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2011-01-25 TuesNite Chat



Start: 20:59:04
End: 22:31:40
Chatters: 3rdthawkins, AYWalton, Ingrid_Doweary, Khathu, Sadonya, Selma, seventies soulchild, vkn

3rdthawkins: hey SS

seventies soulchild: hey 3rd

Selma: Evening seventies and 3rd

3rdthawkins: hey Selma

seventies soulchild: whodat? lol good evening Selma Well how is everyone doing tonight?

Selma: Doing Ok..waiting for the President to start speaking

3rdthawkins: doing good

seventies soulchild: I figured that's what you were doing Its going to be on the White House facebook page and on C-span for those who want to watch him speak online

Selma: Don't know if I can manage a split computer screen.. LOL

seventies soulchild: lol I'm not sure where there will be audio, but it will be somewhere online. hello AYWalton

Selma: Evening AY

AYWalton: Good evevning all.

3rdthawkins: hello AYWalton

AYWalton: Howdy Selma, SoulChile. hi 3rd

seventies soulchild: Ok I received my pension file for James Galimore today.

Selma: Great... Got your TV on AY So any goodies seventies

AYWalton: yep, brought my laptop in to watch while we meet.

seventies soulchild: Well yes kind of.

AYWalton: I know you have yours on, as well, Selma!

Selma: What does that mean sevenites

3rdthawkins: are Meeting for the speech??? are we meeting for the speech

seventies soulchild: It means I will have to do more research. . . it was like a partial pension file. a couple of witness statements. some vital info, but still left with questions.

3rdthawkins: good you got that SS

seventies soulchild: Two more surnames I will be looking up are galaway and wade. I want to see if I can order the Widows bounty for Phoebe Galmore.

AYWalton: Soulchile pay close attention to the witnesses and if any of the say that they served with your soldier, you may want to follow them as you can learn more about the community. if they enlisted togegther, then you can reconstruct the community.

seventies soulchild: I see a couple of people that I plan on researching Wellington Scott and an Ellison forgot the first name. AYWalton, normally when you order pension files do you get the entire file OR do you have to order seperate files?

AYWalton: that's great, Soul C

3rdthawkins: hello Ingrid

Selma: Evening INgrid

AYWalton: oops.......meant to type SoulChile. lol

Ingrid_Doweary: Hey 3rd, AY, Selma and Seventies. :)

AYWalton: Hey there, Ingrid.

seventies soulchild: I'm wondering now, could Wellington Scott be Wellington Gordon? lol

AYWalton: what unit did they serve in SoulChile?

seventies soulchild: Hey Ingrid_Doweary

Selma: Sure why know that name thing

seventies soulchild: 1st MS Vol, 5th USCT heavy artillery and 9th LA vols I received my pension file today Ingrid.

Ingrid_Doweary: Congratulations, Seventies! I finally recovered my Civil War Period costume dolls.

seventies soulchild: oh okay... I didn't know you collected.

Selma: Where were they INgrid?

seventies soulchild: dang it c-spans site is slow right now.

AYWalton: did Wellington serve in the same regiment?

Ingrid_Doweary: I need them for this year's Black History Month Exhibit at work. I found them neatly wrapped up in my under the stairs storage space. They are now in my room being assessed and prepped.

Selma: How many do you have?

3rdthawkins: how.....cute

AYWalton: where did you get them, Ingrid?

Ingrid_Doweary: About (3) 12" Male dolls. I collected them about 15 years ago from Kaybee Toys and the National Air and Space Museum.

Selma: Seventies...what information did you Not find in the Pension file?

AYWalton: that is so interesting!

Ingrid_Doweary: Yes AY. I found that I had also collected a Tuskegee Airmen and two Mercury Astronaut dolls as well from the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in DC.

AYWalton: oh you have a nice collection growing then.

Ingrid_Doweary: Now I can put them to good use. So Seventies, did you learn anything from your pension file?

AYWalton: SoulChile I see two Wellington Gordons but neither served with USCTs.

Khathu: Hello everyone

AYWalton: One was with the 5th Pennsylvania Reserve Infantry and the other was with the 8th Michigan Cavalry.

