16th Annual Cherokee Ancestry Conference, Tahlequah, OK

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – Discover your family history and Cherokee ancestry at the 16th Annual Cherokee Ancestry Conference hosted by the Cherokee Heritage Center.

The two-day event provides participants with the tools to research their ancestry with Cherokee historical records and features a variety of discussion topics, including historical events before and after the removal, inter-tribal relationships and advancements in social media and its effect on genealogy research.

Participants will also learn about various Cherokee Nation records that are now available online as well as resources available in their local area for Cherokee ancestry research.

A discount is given to those who register before June 3.
Pre-registration is $60 for Cherokee National Historical Society members and $75 for nonmembers. The deadline is June 3. Registrations after June 3 are $70 for CNHS members and $85 for nonmembers.

For more information, including accommodations and registration, please call (918) 456-6007, ext. 6162, or e-mail ashley-vann@cherokee.org.
The Cherokee Heritage Center is the premier cultural center for Cherokee history, culture and the arts. It is located at 21192 S. Keeler Drive in Park Hill.

For more information, go to http://www.cherokeeheritage.org/cherokee-ancestry-conference/

Free Family History Day, April 23, Tulsa, Oklahoma

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A full day of genealogy and family history classes and activities to help you get started and continue on the adventure of finding your ancestors.  We are pleased to announce that there will be ASL interpreters available.  After registering, please contact Charlotte Ker (cker.terp@gmail.com) to discuss class choices. 4 hands-on labs are being offered.  Please bring your laptop or other device and get ready to “dig-in” and uncover your heritage. Lunch – bring your own or go out to nearby establishments.  If you bring your own you will be carrying it with you so please do not expect a storage or refrigerated area.  A list of eateries in the area will be provided.  Tables will be set up in the cultural hall if you would like to bring something back. Please feel free to bring your own lunch; go grab something and bring it back, or visit a nearby restaurant.   We will also be showing some of the newest sessions from RootsTech 2016 — more information on that coming soon. The FamilyHistory Center will be open for use throughout the conference. We are planning several other activities, so be sure to check back here for more information.

Schedule of classes

8:30am-9:00am: Check-in and onsite registration

9:00am-9:55am: Welcome & Keynote Address

10:00am – 10:55am
Use the Census to Know Your Ancestor  — Brandy Van Tassell
Third Party Software (what it is, why you need it, where to get some) — Bonnie Hutchins
Social Media & Family History — TBA
Guided Research Lab Using FamilySearch.org — TBA

11:00am – 11:55am
My Story in Pieces — Creative Journaling and Personal History — Peggy Gordon
There’s An App for That — Charlotte Ker
Native American Research — Barbara Kroll
Guided Research Lab Using Ancestry.com — Juli Bulliegh

1:05pm – 2:00pm
Billiongraves & Findagrave — Ken and Cynthia Hunt
Researching the Freedmen (Black Indians) — Ron Graham
DNA —  Joseph Ahlander Mission(s) Possible Lab — Mina Jarman

2:05pm – 3:00pm
African American Research — Wennette Pegues
Off Line Adventures (and little known/overlooked resources) — Charlotte Ker
Wrecking Balls for Brick Walls — Robert Gordon
Indexing Lab — Bonnie Hutchins

Source: Family History Day Tickets, Sat, Apr 23, 2016 at 8:00 AM | Eventbrite