Cherokee Genealogy: The Basics – Recorded Webinar

The North Carolina Genealogical Society is delighted to present:
Anita Finger-Smith

“Cherokee Genealogy: The Basics”

This recorded Webinar will be available from 2-4 June 2017 (12 am Friday to 12 pm Sunday, EST)

The handout for this presentation is only available to logged in members, accessible under the Resources tab or on the movie page itself.

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About the Webinar:
Many people from North Carolina with traditions of Native American ancestry often assume the ancestry was Cherokee. Identifying the tribal communities residing in North Carolina, their geographic location, and their recognition status will help in channeling possible tribal affiliations.
If the indicators lean toward Cherokee ancestry, the webinar will demonstrate how Cherokee genealogical research can separate fact from fiction. Also, the webinar will introduce you to basic tribal enrollment criteria, blood quantum requirements, an the documentary evidence available to conduct Cherokee genealogical research.

About the Speaker:
Anita Finger-Smith is the principal genealogist for Cherokee Genealogy Services, licensed by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Additionally, she is an independent researcher focusing on Cherokee resources, manuscripts, and record analysis. Anita has served on the faculty at the Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR), and is a member of the national and local chapters of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the National Genealogical Society. For more that twenty years, she has served as a guided research facilitator to the Qualla Boundary Public Library Genealogy Program and treasurer for the Qualla Boundary Historical Society. When not attending to research, she serves as co-owner of Bearmeat’s Indian Den, an authentic Native American art gallery located on the Cherokee Indian Reservation.

After 4 June the video will only be accessible on the website to NCGS members as a member benefit. NCGS members and non-members may also purchase the webinar on a CD, which includes the handout, from the NCGS online store (available Jul 2017).