2013-04-26• Black Reconstruction
Selma: Afternoon seventies..
Seventies: Hi Selma!
Selma: Looks like we are the only 2 today
Seventies: Yes indeed.. everyone is probably out enjoying themselves!
Selma: Must be.... I washed my car finally yesterday (or lets say I hosed it down)..the pollen was awful
Seventies: Is awful. My boys are already using the meds I bought them.
Selma: Right you must be at least 2 weeks behind us..
Selma: Almost had to hose down my grands after they finished playing outside..their jeans were yellow
Seventies: wow.. They would've loved it! lol
Selma: yes they would have..but I didn't..if it was warmer I might have
Seventies: What's going on new with you and genealogy/history?
Selma: seventies..right now I have a lot going in in my REAL life..so not too much time for research..
Seventies: lol Sometimes its like that.
Selma: Yes it is..
Seventies: I'm going to be e-mailing Bernice the copy of my talk on Mississippi records this weekend.
Selma: I do have something I have to post about contraband going to Haiti from VA and returning in a year I saw..I am very excited for you seventies
Seventies: oh really. That sounds interesting.
Selma: that is the 1863-1864 time frame.. You will find it interesting...
Seventies: From RG105? or the US records set?
Selma: Nope..will explain when I finally post.. LOL
Seventies: Aw shucks! lol
Selma: Hold on gonna find you a link to two articles that appeared in my local paper and NY Times about the event..so you have the background.. BRB..
Seventies: okay.. Was this posted on Bennie McRae's facebook site. he's been posting several articles from the NYTimes series on the Civil War.
Selma: Don't think so..Nadia Orton posted Times article.. What is your email address..
Selma: I just sent you my draft of the email I am going to send out..as soon as I get some time It has the 2 links.. Maybe Bennie did post.. Think I need to friend him
Seventies: I thought you were friends with Bennie?
Selma: Heck maybe I am ..
Seventies: Or at least following his Civil War group.
Selma: We correspond..seventies ..its hard to keep up
Seventies: Selma, you know, maybe its just me but I have completely fallen in love with the Reconstruction Era of Black History. I have to agree. It can be information overload at times.
Selma: I fell in love after I heard Jimmy Walker speak..and I went and saw it myself and wept The whole time period is crucial to the work we have to do
Seventies: It seems as if a lot of my reasearch now falls into that category.
Selma: Most folks just jump from 1870 back into slavery and don't have a clue where they are or what they are looking for.
Seventies: Nope.. they don't. Sometimes its an uphill battle getting to 1870.
Selma: that is not to say that there is information being generated during that time frame for everyone..but folks need to take a look
Seventies: Local records are great...
Selma: Yes..they are..
Seventies: And there are so many of them...
Selma: and most of them are NOT online..at least not yet
Seventies: Now what is interesting to me in one of the counties I reasearch, they have the original copies of the county newspapers at the chancery court.
Selma: Is this one of the places that you will visit this summer..
Seventies: One of the two counties that has two seats. I haven't even been to the other county seat yet. Yes if the creek don't rise or the Mississippi river.. lol
Seventies: Wilkinson County, MS... I have a lot of work to do there as many family members migrated from that county to Adams County after the CW. As a matter of fact, on my FB page I uploaded several headstones from a church cemetery this morning. Many of those people I've seen on the Woodville, MS census records from 1870 - 1880
Selma: I will have to take a look
Seventies: Here's the link http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Family-Griot/234904386554328 Make sure that you like the page in order to get my updates. slip of the fingers?? lol
Selma: Oops I liked you and clicked my self out of the room
Seventies: lol That's all Internet Explorer that does that.
Selma: Did you take those pictures last summer
Seventies: No back in 2009 I'm almost scared to post this link to you.. lol Vicky's brother's obit is out.
Selma: no send to me.. Why did you laugh
Seventies: Laughing because I don't want you to get 'clicked' out again.. lol
Selma: Handsome man
Seventies: Yes he was... this is the brother who was genetically linked to my grandfather.
Selma: Oh... are you all trying to figure out the how?
Seventies: No not really.
Seventies: Probably some deep deep connection back to the early colonial times that we'll never make. lol
Selma: It is interesting though
Seventies: It is.. I wouldn't have ever thunk it!
Selma: I thought only alt was the "six degrees of separation" person
Seventies: oh no... lol Do you know how many times I get asked if I'm related to Bob Lanier? lol
Selma: LOL Seventies..I have to run you have a great day
Seventies: You Too Selma
Selma: Go to the gym
Seventies: I will.. lol
Selma: and excercise for both of us
Seventies: I don't know if I can do that... lol