2012-12-24 • Military Certificates
deannie: Hi Daviss
Daviss: Hello there deannie! Merry Christmas to ya
deannie: Same to you Daviss and Alt
Daviss: Hi alt, Merry Christmas!
alt: Merry Christmas Eve ladies deannie & Daviss
Daviss: How's it going today ? deannie I sent you an email the other day, I hope you got it
alt: cold, wet & slow here in Ohio.. how bout with you two?
deannie: I have been on vacation for the past week and I have not gone to my emails but I will check it now........
Daviss: It is nice and clear.. Real easy for Santa's reindeer to see their way through the night
deannie: Same here.....
Daviss: I saw my nephews fb comment and he said it looked like a Tornado coming through windows shaking
alt: Just finished my Xmas shopping this morning.... went to the bank.... one color satisfies all.. LOL LOL
Daviss: lol you got that right alt
alt: might not be the right #'s, but the color is right LOL
Daviss: you know, that Tag Romney must think we are stupid I hear ya alt lol
alt: what now?
Daviss: He said his daddy did not want to be president lol anything to smooth over his loss lol
alt: oh, so who made him run for the office? his wife?, the devil? ???????
Daviss: lol lol
deannie: I know this is a little early....but were are we going to meet this year...I still work so I have to put my schedule around your's...... Hi Selma
Selma: Merry Christmas eve folks..
Daviss: so alt, did you run your oracle x
Selma: Oops knocked myself oout..
Daviss: oops Selma lol
alt: I still haven't found it in the gedmatch options Daviss
Selma: Be right back gotta bring in groceries.
deannie: Ditto Selma
alt: same to you Selma
Daviss: Happy Holidays to you Selma and Merry Christmas wow alt ADMIXTURE-PROPORTIONS ANALYSIS Click here for Ad-Mix page thats what you click on alt
alt: went to gedmatch and see selection for MDLP/Eurogenes?Decodecad/HarappaWorld & link to Oracle
Daviss: right, pick Decodecad or harappaworld
alt: I did & I don't get those ad-mix portions I'm seeing on the AA DNA tested FB page Daviss.
Daviss: but first hioghlight Admixture Proportions (with link to Oracle) highlight
vkn: Howdy Cmas shoppers
deannie: HI vkn
alt: Hello vkn
Daviss: hi there vkn!!
vkn: deannie daviss alt selma
alt: Daviss, I'll call yo later, if you will have the time for me, okay.... or you can call me when you have the time.
Daviss: then if you use Decoecad under that alt, pick africa 9 when your chart comes up just scroll down and you will see it pick oracle x and option 1 get results and then pick option 2 Oh I have time, Santa doesn't need me and the kids cooked Enchilladas yesterday for todays dinner
vkn: deannie have you done the DNA
alt: ah so, now I got it... thanx ......
Daviss: so you are there alt?
vkn: ahhhhh so alt just left Retardsville
Selma: Ok back
lorna: hello all
deannie: No.....I work in corrections and at the moment I do not know what will happen in the future with dna...My dna is on file with the military...I'm still thinking on my genealogy profile dna
vkn: Welcome Lorna
Daviss: Hello lorna!! Merry Christmas Eve
alt: Hello lorna
lorna: thanks, daviss. hello alt
Selma: Merry Xmas vkn and lorna
lorna: i've watched roots over the weekend and its compelled me to research my ancestry
deannie: Welcome Lorna ....are you new to the site
vkn: oh ok deannie
Daviss: Thats right, I heard it was on lorna
lorna: yes deannie, and thanks
Selma: Roots compelled lots of folks lorna over the years
lorna: i know selma
deannie: I was on tv yesterday...
vkn: lorna what are surnames
Selma: Alt..did I say you went Xmas shopping for greenbacks this AM..I hope mine is in the mail
lorna: jackson, bush, smart and glenn
deannie: What are your county
Selma: What state or states Lorna
vkn: ok lorna and in what states
Daviss: can I give you a link to explore as you begin lorna its http://www.afrigeneas.com/guide/
lorna: georgia, and south carolina.
alt: Selma, Oops I ran out of postage stamps LOL LOL
Daviss: lol @alt
Selma: Yea right...some excuse.. LOL
vkn: right ! alt
Selma: Have you had an opportunity to take a look at the census at Ancestry or Heritage Quest yet Lorna?
deannie: Have you started doing any research
lorna: have you guys had any success within this chat room and on that site?
deannie: Have I.....
Selma: You mean ancestry and Heritage Quest?
