2012-08-21 Employment status 1940
alt: Hi Daviss, welcome back
Daviss: hello there alt, and thanks! How's it going?
alt: how's "da feet" LOL I'm doing fine
Daviss: LOL, "da feet" is just like the sun, going down day by day
Daviss: I see you downloaded your tree for others to view.. how nice Hi Selma!!!
Selma: Good afternoon alt and Daviss
alt: I've been busy on Ancestry looking at the Ohio birth Index 1908-1964 ... finding lots of hits on folks that I had only approximate birth dates on. Hi Selma, how goes it with you today?
Daviss: good luck as usual alt I spent last night again looking for my mother and grandmother still no luck at all
Selma: Doing OK...spent some time at FHC looking at some film I ordered over 10 years ago as indefinite
Daviss: they kept the film after you ordered it Selma
alt: I'll bet you know more much more about what you're looking at now than you did 10 years ago Selma
Selma: Well when I started in the 1990's..you could order something and ask for it to be kept "indefinite"...I think I might have paid a a little more, but I don't remember..they have over 20 drawers with film folks ordered as indefinite..they are still there
alt: wow, ain't that sumpin'.
Selma: I had ordered 4 rolls of Grenada records, 2 orders of Freedmen's Bureau records..the FB records that were filmed at that time..not RG 105
Daviss: oh I see.. I think when I ordered my last film I only pd $3 and had it for two weeks. I did not see that we could have that option of indefinite
Selma: Maybe they don't do anymore..you should check
Daviss: I would have loved that
Seventies: Good afternoon alt, Daviss, Selma
alt: Hello Seventies, what's up?
Daviss: Hello there Seventies!!
Selma: Afternoon seventies
Seventies: Daviss is BACK!! :}
Daviss: LOL Seventies!!
alt: yep, live and in color LOL
Daviss: legitimate color at that lol\
Daviss: glad to be back but really happy to see my relatives
alt: Selma, the materials you sent helped to "quelch' a mis-statement on Facebook about where & when the "first" Africans in VA came from and where they settled...... Jamestown or Point Comfort ....... footnotes with references are GOOD STUFF!!!!!!! lol
Selma: They came into Point Comfort which is now Hampton and were taken to Jamestown
Daviss: and where was this mis statement on FB alt
alt: right Selma ... something Melvin stated from another 'quoted' source Daviss
Selma: Folks in Hampton have been trying to correct that statement for over 20 years
Seventies: I ain't even going to speak on that.
Selma: There is a marker on what is now Fort Monroe..
Daviss: thx alt
alt: you don't have to Seventies, but mis-statment of 'facts' is as bad as ignoring the fact ... of course that's IMHO LOL LOL
Daviss: Would you all care to share BB's show when the DNA lady was on regarding your question alt? dang that sounds off
Selma: I had to leave Daviss...I couldn't get the sound
Daviss: ah I see Selma was your question answered alt?
alt: You can listen on the archived show Daviss.... I thought she was good and responded to the questions asked ... her response to my question wasn't quite what I was looking for tho'. I was hoping she would say that what I was looking for can't be found in the 'normal range' of testing offered by 23+me, FTDNA & others.... that much more expensive testing would need to be done.
alt: and i ain't got the money, or the inclination, to spend the kind of money required to answer my concerns
Seventies: lol Join the club alt!
alt: okay Seventies
Daviss: did she say that they would reopen the "free" one again I have so much to get caught up with
alt: yeah Daviss, things move so quickly.
Daviss: or was the free question asked?
alt: count down for my Adams Reunion has started .. Labor Day weekend, I'm beginning to get 'fired up' LOL
Daviss: I can imagine alt.. I just found out that our reunion next year will be in Atlanta
alt: not sure on the 'free' thing Daviss
Daviss: ok alt thanks
Seventies: Great news alt! Hope you all have a great time.
alt: I got the impression that their goal was for 10,000 .. they fell short of that number, but are satisfied (?) with what they have and will not re-open the 'free' offer.
Seventies: Daviss, save up for that... sheesh. Talk about EXPENSIVE.
