2013-09-10 • Aaron and Phyllis Brooks SC
Family: Hi daviss! Could you pass me a cup of coffee?? Its FREEZING in the office! lol
daviss: Good morning Family, lol
Family: I feel like a choco-pop! lol
daviss: coffee coming up Why is it so cold
Family: What's good with you? How are you liking Luckie's group on Facebook?
daviss: its ok
Family: daviss, these fools have the A/C going full blast on the cusp of autumn. The other day it was 46 inside AND outside the building. At least it felt like it. SMH
daviss: what is the temp outside?
Family: 68 now. oh wait. 72... lol good morning, Mr. Thomas Hi alt daviss is lurking around here somewhere. I sent her off to grab me a cup of coffee. hurry up daviss... lol
daviss: Hello alt
Family: Anything new or exciting going on with family research? daviss, alt?
alt: here Hi Family & daviss .. what's up with y'all?
daviss: well family I don't have anything new or exciting genealogy wise
Family: Well, sharing all of the resources I have been able to collect.
alt: me neither
daviss: i started again with my line by line on the 1870 census and thats about it
Family: Ah okay. well did Texas do any state run censuses?
vkn: howdy doody y'all
Family: hi vkn howdy doody to you too
daviss: hello vkn!
Family: So this is my most recent 'transcription' from a map of Adams County, MS. I'm unsure of the year. https://www.facebook.com/notes/the-family-griot/plantations-and-properties-of-adams-county-mississippi/608841359160627
vkn: Query of the day "Dear Afrigeneas:Grandfather's side:Could you research the census back to the 1850's for thefamily (Granderson Alston) born abt 1985 his wife Lousia Alston. Would like to get his and/her parents-Location: Sumter, S.C.Maybe they took the slave owners last name: (Alston) in the Sumter, S.C. area? If you can provide that information, I would appreciate it.Thank you for your time and efforts.LaCarole Faulkneremail email@example.com ___Grandmother side:Aaron and Phyllis Brooks both born between 1885-1900 abtLocation: Sumter S.C.Parents?Slave owner's ? source: Any will,deeds, newspaper articles ectfor the above surnames....in Sumter, S.C. between 1820-1930 Thank you. " too too much
Family: No we can't provide information, BUT we can tell you what resources are available to FIND them yourself.
alt: sounds like, the poster is asking AfriGeneas to do their research
Selma: Good Tuesday afternoon alt, Family and vkn..wasn't daviss just here.. LOL
Family: there she is.. lol
vkn: gotta employ a basic set of standards
alt: Hello Ms Selma
Family: There is so much stuff available on SC online, its just ridiculous
vkn: howdy selma
Family: It's us Mississippi people who have issues locating family. I keep beeping myself... sigh... lol
alt: new folks often think AfriGeneas is a "service", rather than a community of volunteers
vkn: true alt
daviss: dang, I can't see what you all are typing
Family: There are lots of people who think groups are services as well. where did Selma just go?
vkn: ohhhhh say can you see daviss vickee lol
alt: I guess the best thing might be to just tell those folks requesting AfriGeneas do their work exactly what the deal is... "we direct you to resources, you have to do the research"
vkn: good sentence alt
Selma: I am back..
alt: you like that,huh vkn?
vkn: indeed i do
daviss: the words are coming out in blocks and big white space is running down the middle &^*))_+
Family: no fussing or cussing on Afrigeneas daviss.... D:}
alt: sounds like on of those 'Zona things to me daviss
vkn: gee whiz daviss can you do a screen capture
Selma: My screen was looking funny too davis...kinda stretched out
vkn: i would like to send to developer
daviss: ok will send
Family: okay anyone have anything on their folks? alt what was the article you were responding to regarding the cemetery in Ohio that raised money to get a monument for the USCT buried there?
vkn: Genealogy/ will be focusing the K-12 population
Family: The tech saavy people, huh?
alt: speaking of resource materials ... I would like to see someone try and do something that would be "location & time oriented" Like Slavery: Antebellum period Upper South
vkn: lesson plans are being developed with various school systems across country
Selma: We could provide a bit of info..so they can see what there is to find...
alt: I was letting folks know there is a website that has USCT burial locations, with individual data from all 88 Ohio counties.
Family: OK that's good information.
alt: and they continually update that site.... no need to re-invent the wheel
vkn: "a wheel in a wheel" lol
alt: here it is .. great site, fully searchable http://www.usctohio.org/
vkn: Thanx alt
alt: and this site has USCT from all across the country who served, but are BURIED in Ohio.
alt: so it isn't just Ohio USCT's
Selma: Thats good to know alt
alt: most are from the South and/or other areas of the country
Khathu: Hello everyone
Family: hi khathu shucks!
alt: hi Khathu
Selma: Afternoon Khathu
Family: some of you all ought to know when to quit.. lol
daviss: hello Khathu
alt: it just dawned on me Khathu, are you volunteering at the FHC, or just using it to do all of your research? LOL LOL
Family: Hey I'm off. See y'all later.
alt: was Family .. Seventies?????
Khathu: I am actually volunteering there
alt: yeah man LOL
Khathu: I was going to ask you the same question alt
alt: Family/Seventies ... I would bet on it Khathu
Khathu: i was trying to figure it out based on the questions/answers Family wrote
alt: me too
daviss: smh bye folks, I am useless
alt: Selma, you have a chance to read about George Lucas and his UGRR exploits around Salem, Ohio?
Selma: Remember Who Do You Think You are is on tonight.. Sorry alt..not yet.. Been trying to catch up on all the stuff I didn't do last week..
alt: okay, you will find it interesting, he was quite a fellow no hurry
Selma: and now I have to put my groceries away.. Have a great day