Gene Norris will discuss Cherokee and Native American research methods and resources. This will be a great opportunity for anyone interested in Native American research to learn about the resources available near our area and to become familiar with some of the sources and solutions which can promote their research.
Gene Norris is the senior genealogist with the Cherokee National Historical Society, Inc. He is a member of the Genealogical Speakers Guild, the National Genealogical Society, and the Georgia Chapter of the National Trail of Tears Association. He is a board member of the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Trail of Tears Association and a board member of the Cherokee Arts & Humanities Council, Inc.
He has actively been involved in genealogical research for thirty years and has been specifically concentrating on Cherokee genealogy since 1994. He has had numerous articles published in the Carroll County (Arkansas) Historical and Genealogical Society Quarterly, the Upper Cumberland (Tennessee) Genealogical Society Quarterly, the Columns, a publication of the Cherokee National Historical Society, and the Goingsnake Messenger Quarterly. He has taught the Cherokee Nation History Course in local communities inOklahoma. He has also presented and spoken at several workshops, seminars and conferences on Cherokee history and genealogical research.
The meeting will be at 10:00am Saturday July 21st in the Genealogy section on the 2nd floor of the Fayetteville Public Library. After the meeting’s program there will be time for hands-on research using the library’s many genealogical resources. Come and bring your friends!