2012-10-27 • Conferences • MAGGI
vkn: howdy to all
deannie: Hi vkn
vkn: Howdy deannie
deannie: How are you this evening
vkn: Are you getting bad weather ? Doing well and you
deannie: No we having great weather about 50 todayare what's your weather like
vkn: It was about 75 tosay
deannie: That's a great day
vkn: Been on phone most of the day
deannie: Getting info for your tree?
vkn: no just catching up and keeping up with family doings
deannie: Sounds good...I need to do the same My niece has to cheer tomorrow, so while at the game I will make a few calls
vkn: Peeps call on weekends any research this week past
deannie: I just returned from Utah....so I rested up this wee Hi Spivey
Spivey: Hi, Deannie and VKN!
vkn: howdy spivey
Spivey: Thanks for explaining what the BGMI [?] is, VKN.
vkn: lots of interesting news clippings on the boards
Spivey: Like what, vkn?
vkn: yes it is a good resource spivey Someone is uploading clippings from a folder from a home in TN
Spivey: I suppose I'll have to try to access it, vkn. All I want for my records is the person's actual date of death.
vkn: What year do you think they died and I will take a look if you would like spivey
Spivey: Interesting clippings, vkn? I'll have to take a look. I promised myself tonight I would open only ONE window.
Spivey: I know the year and month, vkn. Sigh. I suppose you want me to open another window and look for it?
vkn: oh so what info are you missing deannie did you have success in SLC
Spivey: Name: Everett Newton Kelsey. Date of death: September 1968. The actual day is what I'm missing, vkn. Everywhere I try to find it, I have to pay.
vkn: ahhhhh i see
deannie: Just a little, but I meet a lot of new people and reunited with old one.......
Spivey: Ooo, what is SLC?
vkn: good deannie salt lake city
Spivey: Oh, I almost knew that! Wow, did you enjoy the trip, deannie?
vkn: deannie went to the conference I tried to encourage Yatah to go since she lives 40 miles away but no show
deannie: They have a lot of records...but I think they had so members helping but they did not know much about black ancestry....so they were a little funny trying to help
Spivey: Oh, how is Yatah doing, vkn? Her children are still young yet?
vkn: Not seeing yatah in past 6 weeks or so
Spivey: Oh. I hope I can catch up with her. When does she usually come into chat, vkn?
vkn: not as regular as once upon a time.
Spivey: Well, I can't comment on that. However, if you notice, I do try to make it every Saturday night. I think about you and say I'm going to chat with vkn!
vkn: lol and that is good lol
Spivey: I make my cup of tea, and I'm ready to go. deannie, did you attend alone from AfriGeneas or were others there? Was that the conference Vicky was preparing for?
vkn: on phone
deannie: Yes we were together a lot we had breakfast one morning...she had two cousin with her they were from Houston, TX and she worked with one of my cousin in the school systerm (Sports) Small world
Spivey: Oh, that's good, deannie. At least you felt comfortable being among people you know.
vkn: small world
deannie: I like to go.....
Spivey: Yep. I always think that when I get to the end of my research, I'm going to be related to everyone I met on the journey! lol
vkn: There is an Institute in St Louis in July Put on by Black genealogists
deannie: did....just like Kyra Seywick.....she 16 genation related to her husband Kevin Bacon LOL
Spivey: That is an organized group, vkn? See, what did I just say, deannie? lol
deannie: I heard about it at the conference....have they posted the cost yet
vkn: yes called maggi
deannie: That why when I was going up I always asked her their family and where did they come from.....
vkn: I think so deannie not sure
Spivey: Shucks, I'm sweating out just trying to come up with the funds to go to New York City for Thanksgiving!
vkn: not remembering what maggi stands for at the moment but i think it is a week long event and they have a fb page
Spivey: Interesting, vkn. I've mever heard of the group. I must look it up. Later. No more windows tonight.
vkn: lol it is just being born
Spivey: Then even better to lend support if they are a serious organization.
vkn: deannie you are close by do you plan to attend
deannie: St Louis
vkn: yes stlo
deannie: If I have the money I will, I saving as we chat lol
Spivey: Is the membership country wide vkn?
deannie: I do not know
Spivey: Oh, let me in on that secret, deannie!
