The 13th annual Cherokee Ancestry Conference will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 13 and 14 in the Osiyo Training Room, Cherokee Nation Tribal Complex, 17725 S Muskogee, Tahlequah.
Speakers include Jerry L. Clark, Cherokee citizen and National Archives retired archivist; Candessa Tehee, executive director of the Cherokee Heritage Center and Cherokee language specialist; Gene Norris, Cherokee National Historical Society genealogist.
Topics will include: “1836 Protests Against Treaty of New Echota,” “Who’s Who on the Trail of Tears,” “Cherokee Language and Families,” “Cherokee Genealogy, Dawes Days Vs. Miller Time,” “What’s New Online for Cherokee Research,” “Newly Digitized Cherokee Research,” and “Cherokee National Humanities and History Course.”
David Hampton, Cherokee historian and author, and Catherine Foreman Gray, Cherokee Nation history and cultural specialist, also will be available to assist researchers.
Registration for Cherokee National Historical Society or First Families of the Cherokee Nation members is $60 and for $75 non-members if received before June 8. After June 8, registration is $70 for members and $85 for non-members.
For more information about registration and hotels, contact the Cherokee Family Research Center at 888-999-6007 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The 2014 Legacy Family Tree Software Cruise will include two back-to-back cruises on Celebrity Millennium. Legacy Asia 1st Cruise will be Oct. 26 through Nov. 9 with stops in Japan and will include classes on Legacy8 software. Legacy Asia 2nd Cruise, Nov. 9-23, will include stops in China and Taiwan.
For more information, go online to www.legacyfamilytree.com, click on News and the on Legacy Cruise. For more information, contact Trekalot at (800) 557-8601 or email LegacyFamilyTreeCruise@gmail.com.
• The Wholly Genes Genealogy Software 10th Annual 7-day Genealogy Conference and Cruise aboard the Crown Princess will be Nov. 29 through Dec. 6.
The cruise includes a round trip from Los Angeles, visiting Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico, with three days at sea for lectures on genealogy methodology, resources, and technology.
For more information, contact Julie Akins at The Cruise Web, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays at (800) 377-9383 or email Juliea@cruiseweb.com.
• To remember the commencement of the Civil War in April 1861, Fold3 invites readers to explore its Civil War Collection at go.fold3.com/civilwar for free from now through April 30, according to Matthew Deighton at email@example.com.
Civil War documents include everything from military records to personal accounts and historic writings.
Soldier records include service records, pension index cards, “Widows’ Pension” files, Navy survivor certificates, Army registers, and more. Confederate-specific records include Confederate service records, amnesty papers, casualty reports, and citizen files, as well as Confederate Navy subject files and Southern Claims Commission documents.
If you have a question, event, idea or an experience you wish to share, email Sharon Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.