Native American Research with Rick Fogarty

March 10th, 2017 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor

Native American, F319, “The Moravians and the Cherokees: From Piedmont to Tahlequah”
9:30 am, Friday, 12 May 2017

Native American, F359, “Researching Native American Tribal Genealogy”
4 pm, Friday, 12 May 2017

Speaker BIO: Rick Fogarty is a professional genealogical researcher and lecturer in Oklahoma and a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation. He specializes in Native American tribal, adoption, and DNA/forensic genealogical research. He has attended Boston University’s forensic genealogy course and the Forensic Genealogy Institute genetic course. He serves on the board of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society.

“The Moravians and the Cherokees: From Piedmont to Tahlequah,” (F319, 9:30 am, Friday, 12 May 2017)
“This lecture will discuss the relationship of mutual benefit between the Moravians and the Cherokee tribe. The Moravians, a protestant congregation originating from Bohemia, settled in a large area of land in North Carolina known as the Wachovia Tract in 1753. Known for establishing missions and schools, the congregation brought this work to the Indian tribes of the southeast United States including the Cherokee and Creek.

“Researching Native American Tribal Genealogy,” (F359, 4 pm, Friday, 12 May 2017).
Many families have myths and stories of Native American ancestors in their lineage. With advancements and changes in genealogy, more resources are available to research than ever before. But where does one start on this path? What tribe should you research? Where are the records? Should I use DNA testing? This lecture will help shed light on the many resources and records available to genealogists of all skill levels. The current state of DNA testing, including ethnicity estimates and test matches, will be discussed in a practical manner.”