Cherokee Heritage Center

The Center consists of a living history Cherokee village, a museum, and small township of historical buildings. Dedicated to the perservation of Cherokee culture and history, it is one of the most widely visited Native American sites in Oklahoma.

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Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Spring Genealogy Seminar


“Genealogy of Hope: How the Cherokee Family Survived”

The fourth annual Cherokee Heritage Center genealogy seminar is being held on Saturday, April 9, 2005, at the Tsa-la-gi Community Room behind the Restaurant of the Cherokee in Tahlequah. The seminar begins with registration from 9:15 – 9:45 a.m.

The first sessions will last from 10 a.m. to Noon with an hour break for lunch. It resumes at 1 p.m. and continues until 4 p.m. This year’s speakers include: Jack Baker, President of the National Trail of Tears Association, President of the Goingsnake Historical District Association, Board Member and treasurer of the Cherokee National Historical Society, Inc., as well as a seasoned Cherokee genealogist and author, who will be speaking on the newly translated Cherokee Moravian Missionary records which have revealed many interesting things about several Cherokee families. David Keith Hampton, another seasoned Cherokee genealogist, author of several books, and well-versed in Cherokee history, will speak on the families and descendants of those Cherokees recorded in Emmett Starr’s, “History of the Cherokee Indians.”

Another speaker slated for the seminar is Marybelle Chase of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ms. Chase has been a Cherokee genealogist for many years and is the author of several books as well as editor, researcher, writer and publisher of a quarterly specializing in Cherokee records, “The Cherokee Tracer.” She will be speaking about her long tenure with the quarterly and what records she has researched for this publication. Tom Mooney, archivist at the Cherokee Heritage Center, will discuss Cherokee research on the web in his session. There will also be a session about the State of Sequoyah Convention of 1905, what it would have meant not only for the Cherokee Nation but for every Native American Nation in what is now Oklahoma.

Pre-registration prices for the seminar if received before March 20, 2005 are $35 for non-members and $30 for members of the Cherokee National Historical Society, Inc. Prices after March 20 and at the door are $50 for non-members and $45 for members of the Cherokee National Historical Society, Inc. Seating is limited to 70. Participants are asked to bring pencil and paper to take notes. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Posted by Gene Norris


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