2012-07-05 Creative Genealogy
ProfDru: hello bernice
bbenn: Hello ProDru! Ready for tonight?
ProfDru: Of course, I'm excited about the show.
bbenn: Interesting discussion on linkedin concerning your topic:} So am I:}
ProfDru: I looked at Linkedin, but didn't see discussion. I looked on your page
bbenn: I will forward some of the comments to you
ProfDru: All I saw in your email is someone inquiring about researching in New York.
bbenn: I may mention in the intro a creative genealogy strategy one of my friends used for her wedding. She had all of the elders send in their wedding photos and used them as center peices on each table. Some of the photos were in the late 1800's.
alt: hello bbenn & ProfDru.. how are you ladies doing today?
ProfDru: bernice, I see the discussion now.
bbenn: Hello alt
ProfDru: hello alt bernice, that was a wonderful wedding decoration idea.
bbenn: How did you like the newspaper story about Wilmenna Rhodes Kelly starting the new DAR chapter in New York?
alt: sure is an excellent idea bbenn
bbenn: Dru, the discussions were wonderful!
alt: DAR .... I liked the article bbenn & you saw my response on Facebook, right?
bbenn: alt, yes and I hope that others also saw the article. I sent her a congratulatory message on yesterday. You may recall that she was a guest on my show..
ProfDru: I will respond to the discussion--I don't use Linked In that much, but should begin using it more and cut back on Facebook. I need to update my blogs today also. Gotta run. See you tonight.
alt: I do remember that show & we touched on Lineage Society's, their value and significance when I was your guest.
bbenn: That's right. I need to do an entire show on that topic. How was your 4th?
alt: it is an area that "WE" folk of color should look into. we had a very nice 4th, how about you? Hello Ms Selma.. how goes it?
Selma: Good afternoon bbenn and alt.. Hot enough for ya
bbenn: Other than watch my granddaughter walk in the neighborhood parade, I did absolutely nothing. Hello Selma...too hot!
alt: sure is Selma.. I'm staying indoors until my Dr.'s appt @ 3:30 this PM
bbenn: We continue to have these power surges.
Selma: I don't blame you alt.
alt: You're in Silver Spring, right bbenn?
Selma: I was just about to ask you bbenn how you are doing since you are in a seriously affected area
bbenn: We have power for now and a new storm is suppose to blow in tonight.
Selma: Does AY have power yet? Afternoon Daviss
bbenn: I don't know.
alt: I just got off the phone with my cousin in Silver Spring before I came to Chat... he lives in that Senior's complex called Leisure World.
Selma: Oh I know where that is alt
alt: Hello Daviss
Daviss: Hi bbenn and alt!
alt: pkay Selma. it is a really nice area
bbenn: Leisure World is probably okay. The storm did knock down several trees in the Leisure World area.
alt: yes, he said they didn't have any problems bbenn.
Selma: My son lives not to far from Leisure World..they lost power Friday night..but they got it back on Sunday afternoon
alt: I thought we had it bad here in Ohio, but you folks on the east coast really took a hit!!!!
bbenn: I drove all over the area on Saturday looking for coffee and was hoping to find some in the Leisure World community. Everything was closed then but, I know that they were all taken care of by the management company.
Daviss: I am just reading a tad back..another storm coming thru
bbenn: That's what we are hearing here...
Daviss: its been rather hot here but yesterday for some strange reason we were down to 81 yesterday
Selma: Giving you a break before it jumps up to 114
bbenn: Lucky you!
alt: down to 81 lol lol
Daviss: yes it was the coolest ever on this day they said on the news
alt: hey Selma, but that is a "DRY HEAT" in AZ, so they say LOL ..... I say 114 is hor, dry or not LOL
Daviss: It rained early in the day in cities and even caused flooding
bbenn: Got to run....stay cool everybody.
Daviss: I saw some folks that had to be rescued in their cars and then some in a rowboat...crazy
alt: Daviss, is it that y'all get flash floods because the ground is so hard that it doesn't absorb the rain water well, so it just runs off on the surface causing floods?
Daviss: I image in some areas alt but some of that rain was flash flooding
alt: okay, I see Daviss
Daviss: flash flooding comes from off the mtns
alt: ah so
Daviss: How was your fourth
Selma: Something tells me we are in for a H*^ll of a summer
alt: mine was relatively quiet until the fireworks last night. our neighbors on both sides of us had cookouts, so we had plenty of food without cooking anything LOL LOL
Selma: Lucky you
Daviss: The kids went to see them, and I stayed home
Selma: I stayed home too daviss...
alt: our neighbors are younger couples and they look out for Anita & me.. the old timers in the 'hood. LOL LOL
Selma: Good for them..
alt: I think so too Selma
Daviss: I think so too
Selma: Have you talked to AY daviss? does she have power?
Daviss: not today Selma.. I am going to call now I know they are probably miserable
alt: please give her our best wishes Daviss.
Daviss: Sure will alt no answer..
Selma: We are all so "wired up"..that when power goes out we are stranded
vkn: Good day to all
Selma: Afternoon vkn
alt: at the Mall, or some archive staying cool LOL LOL
vkn: how is it going Daviss?
alt: hello vkn, how goes it?
Daviss: yep thats about all a person can do Hi vkn!!!
vkn: Back atcha Selma Howdy Alt
Selma: I see Arlene posted something on the board, so she hasn't abandoned us.. LOL
Daviss: I know the other day when I talked to her she had no idea when power would come on
vkn: spose alt and Selma smiling bout Tiger
alt: between ancestry & FamilySearch most of my States are now searchable for the 1940 census ... whoopie!!!
