Live Webinar – Anita Finger-Smith – “Cherokee Genealogy: The Basics”

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

“Cherokee Genealogy: The Basics”

A LIVE Webinar 19 May 2017 at 3:00 PM EST

The handout for this presentation is only available to members, and will be posted in the Member Webinars section of the NCGS website one week prior to the webinar.


Or go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3048795491513520387

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.

This event is sponsored through Citrix GoToWebinar, and will be viewable via the link sent to you after registration. It will not be on the NCGS web site. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar. If you use an email program that uses Sender Lists to allow receipt of email, especially Earthlink or Mindspring, you may need to add @ncgenealogy.org to your list of “approved senders” to receive email from NCGS. Remember to include the @ in front of ncgenealogy!

The webinar can be joined from the GoToWebinar desktop app (Windows or Mac), a web browser (Firefox or Chrome), an iPhone 4 or iPad 2 or later, an Android device (Android 4.0 or later), or a Windows Phone (8 or later).
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After the free 19 May 2017 presentation, the recording of the webinar, “Cherokee Genealogy: The Basics”, will be presented again on the NCGS website from 2-4 June 2017 and will be free for all to view. 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 bookstore (available Jul 2017).