Daviss: The link I gave you is actually on this site lorna. Its a Beginners Guide
vkn: I have had success lorna
alt: much success!!!!!!!! with chat & the AfriGeneas site
Selma: So have I lorna.. The basics with this kind of research is "start with what you know..and work your way back in time"
vkn: Where are you located Lorna
lorna: i found afrigeneas on alex haleys website. i don't have the money to pay for the research but one day i will. i'm looking into all free avenues
deannie: I have been on this site for over 4 years ...I have learned a lot from the people on this site...and the people I meet at different conference(Ft Wayne Alt) lol
Selma: Depending where you are your local libraries will have free access to Ancestry or Heritage Quest
deannie: Familysearch.org FREE
lorna: thats awesome deannie
Daviss: Its more fun when you do the research yourself lorna...At least thats what I have found
alt: If you're just getting started lorna.. a bit of advice as you research .. take your time & be patient, it can't be done in a hurry and it isn't all on the Internet.
Selma: But if you want us to look up something we will..it will be your Xmas gift from us to you
lorna: really selma??? im going to look into that. im in nyc
deannie: yes it is....i have met Daviss and Alt at several conference....and I call them my gen buddy
vkn: ahhhhh Lorna what county in GA
Selma: The 1940 census is the most recent available for research...do you have someone you would like us to look up?
alt: may we ask your age group lorna?
Selma: Daviss..you cooking for Xmas
lorna: ok alt, and thanks for that advice. thats really nice, thanks Selma. from decatur county in ga
Selma: I am trying to get out of my Scrouge persona.. LOL
alt: good luck Selma.
Selma: Shopping does that to you.. LOL
lorna: i'm in the 30-35yrs group
Selma: Alt only asked you that lorna cause it gives us an idea of the time frame we will be looking in
deannie: where r you located lorna...I'm not going to visit....I;m in Chicago
alt: okay lorna thanx. I'm in the senior citizen age group, been researching for 25 years or so, and I'm still learning
Selma: Most of us are AARP members.. lOL
Daviss: lol lol lol
vkn: Lorna I am in Atlanta/Fulton County
deannie: I in the 50-60 age group...still working....searching about 9 years...back to 1795 (still looking for documents on my gggrandmother...
Daviss: wow deannie 1795! Thats wonderful
lorna: wow guys. that is amazing deannie.
alt: yep deannie, that's good stuuff!
vkn: lol @ Selma and AARP
Selma: You know its the truth vkn..read my magazine every month..
lorna: i live in brooklyn ny, most of my family is from bainbrige ga
Daviss: good stories I might add lol
deannie: My GGGrandmother is on the 1870 U S Census...but I still looking for information on her in Jefferson county, MS................
alt: lorna, so... your grandparents will probably be on the 1940 census, with me LOL LOL
lorna: lol, alt
Daviss: so lorna what names are the Ga ones
vkn: or on the 1930 with me Lorna
deannie: Lorna....I am just a baby to the members of this site.....they are the greatest
Selma: Jeez after that comment deannie..feel like I need to take out the BenGay
deannie: My mother is on the 1940 census as a teenage, she was born in 1924....
alt: yes lorna, that's why I asked for your age group, it gives us an idea of who & what years & the generations your ancestors fit into.
Daviss: I am still looking for mine deannie on the 40
lorna: i love it @deannie. i volunteer with a group of "1940's census" women. they're the best!
deannie: No...I'm stilling learning and I enjoy everything I learn
lorna: oh, i'm 35>
Selma: Daviss...your Mom musta been one they really missed.
Daviss: yep Selma
deannie: Lorna have you joined a Genealogy group
lorna: no not yet
alt: wonderful you're getting started at such a young age lorna... I have grandchildren your age and they couldn't care less about doing any research... they want to know, but researching is another story. LOL
vkn: Good question deannie and good action to take Lorna
deannie: Ok...join one they are great
Selma: There is a AAHGS chapter that meets in Manhattan
vkn: Thus a decline in membership alt
alt: you bet vkn
deannie: Ditto here....for Christmas this year I found some big bible with space for genealogy inforrm....marriage,birth, etc.........I give each of my adult nephews and nieces one......
lorna: go on guys. i''m listening this is such amazing info
deannie: Every year I going to ask for updates
lorna: thats cool deannie
alt: yes, wonderful idea deannie
Daviss: wb Selma!
vkn: deannie what is birthplace for you
deannie: I found the bible on Amazon.....I only buy 1.00 for them
Daviss: wow deannie!
vkn: Great idea deannie
deannie: Born and raise on Chicago South Side.....I grow up across the street from the Ida B Well housing project
alt: lorna, I would also suggest you pursue the 'search' feature from the AfriGeneas Home Page ... any subject, time frame and/or area of research .. believe me there is something of interest there for you ... in all areas.
