Lunch Bunch 28 May 02 vkn> Hello There vkn> and how are you? STG> hi vkn > Good to see ya STG> how are you? STG> i'm fine thanks STG> you too vkn > Doing very well, all things considered! STG> great STG> slow morning looks like vkn > Any new finds? STG> I haven't done any searching in awhile vkn > I know. The day afer a holiday is somehow bound to be slow. vkn > Well I am searching for othersI do 5 generational starter files for folx STG> yea I had been doing a little of that too but then I got wrapped up in others things and put it on the back burner vkn > Hello pete and how are ya? STG> not too many to share my finds with so I don't knock myself out Pete> Afternoon! STG> hey there Pete vkn > Glad you are joining us Pete! Pete> Thank you. Pete> Topic? vkn > What names and locations are you searching, Pete? Pete> Noooo I just drop in to listen. Might pickup a tip, or two. > Pete this is sort of a "bring your own topic" time. Pete> I don't really have names to search. Just like the searching. vkn > I see.Well I am located in Anniston Alabama Pete> Just glad to see folx here. Pete> I'm in northeast Ohio. vkn > Forbes Magazine has just reported that Anniston is the absolute worst city in all of the US to live! Pete> Oh? vkn > Yup! Pete> That's not a desirable, now, is it? vkn > Pete we lived in Columbus Ohio for about 7 years. Pete> Air quality? Money? what was their reason for such an embarrassing statement? vkn > Well what can one do? LOLWell we can begin with PCBs STG> based on what VKN? vkn > Monsanto Company is being found guilty even as we type STG> ohh yea vkn > for the environmental damage to health of the people for generations STG> hasn't there been an issue with health probs caused Pete> There are many cities, across the U.S. that could be found guilty on that. STG> there's a high percentage for the population? vkn > Then we lost FT McClellan which has a severe economic impact. vkn > Yes STG many people are cashing their checks as payout for the PCB damages. Pete> Cancer? vkn > Then we have very poor test scores educationally STG> all kinds of ailments were starting to show up vkn > and the $ spent per child just does not measure up to whatevere is standard. Pete> Yikes! STG> wasn't there an article in some mag vkn > Pete it is just in the vital organs and I think the final diagnosis is still out. Pete> "Is there no Balm in Gilead ?" vkn > STG there was in fact and article and a series of articles in the NYTimes and on 60 minutes etc. vkn > Now mind you that the population in the city is about 20,000 Souls and half of those are AfriAm Pete> ut oh> vkn > Pete the balm seems to be a pittance of $20,000 on the averafe to the people in the Class Action Suits being filed Pete> That sounds like just enough to move away! Pete> I don't men that harshly but that is just that A "pittance" vkn > Of course the lawyers are getting their 1/3 but I am not sure if there are other remedies being offered in terms of follow up health care etc. Pete> A-A populations is too high, for that, hunh vkn > laughing> and to think we moved here to retire away from the hustle and bustle of the working environment. Pete> "They" never take good care of "us" vkn > You are soooo correct, Pete. vkn > We also have chemicals stored underground at the Army Depot Pete> Ya know that is too embarrassing. Who is the U.S. Senator from that area? Pete> What is he/she doing? vkn > and we are scheduled for burning of waste materials from all over the country. Pete> I hate to think,VKInn but I'll bet property values are nose-diving? vkn > Shelby is the Senator. He was a Dem and changed to a Rep after he was elected. Well actually the property values seem to be on the rise. Go figure! Pete> Oh well. Dem-Rep? He dont' care much. No power to do anything,yer. Pete> yer=yet vkn > I guess you're right. Sho you're right! Pete> ".........on the rise"? That sounds like some "monkey-business" going on! vkn > and we are concerned with terror when it is ever present in our own back yard. Pete> Just like the BUSH's possibly making money off this so-called "War on Terrorism " vkn > I call it a diversionary tactic. > ~ Pete> They tried, hard, to slap Cyntia McKinney down for being a whistle-blower! vkn > Well the sister knew of what she spoke. Pete> now the truth is being told and it's all a game being played by Repubs to make themselves more money! Good fine Christian white folx !! HAH!! vkn > The attempt to silence her with a label of unpatriotic just did not work. Pete> Backfied galore, VKInn !! HAH! Pete> VKNInn how many have mocved away since this all started, there? vkn > Well we must also consider that even the Black Caucus kept its distance from the good sister. Pete> Any idea? vkn > Pete I do note that some health care types are reported to be moving away. STG> hi tee Tee> Hello all vkn > I do not have a good handle on numbers or percentages howeber. Pete> .........and leaving the needy behind? Oh NOOO!! vkn > heyyyyyyy Tee!! > vkn Pete we are probably overstocked