2013-07-10 • MAAGI Class Chat event
daviss: Hi there vkn hi Hotlanta!
vkn: and howdy to you Daviss
daviss: Glad you are here Hotlanta....I will be visiting your fair city next week
Hotlanta: Happy Hunting Daviss and Vkn
daviss: thanks I sure need it
Hotlanta: Is it next week already
daviss: I also am hoping that I will be able to get over to a Cemetery where an uncle of mine is buried
vkn: How many days is the Atlanta visit daviss and what is your free day?
daviss: I need to check to see what time we will arrive on Wednesday. So from Wed to Sun
vkn: Ah and where is the cemetery daviss
daviss: They will be putting out something today for the schedule so I will know more then Let me get the name of the cemetery, hold on
vkn: okies would like to get you to lunch at The Pecan
daviss: hi alt
vkn: Howsy alt
alt: Hello daviss & the folks from GA
Hotlanta: Ga folks signing on
Seventies: Good afternoon all! alt, daviss, Hotlanta and vkn.
alt: My DNA cousins Hope Blackstock is 'singing the praises' of AfriGeneas
vkn: Howdy Seventies
daviss: I am having problems pulling it up now vkn I will keep looking
alt: Hello Seventies
Hotlanta: Heyyy seventies
daviss: Hello Seventies ok got it.. It's called Companion Gardens
Seventies: How is everyone's research going? I see that 23andme did an upload yesterday. No new matches for me.
daviss: Southview Cemetery
vkn: Thanx daviss Seventies they notify when uploads are done?
alt: haven't looked at 23+me in a couple of days ..last time I looked I was up to 850 matches.
daviss: nothing new for me Seventies but still have another 10 folks I manage to check
Seventies: I'm under 500 alt.
Hotlanta: I have yet to send mine in
Seventies: I'm still waiting to hear a response from this Mazique guy. He is as slow as molasses. I guess once my boys graduate from college I'll receive a response. lol
alt: I guess it all depends on who might be related to us that have tested Seventies .. cause we could have hundreds of thousand of relatives out there.
daviss: We have to get you going on that Hotlanta lol
vkn: Poor vkn is too enveloped in Milledgeville
alt: That thing I posted the other day on the LaForce woman.... she would be a 6th great-grandmother and had 5 siblings... she had 54 children & one of her grd-daughters had 16 children... so how many descendant from that branch almost 250 years ago could I have that I know nothing about.
alt: not 54 children, but 5 LOL
Seventies: I was going to say, OMG lol
vkn: Double whew
alt: what a relief, huh vkn LOL LOL
daviss: Lol that would be money time even back then lol
alt: see what an uncorrected typo can do for you....
daviss: I wonder what the record is for the most children a woman has had
alt: daviss, the pic you posted of Mariah's son.. how is he related to the guy whose Ancestry composition almost mirrors mine?
daviss: One lady who lived near me when I was growing up had 16 He is mariah's great grandson
alt: I have several in my lines that had between 10-16 children.
daviss: His father is the grandson and Joseph Taylor is the son
vkn: My mother is 14 of 14
Seventies: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyons,_Georgia Where my children's father is from. My grandmother had 14, 12 lived to adulthood.
daviss: my grandmother on paternal side had 8 but so far that is the most I have seen so far oops alt wb
vkn: Lyons is barely missing Middle GA
alt: ty daviss ... is this fella my age, younger or older than me?
Seventies: ok, its a teeny tiny town...
daviss: lets see, he is about 76 He was the baby boy
vkn: teeny weeny
alt: okay daviss, I was trying to figure out to what generation he would belong for that admixture.
Seventies: lol yes teeny weeny lol
daviss: that is a straight y line
alt: okay daviss
Seventies: I have a quick question, should I or shouldn't I blog from the road this year?
daviss: off the top of my head I dont know his hap but it starts with R lol
alt: I just posted a 'neat' chart on the AA ancestored DNA Forum that shows the % of admixture by each of our 22 chromsome pairs. by each = for each
daviss: hmmm I have to take a look at that so its a standard % for everyone ?
