2013-08-28 • PRITCHARD ~ TOWNSEND
vkn: praying hands at the lincoln memorial howdy alt
alt: hello vkn, how goes it today?
vkn: Going well and thanx for the PRITCHARD response
alt: the 1860 lisitng of Pritchard/Pritchet ... yep, I think I have them all in my database.
vkn: and how are you alt
alt: I'm doing fine, thank you ma'am
vkn: I recall you mentioning them a while back I am seeking a match for Othello PRITCHARD
daviss: hi alt and vkn!
vkn: Also John Sydney PRITCHARD Howdy Daviss
daviss: got caught up on sneaky sneaky vkn lol
alt: Hello daviss,
daviss: hi alt!
vkn: lol an that is good daviss Been listening to Morehouse choir on YouTube
daviss: lil ones-e twos-e a day on Talking
alt: those names don't ring a bell with me vkn,sorry
vkn: Its ok alt as I said I was strictly fishing
daviss: How are you two making out today?
alt: vkn, here is the early Townsend connection I mentioned A.M.E. pastor born in Gallipolis, Ohio in 1841 ... http://docsouth.unc.edu/church/talbert/talbert.html#p128
vkn: I am good daviss Just having Coffee Thanx a mil alt You are a prize
alt: yw, vkn tell that to Anita LOL LOL
vkn: lol lol lol
alt: Any comments on the MOW celebration? IMHO, they seem to be romanticizing the "time" ... if last year when in Cincinnati I can understand the 'low' interest... I would bet there weren't 50 people of color seen when I was there and none were in the exhibitor's area when I was there.
vkn: As you know "wheet" fokes are not interested in "slave" narratives
alt: exactly vkn
vkn: As you know "wheet" fokes are not interested in "slave" narratives even though their kin and ancestors are mentioned over and over
alt: and vicky can tell you when we were in Ft. Wayne a couple of years ago we probably didn't have over 100 folks stop by the AfriGeneas booth... and this was at a Black genealogy conference.
vkn: We be slow to spend money as Black peeps
daviss: If so mabe that is the problem
alt: good point daviss....
vkn: Prob is a combination of things daviss most are technical True Alt
alt: really vkn... you think not.... I'll defer to your assessment.
daviss: except for dna testing alt don't you think it has always been that way..We just have a venue to search that we did not have before. All we knew back in the day was hitting the street and go to the courthouse to search
alt: so very true daviss... venue's and resources are available today that weren't there as recent as 2-3 years ago, I'm just sorry to see the 'gold mine' as vkn describes it falling to the pressures of branding & marketing.
daviss: cept for Family Search. so far free
vkn: Well Alt and Daviss the 1870 is reported to be the least reliable due to massive movement of people
alt: and even Familysearch is into 'marketing' their services and products... the 'databases" & searches are free, but everything else has a cost ... often hidden
vkn: OFTEN hidden in plain view Yet there is little to none focusing the period of Black Reconstruction
daviss: we could be playing "Candy Crush" lol lol lol
vkn: now daviss tsk tsk tsk
alt: vkn, I think 1870 is 'tough' because folks are often NOT where we think they should be for one and then the fact that they are identified by surnames we not be expecting
vkn: That is in part why I say untapped resource Alt
alt: okay vkn.. I see where you're coming from as 'untapped' oh my...
vkn: He is post surgical cancer says he does not like being around people
alt: depression ??? trauma ????
daviss: he may not want peeps feeling sorry for him
alt: daviss, thanks for the 'shout-out' on AfriGeneas... very much appreciated!!!!
vkn: " I had a dream and woke to a nightmare"
daviss: no problem alt!!!
vkn: Yes very nice daviss and a great reward for all of your background and out front work alt
alt: thank you too, vkn
vkn: I think that Dominique is a phony y'all
daviss: who is that vkn?
vkn: the person posting "I need help" daviss
alt: phony, or perhaps one of those 'drive-by' genealogists vkn
daviss: oh, ok.. well phony or no, I have done all I need to do and the rest is up to him
alt: you bet daviss !!!!
vkn: absolutely you did good daviss and I like the "driveby..." expression alt
alt: some of these younger folks don't realize that genealogy & family history is a marathon & not a sprint... they're in too big of a hurry and want everything right now
vkn: true y'all be good
daviss: ha! you too vkn lol
alt: and careful too
daviss: yeah lol
alt: well, tennis this afternnon & evening Venus, Serena & James Blake
daviss: ok alt you take care and 3 wins today
alt: lets' hope so .. bye .. I got the lights & the chairs LOL LOL
daviss: Go Cardinals!!
daviss: later partner