Ingrid_Doweary: Hey Khathu.

3rdthawkins: hey Khathu

AYWalton: hey there khathu!!!!

Selma: Evening Khathu

AYWalton: Greetings, vkn!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hope you are all doing well.

3rdthawkins: hey vkn

Selma: Evening vkn

Ingrid_Doweary: Hey Vkn. How are you?

vkn: Good evening good people

AYWalton: hope you are doing well, vkn. good presentation last Saturday, khathu!

Khathu: seventies i to re-write the entire chapter

vkn: Doing ok AYW taking second dose of the new med

Khathu: thanks AYWalton

AYWalton: hope there are not any/many side effects. did you see the small video clip I put up?

Khathu: i saw it. i wasn't aware that you video taped me until Selma mentioned it

vkn: Not visible as yet AYW thanx for the comment. We will see what the blood work brings lol

AYWalton: Hope it comes back with good results.

vkn: Thankee

Ingrid_Doweary: Same here Vkn.

vkn: How many here are going to NGS in Charleston? kee Ingrid Thankee Ingrid

3rdthawkins: If I knew someone going to or living in or near Charleston, I would pay them to do some research for me there

Ingrid_Doweary: I need to look into it, Vkn. I'm probably scheduled to work on that Saturday.

vkn: I see AYW are you presenting?

Selma: Not sure vkn..lots of stuff on my plate

AYWalton: no, not presenting at NGS.

vkn: lol You must have my plate Selma

AYWalton: BTW, the NGS conference in 2012 has put out a Call for Papers.

Selma: LOL

AYWalton: The deadline is Apirl 1.

vkn: wow that is close

Selma: Hey these folks plan ahead

AYWalton: and sadly, our AAHGS conference for 2011 does not yet have a date. Unless it has been announced. VKN did you attend the AAHGS meeting on Saturday?

vkn: I did not AYW I do not drive in Atlanta traffic

AYWalton: and until there is a date, no call for papers can be made. I can understand that, vkn. Atlanta traffic is some serious stuff!

vkn: as in deadly

AYWalton: it is not for the timid!

Ingrid_Doweary: I follow.

Selma: Wasn't the traffic around DC on the top of the list this year

vkn: and I am timidest. Y'all be hearing the president?

AYWalton: not sure.

Selma: Yep..I am

AYWalton: I have the TV on, while I am typing. multi-tasking for sure. lol VKN did you see that Ancestry is closing down their Expert Connect service?

Ingrid_Doweary: You have the State of the Union Address playing on the TV, AY?

AYWalton: oh yes, Ingrid. I always watch it no matter who the president is.

Selma: Me too

vkn: Yes effective 3 Feb ayw

Selma: How come you know?

AYWalton: Perhaps there is as service that AfriGeneas can offer.

Ingrid_Doweary: What is the Expert Connect Service?

vkn: That program was troublesome from the outset in my view.

AYWalton: they did not say. I got the email earlier today and they said that they are focusing on other endeavors. I think that since they bought ProGen, they might offer a service through that avenue.

Selma: Jeez who can keep up with all these mergers

AYWalton: their decision could be another kind of opportunity. there is already discussion about that on the APG listserv. howdy Sadonya!!!! hope you are doing well.

3rdthawkins: hey Sadonya, got an interesting email from you lol

Ingrid_Doweary: Hey Sadonya.

Selma: Evening Sadonya..

vkn: heyyyyyyy Sadonya

Khathu: good night everyone

Ingrid_Doweary: Nite Khathu.

Sadonya: hello everyone..... yes 3rdthawkins did you enjoy it?

3rdthawkins: it was funny

Sadonya: all is well but my computer is slow... that is the only reason I shared it

vkn: wha hoppen to puter cuz Sadonya

Ingrid_Doweary: I know what that feels like.

Sadonya: nothing just overloaded

vkn: I see

Sadonya: hey cuzzie how are things in GA

Ingrid_Doweary: Do you have an external hard drive, Sadonya?

Sadonya: yep a couple of them also got a new computer just havent changed out yet

Ingrid_Doweary: Have you had a chance to back up your computer files?