Seventies: Good afternoon RLC.
daviss: Hello RCL! oops RLC
alt: no, it gives the % admixture for each chromosme for each individual person.
RLC: Hello I am coming from Angela's class at MAAGI - good afternoon everybody
daviss: Good afternoon and welcome!
alt: Hello RLC, nice meeting you
vkn: Howdy RLC
lms: I am joining from Angela Raji's class at MAAGHI
Janet: Hello from Angela's class at MAAGI
RLC: Angela wants you to know she's not able to get in the room - java applet at the site's computer disabled
daviss: awww sorry to hear that
vkn: Janet Howdy
alt: are you having fun & learning a lot at MAAGI RLC?
RLC: OMG! She is amazing with a dynamic personality - so many jewels being dropped!
daviss: You know we all wish we were there with you?
alt: wonderful RLC, happy to hear Angela is 'dazzling' you with her knowledge & personality.
daviss: What is your class topic now RLC
RLC: [daviss] you are... really, I also want to thank AfriGeneas.com for sponsoring the award making it possible for me to attend.
alt: wonderful!!!!! You are an AfriGeneas winner RLC.
RLC: Thank you ! The topic is what blog genealogy - she listed a plethora of resources books, blogs online and reasons for blogging!
vkn: Congratulations RLC
alt: Hello Ms Selma
RLC: Thank you so much [alt] truly am grateful and assured that is my path, thank you to vkn.
alt: Hi Linda & Janet glad you're able to join us
Seventies: Hello Selma
daviss: Hi there linda and Janet welcome to chat Hi Selma!
Selma: Good Wednesday afternoon alt, daviss, vkn, Janet, linda, RLC and 70's
Seventies: Hello linda and Janet
RLC: Greetings Selma, Linda and Janet
vkn: Howdy and welcome linda
Janet: Oh my, hello all!
vkn: Howdy and welcome Janet
alt: where are you ladies from? I'm located in Ohio.
Seventies: WB daviss
AYWalton: Good afternoon, all.
Seventies: Hello AYWalton
RLC: Folks from the AfriGeneas core may know of the enchanting Ms. Electra Price... alt I'm from Oakland, CA
Selma: Well lookey who made it to the Room..
linda: Thank you Von!
Selma: Afternon AY
vkn: AYW!!!!!!!!! you made it !!!!!!!
alt: hello AYWalton
daviss: Texas is my research area but I live in sunny Arizona lol
AYWalton: Yes, I am on a borrowed Mac for the moment, Mizz Selma.
daviss: Heyyyy AyWalton!
Selma: You mean oppressively hot Arizona
daviss: ha! lol
AYWalton: Topic of the day in our room: BLOGS!
RLC: hmmmm Texas - I have to unearth my info- [daviss]
alt: I know Electra!!!!!..... I knew her uncle Russell Price from here in Springfield, Ohio
Selma: AY..has 2 of the best blogs out there (or is it 3)
daviss: oh ok AYWalton, hopefully you will gain new bloggers
AYWalton: Do you have any favorite blogs to recommend? I hope so, daviss.
vkn: never woulda guessed that ayw lol lol lol
daviss: Whew RLC!!! I love you already lol
AYWalton: By the way Vicki, I have shown them Mariah's Zephyr.
daviss: why thank you AYWalton
AYWalton: What unusual blog can you recommend for the folks in the class?
