2012-12-23 • More DNA
vkn: Good Morning Alt Hope all is going well with thee this day I need an incremental teach from you re family finder and autosomal etc Guess I'd better download a glossary as well as a DNA dictionary Also sent Back to the other machine wdy alt
alt: hi vkn, good morning
vkn: guten assi alt
alt: are ya ready for Santa?
vkn: How you be today Santa ??????? lol lol lol
alt: I'm hanging in there, how bout you?
alt: I hear ya LOL
vkn: I have been loading your in box
alt: and I enjoy it... have you checked with any of your Family Finder matches? do any of the surnames 'ring a bell' pun intended LOL LOL
vkn: Do you have a form type letter that you send? pun lol
alt: no, I just mention that we have been found to be matches and then give a little background on the locations for my family lines & time periods.
vkn: What do I say to them and what is the info telling me?
Daviss: hi there alt and vkn!
alt: Daviss, hello been waiting on you ... I have a question.
vkn: howdy Daviss
Daviss: what! !! you have a question for me lol lol
alt: yep, a DNA question..
Daviss: lol ok
vkn: I am the one with the DNA quest
alt: where do you find the Oracle-X application on the Gedmatch page?
Daviss: shoot I thought it was a hard question!
alt: it is for me.. I can't find the apllication
Daviss: ok scroll down to the admixture porportions
Daviss: on first page
Daviss: then select your program and also chose the one that says admixture with oracle oh also choose africa9 and also happlaworld
alt: ad mix w/links to Oracle? I don't get the breakout of sub-saharan african origins that I'm seeing reported by others on the AA DNA Forum Daviss, vkn .. have y'all left me hanging? LOL LOL
vkn: not think so
alt: okay, it got awfully quiet up in here LOL LOL
vkn: no speaka da greek lol daviss may have gotten booted
Daviss: hold on a min on phone
alt: ah so, okay Daviss
vkn: oh dear
alt: on DNA ..... a 'collateral family relative' found out she is related to Louis Gates, Jr. .. she contacted him in that regard ..... he stated he was happy to hear it, referred her to his 'team' of researchers and said he was too busy to correspond at the moment because he was in the process if filming a documentary.
vkn: Did seventies go on vacation
alt: I think so vkn, probably started on Friday.
vkn: well at least he responded
alt: yes, I thought that was quite nice of him.
vkn: How related is she in terms of cousin #
alt: not sure exactly how close vkn.
vkn: oh ok I gotta learn to speak DNA
alt: probably no closer than 3rd, 4th or 5th cousin you speak it as well as most of us vkn, some of us just 'sound' more knowledge, but we still don't know much about it.
vkn: I see lol
Daviss: on phone with son
vkn: Maybe I will start a discussion on the boards
alt: take your time Daviss our DNA 'regulars' on AfriGeneas seem to of abandoned us for FB and other social media.
vkn: Re the video I sent alt
alt: video???? which one vkn??
vkn: Some good info on how to stop the bleeding of members
alt: ah, that one, haven't read/looked at it yet this morning.
vkn: Teacher says a new person comes for a particular reason gets it and leaves before becoming a regular
alt: now that sounds exactly like what has been happening with our group AAGGMV folks get a little bit of knowledge & help, think they don't need us anymore and are GONE!!!!
vkn: So true with AfriGeneas. Must work on promoting promoting promoting Must do all possible to make the one time hitters become a regular
alt: yep, retention of users and the feeling that AfriGeneas is a community and continuing process ... not a place you visit once or twice and that's it.
Daviss: Sorry back now
alt: welcome back Daviss
Daviss: Whew son in Vegas
vkn: How is it going with son Daviss
Daviss: he is somewhat relieved ggod thing
vkn: oh good
alt: relief is good especially at this time of the year.
Daviss: yes alt, thats for sure let me scroll back on convo and see what I missed lol ok back
vkn: It is called "Decembered Grief" alt
alt: John Legend and his brother, grd-dau's husband .. gave a conert prefromance here in Springfield last night. I was probably the only 'family member' that didn't attend.
Daviss: lol alt did you not feel up to it?
vkn: shame shame alt
alt: too cold and too many folks for me ... I've become a grump and a recluse (sp) LOL LOL
vkn: Me # 1 Recluse
alt: guess I'm #2 then vkn LOL
Daviss: so I have to look forward to both of those things lol do I get to choose lol lol
alt: naw Daviss... they just jump on ya before you know it LOL
vkn: Well I am not a grump, yet
alt: stay that way vkn.... non-grump ... it becomes you.
Daviss: whoa, Newsweek is shutting down I guess the internet is the culprit
alt: is that right..... Internet, Blogs & Social Media are killing the old weekly magazines
Daviss: I imagine thats what it is.....I wonder what those who cannot afford to have a computer will do I know more and more they tell you to look on www.
vkn: They will buy guns daviss
alt: here's one for y'all ... when gas prices for auto's was about to hit $4.00 or more, Obama caught heck, now that prices are down nobaody is gfiving him any credit.
vkn: and he will never get the credit alt
alt: whether he is reponsible or not
Daviss: I know alt, they don't give him credit for anything anything good that is
alt: it things like that that make me a grump vkn ... LOL LOL
vkn: That is why we in the choir must sing his praises and shut the soloist down
alt: you got it vkn...
Daviss: Well I love my Pres.....
alt: another one ... notice how since Dr. Rice has been withdrawn as Sec'y of State .. the culprits in the Libyan affair are coming out of the woodwork.
vkn: and they whoever they is be calling Hilary a fake illness
vkn: tioning how hard that woman has worked
Daviss: McCain and Graham really think they did something by sticking Rice
vkn: Not mentioning how hard that woman has worked
Daviss: yep vkn tirelessly and the thing about it she was sick even before she fainted
alt: just goes to show.. if anything goes wrong and you can put a black face on it, you've got a chance of convincing the masses that the black person is always the problem.
vkn: yuppers a super chance
Daviss: now they have another puppet going to the Senate
alt: thank God the mass murders of recent weren't black men, or I would be an even more 'endangered' species.
vkn: who daviss the SC guy ?
Daviss: that is exactly what I was telling daughter alt yes vkn
alt: in SC ... a poltical Armstrong Williams.
Daviss: That nut was on tv the other night on Current
vkn: Well I find myself asking "Is he Black?" before I ask about details of the horror
alt: oh yes DAviss, he has been resurrected me too vkn.. same thoughts when JFK was assasinated
Daviss: it is amazing how they think especially when they have utilized the programs in order to get started themselves
alt: well y'all it's time for me to go play some football .... y'all take care
vkn: yes grassy knoll and all alt
Daviss: ok alt take care
vkn: okies' you too take care daviss
Daviss: you too vkn take care bye