Selma: What about him vkn
vkn: I thought he won something selma
Selma: That was a week and half ago vkn..the question is what have you got for me now.. LOL
alt: sure are vkn, he's playing today at 3:30 at the Greenbriar in WV.. Oh, and we just finished watching Serena win, she's in the Finals at Wimboldon (sp).
Daviss: Family search had a indexing day asking for everyone to do one or two more than they usually do
vkn: Good for Arlene and Selma I never promised I'd be current lol lol lol
Selma: OH...I forgot about Serena...glad to hear she won..and forgot about him playing today So how did your research session go with your neighbor vkn?
Daviss: Did Arlene respond to that person or was it a new posting Selma?
Selma: It was new Daviss..she is still working on her 100 page dissertation
Daviss: ok Selma eeek 100 pages
Selma: That was a joke daviss.. LOL
alt: I know and I hope she tears that person a "new one". I'm sure it will be tactful LOL LOL
Daviss: ok lol lol lol
vkn: Well Selma and all all as we know people doing the query only give partial of what they know. Did find an older Nick #1 born about 1840
Daviss: thats good vkn
alt: If I remember correctly that person's surname is one of those mixed race families that lays claim to NEVER have been enslaved in the America's.
Selma: I don't think The person gave a family surname alt
alt: it was hidden in the signature Selma
Daviss: break it down then alt lol
alt: at least thats how I interpreted their 'screen name".
vkn: and Nick #2 had a first wife and children and Nick # 3 is born 1919 I will summarize all on "BrickWall" I still need to read instructions to enumerator for 1930
Selma: I noticed that to alt..but I wasn't sure..
Daviss: did the lady give you any new info vkn?
alt: way to go vkn.. you're getting there with these Nick's 1, 2 & 3.
Selma: I am still trying to put Israel in Africa
alt: me too Selma lol lol lol
vkn: lol She did daviss Well where is the Middle East lol
alt: Selma, what I don't get is that these folk overlook the fact those black men/white women situations involve black men who are enslaved, or they were formerly enslaved. aren't they a part of their 'family' too?
Selma: Apparently not
vkn: any lights for Angela
Daviss: no idea as yet vkn
Selma: Afternoon HistoryBuff
Daviss: Hello HistoryBuff!
alt: hello HistoryBuff
HistoryBuff: Hey all
vkn: Daviss the query lady was born 1941 & Howdy to you HistoryBuff
HistoryBuff: Hope all is well.
Selma: What are you looking for in the census takers instructions vkn
vkn: Getting by HistoryBuff with few complaints
Daviss: I see vkn !...Is this a group search
vkn: Selma to see if person died within the time frame of the census was to be reported
Selma: Oh OK
Daviss: when did he die
HistoryBuff: Sounds fair enough, Vkn
vkn: Not known to me at this time
Daviss: oh ok
vkn: I prepared the family with a "Getting Started" notebook. It was gifted to a family member just retiring from role as army nurse. She will carry forth.
Selma: What time does Tiger tee off alt?
alt: If I understand correctly vkn.. doesn't the census state something like living "as of" the date of the census, except for those that are mortality scheduled and they state died within the last calendar year.
vkn: Oh yes Daviss and all Nick is Nicholas E. Walker
HistoryBuff: Very nice vkn.
alt: not sure Selma, but the Golf Channel starts it's coverage at 3:00 PM.
Selma: You mean you haven't been to the PGA website to check.. LOL
vkn: Yes alt that is why I need to see the instructions for 1930
alt: okay vkn ... naw Selma, didin''t think of that LOL LOL
Daviss: just in case you dont have them vkn http://usa.ipums.org/usa/voliii/inst1930.shtml but I know you do lol
vkn: thakkee muchly daviss
alt: Daviss is on the ball, huh..... faster than a heart beat LOL LOL
vkn: palpitating lol
Daviss: I wish alt lol
vkn: slow it down daviss lol
Selma: Folks I have to run...you all have a great day and stay cool and hydrated.
vkn: thanx history
Daviss: see I was so fast Selma did not see me type bye
alt: vkn, I saw the posting about the International Black Summit and confused it with the International Black Genealogy Summit.... I didn't realize there was such a group as the IBS.
vkn: Talk at yall later
vkn: Could be my error alt
alt: that was no error vkn... they are just two separate entities... those for the information on the IBS.
vkn: tend to now use state location rather than alphabet soup
vkn: wb history
Daviss: wb HistoryBuff
vkn: Thankee alt keep me sCraut
Daviss: what is the IBS then alt, and where is it located
HistoryBuff: Sorry juggling packages on the bus. Thnx Daviss Thnx Vkn
vkn: ja velcom
alt: the IBS is an organization promoting Black histroy and issues involving the Black community Daviss .... you can probably google for the site if you don't have the message from vkn.
vkn: Alonzo and company touring France for next three weeks
Daviss: oh ok nice gig Alonzo has vkn :}
vkn: They also now have a great dvd of 3 ballets
alt: wonderful vkn, please extend our congratualtions and best wishes to Alonzo and the Company.
vkn: Will do.
Daviss: I better run...lots of phone calls to make take care all
alt: okay y'all laters for the day
HistoryBuff: Next time all. bye
vkn: HistoryBuff bye