Daviss: speaking of a bible I need to get Tyler a Big Boy Bible
Selma: I was about to ask alt..who you gonna sue
vkn: ahhhhh so deannie is that around 39th
deannie: Yes...I lived at 3925 S Vincenees...between the projects and Holy Angels school.......two of the largest black icom in Chicago
Daviss: Hi Khathu
khathu: hello everyone
deannie: All of the large projects in Chicago have been torn down and replaced with town houses and
alt: lorna, do you have a genealogy software package for storing and organizing yoru findings?
deannie: Hi Khathu
alt: Hello khathu
khathu: sp gentrification
Selma: Afternoon Khathu
Daviss: Any new Texas info Khathu
vkn: Deannie I lived at 44th and south parkway but that was in 1944-1946 during Summer
deannie: Ok...my god mother lived at 51th near the fountain
khathu: Reviewing the county tax records again (the copy online is very bad) I discovered that John R. Dorsey was in Smith County, Texas in 1854 and by 1857 he was paying taxes on enslaved property
vkn: Howdy Khathu
khathu: He never owned more than 3 individuals, though
Daviss: Thats Tyler right Khathu
khathu: 1857 it was two and by 1864 it was 3, so I am assuming that in 1857 it was the mother and one of the son, most likely my ggg grandfather Henry.
Daviss: Tyler Texas
khathu: And by 1864 it was only the sons assuming that the mother had passed away by then Yes, Tyler< Smith County, Texas
alt: so, were his 'slaves' really his family khathu?
khathu: I can't tell at this point just making an assumption
vkn: Sure sounds like it
lorna: sorry guys had to take a call. i'll look for a geneaolgy storage software.
alt: yes it does vkn, considering the language in the Will .. 'flesh & bones of my body'.
deannie: Are you still there Lorna
khathu: So I need to figure out when and where he acquired his enslaved property
lorna: yes i am
vkn: a beautiful phrase
alt: You'l not be sorry for a good softeware package lorna.. beats loose papers.
vkn: lorna explore Tribal Pages on line
deannie: Lorna lol if you every have a question email me at Bradleyclan2004@yahoo.com and I will help you if I can...if not I will call on my Afrigen buddy l
lorna: cool, i'm gonna check for the software, it'll be a christmas present to myself. i'm really excited to do this.
alt: oh BTW khathu, visited your TP site yesterday.. you're doing a great job with it!!!!!!!!
deannie: I have Daviss and Alt of speed dial
lorna: nice! thanks deannie
alt: are you a 'techie' lorna?
lorna: nope alt
alt: okay, just trying to get the 411 on ya LOL LOL
deannie: Lorna did you an genealogy email account...if not you need one because once you start getting email about genealogy they want stop
khathu: Thanks alt
alt: yw khathu
lorna: no i didnt deannie.
khathu: I need to add some more family stories
deannie: that keeps you other email separted from gen inform
lorna: what was the link to the begginers afrigeneas again?
alt: me too khathu, I use the 'stories' feature on my TP site since I don't so 'blogging'.
khathu: Well I just finished cooking Christmas dinner
lorna: oh yeah deannie. i gave an alt email account
Daviss: whats on the menu khathu
lorna: thanks daviss
khathu: Seafood and sausage gumbo
vkn: Are you cooking Selma
khathu: with garlic bread and a salad
Daviss: sounds good
Selma: Yes...I am making Shrimp gumbo..I have had it with Turkey... LOL
Selma: I did buy a Spiral Ham.. LOL
khathu: now i need to clean up the kitchen
deannie: Can you frozen my and it ship me some Selma
Selma: If there is any left deannie
lorna: im usually at work during this time, is there an evening chat where i could be in touch?
deannie: We I see me stomach get ahead of me....my typing is off...but I see you get my message
lorna: oh i see the catagories to the right
khathu: Tuesday and Saturday lorna
Selma: The evening ones start at 9PM EST... I will admitt I have fallen asleep by then for the past couple of weeks
lorna: perfect thanks selma
alt: lorna, visit not only the chat's , but take a look at the forums/message boards on AfroGeneas .. plenty of ways to communicate
deannie: Hi Seventies
Selma: Here is another NY person lorna
vkn: Lorna send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org if you get stuck on the site
lorna: ok alt.
