2013-05-10 • Joseph White Alabama
Selma: Morning Mizz Daviss...
daviss: Hello Selma, and how are you today? It already 79 degrees here and only 9:am
Selma: Its going to be in the 80's here today... Did you go to Blog Talk Radio last night..I couldn't get to the web site..
daviss: lol it should be that in about 10 more minutes
Selma: It wouldn't load
daviss: Yes, I did, it was interesting listening
Selma: Afternoon alt..
daviss: That has happened to me before and what I did was go to FB and clicked on the link from one of those Bernice posted
alt: Hi ladies, daviss & Selma, hope allis well with you today.
Selma: I tried to do that too alt..didn't work. I never had that happen before
daviss: Hey alt!!
Selma: I meant I tried to do that too daviss
alt: just finished listening to Bernice's show from last night.
Selma: What was it about?
daviss: I wonder if you had to reboot?
Selma: I tried to do that too..shut down my computer the whole thing..It was wierd
alt: a lady who researched her family from SC to LA and has written a book about her research and is attempting to make it into a movie.
Selma: What was the family's journey?
alt: it's a lonnng story Selma LOL
daviss: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pIwTC8LKTw here is the movie trailer
Selma: Oh there is a trailer..so there is a movie
daviss: He was a religious man and I got the impression that he had the "gift" Did you get that impression alt
Selma: How was lunch yesterday alt?
alt: that's what came across daviss
daviss: Mabe passing it on also to her....
alt: enjoyable Selma, we then went to the Casino and I was lucky enough to win a "few" Benjamin's LOL LOL LOL
daviss: Wow!! thats great alt and just in time for Mother's Day lol lol
Selma: LOL Tiger made an eagle alt.. Doesn't come until till 1PM EST
alt: Well, it was supposed to be for my birthday daviss, but I ended up paying for the whole thing LOL
Selma: As it should be alt.. LOL
alt: okay Selma anything 'big' on AA's coming out of the NGS Conference going on in Las Vegas? I haven't heard of anything
Selma: Are you going daviss?
alt: it's going on now Selma
daviss: nawwww Selma.. I am still drained
Selma: Understand that daviss..
daviss: Its only a 3 hr drive from here
Selma: Sometimes "3 hours" can seem like 8
alt: This time last year was the "fuss" about the lack of AA's being involved.
daviss: Nevada has an AA Gen group..
alt: or being "invited" to be involved.
daviss: that is the key alt good enough to be in the listening and learning audience
alt: daviss, I wonder how many, if any, AA genealogist submitted to the CFP's... and if so, were they rejected and for what reasons.
daviss: no idea alt but I think those concerns were always there We do have some excellent presenters
alt: any comment Selma?
daviss: Selma must be on phone
alt: perhaps most who were "qualified/capable" are preparing for the Institute in St. Louis.
Selma: Sorry away...putting Golf Channel for mom.. LOL
alt: hope Tiger can get a win at Saw Grass
Selma: Tiger and Sergio..leading at -10
alt: okay Tiger!!!!!
daviss: could be alt but they should have many in close prox like the Cali group
Selma: Looking for speakers who can address the issues of the largest number of their members..
alt: and then the SoCAl Jamboree is coming up soon too.
Selma: numerically and percentage wise
daviss: Yes but don't you think in order to address our issues we have to know all issues
daviss: brb I hear kids outside
alt: I noticed at the OGS Conference that the "other" ethnic tracks had a much larger attendence than the AA track .... maybe like 10-1 in numbers.
Selma: I think the 2nd one I went to Reginald Washington did a presentation on Southern Claims..it was all encompassing..and he included ALL kinds of examples
alt: German & Irish were always "packed" I think that might be our "problem" Selam, unlike Reginald most of our presenters maybe somewhat "too specific' and can't speak to a general audience
Selma: That is there focus...but I believe there is something to be learned from listening to ALL presentations...
alt: I think I have a good grasp of methodology, but my presentations are loaded with examples that apply mainly to the AA experience.
Selma: As it should be cause that is your focus...
daviss: ok back sorry
Selma: But there is still something to be learned by their story and migration which should apply to all researchers
alt: and again, the problem... 'most" paying customers aren't interested in the AA experience.
daviss: well no shock there alt
alt: nope daviss, no shock
daviss: Mabe I will be able to attend the next MAAGI....