vkn: Well dear friends gotta sign off for now. See ya next time. Yes the intent is to be worldwide eventually
deannie: The secret of saving
Spivey: Okay. Thanks and goodnight vkn. Yes, deanniem saving while you're chatting!
deannie: One I have no spend week...., and stay out of the mall...just to name a few lol
Spivey: ROTFL. I need to re-learn that trick.
deannie: I work some times....but I become weak...like those boots I saw Thursday...lol
Spivey: I didn't realize how tight my money was until this month. I woke up at the beginning of the month broke. LOL. Actually, someone charged almost $3000 to my debit card. It took almost the whole month for the bank to return the funds to my account.
deannie: been there...but it was not for that much.....I work in corrections and when a criminal happen to me or any one I know it make me mad
Spivey: I was devastated, deannie. My social security and pension checks had just been deposited. The purchases were all made in England, Italy and another foreign country. Imagine, ver $500 worth of shoes, and a tailor for over $400. I want the bank to track down who it was. I don't like to harm people, but that was just mean and I don't feel inclined to forgive. Of course, I am not using my debit card at any more little stores. I will use cash like I used to.
deannie: I know your pain....they were right here in the United State online I watchning one on best movie....Devil in the Blue Dress with Denzel Washington
Spivey: I never saw that movie.
Seventies Soulchild: Hi all
deannie: Hi Seventies
Spivey: Hi, Seventies Soulchild! I love Denzel Washington. First saw him in Glory.
Seventies Soulchild: Hi Spivey and deannie
Spivey: Hi, Seventies Soulchild. What's new?
Seventies Soulchild: What a busy day. Attended my first genealogy conference
Spivey: Your first? What was it like?
deannie: It good...I like Denzel and Don Cheetah
Seventies Soulchild: It was held at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan
deannie: Where Where Where lol
Seventies Soulchild: Vendors and various tracks on genealogy.
deannie: That great...which conference was it
Seventies Soulchild: It was called "The Genealogy Event" and was sponsored by Ancestry and Family Tree Magazine
Spivey: Oh, that sounds impressive, Seventies Soulchild.
deannie: Sounds great
Seventies Soulchild: It was morsel of an event rather than a conferende
Spivey: Were there any sessions with speakers?
Seventies Soulchild: I do not like auto text!
Spivey: What in the world is auto text? Can you use it here in this room?
Seventies Soulchild: Yes they opted to go with tracks vs sessions
Spivey: What is a track? Sorry for so many questions, but this event sounds interesting.
Seventies Soulchild: Autotext is when the computer tells you what you type before you finish typing. LOL
Spivey: Oh, you can turn that on here?
Seventies Soulchild: just a fancy word for lecture session lol
Spivey: Hmmm. Now, their whole presenttion seems to have been interesting!
Seventies Soulchild: My computer is broken. I am on the kindle Each presentation was 30 mins
Spivey: Oh, Kindle. I have the read only one. Enough with all this technology. I swear, people will end up carrying their house, car, etc., around in the palm of their hands. lol
Seventies Soulchild: Yes I will be getting a new laptop in a couple of days
Spivey: That sounds good to me for a first time conference. Short and sweet.
deannie: Ditto lol I was talking about that to Angela....she said when I go to St Louis I send got the the tech classes
Seventies Soulchild: There was plenty of tracks to sit in on. My favorite was the book writing with Biff and Nancy Barnes
Spivey: Of Barnes & Noble fame?
Seventies Soulchild: I learned a great deal. I don't think so Lol
Spivey: That is always good, learning. If only I listened better. I would love to go to a conference presented by Ancestry.com. It sounds like they know how to present a conference. The speakers, of course, are under the gun to present within half an hour. Makes them pare down some of the rhetoric..
Seventies Soulchild: Well I best get going. I am tired from my day of genealogy and shopping in NYC. Have a good night ladies. More details tomorrow. Bye
Spivey: Goodnight, Seventies Soulchild. Have a good evening. deannie, are you there? It's the witching hour. Time to say goodnight.
deannie: I guess we can call it a nite also Spivey....
Spivey: Yes, deannie. Thanks for an enjoyable chat. Goodnight.
deannie: Nite you too