AfriGeneas Lunch Bunch Chat Log - 04 Oct 2000
[Sharon] did we get disconnected
 I was booted back to the Apple!
[Sharon] wow
 Indeed we were and I lost our little log
 Anyway you were saying you had plans to go to the FHC?
[Sharon] must be the connection to the www
[Sharon] I have been trying to get over on atlease one of my days off
   but I didn't yesterday and I won't today due to the storm
 Sometimes my phone lines are noisy and I think that causes a
   disconnect.
 Do you have yjose Heritage Quest CDs?
 those
[Sharon] oh yeah, I do usually turn off the computer during storms, they
   can take lightening hits, but it's only raining here now
[Sharon] I just got my first one, it had a couple of counties on it but I
   haven
[Sharon] t located any of my people yet
 Sharon I also nave the monthly Ancestry.com and I am able to do
   quite a bit that way.
[Sharon] one of the members of my local gene group does also, but
   she wasn't able to locate much for me
 It saves many a trip to the library and to NARA
 Give me your names again
[Sharon] one side of the family moved around quite a bit and the other I
   think may have been running from the law for a while
 and the locations
[Sharon] I would like to get to NARA Center. maybe I can squeeze it in
   during vacation. I want to get down to Standing Rock and transcribe a
   cemetery I have a lot of family in
 That will be wonderful.
[Sharon] Just don't want to go alone, I'm trying to get a male cousin to
   go with me
 It is good to have company. Is he interested in genealogy?
[Sharon] yes he is, I just learned this summer, I was able to provide
   him copies of documents and dates for one side, but he is mainly
   researching his wife's family now
 Does he use the computer?
[Sharon] yes he does, I think his software is brother's keeper, I know I
   checked it out on the web and we can swap files
 I now use the laptop quite a bit
 Wow Brothers Keeper is an ancient program
[Sharon] I'm looking into buying one to travel with, but I love my
   desktop, I want to get one of those personal copiers also sistuh1
   mentioned
 I did not know it was still around.
 Thought it had been absorbed by another program.
 Shows you what I know!
[Sharon] I know I had a time finding out anything on brother's keeper,
   could have been absorbed but he is still using it
[Sharon] as long has he keeps up with the updates he should be
   okay
 Well it was the giant at one time.
 Now Sharon you are in Denver?
[Sharon] I just began genealogy in 1997 when my mother passed
   away and I realized how little I knew about the family
[Sharon] No I'm in Phoenix
 Oh OK
[Sharon] It's only about a 12 hour drive
  There is a Dr. Clifford Bell in Phoeniz
 who does lots of work on reservations.
 He is originally from Albany Georgia!
[Sharon] I'm not familiar with him and I just moved off the Pima
   Reservation back into town this July, do you know which Rez he is
   on
 I am not certain but he works out oof a hospital that is on the Res
[Sharon] Ok I think that he is on the Navajo Rez which is up north
   around the Flagstaff area. They are the only ones I know of who have
   a hospital
 Have you been in Arizona for a spell?
[Sharon] yes on and off
[Sharon] I've moved away but always ended up back here
 Good country
[Sharon] can't beat the winter, the summers are just ungodly hot
 We vactioned in Tuscon a couple oof times YEARS ago.
[Sharon] you probably would not recognize it now, it's grown quite a bit
 I am sure that is true!
 What are your surnames Sharon? I forgot,
[Sharon] Carter, Christian, Smedly, McElroy, Choate or Shoate, Wilson
   and Porter so far
[Sharon] Oh I forgot Hand or Hands
 I was just thinking if you had a special look up I would be glad to see
   what Ancestry has.
 From what States?
[Sharon] My main search now is finding the marriage licens for William
   McElroy and Helen Shoate, I found the marriage bond for Williams
   parents but nothing for him
[Sharon] oops license
 OK
 Will try and save the log so far!
 BRB
 McElroy and Shoate i n what State?
[Sharon] they were in Ohio when they married from what I was told,
   Cincinnati
 Generally the marriage takes place in the home county of the bride.
[Sharon] but he was born in Meridian (whynot) MS and she in
   Oakdale, TN
 In about what year were they married?
[Sharon] it's Hamilton, I wrote but they were unable to locate anything,
   she was only 15 when they married
[Sharon] so now I wonder if maybe she lied about her age, he was
   much older. From something I read she just had to state she was of
   age no proof of age was needed
[Sharon] 1916 I would think, she was born in 1901
 Hello there Art!!!!!!!!!!