Daviss: oh my, I was hoping to get all my slackers to get in on it
alt: me too Daviss
Daviss: I know Seventies.. the daughter and I talked about it last night. She went so far to see how much the train would be for 4
Seventies: Probably more expensive than flying....
Daviss: 52 hr ride and $900 sheesh
alt: is that right, WOW!!!
Daviss: the 52 hr ride is rather long
Selma: I should say..that like 2 days
Daviss: I think the stop over was in New Orleans
Seventies: You get more convenience for your dollar by flying. ATL and Phx are both hubs.. so it should be pretty cheap.
Seventies: I said 'should be' not guaranteed to be.. lol
Seventies: You ought to go to priceline and see what they have available.
Daviss: that I will Seventies, that I will..thanks for suggestion
fierybug08: Hello wonderful people *virtual waves*
alt: hello fierybug08... how the heck are ya?
Daviss: Heyyyy fierybug08!!
Selma: Afternoon fierybug
Seventies: My aunt used to get GREAT deals from South Bend, IN to Phx
fierybug08: I'm tired....too much work and not enough play with my Afrigeneas friends
fierybug08: I found my grandma on the 1940 census...she was 2 years old.
Daviss: gotta take a deep breath fierybug08
alt: wonderful fierybug08
Daviss: good for you fierybug08.. I still have not found mine
fierybug08: and I realized her name was spelled differently. Now...all I have to do is keep looking for her birth certificate and send for her marriage license
alt: Thats' scary fierybug08 .. I'm older than your grandma LOL LOL LOL
Daviss: Still... Selma
fierybug08: Daviss...I think our families have probably crossed paths. Texas might be big...but no too big we can find her
Daviss: Zepher is not that hard even with the mis spellings
fierybug08: I think I will try recording a couple of families. I found my namesake, plus someone with my father's surname.
Selma: Did she have a middle name..
Daviss: Lee was her middle
fierybug08: Mariah? Zepher?
Seventies: hi fierybug08 and Selma
fierybug08: Hi Seventies, Selma, alt
Daviss: Zepher is my mother..The other name lol is my great grandmother
Seventies: Oh shoot.. we're going to get all sorts of malfunctions because someone mentioned Mariah... THANKS! LOL
fierybug08: well sorry
Daviss: I did not say the name.. Fierybug did blame her lol
fierybug08: I'm guilty.
Daviss: lol lol lol
fierybug08: And drinking a Dr. Pepper with my salad
Seventies: Yummy fierybug08!
Daviss: sheesh Fierybug that is a double whammy..we have a story about Dr Pepper
fierybug08: I also see that they had a son as well. And low and behold his name is John
Daviss: was John new to you Fierybug08?
alt: I know you have Daviss, but you gotta try all kinds of combinations, wild cards, etc... it took a while, but I found my mother in 1940 by using just first name "Vera" born in Ohio about 1915, Negro & wife. found her in Pittsburgh, PA instead of Ohio and where I thought she would have been.
fierybug08: well I believe my ggrandma had at least 8 children. I can find them in the census They no longer ask how many children the women have?
Daviss: ok alt... I wish they did have that question also fierybug08 it sure would help
alt: Davis and she was mis-indexed as Vera Moone, not Vera Moore ... the 1940 census is a 'doozie' LOL LOL
fierybug08: Texas & Pacific Railway... does this sound familiar to anyone?
alt: not me fierybug08
Daviss: Yes Fierybug08 all my uncles worked for them as well as my grandfather
fierybug08: no way...I wonder if Texas & Pacific Railway has an archive or historian we can contact? Cool Daviss...I might need to chat with you later
Daviss: brb ok back
alt: that was fast Daviss
Daviss: I have no knowledge of either but the library in Chicago has a Pullman Porter archive Telemarketer and a quick hangup alt lol
alt: hehehehehehe @ Daviss
fierybug08: how can you access 'employment status' answers from the 1940 census? Or do I have to go view them at an archive?
Daviss: The RR has a different SS number also\ If you have a DC with the RR number you can check with the lbrary to see if he was a Porter
fierybug08: hmm...I may have to investigate which traveling direction they used.
