2012-07-25 Family Association Inc
alt: hello Daviss Are you there Daviss????
alt: okay, get your coffee LOL
Daviss: ok sorry alt..first the phone, then the door, then the phone again lol
alt: you're a busy, popular person
Daviss: well lol not really.. Making Texas plans. Not sure if I told you but baby brother has been given 3 mos by Dr so we are headed that way
alt: your friend Yolanda got in touch with my friend, Jonas Bender, on the Montford Marine connection... I think her father and Jonas are now communicating with each other .. Thanks !!!!!!!!
Daviss: That is wonderful alt!!
alt: oh no, we'll keep him and the family in our prayers.
Daviss: thanks much alt! Yolanda is a sweetie
alt: she seems to be a very nice person course I know that that you don't keep anything but good company LOL
Daviss: lol lol I have been known to harbor a few lol
alt: it was very nice seeing Khathu back in the Chat hello Selma, how you doing?
Selma: Good afternoon alt and daviss..
Daviss: Heyy Selma
Selma: Sorry to hear about your brother Daviss..
Daviss: Yes it was alt.. thank you Selma, I appreciate that Did you all see that post re Harriett Tubman?
alt: Yes I did Daviss .. Kate Lawson is the 'gatekeeper' for Harriett Tubman history & genealogy LOL
Daviss: I hope the person who thought their was a direct did not get let down too much I bet they had been thinking that for years
alt: me too Daviss, she could still have a connection, but just not with the Tubman surname.
alt: I would imagine Daviss
Daviss: It was a shock to me when I found out about the one S two S relation lol
alt: I'm gonna have to thank vkn when she gets here for defending my post on the 1940 census indexing problems with her posting & mention of the Seaver article.
Daviss: oh yes, I saw that this morning alt
alt: and I had to let the one responder know that she wasn't the only person who has done some indexing LOL LOL
Daviss: I know alt, I have a hand in that also as well as Sel
Selma: I think anyone who researches should volunteer to do a couple of pages..just to give you a perspective
alt: and I've probably put (indexed) some bad stuff from a transcription error.
Daviss: lol when the last census gets indexed they should have no problem with those 10 questions lol lol
alt: right Daviss
Selma: It depends what folks wrote down Daviss.. I told folks in my group not to "lie" about their ages.. LOL
Daviss: lol lol
alt: especially how the names were spelled
Selma: Cause in 100 years their descendants would know they lied..then start looking for more dirt
Selma: then trying to figure out how to pronounce
alt: I can imagine the problems that may be caused by how how folks may have identified themselves racially.
Daviss: I wonder what some of these guys who play ball and changed their name to names like 69
alt: yeah, the Shanellnique's and such
Daviss: whats that ball players name that changed his name.It starts with a M I think
alt: who Chad Johnson to Ochocinco ???
Daviss: No last name
alt: hmmm, not sure
Daviss: kinda takes us back to 1860 huh
alt: yep, pick a name LOL
Daviss: Selma, are you gonna continue indexing pretty soon after resting your eyes
Selma: I think the "Ocho" person just got engaged..his fiancee wants him to change his name back to Johnson.. LOL
Daviss: lol alt now that would be something
alt: right Selma .. he did go back to Johnson ... legally for his marriage
Selma: Probably but gotta get back in the rythm She didn't want to be Mrs. Ocho.. LOL
alt: like Khathu .. get yo' mojo back, huh LOL
Daviss: He sure got some good info with his mojo not working lol
alt: yep, he truly did
Selma: Thats what I thought to Daviss... LOL I gotta post an answer to the person who posted the Knox Query on the Surnames forum There were a number of KNOX's in Barnetta's book in Rowan County
alt: vkn asked him about presenting in SLC... I just looked at their list of speakers... Khathu is scheduled for 2 presenations.
Daviss: Does she have all the counties in her book Selma
Selma: She has all that she could find records for They did not survive for all counties or maybe not done
Daviss: yes he is scheduled but work may be in the way now
alt: oh okay I see Daviss
Daviss: I wish those ladies that did the books No Land Only Slaves would put out more counties They have had "coming soon" for years now
Selma: LOL Why don't you write to them
Daviss: lol I did on at least 3 occasions however it has been awhile mabe I will retry today I used to see the one ladys posts but nada lately
alt: again, what are their names Daviss?
