2013-04-18 • Researching FPOC • DC
Selma: Good afternoon daviss and yatah
daviss: Hello Selma and yatah! how's it going
Selma: Its going...you doing OK
yatah: good research on family history smile
Selma: Glad to hear that yatah
daviss: doing as well as can be expected Selma. Almost packed but mind not so good
Selma: I totally understand...
yatah: i know it will hard find
daviss: yes yatah research is hard but rewarding
yatah: yea i research on eupropean history and african how start etc
daviss: The President is speaking Selma You start the same way you did before yatah, no different
Selma: I have Mizz Vicky/Angela..she is watching Calliou while she eats lunch will have to catch later
daviss: you have to get census records, marriage records, death certificates and all those things
yatah: yeah need back to 1700 something ?
daviss: I remember Calliou Selma with tyler lol
yatah: or back to back 1600 first i need focus one name if i can get back to back
daviss: You have a lifetime to search yatah and along the way you will find more and more information
yatah: it will lot of work lol
daviss: I have made it a hobby and it keeps me busy
alt: hello y'all .. I see you started without me LOL LOL
daviss: You will learn who the neighbors are, the history of different cities and towns and that will be satisfying hello there alt!!
khathu: hello everyone
alt: hello there Ms Daviss
khathu: Heloo Seventies
daviss: Hi there khathu and Seventies!
alt: HI khathu & Seventies
Seventies: Good afternoon alt, daviss, khathu, Selma and yatah
Selma: Afternoon khathu and seventies
Selma: Oops ternoon alt
khathu: @Selma - it is still morning here in California
Selma: Thought you were still on the EAst Coast.. LOL
daviss: Oh Khathu how is your mom? I did not know you were there
khathu: She is doing much better and my grandparents are doing well.
Selma: Glad to hear that khathu
daviss: very good, nice to hear that
alt: yes khathu, glad to hear family is doing well.
daviss: Whats up with you Seventies?
alt: parents & grandparents ... you younger folks are so fortunate to have elders to question about your family history.
khathu: I am assisting my academic mentor with her family research. Based on the little information she was able to provide I was able to discover that her family Cartwrights and Ducketts were FPOC residing in DC as early as 1820s
Seventies: Nothing really, just working out. Trying to keep on top of my FamilyGriot facebook page. etc etc
Selma: Wow..was she surprised?
alt: wow!! that is good work khathu
khathu: They also resided in Georgetown
Seventies: Oh nice work khathu
alt: khathu, are you familiar with the A.M.E. church that still exits in G'Town?
khathu: So I can't wait to get back to DC and do some on the ground research. She has a family Bible which has information back to the 1700s @alt - yes it is near my dentist
alt: WOW!!!!! what a treasure
daviss: That is a treasure..
Selma: Been a couple of articles on Blacks in Georgetown
khathu: @alt - I told her with that info she didn't need me. Heck, her research is already done.
alt: okay khathu, my wife's ancestor's, surnamed Honesty helped in the building of that church and were among the founding members. right khathu, but you can help her to 'document' her holdings in a genealogical format, perhaps with a software package.... get her stuff (information) collected in a central location.
khathu: I haven't researched FPOC yet, so I am definitely interested in assisting her and since it is right there in DC how could I not take the lead
alt: you're in for a treat with FPOC in record research khathu, we are THERE!!!! and it is so thrilling to see US in print.
Selma: Believe there was a Register of Free blacks in DC
khathu: Really? I am planning on going to the DC Archives upon my return.
alt: and they should definitely be in the 1830 census records perhaps even earlier
Selma: Dorothy Provine abstracted the registers..1821-1861..
khathu: I think that the family is located in the 1830 Census but I am not sure of that yet. I made an assumption that they are. I know for a fact that they are there in in the 1840s since I located a marriage record for 1841
Selma: Heritage Press 1996
khathu: hopefully they have that at the library
alt: marriage in 1841 .. so you should be able to find information on both the bride & grooms families in those early records.