Hotlanta: howdy rlc janet linda
daviss: do you need links
AYWalton: yes, daviss, what do you have?
daviss: I like the Atlas blog and of course Mel Collier has a nice one
linda: hi - hotlanta
alt: for those who might be interest in Native American & DNA .. "The Native History Project" Blog AYWalton
RLC: [alt] Ms. Electra is pretty awesome and put me to task immediately upon hearing that I was pursuing a genealogy trek.
alt: wonderful RLC ... you "hooked up" with one of the BEST in Ms. Price.
daviss: George Geder has a nice one also http://george-geder.blogspot.com/ let me get the link for Seventies blog
vkn: ouchies janet and linda
alt: wb Janet & Linda.... the road be's bumpy sometimes LOL
daviss: http://thefamilygriot.blogspot.com/ those are a few blogs out there AYWalton but we really need more people to blog
alt: and Prof Dru's blog "Finding Your Folks"
daviss: yep alt that is an excellent one
RLC: [all] wonderful sources duly noted, thank you
Seventies: Well y'all I need to hit the highway. I think I'm going to call in sick tomorrow. Got things to do and people to see.
daviss: you are very welcome
alt: so, are you a cohort of Lisa Lee RLC?
Seventies: Enjoy the rest of chat.
daviss: Seventies took off too fast lol
RLC: Charles Brown alerted me of her and I love the site, hoping to meet her today
Selma: Seventies has a blog...Family Griot
RLC: "Family Griot" thank you
linda: Thanks! I just wrote that one down
daviss: yes I just gave the link http://thefamilygriot.blogspot.com/
alt: RLC Tell Lisa Lee .. her cousin Art Thomas says hello & for her to behave LOL LOL
Selma: You are so efficient daviss.
Selma: You are related to Lisa alt?
vkn: yeah for daviss
alt: Yep, we have a Canadian connection Selma
Selma: YOu families met up in Canada..or did her folks take the VA route
alt: dating from the late 1700's - early 1880's
RLC: LOL I sure will - Angela mentioned she's a colorful person, I'm looking forward.
linda: we are going to lunch now
RLC: Angela has to pack up and we're all going to lunch - Bon Apetit all
alt: enjoy lunch ... nice meeting yawl LOL
daviss: Ok linda and RCL it was great chatting with you
vkn: enjoy MAAGI
daviss: visit us here sometime
RLC: truly a pleasure and definitely will be back, #BlessU
daviss: back at cha
vkn: well that was nice
alt: that was very nice of AYW took bring her class to chat
daviss: sure was
Hotlanta: very nice
Selma: I was thinking that RLC was Richard Schaffer at first
daviss: He was thinking about going wasn't he?
alt: me too Selma, but I think she is from CA
Hotlanta: RLC is from the Oakland CA area
daviss: there are some great pictures they are posting on FB
alt: I got an email from RCS and he said he was going to try and get to lunch with the MAAGI group.
daviss: thats right, he lives around there
alt: yep daviss
Selma: It sounds like a good time is being had by all..and I am glad
vkn: me too
alt: me too Selma MAAGI is an 'historic & ground breaking event"
daviss: First time event and just think if any kinks are to be found next year will be better
Hotlanta: Hope for more scholarships next year
alt: i' hoping it has "legs" daviss & a long shelf life.
daviss: thats for sure alt and if this is any indication it will be. When the economy picks up I am sure more folks will be able to attend not sure how many is comfortable for that setting
alt: I like the odds/ratio of men to women .... from the photos LOL LOL
daviss: hahahaha alt
Hotlanta: but of course alt lol
alt: wonder if Anita would let me go next year ?... by myself LOL
alt: just a thought Selma, just a thought LOL
daviss: be sure and show her the pictures alt lol
alt: oh no daviss
daviss: well peeps I better head out... have a great rest of the day
vkn: How is the GZ trial going
Selma: I don't know vkn..I don't watch
Selma: On CNN they were talking about the Boston Bomber who will be in court today
alt: me neither Selma.. I watched one day and it was too dramatic.. the questioning by the Lawyers
vkn: from crisis to crisis
alt: shades of OJ
Selma: Yes vkn...
vkn: y'all be good
Selma: Yes..both of you have a great day
alt: and according to some , all of it is the fault of the POTUS LOL