[Sharon] Hi Art
[Art] 'lo y'all, just got in from the Library
[Sharon] did you find something good
 Art you are so smart and forever learning!
[Art] marriage records, found some connections I wasn't aware of
 Go ahead abd chat, you two. I will be right back.
[Sharon] Good for you, do you have a FHC nearby
[Art] yes, about 15 miles away in Fairborn, Ohio
[Sharon] mine is about 30 miles away and is always packed with
   people
[Art] How 'bout you
[Sharon] I was going to go today but it is pouring down rain now
[Art] We have a larger on in Dayton, Ohio. that one is always packed
[Art] Beautiful day here 75 and Sunny
[Sharon] there is what is called a stake house less than ten miles from
   me I keep forgetting to check out
[Sharon] the rain is a plesant change here, it's been 100-105 lately
[Sharon] I like being off when it rains here I don't have to deal with the
   nuts on the road
[Art] I think FHC's are all individual, the folks in Fairborn aren't that
   friendly.
[Art] Rain and no work sounds good to me
[Art] Are there any AA research groups in the Phoenix area?
[Sharon] that's odd they are really friendly at the one here in Mesa,
   except for this one woman and that is cause her husband flirts a lot
[Art] The volunteers here are mostly "rednecks' and don't think Blacks
   have any history
[Sharon] Oh know, well we will just have to enlighten them!
[Art] You got it. I go ther mainly for that reason. When I know I've got
   something good I make sure they see it.
[Sharon] sounds like a man after my own heart. I always take
   something by John Hope Franklin or some other author I'll have to sign
   in and they will take a look to see what I have
 LOL I have as many chores to do as Art!
[Sharon] What are you cooking
 Peppercorn pork roast
[Art] No you don't!!
 Art my boss is as bad as yours LOL
[Sharon] Oh yes, I am quite adamant when it comes to my history!
[Art] I see :-))
 John Hope Franklin was my prof for one semestrr
  but that is anxient history.
 ancient
[Sharon] I can still remember how embarrassed I was in fourth grade
   when slavery was covered at the mostly white school I went to
[Art] One woman told me there were no Blacks in this area ca 1807. I
   found a marriage record of FPOC's in 1806 and couldn;;'t wait to show
   it to her
[Art] couldn't
 Good for you Art
[Sharon] I would have loved that. I had a science teacher in the 9th
   grade that turned me on to black history etc
 Black History IS American History
[Art] VKN, that is one of the things AAGGMV is about. Putting OUR
   history in front of the local History and Gen socitetie
[Art] societies
[Sharon] Not the way I was taught in school, I couldn't stand history
   but you should see my collection now LOL
 What a notable middion that is Art!
 Sharon I am proud of you and your collection.
 middion=mission
 Hello Ruth and how are you
[Art] Me too sharon, When you've got it flaunt it!!
[Sharon] you have to keep an eye on me in the bookstore with the rent
   money LOL
 12: 15
 Welcome to you Ruth!
[Sharon] Hi Ruth 12:15 are we being booted out
[Art] Sharon, Have you looked at Bennie McRae's site "Lest We
   Forgot" ?It is linked to Afrigeneas
 Gerald Geder will be hosting at 9PM tonight in this same room.
[Art] I'll be there if I'm awake LOL
[Sharon] Yes I have found my great uncle and grandfather had
   registered for WWI waiting for the records to come in the mail
[Ruth] No, I was trying to get into RM 2 with Valencia.
 and Selma Stewart will be hosting a chat on AOL at 3; PM today in
   the Golden Gates Conference rooms.
[Art] 'scuse me, hello Ruth
 Ruth this is Valencia
[Sharon] Me Too, Oh yeah I also found several other McElroys of color
   in the same county that most likely are my people
[Ruth] Ruth]  Hello, Everyone!
 Ruth I was booted off with my VKN name and had to come back in
   disguise as Me
[Art] Tricky, Tricky, huh VKn
 Ruth you do not have to type your name in
[Sharon] That is just us always resourceful
 It does not show you to you but it does to us.
[Ruth] It didn't come up with my first entry(:.
[Ruth] Oh
 Not to worry. That is how the program works.
 Ruth are you in California?
