2014-03-03 • GEDCOM & TribalPages
vkn: Greetings Expecting a new chatter today seeking STOKES in NC Howdy kutoja
vkn: Glad you made it here
kutoja: thank you
vkn: I was having a difficult time hearing this morning on the phone How long have you been researching kutoja
kutoja: I have been trying to find information out off & on for a few years
vkn: Do you use the Family Search org engine
kutoja: I think I have pn ancestry.com
vkn: Okies FamilySearch.org is free Yes with the same info kutoja It is a site maintained by the Mormon Latter Day Saints church Howdy Alt and Khathu
alt: Hello folks, hope everyone is doing well today... khathu, kutoja, vkn
khathu: hello everyone
vkn: Doing well alt. kutoja is a new chatter
alt: welcome kutoja
vkn: Howdy khathu meet kutoja who is searching STOKES in NC
kutoja: Hello Folks
vkn: Share your research goal kutoja
kutoja: yes I have looked through family search
vkn: Maiden name of person you are searching kutoja ? Where born? Year? County?
kutoja: Wood Anna Pearl Wood Birth 1901
vkn: Wood married Stokes ? So you found Anna Pearl in 1910 census?
kutoja: yes she married Samual Stokes
alt: kutoja, I have Stokes surname connections in Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio dating back to the early 1900's... they came to Urbana from Ashland, Greenup Co., KY from ca the 1870's.
kutoja: She died in 1993 in Delaware
vkn: Do you also find Anna Pearl Wood as Stokes in 1940 census?
alt: where are your Stokes connections located kutoja?
kutoja: I was trying to find out if we have any native american connections the seminoles out in Oklahoma told me they think I'm part of the freedman
alt: then wouldn't your NA connections come from the FL area, or somewhere associated with the 5 Civilized Tribes?
kutoja: possibly yes yes on ancestry.com
vkn: Where are your stokes based kutoja
vkn: See question from alt kutoja
alt: khathu, great show with Solomon Northup descendants and C-Span3 last night
kutoja: great grandmother Anna Pearl Wood was born in G
alt: Hello Selma
vkn: Good Howdy Selma did you watch the Oscars?
Selma: Good afternoon alt, khathu, kutoga, vkn
alt: Anna Pearl Wood was born ca 1901 in Georgia, right?
vkn: I thought the cspan3 program was interesting
Selma: I had it on mute...I was on a conference call.. But I did watch and heard Lupita
vkn: I see
Selma: and I was thrilled
vkn: Lupita was beautiful in her flowing blue gown
Selma: kutoja..what county in NC are you researching? She was vkn
alt: the Northup descendants laid some good stuff on us last night, huh vkn?
vkn: Terrific alt and emotional as well
kutoja: not sure of the county
alt: the Northup genealogy was "outstanding"!!!!!
vkn: Yes they had it down chapter and verse re Northrup !!!
alt: kutoja, are you looking at Stokes in NC and/or Georgia?
kutoja: wood is her maiden name is georgia
Selma: kutoja..are you working back from the 1900's to the 1800's? Afternoon AYWalton
AYWalton: Good afternoon, all. hi alt
alt: Hello AYWalton , good day to ya
vkn: kutoja you are seeking to find the parents of Anna Pearl Wood?
AYWalton: Hey khathu, kutoja. Wassup Mizz Selma. Greetings, vkn!!!!!!!!!!!!
Selma: AY..text Professor Dru and tell her she is coming back to snow and ice
vkn: Howdy AYW are you snowed in?
AYWalton: of course, vkn. But so far only about 4 inches or so. Hopefully not too much more. But the snow fell on top of sleet and ice. And it will very heavy to shovel.
vkn: Well now you stay inside missy ayw lol
alt: kutoja, if you're looking for Stokes in NC ... Stokes County, NC just might be a thought for a starting place
AYWalton: It is also getting colder. Temps expected to drop.
alt: it's in the single digits here AYWalton like about 7-8 degrees right now
vkn: 67 in Atlanta
AYWalton: oh wow send those temps up the coast, vkn!
alt: rub it in vkn LOL
kutoja: thank you
AYWalton: kutoja did your Stokes remain in NC, or migrate to other places?
vkn: tee hee hee re temps
alt: khathu, is this a 'snow day' for you?
Selma: Kutoja..reading back..who told you .. you had connections to Seminole freedmen
vkn: Jump in kutoja this room is filled with experts in family research
alt: and the questions asked are to help us understand your research interest so that we maybe can be of help to you kutoja
AYWalton: perhaps kutoja has walked away from the computer.
kutoja: the seminole tribe back in 2001
AYWalton: The Seminole Nation of Oklahoma?
kutoja: yes they told me my family was part of the freeman
AYWalton: which band are they a part of?
kutoja: I don’t know its been so long ago i know they have a casino & they were fighting with the freeman back in 2000 I did see slave records on ancestry.com
AYWalton: There are 14 bands and 2 Freedman bands.
kutoja: oh really
AYWalton: Their issues with the Freedmen were resolved when funds were going to be pulled. So they readmitted the Freedmen.
kutoja: I saw a few records for Stiggle on the manifest thats good
AYWalton: where is the family based?
kutoja: Stiggle from Phildephia to Connecticut Texas
Selma: kutojah..what manifest?
kutoja: slave ship manifest i saw on ancestry .com
karoshi: Hello everyone!
