number from Gedmatch??
daviss: ok, I think I will take another peep
Seventies: okay maybe we three are connected.
Sadonya: we didnt have any chromosomes alike but we have a high percentage match
vkn: Is that 23 and me Sadonya
daviss: jhonora and Historybuff I hope you two will take advantage when they reopen again
jhonora: Absolutely, can't wait
daviss: I think they still need about 3500 plus
HistoryBuff: Me too, Daviss. I am interesrted now.
Sadonya: they sent out of lot kits that were never returned
Seventies: Including one of mine... lol
daviss: vkn what about you did you get a M number
HistoryBuff: Did they? When did they send them out?
Sadonya: daviss did you do familytreedna?
daviss: I will do a upgrade Sadonya
vkn: not understanding M number
Sadonya: Angela and I matched on FamilyTree but not 23andMe
daviss: did you download your dna to Gedmatch
HistoryBuff: wb 70s.
Sadonya: we have the same halogroup
daviss: lol lol lol she is sooooo sneaky
Seventies: daviss put the fix on my connection lol
vkn: no daviss I did not, thanx for asking
daviss: OUCH!!! I think she just grabbed me around my neck
Seventies: oh goodness! lol
daviss: and squeezed lol
Seventies: other than vkn does anyone share their genealogy info on a blog, twitter, facebook, website, etc? lol
daviss: sometimes lol
Seventies: yes, I'm down to once a month daviss... lol
HistoryBuff: Like I was telling Sadonya, early in this chat, I'm have concentration issues.
daviss: oh vkn there is a Blackshear comment on Black Ancestry
daviss: Did you tell me you had Blackshears
Seventies: Oh that reminds me, there was a very nice compliment about Afrigeneas yesterday on Black Ancestry's facebook group
daviss: and who gave that compliment Seventies?
vkn: no current Blackshears
Seventies: It was the same person who said that they couldn't find anything here. They came back and found something which helped progress their research.
daviss: awwww I think I remember that
Seventies: I thought that was nice.
HistoryBuff: I just realized, that I forgot Washington, D.C. History Journal Reception tonite in dc.
daviss: oh my HistoryBuff!
Seventies: Its probably over. HistoryBuff, did you get a save the date reminder from AACWM about their Proclamation Celebration?
HistoryBuff: It happens. Yes I did, Seventies. Thanks.
Seventies: I'll post on the forums. Where should I put an announcement like that? Oh I could probably add it to the calendar.
daviss: \why dont you use the calendar oops you type faster than me
Seventies: Yes I do two fingers.. lol
Seventies: let me pull up the info and I'll post it in the forums
HistoryBuff: I've got some heavy studying to do for the AACWM tours this year.
Seventies: okay daviss is telling on me.. lol
jhonora: Are you a docent, HistoryBuff
vkn: Fingers get sundowners 'long bout now
daviss: I was you know but changed my mind lol
HistoryBuff: Yes Jhonora and I have been falling behind.
daviss: I better run..Sadonya it is always good to see you
Seventies: bye daviss...
daviss: have a great nite you all
Seventies: lol I was going to ask.. lol
HistoryBuff: THere I go again.
Seventies: Nite daviss
HistoryBuff: Nite Daviss.
daviss: nite nite
Seventies: Ok its late here too.. sheesh... I'm going to have to get up early in the AM, again. talk to you all tomorrow. Posting info on the calendar regarding the Proclamation celebration thing. nite all
HistoryBuff: I' ve been looking for some specific news articles about the 1996 groundbreaking. I'm also collecting artifacts of the event. Nite 70s.
vkn: Great seventies
jhonora: I'm signing off y'all! Good night!
vkn: Jhonora are you going to FGS
HistoryBuff: Nite Jhonora.
vkn: Niters from me also
HistoryBuff: Nite Vkn
Sadonya: have a good night
vkn: Lets keep talkin
HistoryBuff: Starts and ends with us, eh? Nite Sadonya.
Sadonya: it seems
HistoryBuff: :} Have a great evening.
Sadonya: you too