Seventies: Good afternoon, Lunch Bunch!
Selma: Afternoon seventies
Seventies: hi alt, Daviss and Selma
alt: well, hello your "badness" LOL lOL
Daviss: MSNBC is full force Soccer today
Seventies: Hello to you too 'All knowing, all wise' alt! lol lol
Daviss: Hello there Seventies!!
alt: hehehehehehe @ Seventies
Daviss: yucky, gonna grab a fresh cup of coffee brb
alt: you remembered Seventies. alt may not always be right, but he is never wrong LOL lOL
Seventies: lol lol lol
alt: what's new with you Seventies?
Seventies: Alright, I'm browsing through what is available from chat, and I see the book No Land Only Slaves mentioned. Busy doing summertime stuff with the co-workers two days in a row...
Daviss: ok back
Seventies: Mulling over some more plans and ideas in regards to genealogy.
Daviss: that sounds like a winner seventies
Seventies: So one of my favorite aunts has asked me to look into my AL family, which is why I've been so interested lately I am also mulling over the idea of forming a family association for my maternal line. Working lightly on a proposal for it.
alt: great Seventies, I'm sure you will help them out as best you can.
Seventies: Looking heavily into the nuts and bolts.
Selma: What are you envisioning with this association
Seventies: Preservation of the family history, financing & organizing reunions at this time. Eventually I would like to see it expand to include scholarships and a nice library in Adams Co. I've always wanted to have a library.
Daviss: Are your other reunions yearly?
Seventies: Bi-annually. The financials are the thing that we need. I have a few people in mind that I would tap for that position.
alt: is there a library or archive in the area where you 'house' your family artifacts in a collection?
Seventies: No not at this time.
Selma: Are you envisioning your "own" llibrary to house your family material..of that of the other black families in that area
Seventies: Many of the 'artifacts' that I have are electronic. My own family. Eventually though, it will include other families related to ours. That is inevitable I believe.
alt: my Adams Family has established a "collection" with the Champaign County, Ohio Historical Society to house artifacts on the history of the AA Adams family in that county from 1813 to the present day.
Seventies: It will also act as a venue to encourage more family members to get involved with the family history and share their stories. okay.
Daviss: dang, did you see where Cal Ripkens mom was kidnapped
Seventies: Right now a lot of my Rounds family artifacts reside with my line. With my aunt Dot.
Selma: Listening right now on CNN
alt: no Daviss, Wow!!!
Daviss: she has been found now dang talking on CNN about it
Seventies: whaaa??? Now what was going on with the Jackson family?? Why did they report her missing??
alt: I like your idea Seventies
Seventies: Thanks alt.
alt: you have my blessing Seventies LOL lOL
Daviss: She is prolly tired of all the hoopla seventies.. Its the kids that are fighting
Seventies: That laugh sounds ominous alt. . . lol
Daviss: I think I will head out now.. Take care folks
Seventies: alt I will have to contact NAPAC about that once I get more stuff together. that is the local AA history museum in natchez, ms
alt: Selma, yesterday when you mentioned VA supplying many slaves to the lower south I wanted to say they also furnished most of the former slaves and FPOC to the north and midwest, particularly Ohio, IN, & MI most of the FPOC in Ohio had VA origins, or WVA, KY when they were a part of VA.
Selma: Yes, I know
alt: I know you know, but I wanted to say that for the others here in chat in case they didn't know that.
Seventies: your knowledge is appreciated. :}
alt: why thank you ma'am
Selma: Ok..gotta go put my "drops" in
Seventies: Ok Selma. take care.
alt: good luck
Selma: Have a great day.
alt: & later Seventies
Seventies: Will I need to close up? lol Okay see you tomorrow.
alt: yeah, young lady I'll leave the clean-up for you LOL lOL
Seventies: alright, I'll definitely be talking to you about the Association issue. Always open to ideas.
alt: as I duck for cover LOL
Seventies: Oh no.. not gonna get you... this time.. lol lol lol