Selma: Afternoon karoshi..are you snowed in?
alt: hello karoshi, how's it going?
vkn: Heyyyyy Karoshi
karoshi: Snow in Florida Selma? Nope!
AYWalton: have to run folks.
Selma: Karoshi..with this crazy weather..anything is possible including snow in Florida
kutoja: Its cold here in Northern Maine 7 degrees tired of the Winter
vkn: Anything is possible LOL
karoshi: Lol! Well, it did get down to 50 something last night and I had my electric blanket on.
alt: I hear ya kutoja, that part of the country has really caught it this winter.
karoshi: My mom said she took another hit of snow in Ohio.
kutoja: I need to move out of Maine My heart has a desire to be around people that look like me
alt: where is your mom karoshi? near Springfield, Ohio?
khathu: Hello everyone
karoshi: No, she's in Dublin alt.
vkn: What do you do in Maine kutoja
Selma: Hi Khahtu
alt: wb khathu
khathu: I was on a conference call
karoshi: Hello khathu!
vkn: wb khathu
alt: okay karoshi, bout 45-50 miles from Springfield.
kutoja: I had a restaurant here in Northern Maine I closed it in 2011 when I was rear ended by a drunken driver
karoshi: Yup. She said if they get any more snow she is coming down to Florida. So I said, ok I'll see you tomorrow then!
vkn: Oh dear sorry to hear kutoja
alt: oh my, I hope you're doing better from that rear-ender kutoja
kutoja: yes I'm doing better I really wanna find all my relations its important to me know that I'm getting older 43 y/o here
alt: I hope this is last snow this winter of any consequence karoshi.
vkn: kutoja we are here every Mon thru Fri. Would suggest you read the boards and post a query to the surnames boards
kutoja: Going to try an make a pot of collard greens for the first time wish me luck lol
karoshi: I hope it is for you guys too alt!
alt: have you started a 'family tree' with a genealogy software package to 'organize' your findings kutoja
kutoja: I will post a query today Thank You all for all your help love & light No I will do that
alt: it is a must kutoja, if you want to resolve and document your findings
kutoja: do you recommend any particular genealogy software
karoshi: alt how often do you update your tribal pages?
alt: and please be patient, you aren't going to find all of the answers in a week, month, year, decade even.... some of us have been at it for better than 20+ years and we're still seeking answers to our questions
vkn: I was on your TP yesterday alt following your SLAUGHTER response
alt: karoshi. i update once a month... March update is due sometime this week.
kutoja: can someone post a link to alts Tribal Page
karoshi: Cool. I need to do mine. I've gotten lazy.
alt: URL for Art's Families & Other Folk
vkn: There you go karoshi
karoshi: Hmm vkn?
vkn: oops I meant kutoja sorry 'bout that karoshi karoshi
karoshi: Lol. No problem
alt: karoshi, I update with photos & other stuff thru the month, but I upload an updated GEDCOM file monthly.
karoshi: What do you use for your GEDCOM?
kutoja: what is gedcom ?
vkn: Well will talk with all tomorrow. I will be testing a new GEDCOM today following your pattern and procedure alt
alt: the GEDCOM feature of my Roots Magic software package karoshi
karoshi: Ok. I need to get Roots Magic. I used my ancestry account initially.
alt: A gedcom file file is what you create from your family tree research kutoja
vkn: Bye for now
Selma: kutoja..if you are just beginning I suggest you get a piece of paper and pencil and fill in an Ancestry chart..
kutoja: ok Thank You
alt: karoshi, I personally think it is better to have a 'database' that is stand alone and not associated with Ancestry or those other online Family Tree programs
kutoja: Thats what I will do
karoshi: That's what I've been told too alt. I just haven't made the switch yet.
kutoja: If anyone has a blank ancestry chart please email me firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks Michael Stiggle
alt: you can always put your 'stuff' up on an online site karoshi and with an offline package you can better control what the public can see of your work. kutoja, just google blank genealogy forms
Selma: Have to run folks..have a great day..STAY WARM and DRY..karoshi..you stay near the air conditioner Bye
karoshi: By Selma
karoshi: I have my tp pages and ancestry. I'm kinda using the tp as my database.
alt: must be quittin time, folks are skedaddlin' outa here LOL
karoshi: Must be!!
alt: that's good karoshi and when you get a Roots Magic package you can download what you have on TP into that package for starters.... keeps you from re-inputting your data into Roots Magic
karoshi: Ok. I've been told to get it before. And I do have a lot of instances where the same person connects to many different people.
alt: that why I recommend only one (1) tree in a "universal" database.... the connections of many people to many family lines
karoshi: I understand that completely.
alt: the packages will assist you in separating out the families in any combinations that you may chose.
karoshi: Guess that will be my next project after I update tribal pages.
alt: similar to how TP allows you to color codes lines of Ancestry
karoshi: Oh cool! One more question before I go. Is the court house always the last stop for records?
alt: I have nine (9) major family ancestral lines color coded on TP for records that are generated for government use I would have to say yes .... court house & health dept.
karoshi: Ok. I'm at several dead ends.
alt: and don’t forget Newspapers
karoshi: I've looked at the newspapers too. Those are my favorites! Thanks for all the help!
alt: okay, gotta run y'all ... take care
karoshi: Have a good day! Stay warm.