2013-08-08 • Family History Center
daviss: G'morn Khathu!
alt: whta's up daviss?? Oops, what's up?
daviss: hello there alt, how are you?
alt: doing fine, you? I'm putting up some old photos on the OBA Facebook page.
daviss: I saw the one you put up this morning that was gifted to you by your mentor Nice photo
alt: yeah, interesting photo, shows the "old school" Black men and the emphasis of the Black Church. hello Selma
daviss: The black church was always the way to go back then not only for services but in my paternal lines a school building and a meeting place for neighborhood problems
Selma: Afternoon folks
daviss: Hello Selma My grandfather taught his children and after that his son taught the younger ones at Little Flock Baptist Church oops should have also said as well as the neighborhood kids
alt: yep, the church had a much greater influence in our daily lives then, more so than now it seems. today
daviss: lol and back then they spent more than half the day at church now its good to get an hour and a half How's it going Selma?
Selma: Going Ok.. trying to get some stuff together to take to Good Will
daviss: sounds like a winner...
Selma: Really need to clean out my closets...no way I am ever fitting into some of these clothes... LOL
daviss: lol lol no comment from me as I look in the mirror
Selma: LOL I saw your posting on the Paris Exhibition..think W. E. B. DuBois is known as more than a photographer
daviss: some of those pictures that folks are posting on OBA are absolute gems I did not see the link Selma
alt: yes, they are daviss
daviss: Elliott Barnwell posted info but no link
Selma: Gotta listen to Blog Talk tonite
daviss: who is on board Selma
Selma: Your friend alt..jeez let me check
Selma: Deborah Abbot..
Selma: How is Tiger doing alt? Doesn't come on TV until 1 here
Selma: Afternoon Khathu OOps
khathu: Hello Selma and daviss
daviss: Selma does your Gen group have one of those microfilm convertors wb khathu
Selma: No...but our Family History Center does..why?
Selma: We don't have our own place daviss...we meet at the Library
daviss: just curious...lol I wonder if folks still order rolls and use their own convertors
Selma: I still order microfilm rolls
daviss: I know they are probably expensive ok when you order the rolls so you take them down to HC and then copy the entire roll?
Selma: I can save stuff on a zip drive when I go to FHC Well I usually order things from FHC
Selma: What are you trying to do daviss?
daviss: thinking mabe I could order the Freedman roll for Harrison and Grimes County wondering how I could view at leisure
Selma: Yes you could..that was the last thing I ordered FB records... I saved each page..then I read on my computer..
daviss: so all I need would be a flashdrive and get the whole roll
Selma: Yes..depends how long the Roll is..you have to copy each page..
daviss: all I really would want are the counties I search.. that would be great to have now my question to them at the FHC would be can I use theirs for a long period of time
Selma: How long is your center open..how many days per week?
daviss: Tyler will be going back to school in a week so that would give me time to go to center. Its only about 25 miles away
Selma: When you order you can keep for about a month I think..
daviss: I have to check that out again. It used to be daily and then a couple days a week til 9pm
Selma: Last time I went to my center..I was the only one there...I spent about 2 hours on the machine..I wasn't copying everything..so I was kinda browsing.. Ours is open 3 days a week..Tuesday 9-3, Thursday (in Evening) and Saturday 9-3..
daviss: what size flash drive do you think would hold a roll
Selma: Gonna try to email you something..see if you can open
daviss: ok oops oops again wb selma!
Selma: Check and see if you got...its a PDF
daviss: looking now Yaaaaay!! Got it Selma and opened
Selma: I did that at the FHC...its a good image..
daviss: wow, thats great
Selma: I usually download about 10 to 12 images..save..then do 10 to 12 more.. They will show you how to do You only need one zip drive..I still had room on the device
daviss: ok thank you I think I will order today and then go next week...
Selma: Usually the first part of the Roll is the Descriptive Pamphlet...then the images start
daviss: ok I know when I ordered Harrison County it was mostly receipts but this way I can take my time in case I missed something
Selma: We have to order the rolls on line now...not sure if it is the same where you are
daviss: oh ok I will check
Selma: Might take more than a week for you to get... I would call them today..
Selma: Its a great way to be able to take your time and really browse
Selma: Well time to run...have a great day daviss
daviss: ok thanks bye