2013-09-24 • Genealogy Road Show & more
Seventies: wow. Hi alt
alt: Hello ladies, Seventies & daviss
daviss: hello alt! I was doing another 1870 line by line
Seventies: Have you found anything?
alt: Okay, 1st impression of the Genealogy Roadshow?
daviss: I thought it was interesting. Nice to see so many of us
Seventies: It was ok Of course these people were handpicked.
daviss: they have a place on PBS where you can apply hello vkn
vkn: howdy all
alt: I would imagine so Seventies .. it isn't an 'impromptu" show
Seventies: LOL what are they going to tell me about my family that I haven't put the work in already... lol So I'll have to visit the site... who comes to NY anyway?
daviss: right because if they had as much trouble as i do researching they had to start ten years ago lol Nice to see kenyatta
Seventies: But for $h1t$ and giggles, post the url for the site please daviss. lol
vkn: good article
Seventies: Yes I'm seeing some redundancy lately and by redundancy I mean almost plagiarism.. lol
Selma: Good afternoon alt, daviss, seventies and vkn
Seventies: I think I've seen 3 articles in the last few days about brick walls.
alt: yes vkn, very nice article .. I particularly like his "correlate & conclusion piece.
alt: Me, I'm sick & tired of hearing about "brick walls", especially when there has been NO research done, let alone any "exhaustive research"
Selma: Grumpy man is back.. LOL
Seventies: lol lol Exactly census searches are not extensive... lol
alt: Yep Selma, Grumpy is back!! LOL
vkn: correlations are few
Seventies: ok now don't y'all go messing with alt. That's my second job... lol
alt: tell'em Seventies
vkn: gotta run have it good
Selma: Ok the teacher is gone.. LOL now behave
Seventies: don't you mean misbehave? lol
alt: Selma. it is becoming very irritating to hear these terms floating around, especially by seasoned genealogists.
Seventies: Okay so is there anything new going on? daviss, I see that your Phoenix group has been posting resources. Li'l Leaf that is.
daviss: oh I am awake I was just listening to alt
Selma: So about the show last night..would somebody tell me who "wrote the letter" in the first segment?
Seventies: I think it was the lawyer who was always defending this guy in court. what was his name?
daviss: And I see that there have been postings on the BFGHS
Selma: Oh..Ok.. I musta missed that
alt: if the guy was 14 & the woman was 28 couldn't there have been charges filed against the woman?
Seventies: I only watched the first 10 minutes... lol
daviss: not back in the day alt I don't think
Seventies: alt, the father was Austin Peay, not the guy they had originally suspected. Shoot that's what I get for not really paying attention! lol
Selma: I used to live in Clarksville, TN when my husband was stationed at Ft.Campbell that is where Austin Peay University is
Seventies: I get tired of Black people talking about their 'white relations'.
alt: I thought Austin Peay was the 14 y/o dude????
Seventies: No. It was like his uncle or something like that.
Selma: By definition as a White male of any age he had privilege.. to do as he will
Seventies: http://www.pbs.org/program/genealogy-roadshow/ Indeed ... which makes me wanna vomit!
alt: Seventies ... and I get tired of hearing about my "African Roots" and they don't even know their American roots.
daviss: wb selma
Selma: Oops clicked myself out
alt: course that's just grumpy ole me
Seventies: I have more empathy with those people, alt. Frankly, its an earnest attempt at cultural connection because very few Whites even bother acknowledging Black kin. Its ok... I see your point of view... and I'm one of those Black people who love their African roots and peoples.
alt: okay Seventies I love my Black/African roots also Seventies, but I'm not about to deny any part of my ancestry..... I don't have to care about "white folks" per se to research/ or even honor, those who are/were a part of me
Seventies: True. But everyone has their own unique family situation. For me, I don't honor the dishonorable. But again we have different family situations.
alt: to deny them would also be to deny my inter-racial great-grandchildren so 'to each his own" I won't beat up on you, if you won't beat up on me ... fair enough??
Seventies: yes, but just understand I have my own reasoning. And we both have our own life perspectives. I know you won't budge you old Taurus! lol lol
daviss: well I think I will go lay down Ebony and Ivory
alt: bye Ms daviss
Seventies: lol lol lol yes go have your afternoon nap..
Selma: Jeez you leaving me here alone daviss?
daviss: yes Selma lol lol
Seventies: lol smh
Seventies: I am not that bad Selma! lol
alt: hang in ther Ms Gaudeloupe LOL LOL
Selma: LOL So how did you like the song?
alt: I did!!!!!!!!
Seventies: Very much what I expected... Islandy...
Selma: Is that a compliment or what seventies..
Seventies: It's a compliment... sheesh!
Selma: I could always send you some steel drums
Seventies: I grew up in NY... lol Why y'all picking on me?? LOL
Selma: There you go, NY a very diverse music scene
alt: how did y'all like Joshua Taylor, Kenyatta & the other dude on the show last night?
Selma: When I was in HS..latin music was big we went to latin dances..Tito Puenta, Celia Cruz
Seventies: Very diverse. Especially when you consider the mixed 'Black' population.
alt: Hello Khathu
Khathu: Hello everyone
Seventies: I only saw two segments. The initial segment and the girl who's father died and she was searching for her family.
Selma: Afternoon Khathu
Seventies: Hi Khathu
Selma: They were good..still trying to figure Emmitts role..guess host like on Antique Roadshow
alt: Emmitt, is that the name of the other 'dude"?
Selma: Not sure they have gotten the rythmn yet...seemed choppy but guess it was the editing and the fact they were trying to cover a lot of ground. Not really my favorite kind of format..but nobody asked me
alt: choppy, good assessment Selma.. I'll agree with that.
Khathu: After processing yesterday chat about MAAGI, it was clear to me that AYWAlton was directing her comments toward me
alt: the kinda shot past the 'genealogy' when they were showing the connections I couldn't keep up with who fit where.
Khathu: However, I stand by my position on why I did not attend.
Selma: We have to realize that the audience is not like us...and not planning to spend 20 years doing research
alt: and me too, Khathu
Khathu: I think she took it personal but it had nothing to do with her or MAAGI. I was expressing why I did not attend.
alt: I didn't see where MAAGI's tracks 'fit' into my plans for further genealogical research. I don't intend to become a professional or do broadcast.
Khathu: And the methodology track was targeted toward beginners
Selma: That was not not the focus of the Institute alt.
alt: what was the focus Selma?
Khathu: Well based on the website site there were three tracks: methodology, post emancipation records and becoming a professional genealogist
Selma: Yes..that was one of the tracks..but it was not necessarily the focus of the whole Institute
Khathu: the methodology track was targeted toward beginners based on the description on the website
Selma: It was exposing folks to things that they had not been exposed to Encouraging them to expand their research beyond their individual family's if they choose to..
Khathu: I find it interesting that because I expressed my reasons for not attending that somewhat it became a major issue MAAGI 2013 did not meet my genealogical needs at this point. That does not mean that it would not meet the needs of others. Or the 2014 institute would not either.
alt: I can appreciate their efforts and plans and wish the 'staff' nothing but success, but I hope they can appreciate the fact that their "tracks" aren't/weren't appealing to everyone.
Seventies: Okay I have to skedaddle... have a good one!
alt: skedaddle on then Seventies LOL I think I might have enjoyed Dru's presetnation on some of the newer 'techie" stuff, but I doubt if I would ever really use most of the 'features".
Selma: Ok folks..gotta run Have a great day
alt: 'we' guys are 'mud' Khathu LOL LOL
Khathu: lol lol alright alt, have a great day
alt: you too