2013-07-09 • MAAGI begins today
deannie: Hello from St Louis...MAAGI I will be in class when the session start...but if I can get in I will
daviss: hello there deannie! Thanks for checking in from MAAGI!! oops shoot!
Seventies: good morning, daviss
daviss: Good Afternoon to you
Seventies: Its still hot...
daviss: R U at work and still in a hot environment?
Seventies: Yes still at work, not as hot as it was yesterday. But the better part of the morning the systems were down. Can't win for losing.
daviss: yeah, I hear ya
Seventies: Okay so now that you've oogled over my photos.. whatcha think? I saw many of these growing up. I bugged my grandmother so much about them.. lol
daviss: Like I said, I love your photos. The are gems and I am glad you posted them
daviss: I really love old pictures and wish I could see someone I recognize black and whites are awesome IMHO
Seventies: Thanks. I made sure that I posted those military pics just for you.
daviss: If you think about it, all those pictures tell a story especially in their faces
daviss: Thank you for that Seventies
Seventies: One of my favorites is the picture of Sonnie Parker. People really dressed back then. Real sharp and clothes were so well tailored. People took pride in their appearance.
daviss: The one I like out of "all' your pictures is the one of your grandmother Lucy Callins in the hat
Seventies: thanks daviss, hi alt
daviss: hi there alt
alt: what's up y'all .... Seventies & daviss
daviss: WB deannie thanks for coming in from MAAGI hi Selma!
Selma: Good Tuesday afternoon alt, daviss, deannie and seventies
daviss: I saw those pictures deannie and you were right there in the middle..great poto
alt: Hello deannie & Selma
daviss: dang another misspell
Selma: Hey deannie..how is it going in St. Louis?
alt: I saw you on FB deannie... having BIG fun in St. Looie LOL
deannie: Hi gen buddy....I'm class with Bernice and Thomas MacEntree....but I will not be able to chat because I will get lost in class...but I am learning thing...class for the morning is great
Seventies: hi deannie
daviss: Good for you deannie
Selma: Well take good notes deannie..so you can share when you return
deannie: Thanks...the me in the green shirt taking notes
Seventies: Hope you all are enjoying yourselves out there in St. Louis.
deannie: Yes we are learning things and meeting new friends....alt I have not been to Dunkin donut yetlol
alt: give our warmest wishes & regards to your fellow classmates & AfriGeneans deannie
Seventies: lol So what's new in the world of genealogy today all?
alt: I won't be there this time deannie LOL LOL
deannie: I will and I am showing some of them how to get on
daviss: thanks for that deannie
alt: things are hopping so fast genealogy wise or me that I can hardly keep up Seventies ..
Seventies: Keeps you on your toes alt!
alt: this 'old guy' needs to learn new tricks to keep up Seventies
Seventies: Someone was saying on FB that they have a dna match over 17 segements who will not accept a request from the on 23 and me. tragic.
Selma: How did your meeting go with your daughter in law alt?
Seventies: me too alt. So much to keep up with while still having to focus on my own stuff.
daviss: Did you all read Nicka's happy dance?
alt: wonderful Selma.... we now have over 45 pages of genealogy narrative covering 8 generations on her maternal family lines
Selma: Jeez..that is up from 38 yesterday..you are on a roll
Seventies: Ok I did find something new. Something fun. http://tagxedo.com lets you create a word cloud in the shape of an item. I used the Africa word cloud. Love it!
alt: 17 segments ... hmmmn did they say on how many chromsomes Seventies
daviss: Seventies was that a flat out decline or just a no answer?
Seventies: Not sure alt. It's Hausa Mann who is also selling a DNA kit for African DNA. Y chromosome kit. I think it was a no answer. But that's a lot of matching DNA
daviss: well I read just yesterday someone just answered after a year
Seventies: I thought I was going to have to wait FOREVER for my match to respond. Thank goodness he did. Only took about 4 months. who's at the MAAGI conference, just deannie?
daviss: I just cancelled about 10 folks that I sent intro's to over a year ago and then resent
Seventies: ok Don't leave, I'ma go get some lunch.
daviss: well seventies you better hurry lol lol lol
Seventies: In the meantime, check out my family in Baton Rouge, LA for the 2009 reunion. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Family-Griot/234904386554328 ok ok I'll hurry back. :}
Khathu: Hello everyone
daviss: hello khathu!
