Topic: Getting Started Trying TCP connection to memberchat.xoom.com:8900 ... >> The remote machine has accepted the network request ... please wait. (c) 1999 NBC Internet [http://www.ParaChat.com] ParaChat server 3.00.01 >> dldgreen has joined channel #XC.1810375 The topic is: African Ancestry >> PO7489 has joined channel #XC.1810375 dldgreen> Hellol PO7489. Welcome! >> Izzy1 has joined channel #XC.1810375 dldgreen> Hello Izzy, welcome! Make yourself comfortable! [Izzy1] Type HEREThanks! dldgreen> Well folks, let's get started. Others will most likely join us - later. dldgreen> Tonight's discussion focuses on Getting Started. dldgreen> Many people talk about researching their ancestry, but few know - how to begin. dldgreen> My goal is to provide some methods you can use to help you get - started with your genealogical quest. dldgreen> But first I'd like to know where you are in terms of your research - and what your immediate research goal is. dldgreen> PO7489 let's start with you - how did you begin and where are you - in your research? dldgreen> PO7489, are you there? [PO7489] just starting -got interested from a reunion dldgreen> Wonderful! What would you like to accomplish inititally? dldgreen> inititally = initially [Izzy1] I have begun with my parents. I have their marriage license and - death certificates. Also, I have my maternal grandparents death - certificates. [PO7489] i am working on my great grandparents dldgreen> Thanks PO7489. Izzy, you've started on your parents and - grandparents... dldgreen> What do you hope to accomplish in the immediate future? dldgreen> Well, I ask these questions to underscore the importance in - setting research goals, even in the beginning. dldgreen> As you both probably have already done, when beginning your - research, you start with [Izzy1] I learned my paternal grandparents name from the marriage license. - Now, I am trying to locate their death certificates. dldgreen> yourself and your parents. You write down all that you know to - include dates of birth, marriage, graduations, divorces, children, dldgreen> basically all the info you can find out. You then do the same - for as many of the folks in your dldgreen> lineage, as far back as you can. dldgreen> By recording what you know about these people, you can then - determine what areas are gaps in information. dldgreen> Also do not forget to obtain source documents for all the - documentable events. As you [Izzy1] To learn where paternal gparents were living at the time of their - death. dldgreen> both have already done, get those birth, marriage, death, divorce, - etc certificates.. >> jeter has joined channel #XC.1810375 dldgreen> record medical conditions, physical characteristics, schools - attended, profession and places of employment, dldgreen> etc. The idea is to have more than just names and dates, but to - also include details that presents dldgreen> the people as characters with personalities. >> VEMACN has joined channel #XC.1810375 dldgreen> Once you have done that, undoubtedly, you;ll realize there is so - much you don't know! dldgreen> That's where talking with others comes in! Sharpen up those - interviewing skills because you dldgreen> will need them in this phase of your research. dldgreen> Always set as your immediate goal, an appointment with the oldest - living relative(s) in your family. [Izzy1] right. I like this approach . . . living history. Example, found - that my father and mother lived across the street from each other. It's how - they met. >> CLB has joined channel #XC.1810375 dldgreen> This may seem like an obvious idea, but time is not always on our - side. [Izzy1] right. I like this approach . . . living history. Example, found - that my father and mother lived across the street from each other. It's how - they met. >> CLB has joined channel #XC.1810375 dldgreen> This may seem like an obvious idea, but time is not always on our - side. [CLB]