Daviss: The Newberry
Daviss: death certificate
Selma: I think I posted a book on AA's and the RailRoad..a couple of years ago
fierybug08: thanks Selma...I'll have to check it out
alt: fierybug08, have you 'googled' Texas & Pacific Railways for clues?
fierybug08: no...I just saw it on the Census page just now. But I will do so
Daviss: Hello there History
History_Buff: Hey Alt, Daviss, Fierbug08 and Selma. How goes it?
Selma: Afternoon Historybuff..
Daviss: Its going History
Selma: Folks have to run..have a nice day
alt: okay fierybug08, that might be a good start re: ggogle
fierybug08: okay...I'm on it alt
Daviss: I think that link I posted is the one Selma was talking about fierybub08
fierybug08: hi History_Buff
Daviss: bug not bub :?
alt: gotta run y'all take care
Daviss: bye alt How have you been History?
fierybug08: yes> I have to run too. Sorry guys.
History_Buff: I've been maintaining as best I can. How about yourself?
Daviss: have you had any luck on the 40 census that is
History_Buff: Yes, I found my mother in Camden Arkansas, but only found my paternal aunt and uncle in Lee County Arkansas.
Daviss: wonderful I found one of my maternal great grands but no sign of my grandmother or mother
History_Buff: My first cousin and I have been sharing our family trees with other on Ancestry.com
Daviss: oh how nice! Have you had your reunion yet?
History_Buff: Yes, back on 08/10-12/2012.
Daviss: Oh Ok, what about a reunion book, did you all have one did you take pictures and post any on FB
History_Buff: We had folder for the events but I was only able to present poster size copies of 3 documents-1870, 1880 censuses and 1 map of Arkansas and Louisiana together. I didn't take pictures but others took pictures. i was too busy sweating my presentation.
Daviss: lol I bet you were great History I did not hear any knocking knees out this way lol lol
History_Buff: It was well received. Inspired much discussion and interest. I have been in touch with about eight relatives for consultation and exchanges.
Daviss: I know that sound well hahahahahaha
History_Buff: No knocking knees but due to extreme nervousness, I lost my appetite for dinner.
Daviss: so you have ties to Louisiana also huh
History_Buff: It looks that way. There was an ancestor named Mariah and about 3 ancestral relatives were born in Louisiana according to the 1870 Louisiana census.
Daviss: more searching for you now I see.. and where in La was this
History_Buff: The David and Mariah Cummings household was enumerated in Claibourne Parish, Louisiana.
Daviss: ahhhh ok..Your Cummings folk
History_Buff: Yep in 1870. It light up a light bulb for a distant cousin who resides near me in the DC area.
Daviss: wow History thats great
History_Buff: Hey Keli1, how are you?
Daviss: hi Keli1
History_Buff: Indeed Daviss thanks.
keli1: hello there Lunch Bunch! I am doing okay today, how about you?
Daviss: Sup Keli1
History_Buff: I'm good thnx fir asking.
Daviss: doing good so far
keli1: how is AZ Ms. daviss, I am glad to see you home, safely
History_Buff: Between my husband and me, we're hosting 3 family reunions next year.
Daviss: History was just sharing her new found success Thank you Keli1
keli1: three reunions, wow, you are brave ones
Daviss: indeed, lol I can do one
History_Buff: Just happened that way.
keli1: one is more than enough lol...
Daviss: With your permission lol
History_Buff: lol Are you coming to tonitw's session ladies? tonitw=tonite
Daviss: huh whats session is that
History_Buff: tues nite chat.
Daviss: oh yeah lol I am sure turned around I spent yesterday helping grand move into her dorm and lost track
keli1: what session?
History_Buff: Cool. Talk with you tonite then, Take care.
Daviss: take care She is talking about Tues night chat Keli keli1
keli1: on AfriGeneas?
Daviss: yes, we have a Tues night chat 9 Eastern I thought I have seen you there before
keli1: oh okay, sounds good. Have you talked to Mariah lately?
Daviss: Ha! you are funny
keli1: oh yea a few times
Daviss: She was mentioned earlier lol and HistoryBuff just found out she had one in La Thank you for you kind words Keli1
keli1: she found who in LA or Louisanna?
Daviss: and the quote from Kalil a Mariah in Louisiana not mine though :o I better run Keli1..take care and again thanks much see you tonight mabe