PROGRAM: Cherokee Genealogy 101

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Are you trying to separate fact from fiction in oral histories of Cherokee ancestry? Is your goal to verify family tradition of a Cherokee ancestor? Join Anita Finger-Smith, CEO of Cherokee Genealogy Services, a business licensed by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, as she explains the appropriate federal, state, and tribal records available to document a tribal connection and the eligibility criteria for tribal membership. This lecture will simplify the complex concepts of Cherokee genealogy.

Instructor: Anita Finger-Smith, CEO, Cherokee Genealogy Services

This program is FREE and will be held in the Bilo-Nelson Auditorium on the first floor of the East Tennessee History Center.

The East Tennessee History Center’s Genealogy Program is a partnership between Knox County Public Library and the East Tennessee Historical Society with support from Friends of the Knox County Public Library and East Tennessee PBS.


For ADA accommodations, call (865) 215-8703 or send request to 72 hours in advance of program.