dldgreen> Talk with the elders, but be sure to do more listening than - talking. [Izzy1] I can't find anyone older than me . . . seriously! dldgreen> Allow the conversation to flow freely, gently guiding them along. - Record info by tape if possible. >> VEMACN has left channel #XC.1810375 dldgreen> The idea is to have them fill in the gaps that you've identified - early in the initial stage. [jeter] Type HERE >> jeter has left channel #XC.1810375 dldgreen> After that, then you can progress to the next set of elders, etc. - Don't forget to talk with neighbors, dldgreen> distant cousins, best friend of the elders,e tc. Good info can be - found in many places ! dldgreen> Next you'll want to start hitting some other records, like social - security applications (for deceased dldgreen> persons), military records, possibly school records/yearbooks, and - collecting photos and obituaries. dldgreen> Much information can be found in these. >> AlGee has joined channel #XC.1810375 dldgreen> The idea is to get as much information as possible to determine - who were the ancestors dldgreen> alive in the latest census publically available, 1920, and where - these folks were at that time (city, county,state). dldgreen> Are any of you at that point in your research? [Izzy1] Yes, I located my mother's family in the 1920 census. [CLB] I have all but one branch in 1920. All the others are in place for - 1920. dldgreen> PO7489, how about you? [AlGee] I have most for 1920 dldgreen> Thanks Algee. [PO7489] have not checked that census dldgreen> And CLB [CLB] ? >> JulieSJ has joined channel #XC.1810375 >> AltaCann has joined channel #XC.1810375 dldgreen> PO7489, do you think you're at a point where examining the 1920 - census is reasonable? [CLB] I have Mother and Father in 1920. [AltaCann] Good evening all. dldgreen> Welcome, Algee, AltaCan, JulieSJ! [PO7489] both my grandparents were born before 1900 dldgreen> PO7489, if they were alive in 1920, perhaps you can find them - there and in 1910. Were you dldgreen> able to determine if their children were around then? [PO7489] yes my problem is finding their parents dldgreen> PO, please explain... perhaps we can help you with a plan... [PO7489] on my mother side from nc my great great grandfather was white who - father my great grandfather by a slave dldgreen> [After we help PO7489, I'll open the floor to questions. CLB, - you're first in the queue.] [JulieSJ] hello all [AlGee] Hello Julie [PO7489] go ahead open up the floor dldgreen> So, working from your great-great grandparents, were you able to - find a death certificate for either? dldgreen> ..excuse me, great-grandparents... [PO7489] no [PO7489] open up the floor for the others dldgreen> Well thank you PO7489. dldgreen> CLB, your question. [AltaCann] ! [PO7489] thank your [Izzy1] How can a death certificate be located if I don't know the year of - dealth? dldgreen> [We're in protocol, meaning we take questions, comments in first - come,first served order... [CLB] dldgreen> [Type ! for comments, ? for questions. I'll maintain a list and - address you when it is your turn.] dldgreen> No problem CLB. dldgreen> AltaCann you were next. [AltaCann] My apologies for being late, I was actually with another CANNADAY - researcher at NARA-DC. I missed your lecture. Ii just want a copy of this - chat. [AltaCann] g dldgreen> Alta, type your email address and I'll send it out later... >> kiatte has joined channel #XC.1810375 >> linkgen has joined channel #XC.1810375 dldgreen> Izzy, your question was how to find a death certificate if you - don't knw the date.... dldgreen> knw=know dldgreen> Izzy, some states will conduct a search for you, if you have some - identifying information. dldgreen> For example, in SC, you can send in basic information such as full - name, and county. They will dldgreen> search the index and let you know what they find. dldgreen> Other states, such as FL and SC, have indices available that you - can search yourself. dldgreen> Some states, like Pennsylvania, want exact info only, but will - conduct a search over X # of years.. dldgreen> for an additional fee. So it depends. Always determine what - timeperiod you ancestor dldgreen> ..excuse me, determine what year the state started requiring death - certificates. dldgreen> Estimate if your ancestor would have died after that date, and go - on from there. dldgreen> Remember that churches & family bibles may be sources of birth & - death info, too. dldgreen> Any other