with health care givers. Pete> Well this is god, if they don't all move away over night. Pete> god=good vkn > We have some three hospitals and most beds are empty. So tee what is the news? Pete> brb vkn > How did the Chandra Levy thing turn out? Tee> Just trying to talk to my live relatives that I found in NC and tie the info that they are giving me with what I already have vkn > OK Pete Tee> Not sure about Chandra Levy vkn > Okies I just heard that the coroner would be giving a report this Noon Tee> I heard that too STG> no precise cause of death but ruled murder vkn > I try and keep RealPlayer going when the 'puter is up but forgot to turn it on today. It is VERY sometimey LOL vkn> Thanx STG vkn > Tee what are the surnames you are finding? STG> yw Tee> Cherry descendants. Surnames - Lewis, Preston, Smallwood vkn > Hmmmmmmm any Preston in VA? I ask because there is Preston associated with my Nelson line Tee> Not that I know of yet. Seems that Mary CHERRY married a PRESTON and moved to the Eastern Shore in MD vkn > in fact the name is Booker PRESTOn from Franklin County VA Tee> I keep that on my list of names to look for vkn > I see! vkn > Thankee vkn > Also from around henry and Floyd County in VA. Tee> I still gathering info for my Africa board vkn > Great!!!!!!! Hope to have it up shortly. vkn > It iiis in the queue to go live. Tee> Great vkn > Tee did you send me your email address? Tee> yes Tee@afrigeneas.net vkn > I need to give that to BJ as a link for mail etc vkn > Oh yes you did give that to me. vkn > My memory takes periodic and unscheduled vacations LOL Tee> LOL No problem vkn > Where is ET today/ STG> haven't seen him Tee> LOL STG> speak of da devillllllll STG> rofl E.T.(CA)> Uh-oh. :=) vkn > Well I'll say Pete> back vkn > We just uttered your name ET! vkn > Welcome Back Pete E.T.(CA)> I shudder to think of it! Pete> Speak E.T.'s name and there he is *Poof* !! vkn > Think in positives ET Tee> Hi ET E.T.(CA)> Greetings all! Pete> God afternoon, E.T. vkn > Nothing to shudder about. All of our words are endearing!!!! Pete> God=Good E.T.(CA)> I'm glad to see some folks here today. STG> you oversleep? STG> :) E.T.(CA)> Yep!!! vkn > STG there will be a workshop in Anniston on 6June Rovert Davis will be speaking on Internet genealogy. Can you plan to attend? vkn > Thanx Pete Pete> (c: STG> hmm I don't know vkn > Davis is over the genealogy department at Lurleen Wallace Community College in hanceyville He is also THE expert on researching Georgia records Has about 15 books on the subject. STG> I think I've come across his name before Tee> Internet Genealogy is great but limited IMHO as far as African Americans Pete> In what ways, Tee? vkn > Well Tee but we are getting there Ancestry.com is doing a good job of getting stuff on line. and increasingly all records are being included which bodes well for our needs. Tee> Well I find lots of info on other races in different databases but the info on AA's is limited or not there Pete> Do you consider that an upload prob or an access prob? Tee> In particular Ancestry has a index for 1920 census. Well I know my peeps is on the census I know where I have the page however their name doesn't come up vkn> Tee the WWI registrants are coming o n line a few at a time and we are included there. Florida and Mississippi are complete as well as Delaware and Colorado. Tee> Thanks VKInn I will check into them vkn> Not sure what the schedule is for completing the others. Tee> Neither Pete. The records just aren't complete Pete> not sure I understand that, Tee? Pete> you mean those who have them aren't uploading them or the access is not yet availabel? vkn> Of course as the census images go on line and are indexed that too will be a boon for us and a whole lot less costly than traveling to a location. Tee> For example there is a Bertie County Vital Record Database. It is supposed to list marriages, births and deaths. However it has very few records for AA and there are a lot of AA that should be included vkn> Of course everything in genealogy is LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!!!!!!!! Pete> VKInn of course as Gov't records become available we'll have more access, I hope. Tee> I agree VKInn vkn> Tee that is why we must extract those records ourselves. Pete> Okay,Tee,maybe more A-A's will begin to participate in exposing those records and making them available. Pete> ^5's =High Fives with VKInn vkn > Wish we could get a discussion going on the Writers record extraction. vkn > If we want recirds about us the WE must do it! > the=then Pete> Only way! Tee> I agree with that too VKInn vkn > Well beautiful people the time for lunch approaches and the BGL is crying to be fed.If no feeding then fainting is the next ordere on the agenda LOL STG> bye VKN Tee> Have a good lunch Pete> ~~ VKInn STG> nooooo don't do that Pete> Have none of that, VKInn vkn> Will try and capture the log. Y'all be good now ya'hear!!!!!!!!
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