Sadonya: do that all the time

Ingrid_Doweary: Okay, I see.

vkn: Did y'all see message from Nicka about slave death records for Shelby County TN

3rdthawkins: yeah, read it vkn, that is pretty interesting makes me wish I had or knew someone from Shelby Co., TN

Sadonya: lol

Ingrid_Doweary: I'm so behind in reading the message forums.

vkn: Also see response from Lyndam to the brickwall forum post

Sadonya: I found a website of old photos

Selma: I saw it was very good

Sadonya: one of the photos was of a couple that is on my website

3rdthawkins: that's good Sadonya, I actually got in contact with a relative on my dad's side doing family research ,she is in my generation, shared some photos of my great great grandparents, very nice

vkn: Well at least she sorted it out a bit selma

Sadonya: wonderful 3rdthawkins

Selma: It gave her a clear plan for her to follow.

Sadonya: from South Carolina? 3rdthawkins

Ingrid_Doweary: That's the spirit, Selma!

Selma: Not sure if she has looked at the Census records... Not Lyndam..the poster

3rdthawkins: the family is Sadonya, Hawkins, but they are living in NY right now though

vkn: Gotcha

Sadonya: migrated north were the photos from NY or SC?

Selma: The child is not in the Peter/Peyton Coles household in 1930, but another Cole

Sadonya: I'll be back

3rdthawkins: photos of my grgr granparents were taken in S.C. Sadonya,

vkn: okies selma

AYWalton: have to run rolks, have a good evening.

3rdthawkins: hello Sadonya, was saying, the photos of my grgr grandparents were taken in S.C.

Sadonya: on my other computer now this is better

vkn: Sadonya are you doing Charleston

Sadonya: SC?

vkn: yes

Sadonya: I have touched on it but not really

vkn: Oops sorry I meant NGS conference there

Sadonya: my great grands were in Columbia when is it? do you need me?

vkn: Well will let you know we will do a hospitality room for a couple of nights with ProQuest

Sadonya: I will go if you need me

vkn: yassum We are doing the Black Family History Day at Atlanta NARA with the FHC on 26 Feb

Ingrid_Doweary: Sounds very nice, Vkn.

vkn: yes Ingrid 7:30 AM TO 2PM

Sadonya: I believe I am off that week... may come down

vkn: How is Prez doing 3rd selma sadonya Ingrid

Selma: Umm..Doing good Talking about vetoing earmarks in Bills..folks clapped, will see how that works out

Ingrid_Doweary: Sounds like he's doing very well.

vkn: That would be great Sadonya you could stay with me

Sadonya: okay then I will come


Selma: LOL

Sadonya: lol

vkn: Talk at yall later day starts ar 4AM

Selma: I have to run too folks..have a great evening.

Sadonya: did yall have any new finds?

Ingrid_Doweary: I did locate marriage record for my father's paternal aunt.

Sadonya: how nice did you find new info from it?

Ingrid_Doweary: Her maiden name was Armstrong and she married a man named Issac Linton. The Linton descendants are my father's 1st cousins and my 2nd cousins.

Sadonya: okay how nice

Ingrid_Doweary: It cross referenced a formal marriage license that one of the descendants posted on a MyFamily website. My father was recently deemed the family historian according to one of them.

Sadonya: thats interesting

Ingrid_Doweary: Of the 13 offspring, there are 3 survivors. I've been communicating and interviewing the eldest one, Cousin Helen.

Sadonya: how nice to sill have one to intereview .. does she share a lot

Ingrid_Doweary: She does and I feel obligated now to interview the other two-her brothers.

Sadonya: men never seem to have as much to say funny

Ingrid_Doweary: I just sent the youngest brother (upon his request) who is the baby of the family copies of about 10 different family documents I located over period of 3 years.

Sadonya: have you heard from him about them?

Ingrid_Doweary: I haven't but I'll follow up this weekend. I sent them in time for a family reunion planning meeting they were scheduled to have last weekend. I'll send my father copies of what I sent the cousin.

Sadonya: hummmmm

Ingrid_Doweary: What's on your mind, Sadonya? Chat with you good folks later. Good night.

18 Dec 2002 :: 1 Feb 2009
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