2012-12-27• "be prepared for what you find, or d
Daviss: Hello alt!!
alt: hello Ms Daviss, how are you doing today?
Daviss: fair de middlin alt, and you?
alt: just middlin LOL
Daviss: lol lol Do you still have that bad weather
alt: have you seen the movie folks are 'discussing'?
Daviss: which one is that Django?
alt: oh yeah, it's colder than a ........... fill in the blank yeah that one
Daviss: the answer to the movie Q is no, but I do want to
alt: hello Ms vkn, how be's ya?
vkn: Howdy Y'all
Daviss: hello vkn!!
vkn: I be good
alt: good Ms vkn
Daviss: I also want to see Lincolyn Lincoln
vkn: Trying to deal DNA but too much for me
alt: I probably won't see either, not much of a movie goer these days.
vkn: is blocked Movie sounds too bloody for me
alt: me too vkn I think I'm on DNA overload LOL
Daviss: I don't go often either alt but I do want to see those two The last movie I went to see was Ice Age 2 lol
vkn: overload comes easily
alt: I can't even remember the anme of the last movie I saw, it's been that long
Daviss: my thing is that I am to lazy to get up and out
vkn: The last I went to see was South Pacific and that was in Cleveland Ohio
alt: Wow vkn!!!!!!
vkn: lol not a movie fan
Daviss: well to a movie anyway lol I can find all kind of time to go to the casino
alt: now I can do that one Daviss .. the Casino
Khathu: good afternoon/morning
Daviss: hello khathu
alt: G'Day Khathu
Daviss: good afternoon to you... nice picture you posted vkn... on FB
alt: yes it/they were vkn.. I enjoyed seeing the photo of Electra & Alonzo.
vkn: Driver on way to get me to store so niters to you good searching fokes Thanx Daviss I wanted it to go in an album. Please send me a tutoring email Thanx alt
alt: be good Miss Daisy LOL
Daviss: lol have a good day I need a driver also
alt: I see Ancestry is offering up their site for 14 days FREE, or did I misread the advertisement?
Daviss: no idea alt, I have not seen that...even though I went in this morning..
Khathu: i think you are right alt
Daviss: I am trying to figure out why this person has over 6000 peeps on his tree and if its real
Khathu: when i was at the archives i was able to access the TX Voter Registration on ancestry.com but it was the institution edition It is possible Daviss S/he has probably included all of the descendants
Daviss: I was thinking whoever this was just pulled out every black person in that county lol
alt: probably like me Daviss with all of those people, but mine isn't a 'family' tree, it's more of a database with many, many family trees .. more of a community, or research 'tree'.
Daviss: is yours on Ancestry alt or just on TP
alt: mine has a lot of folks who are related to folks who are related to me, but they aren't all related to me. just TP Daviss
Daviss: ok I just don't want to get trapped on Ancestry lol
Khathu: On one line I have close to 3000 names
Daviss: are they all related khathu
alt: now that sounds reasonable to me Khathu, especially if you have all, or most siblings, for each generation and you have several generations
Khathu: There are 11 children, 156 grandchildren, 423 great grandchildren, 847 gg grand children and over 1000 ggg grandchildren and counting
Daviss: I see and is your tree on ancestry khathu?
Khathu: and I haven't even gotten to the gggg grandchildren yet ancestry and tribal pages
Daviss: does everyone in your family help contribute
alt: so if you add a spouse and any collateral family to those numbers just cited by Khathu I can see you easily getting up to 3000 folks.
Daviss: good deal then
Khathu: @Daviss that would have been nice if they did
Daviss: I think I sent a message to this person once before but did not get answer
Khathu: I got most of the info from census records, obituaries, cemetery records, vital records, etc.
Daviss: may send another however there was no info there regarding Mariah
Khathu: hello deannie
Daviss: hi deannie
alt: what's up deannie?
deannie: Hello everyone how was you holiday....mine's was great
Daviss: also only one or two census records khathu
deannie: Khathu, Daviss, alt
Khathu: i had to send a message to an individual who had the slave owner listed as the father of some of my gg grandmother children
Daviss: and I can see the names of some that are spelled wrong just as the census reads and that was what made me leary
Khathu: just because half of the children had Whitaker surname and the other half had Stanley surname Daviss - I am not just using the census record alone and I am cross referencing the census records with the other documents I mentioned above
Daviss: I can understand that khathu
alt: yeah Khathu, folks should be very careful with that 'slave owner is the father' claim.
Khathu: I don't she doesn't have any insight on the subject because I provided her with all of the information on the family I informed her that all of the children went under the surname Whitaker but some decided to change their surname to Stanley as they got older. And one of the children who kept the Whitaker surname claimed that his father was William Stanley. And to honor his father he named his only son William Stanley Whitaker
deannie: hI sELMA
Khathu: Hello Selma
Daviss: Hello Selma!
Selma: Good Thursday afternoon alt, daviss, deannie and Khathu
alt: recently had a discussion with someone (male) that has the slave owners surname as theirs... they took the DNA test and the Y-DNA haplogroup came back as African.... the discussion got heated when I remarked about the Y-DNA not being of Euro origin.
Khathu: I can imagine
alt: Hello Selma
Khathu: if you tell a story long and often enough it becomes fact
alt: for sure Khathu
Khathu: despite the evidence
Selma: Many times folks have a "vested" interest in their oral history..and its hard to give up What was to get heated about alt?
Daviss: lol you saw that when Gates cousin refused to accept the fact that the owner was not his kin
alt: that I had 'insinuated' the slave owner was NOT the father of his maternal ancestor. Selma
Selma: Well if the slave owner was "euro"..then he probably wasn't..that ain't hard and when he told them they weren't Indian either daviss...
Daviss: yep heheheheee
Selma: thats why I say "be prepared for what you find, or don't bother"
Khathu: alright everyone have a fantastic day...i need to run into the office
alt: right on Selma.. not only the ethnicity of our ancestors, but their life styles, they can't all be saints LOL
Daviss: I can agree with that Selma and so should any serious researcher so true alt.. Those leaves should shutter lol
alt: mine are shuttering and fluttering and everything in between saints & sinners alike
Selma: Daviss..was out shopping the "50%" sales for stocking stuffers next year, plus returing one or 2 things Everyone's family is alt..if the truth be told
Daviss: love the sales on Black Santa's after christmas
Selma: Target looked like folks wiped them out of most things yesterday
alt: that's one reason I'm so anxious for those estate papers from California.. I thought the gg grandfather had basically abandoned his Ohio family for the last 10 years of his life... the estate papers may indicate something different.
Daviss: When do you expect them in alt?
Selma: Wow..well I know you will keep us posted
alt: the 1st week in January Daviss
Selma: So you are starting the New Year off with a BANG
alt: you know I will Selma.. I'm like an old refrigerator ' I can't keep anything LOL LOL
Daviss: lol lol
Daviss: I think I will run do some more research take care alt and Selma
Selma: I think I will run and take a NAP Ok Mr. Art..gonna run Have a great day