questions, Izzy? [Izzy1] Did some large cities keep death records, too . . .in 1918-19? [AlGee] ! dldgreen> Some cities may have, but by that timeperiod, I'd venture to say - that all states were requiring death certificates. dldgreen> Algee, your comment. [AlGee] Also it is worth while to scan the probate records >> jangi54 has joined channel #XC.1810375 [jangi54] GOODALL, GAYLE, PENROSE, TERRELL, TERRY. Hi all [AlGee] in case relative was a propertyowner.He may not have left a will - but there would be papers or letters of administration [AlGee] ga dldgreen> Thank you Algee, you made an excellent point. These records can - lead to dates of death, where no death record exists. [Izzy1] Thanks! >> sweetlisa has joined channel #XC.1810375 dldgreen> Well we've got 7 minutes left. Let's do a roundrobin... [sweetlisa] Hello dldgreen> Post your surnames and associated county/state. Freely respond to - any that are of interest. [jangi54] What is a round robin? dldgreen> you may make a connection! [sweetlisa] I'm interested in African Canadian research. Specifically, the - Black Loyalists >> sistuh1 has joined channel #XC.1810375 dldgreen> Drayton, James, Sinkler, Wilder, Nelson, all Clarendon County, SC [AlGee] GIBSON in GA Baldwin County [jangi54] GOODALL, TERRELL of Orange County, VA. GAYLE, PENROSE, of - Mecklenberg County, VA and TERRY of Bedford County, VA. dldgreen> Logan, Mitchell, of Sumter CO, SC [CLB] - BROOM(E),MCMATH,ARMSTEAD,ARMSETED,ARMSTERD;GA>AL>OK,MCQUAIN,CLARK;LA>OK [linkgen] DOUGLAS(S) PA,KS,-HOWARD KS,MATHEWS KS [AltaCann] Cannaday (VA/WV) Webb Tate Dillard White Martin Franklin County - VA [sistuh1] MARSH, ELMORE, MOSS, DUNNAWAY all in Jackson Parish, LA. dldgreen> Green, Dawson, King, Mitchell, Raspberry - all of Craven COunty, - NC [PO7489] blackwell caswell co. nc/norflett augusta ga bin? >> sistuh1 has left channel #XC.1810375 [Izzy1] EDMUNDS, FORD, tAYLOR, Phila., PA, Virginia, Michigan [CLB] EDMONDSEN,SCOTT,BODDIE,MCENTIRE;AL>GA>OK [linkgen] WORK KS-NORTH CAROLINA,WRIGHT PA/NY dldgreen> Thank you all for attending tonight's session. I hope there was - something here that helped you. [CLB] ? dldgreen> Next Saturday night, we will discuss the census and the soundexes. [AltaCann] ! dldgreen> CLB, your question? [CLB] I need copies of tonights chat and last weeks chat to - REB372@BellSouth.net Please? [jangi54] did, at same time? [AlGee] CLB was your BODDIE from Baldwin County GA? dldgreen> CLB, still have to edit down last week's. this week's should be - easier. [CLB] Believe so. [AlGee] Hmmmmm dldgreen> Yes, the same time, Jangi, 9:30pm -10:30pm. [CLB] Lemmeee check, please> [AltaCann] These are so helpful. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org . Yes, I realy - want last week, too. [CLB] Or write me at REB372@BellSouth.net. [AlGee] OK AlGee] OK [jangi54] did, thanks. Hope to be back then. [PO7489] yes thank u [linkgen] email@example.com requesting copy of this chat and last week. thank - you [CLB] AlGee, meet me on AOL in just a few moments, please? [AlGee] Niters all annd thanx dld and all!!!!!!!! >> joan has joined channel #XC.1810375 [Izzy1] This week and last week, please. dldgreen> Thanks again, all. Hope to see you again next Saturday. Same - AfriGeneas time and place! [jangi54] Bye all, Peace...out. >> jangi54 has left channel #XC.1810375 [AltaCann] Important to be here on time. The lectures are most enlightening! >> AlGee has left channel #XC.1810375 >> Izzy1 has left channel #XC.1810375 [linkgen] night all [CLB] Nytol!! dldgreen> Type your email address for a copy of tonight's presentation, for - the record! >> JulieSJ has left channel #XC.1810375 >> CLB has left channel #XC.1810375 [joan] firstname.lastname@example.orgType HERE [PO7489] email@example.com [AltaCann] Thank you dld ! dldgreen> You are welcome Alta! [PO7489] thanks dd dldgreen> My pleasure, PO.. dldgreen> You are welcome Alta! [PO7489] thanks dd dldgreen> My pleasure, PO.. [AltaCann] goodnight all [joan] what time does the chat start? dldgreen> Starts at 9:30 pm ends at 10:30pm. [PO7489] 930 dldgreen> Niters all! >> AltaCann has left channel #XC.1810375 Disconnected: you logged off
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