2013-02-27 • FPOC Newburgh NY
Daviss: hello ther Seventies!
Seventies: Hi Daviss!
Daviss: anyone watching you? lol
Seventies: lol liked my comment?!
Daviss: eh have I ever told you that I like your Repository
Seventies: brb on the phone with cong office.
Daviss: I know its weird but I love the idea of all those headstones ok
vkn: Howdy good peeps Hope all is going reasonably well
Daviss: hello vkn! hello vkn and alt
alt: what's going on Ladies? ss, Seventies & vkn Daviss
vkn: Gonna make a hot dog brb alt daviss seventies
Daviss: nada but the news alt.. The unveiling of Rosa Parks Statue today
vkn: Great connection Melvin/David
Seventies: hi y'all I'm back. Hi alt and vkn
alt: yes, that was great vkn re: David & Mel
Seventies: That was good.
alt: has anyone seen a preliminary photo of the Statue?
vkn: Whatever happened to Frances Stephens
Daviss: no idea vkn
Seventies: no, but it was streaming live on cspan
Daviss: I saw it on MSNBC its very nice
Seventies: 1130 to 12
alt: I hope it doesn't depict her in her later years, but rather when she was active in the movement.... She was 'only' 42 when the boycott was going on and had been very active long before that.
Daviss: Its a wonderful statue alt
alt: great Daviss
Seventies: Daviss, thank you for the compliment on the 2nd blog
Seventies: I had kept it hidden for a minute... but Melvin convinced me to share.
Daviss: Seventies you are so welcome and I really do commend you for what you have taken on.
Seventies: There are many more unscanned docs and images that I have. Some on my facebook fanpage too. Hello Khathu
Khathu: Hello everyone
Daviss: Hello khathu
alt: hello Khathu
Daviss: so you will be busy in the wee hours of the night Seventies
Seventies: Sometimes when I can't sleep like last night! lol
Daviss: we had something in common then lol I did not get to sleep until 7 am this morn SMH
Seventies: I was able to get about an hour extra rest because I had an appointment this morning. so it all worked out.
Daviss: The Voting Rights act Sec 5 is going on today also alt
Seventies: Okay I am working on revamping my website and moving those documents and others there.
Daviss: sounds like a winner Seventies
alt: that can be a chore Seventies .. revamping
Seventies: Yes I want a centralized database etc. etc. Hopefully all of this work and then my future work will pay off.
alt: good luck Seventies
Seventies: Thanks alt. I truly appreciate it.
alt: it will pay off Seventies and you never know when or how... ex. is the Mel & David story... I know David is pleased about his work and Mel is for finding it & sharing with his friend.
Seventies: You know, I was doing some digging last night on the National Registry of Historic places and found a local project for FPOCs cemetery in Newburgh, NY. I was kind of excited.
alt: is newburgh near you?
Daviss: How far is that from you Seventies
Seventies: about 20 minutes
alt: okay Seventies, wonderful!!
Seventies: So now I can be nosy.. project has been going on since 2010
alt: so, there was an FPOC 'settlement' in Newburgh, or nearby?
Seventies: Yes there have always been FPOCs in this area. Middletown, NY was also a place where FPOCs went to live. Both Newburgh and Middletown are in Orange County, NY
Daviss: what was the industry Seventies
Seventies: farming. And servants
Seventies: In my area of Orange county, many were maids and butlers to officers. military officers When I was trying to glean some info about the black prescence in the county, I found many who had been born in NY/NJ in the later 1800's Mid 1800's
alt: NY State officially abolished slavery ca 1785, right?
Seventies: Hi Selma
Selma: Good afternoon alt, daviss, khathu, seventies and vkn
alt: Hello Selma
Seventies: I think it may be been a little later alt.. some couldn't get free until they turned 21..
Daviss: Hi Selma!
Seventies: It was the gradual emancipation.
alt: right, they had one of those 'gradual emancipation acts'. at age so and so, or born after a certain date.
Seventies: I think that's what it was called. I think it started in the early 1800's like about 1820 or so. don't quote me on that.
Daviss: is that a oops How's it going Selma?
Seventies: Info from wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newburgh_Colored_Burial_Ground Pics of the cemetery: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalregister/4521048154/in/photostream/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalregister/4521048108/in/photostream/
alt: thanks for the links Seventies
Seventies: http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalregister/4521048006/in/photostream/ You're welcome OK anyone have anything else going on?
alt: I'll be MIA tomorrow....
Daviss: I am still in the same old storm shelter Seventies. I am even having trouble finding something to blog about re Ariz
Selma: Daviss will hold down the fort
Seventies: You'll come up with something good Daviss
alt: what about you Selma LOL
Daviss: If I keep staying up all night Selma it will be a chore
Seventies: RG105!! lol
Daviss: Arizona Seventies Arizona
Selma: Why are you staying up all night Daviss?
Seventies: that was for Selma! lol
Daviss: crowded thoughts I think Selma
Selma: Oh I understand that Daviss...
Seventies: be easy Daviss.
Selma: I need to start posting this stuff I have transcribed..been sending a friend reports on a county he now lives in
Daviss: In case you all have not been on Fam Search, they have downloaded tons yesterday...Nothing new for Texas though
alt: yeah, lets us know all of the good stuff you've been doing Selma
Selma: Oh..what did they upload
Seventies: okay what do the have?
Selma: or download?
alt: download, upload ... I'm in 'overload' with all that is coming online LOL LOL
Selma: thats why Daviss can't sleep..
Daviss: they have at least 50 or so I think
Seventies: Oh I see. There is some new stuff on Alabama.. goodie! Let me get going....Have a wonderful day all!
Selma: Nice blog post by Melvin on the info he got from David Paterson on Upson GA
Daviss: yep Selma
alt: yes it was Selma, very nice!!!! his friend Anthony struck a gold mine on his Kendall ancestry.
Selma: Yes he did...
Daviss: I think I asked Tues night but did not see an answer. Doesn't Mel work at the Ga Archives?
Selma: David has done an incredible job amassing a wealth of info..a boon for Upson County researchers
alt: I think so Daviss .. he changed careers about 2-3-4 years ago. sure has Selma
Daviss: oh ok, thats what I was thinking but wasn't sure Anyone else you know work at an Archive Does STG?
alt: I think so Daviss
Daviss: thx alt
alt: we have several 'friends' at local repositories, as I'm sure y'all do also
Selma: Afternoon vkn
alt: wb vkn
vkn: back lol stg in library
alt: vkn, thanks for touching base with me yesterday... I really appreciate it.
vkn: me too though phone prob alt could not reach you back how is the evidence discussion going
Daviss: later peeps
alt: okay, let me go see what familysearch has put up that I can use, laters y'all
vkn: oops i be lte lol bye
Selma: Ok..guess I better go too