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We the People: Cherokee Ancestry Conference set for June 13-14 in Tahlequah

Sharon Burns: 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.
By SHARON BURNS, For The Oklahoman Published: April 21, 2014
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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 gene-norris@cherokee.org.

Genealogy notes

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