khathu: amazon is selling the book for $100.00
Selma: Jeez I am sure it is at the library.. Heck for all I know I could have it here..yes..I am unorganized
Seventies: lol Selma
khathu: @ Selma
Selma: At least I am honest
khathu: Library of Congress has it.
alt: among your many attributes Selma LOL
Seventies: Indeed! :} hi hotlanta!
hotlanta: full house
daviss: hotlanta hello
alt: I see you behind those Foster Grants vkn ... posing as hotlanta LOL
hotlanta: lol lol lol
Seventies: Quick note. For those who missed 'The Central Park Five', its currently streaming on PBS at http://www.pbs.org/kenburns/centralparkfive/
khathu: well, i will be spending Monday at between the Library of Congress, National Archives and DAR Library
Seventies: right, alt... lol lol lol
Selma: Lucky you khathu..
hotlanta: yes I get on snag film seventies
alt: you have 'roller blades' khathu LOL
khathu: Then on Tuesday, I will be reviewing my mircofilm from FHC
hotlanta: Khathu be bizzy
alt: you're a busy fella khathu
Seventies: Wish I were there. can't seem to get it together.
khathu: well it is like a perfect storm right now
alt: wonderful khathu, do all you can, while you can
khathu: absolutely. Her grandfather worked for the Dept. of Treasury as a messenger
khathu: I am wondering if I can get information on him from the National Archives this was around 1900s
Seventies: Do you think the Dept of Treasury would have like a pension system like the railroads did?
alt: you might also check the DC Afri-Amer newspapers from around the turn of the century (1900) khathu
karoshi8: Good afternoon everyone!
Selma: Plus city directories...you know the drill khathu
alt: Hello karoshi8
Seventies: Since you brought up newspapers, lets be reminded that Proquest is doing their free library thing again this week.
Selma: Afternoon karoshi
khathu: @Selma and alt - I will be re-reading the section on FPOC in Finding a Place Called Home
Selma: and look for the laws as they related to FPOC in DC..
alt: good reference guide khathu
Selma: Guild's book on laws in VA is a good overview..many other states followed suit
khathu: I need to make an appointment to conduct research at the DC Archives
alt: right you've got almost 200 years worth of DC history to cover khathu
daviss: hi karoshi8
alt: from about the 1820
Selma: You have to make an appointment to use the DC Archives khathu?
alt: 1820 to the present
Selma: Also read the intro to Paul Heinnegs site khathu
daviss: Oh you need appt's to research? How many do they allow at once
karoshi8: alt are any of Champaign counties court records online?
khathu: I am not sure daviss
alt: sounds exciting khathu, your friend's family will keep you busy when you hit 'dry spots' in your own research.
daviss: odd re appt to research
alt: yes karoshi8
karoshi8: Awesome! Where do I go for those?
alt: try the Champaign County Historical & Genealogical Societies for starters.
Seventies: Ok folks gotta run. See y'all tomorrow.
alt: and you can search for individuals by name on both Ancestry & familysearch in Champaign county knowing the are AA's.
karoshi8: Yes, I've tried ancestry and familysearch, no dice.
daviss: I guess I will log off folks. Not sure when I will be able to check back in. Take care
alt: try surnames on familysearch and for specific time periods.... like Adams from 1800-1900 Champaign county for specific types of records
karoshi8: Have a good afternoon daviss.
Selma: You be safe daviss..
daviss: I will and thanks much
alt: take care daviss.. prayers & best wishes to you & family 1800-1900 or more narrower time periods
karoshi8: Thanks alt. I need to narrow down my Lillian Robinson. I need a birth date or something. I know it is before 1885.
Selma: Folks..have to run..have a great day.
alt: later Selma
karoshi8: Bye Selma have a great afternoon!
Selma: Khathu..have a great visit and a safe trip home
khathu: thanks okay, talk to you all tomorrow
alt: I've got to run myself y'all take care
karoshi8: Bye alt thanks for the help!
alt: yw karoshi8