 Art is in Ohio, I am in Alabama and Sharon is in Arizona.
[Ruth] Valencia, did you get the Slave Bills of Sale Documents? Are
   they now on the website? Did you see the one token sale for one
   dollar?
[Ruth] Yep, I'm here in San Jose, one hour from San Francisco.
 Ruth we are about 8 mos in arreas with the website posting of slave
   data.
 All of the docs are in the Anniston Public Library, however.
[Ruth] Oh, that's good. That means we'll probably get a lot of info,huh?
 I have reams and the reams have reams LOL
[Art] San Jose, Would you have know a Bob Bolden? worked at SFX
   airport
 Volunteers are scarce.
[Ruth] Wonderful!
[AltaCann] Hello all
 and the work gets boring after a spell.
[Art] Hello Alta
[AltaCann] sWhat did I miss today, Art?
 We are also trying to find a program to make the data base relational.
[Art] Just good conversation
[AltaCann] I just signed a new consultant to my firm.Thank God!
 Heyyyy Alta. We missed ya!
[Sharon] What are they doing, just typing up and e mailing or does it
   need to be in a DB file
[AltaCann] I missed you all!
[Ruth] No, but I saw Mr. Anthony Powell Saturday at an exhibit of The
   Buffalo Soldiers.
[AltaCann] Who is Me?
 Well Alta that sounds like progress. So glad to hear that.
 Growth is good, Alta, in small steps. But you already "knoes" that.
   LOL
[AltaCann] Yes, he will handle the HBCUs and I now now concentrate
   on the Technology Industry
[Art] Sure does, maybe you'll be on time tomorrow :-)))
[AltaCann] I am always here Art, but working
 Get her Art
[AltaCann] Who is using the handle Me ... it that VKN?
[AltaCann] is
 Yes tis Me- VKN
 I have so many wigs to make fit LOL
[AltaCann] You might know my new person ... he is from Tuskegee
 Oh really" Very good. What year did he finish?
[AltaCann] Your responses were so VKNish! Dr. Benjamin Newhouse,
   former Dean of the Business School ... he was on my Advisory Board
[AltaCann] Now  a Senior Consultant
 Ruth I am so glad you stopped by. Hope you will become a regular.
[AltaCann] Got his Ph.D at U of Michigan ..not sure where he attended
   undergrad .. must look at his resume. We have worked together in the
   past.
 Hoe neat for you that he comes with such credentials.
 credentials
[Ruth] Yes, I hope to.
[Art] Ruth, Who, Where and What are your primary search areas?
 Art, Ruth provides us with slave documents.
[Art] AH so, very good!
[AltaCann] He was instrumental in helping me form the company. I will
   add his information to the my web site.
 Alta we did post graduate work at U of Mich in 1963-1964
[AltaCann] information to my web site
[Sharon] Ruth are getting the slave docs  from inventory records?
[Ruth] I am the family historian so I am searching everywhere. I have
   been to AR, SC and the archives near San francisco. I have about
   four lines that I'm searching so it keeps me alittle busy.
 We were in the School of Public Health
[AltaCann] Dr. Newhouse was there arounf 1973-1977
 Oh he is a baby.
[Art] Me too Ruth, As I told VKN, I'm just looking for "colored" people
[Ruth] I found them in LDS microfilm, also from Archives at Columbia, SC.
[AltaCann] I will tell him that. He was just left Tuskegee as the Dean of
   the Business School for many years. I am certain he will become a
   college President. He has a year of sabbatical and will devote it to my
   company. I am blessed, y'all!
[Sharon] interesting, I didn't know LDS had them microfilmed
[Art] Sho 'nuff Alta
 Indeed you are blessed.
 and Alta we are blessed to be in the rays of your light.
[AltaCann] YOu will never know how much. These 14 hour days were
   killing me!
 Is he also in the DC/MD area?
[Ruth] Yes, some of the people who work there didn't know it either. I
   got the lead from someone at the wonderful Afrigeneas e-mail group
   and had to order them from the LDS center here in Santa Clara, CA.
 oops the hour has slipped past
[Art] Sharon, that's what I meant about some FHCs. Sharing their
   holdings is sometimes difficult for some volunteers.
Sharon] I'm going to log off and act like I live in this place and do a little
   cleaning. Y'all have a blessed day!
[AltaCann] bye Sharon
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