Sept. 13 presentation: “Sources and Methods for Researching American Indian Ancestors”

My next in-person presentation is Thursday, September 13, 2018 at the Hudson, Wisconsin public library. The topic is “Sources and Methods for Researching American Indian Ancestors.” The presentation runs from 10:30-11:30 and I promise to hang around to answer questions. The presentation is accompanied by an extensive handout for each attendee. I have more than […]

Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy: Native American course and more!

The 2019 edition of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy is all planned and registration opens on July 7th! Finally we have a great Native American course led by Rick Fogarty, who is  a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation. Whether you are seeking general knowledge, tribal enrollment, or assisting others in this, you will […]

October is important to family historians for several reasons

I live in the U.S. so this is from that viewpoint. It’s amazing to see how many different days and months are celebrated around the world. For me, the best is October 4th when I will celebrate what would have been my parents’ 70th wedding anniversary.  That’s important to my family history.  I have a […]

The Native American gems in manuscripts: Osage Nation finds Jesuit archives preserving its history

Native American genealogy research is more than locating a name on Bureau of Indian Affairs censuses, tribal base rolls*, or complete faith in a family story that you have a Indian ancestor in your background. It’s learning about how to research family history in general, finding out more about that person or person, proving the […]

Ancestry Academy courses: expert info on timelines, pensions, Native Americans, and more

The number of course offerings at Ancestry Academy continues to grow.  The categories and how many courses in each are listed below. Ancestry Products (14) Includes many areas of what Ancestry has to offer. Records (14) Includes early censuses, military pension applications, and the 1940 census! Methodology and Skills (8) Includes timelines obituaries, and resources […]

Quick update to my Ancestry Academy Native American course

When I did the Native American course for Ancestry, I truthfully stated that there were 566 federally recognized tribes in the United States. A few others are recognized by states and many are trying to obtain federal recognition. It’s a long process that requires extensive research. Some of the Bureau of Indian Affairs guidelines have […]