PROGRAM: Cherokee Genealogy 101

East Tennessee History Center
Monday, November 6, 2023 - 12:00pm

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.