Selma: Afternoon khathu
daviss: Nicka was saying that her mom and sister just got re-aquainted after 70 years that is wonderful! wounds healed etc whats up with you khathu?
Selma: 70 years?
daviss: yes Selma
Khathu: I just discovered that the NARA has tax assessment and deed records for Georgetown, I am really excited about that It will definitely assist with my Cartwright research
daviss: that is good news for you khathu.. Much luck
Khathu: Thanks, now if I can only get in contact with someone at the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Heritage House to look at those church records
deannie: what city is the church
daviss: Did you get a working phone number deannie what course are you in now?
Khathu: Washington, DC Yes, I even went to the church one Sunday
deannie: The Tech class with Bernice
Khathu: I have had little success with black churches
daviss: oh ok, good one deannie!
Khathu: I stop considering them resources
deannie: Yes...I learn a lot about facebook
daviss: oh really khathu Are you staying on campus deannie?
Seventies: Ok I'm back. Hey khathu! sort of... lol
deannie: yes...$25 can't beat it...and the rooms are great...I will sent pictures on my facebook pages (tomorrom)..Deannie Tensley
daviss: I will be on the lookout
deannie: Most of the ladies from Chicago never were away to college last night we all had on pj and had a gen chat nite it was great
daviss: I love those PJ parties after a session deannie another way to learn a few things
Seventies: Dru Pair is posting a lot of pictures as well.
daviss: thx seventies I will check those out as well
Selma: Afternoon vkn
daviss: hello vkn!
vkn: howdy all y'all
Seventies: khathu, read your piece on FB... great food for thought.
deannie: we have some upward bound kids on the other wing of the floor..so it's like we are college also......I did not go alway to college about I visited my friends...so this is memories for me...just a grown up verison
daviss: vkn, deannie is checking in from MAAGI
vkn: Deannie how goes MAAGI
daviss: brb java java time
vkn: alt daviss Khathu Selma Seventies
Khathu: The one from Adisa
Seventies: hi vkn yes that one.
daviss: ok back alt what is your latest coup with your dna peeps
vkn: Evernote is updating with a new text editor
daviss: I am hoping that Wilson guy would check back in but so far no luck vkn I need to be in that tech class with deannie lol
vkn: lol Going to Milledgeville in August
Seventies: ooh okay wow!
daviss: that is not that far away vkn.. I hope you have much success
vkn: Niece coming in from San Diego to assist
daviss: I know you have everything all laid out what you will be looking for
Seventies: I was looking at that fella Baxter Smith and he owned property in Milledgeville in 1818. as well as in Cahawba.
vkn: Yuppers 3 days worth
vkn: Gotta catch up with seventies
daviss: oh yeah vkn then you may have to stay until Sept lol
Seventies: Well good luck with the search vkn. If you run across any Baxter Smith's or any bills of sale for a Charity in his name, please let me know.
Seventies: U R the bestest!
vkn: we all be best
deannie: Class has ended I going to eat in the cafe with the students..and i learn more about google there ever.......
vkn: I like the alt and daviss article about not paying
daviss: ok deannie have fun
vkn: Great deannie
deannie: chat with you this later......
Seventies: Okay I've got to run off. Again. Have a good day all.
vkn: I thought Ewell and Cindy had settled their differences
daviss: I don't think it was settled among the majority of gens vkn
Selma: Who is this Ewell person?
vkn: at least I read somewhere that Cindy had dropped suit First name is Barry Selma
Selma: Ok..he has a blog?
daviss: Barry Ewell who had a site and supposedly used all Cindys stuff word for word
vkn: yes Selma
daviss: I had not heard that the suit was dropped interesting
vkn: He has a whole section on AfriAm genealogy
Selma: One that he wrote..or took from someone else?
vkn: I sent the three of us in here the link Daviss about the suit drop I will try and send again wupps
daviss: ok vkn because I did not get it and also dont forget poem
vkn: will not forget In process of cleaning off hard drives
Selma: Oh did you get your new computer vkn?
vkn: 20 years of stuff Yes but not yet connected Selma
Selma: Well folks..time for me to run Have a great day..
vkn: Organizing first bye
Selma: organizing..whats that.. LOL