Seventies : Howdy all!
vkn: Seventies !!!!!
lorna: hi ya seventies
deannie: I like conventions maybe you can come to one in 2013....
Selma: Afternoon sevenites
Daviss: Hi Seventies!!!
alt: Hello Seventies ... meet lorna, a NYer and in your age group
Seventies : I am safe and warm on D.C.
Selma: Wow Going to the ARchives?
lorna: i'll look into the conventions
alt: glad to hear you're safe Seventies
Selma: and warm
lorna: nice. hi, seventies
deannie: I'm to come to D C this year Seventies for about 3 days...I going to work it in my travels
alt: where in the NY area is Jennifer Stokes located?
Seventies : brooklyn
vkn: Not sure alt but I do see her on Facebook from time to time
Daviss: I hope the weather will treat you well Seventies while there
Seventies : sorry maintenance is here.
alt: Jennifer, Seventies & lorna... AfirGeneas can get a a 'young trio' working in the Apple LOL
Daviss: oh yeah alt!
vkn: Y'all be good
Daviss: later vkn wb Seventies!
khathu: Hello Seventies
Seventies : TY
khathu: @alt it is very likely that John owned his family
alt: lorna, an FYI ... vkn is the God mother of the AfriGeneas community.
Seventies : Hi khathu
alt: the records, Will & Census & Tax records all seem to point in that direction khathu
khathu: hopefully if I can find out when, where and how he acquired them then maybe I can finally undercover the name of their mother
alt: that would be wonderful khathu
Daviss: that would really be nice Khathu!
Selma: Folks..have to run..Have a Merry, Merry Christmas Bye
khathu: Merry Christmas
alt: take care Selma
Daviss: ok Selma Merry
lorna: by selma, and thanks for everything
Daviss: lol I could not even get the rest out
khathu: So I just ordered some deed and court records for Smith County
alt: Selma 'be's' fast LOL LOL
Daviss: not like old two fingered typist like me alt lol
Seventies : From the family history vented khathu?
deannie: I just received the Presidential Military Certificate for my father (Navy WWII)..I ordered it over 8 months ago...I guess they were waiting to see who would be president
alt: you're gonn have to get a third finger in the mix Daviss
Daviss: Seventies whats up with you?
Seventies : nothing
Daviss: I know alt lol sheesh Seventies
alt: wonderful deannie... so it has Pres. Obama's signature o it?
Daviss: wonderful deannie!!
deannie: Yes it does...this is my 6th one
Seventies : oh wait. Finally going to meet with the grandchildren of my g grandfather's sister on Thurs.
alt: that's great deannie .. an AA vet, with an AA Presidential signature WOW!!!!!
Daviss: I had one uncle in the Navy, the rest army
deannie: I even have a Civil War Veteran
Seventies : Great deannie! Do share
Daviss: That should be a nice visit Seventies, will that be today?
Seventies : Thursday.
alt: Tha's somethig I can work on deannie.. thes Vet Memorial Certificates are for all wars the U.S. has been in?
Seventies : Going to try for the archives wed.
deannie: My gggrandfather brother was in the 53rd USCS out of Mississippi...I have some of it paperwork but I want his file to see if I can find a slave owner
Daviss: Do you have everthing written down Seventies that you want to look for?
Seventies : Oh you will need to look at the regimental records for the 53rd when you come to D.C. deannie LOL
deannie: Yes....as long as they a an honorary dischange, I try to get one for my coworker brother with a DD214 but they give me a hard time. yes I will seventies
Daviss: gotta take a call now folks, take care....
deannie: I have some of his papers for fold 3
lorna: bye daviss. thank you
alt: okay deannie.. I wonder if there was a DD214 for WW I veterans.. if so, I can get a certificate for grandfather who was in WW I, as well as my WW II family vetersans.
Seventies : Also deannie be aware that not all docs will be in the pension file of a soldier.
deannie: did you have any other inform...I have requested them with just and Obit or a SSDI inform
alt: my turn to skedaddle, nice meeting you lorna
Seventies : bye alt
lorna: you too alt. thanks for the leads
alt: Yes deannie, I have copies of the discharge papers
deannie: That all you need email me if you need any help on military ceritifates...I am a veteran myselt HOORAY
khathu: happy christmas everyone
Seventies : Hey I need to get these lunch dishes washed
deannie: I move out myself...I have doing a little cleaning from tomorrow....MERRY CHRISTMAS .....chat with all on Wednesday................
Seventies : bye y'all
lorna: ok, bye folks.
deannie: Come back again Lorna
lorna: will do deannie thanks for the great advice guys happy holidays