Selma: The NGS in Richmond in 2007..had a much larger group of AA in attendance..
alt: something to look forward to daviss
Selma: Bunch of folks from AAHGS in NY came down and other places
daviss: The Net was not loaded with as much info then but we still need to hit the courthouses
alt: location is a biggie Selma .. if I went to Las Vegas it wouldn't be about genealogy LOL LOL
daviss: lol alt
alt: right daviss, and it would seem to me that all of the stuff found on the "net would cause folks to want to go to the courthouses and see/copy/touch/feel those original records
Selma: Nope alt
alt: I guess not Selma
Selma: Tiger at -9..Sergio at -11... Or they assume what they find on line is "all"
daviss: yep Selma
alt: my problem/focus is too narrow since I live in the area where much of the history/family is located within a 40-50 mile radius. and I've been to those courthouses
daviss: lucky lucky alt
Selma: You have NC roots
alt: very lucky daviss yes Selma.. and I would love to be able to go to NC and research 'in person"
daviss: do you have the county down
alt: and I'm finding the NC information I would love to see only because a lot of it is becoming available online yes daviss. a couple, but primarily Edgecombe Co. and some of Northampton/Halifax
daviss: stumbling with counties on my end. I even have a will that states the person came from Ala but no county mentioned
Selma: What about the other people in the will?
alt: in what county was the Will probated?
daviss: nothing that mentions the county for anyone. My gggrandparents are listed
Selma: When was this will written?
daviss: 1853 The owners name is common Joseph White
Selma: Jeez.. nobody has done a genealogy of this Joseph White family?
alt: can you detemine the county of record by searching for the surname of the Will on census records around the time frame of when it was written?
daviss: not that I could find The will was probated in Texas but they bought the slaves from Ala and NC
alt: Joseph White in alabama in 1850 would be a start for county(s) right?
daviss: they were in Texas in 50
Selma: The white slave owning family had migrated from NC to Alabama to Texas where the HOH died and
alt: I might look for White's in NC & Ala prior to 1850 on census records
daviss: He had sons left in Ala but I could not find them as of yet
Selma: How old was he when he died?
daviss: He was btw 75-80
alt: hi Seventies
Seventies: hey now! y'all waited up for me! :}
Selma: So born circa..1780..
daviss: That is the will that I enlarged about the size of my coffee table
Selma: Afternoon seventies..
Seventies: hi alt, daviss and Selma
daviss: Heyyy Seventies
alt: and the census for those early years indicates slave owners & how many slaves they may of had.
Selma: Was he married? was she alive when he died
alt: so explain your "tardiness" Seventies
Selma: You need a "pass" seventies
Seventies: lol rrriiiigggghhhtttt lol
daviss: 2nd wife during the time of the will. I am looking to see when she died with hopes of finding my great grandmother listed.. She was born in 1856
Seventies: Its a beautiful day out. Took a walk. and daviss told me it was ok... lol
Selma: Oh goodness a healthy excercise..someone pass the Chips
daviss: lol lol
Seventies: lol Selma
alt: coming up in here all late like you're some kind of privileged character!!!! LOL
Selma: Those younguns alt.. LOL
daviss: lol lol lol alt
Seventies: well hey. lol
alt: yep Selma, don't they have some nerve LOL LOL
Seventies: Okay so I have a new challenge.
alt: daviss, maybe you're looking for the Will to tell you more than what is actually there ......
Seventies: This one is North Carolina... a friend of mine is looking for her maternal grandfathers family.
Selma: It gives her names of his children and wife...thats a good starting point..does it give anyone else
alt: right, have your "behind" here and on time from now on Seventies .. that's your challange LOL
Selma: I am listening seventies..LOL
daviss: Yes two more children that i have not been able to find and did not know of
Seventies: Richard Harris b 1888 in TN.. but moved to Lumberton, NC and married Nellie Mae McLean. Details are that he was a migrant worker, but nellie and her children stayed in NC. I'm sorry Richard was born in 1884. So I found the mom Nellie in the census and her DC. But nothing on Richard's origins in TN.
Selma: They married in NC?
Seventies: I even tried to find his D.C. but not sure of which Richard he is. Yes they did.
Selma: Any WW! draft record?
Seventies: Located the marriage record. I thought I did, but not for sure yet. One more quick note. He had a sister Margaret... but how common are the names Richard and Margaret?
Selma: Does Margaret go to NC too..or you only know her name?
Seventies: I hadn't check the map yet... that is my next to-do I want to see where Lumberton, NC is to get an idea of where the family may have come from and check surrounding counties in NC and possibly TN
Selma: Lumberton is not a county
Selma: It is in Robeson
alt: lumbee country
Selma: Robeson borders SC I love my Map Guide to US Census book.. LOL
Seventies: Ok but that's one of those things I have to check for myself. I already have some info and I think I can come up with some more stuff. The ultimate goal of my friend is to locate the descendants of her maternal grandfather. and his family.
daviss: Is that still available seventies oops I mean Selma'
Seventies: ah huh... lol
Selma: I don't know daviss..had mine for awhile...
alt: Seventies 1884... there should be DC and other records for those descendants on the Ancestry.com NC databases as well as FamilySearch.... that's where I've been having luck with NC relatives around that time frame
Selma: What was happening in Lumberton which would make him migrate seventies..was there some kind of industry or jobs?
Seventies: alt, yeah I see that there is a lot of good stuff online there. I'm not sure yet. Got the info late last night. This will help me get my chops up for my pending NC research for my cousin Diane.
alt: Lumber Selma
Seventies: Hey we're having cake.. another birthday... :} See you all on FB!
Selma: Time for me to run too folks..put on the Golf Channel alt. Have a great day
alt: well, I'm outa here too gotta rest up for Hoops tonite Bulls vs Heat
daviss: later alt have a great day