This event will be held at the Pickering Center and broadcast via GoToWebinar
For those attending in person, a box lunch from Firehouse Subs will be included with your registration
Refund Policy: Full refund if request is received on or before November 2, 2023. A refund of the registration fee less $20 will be given for requests received after November 2, 2023. No refunds for requests received the day of the seminar or later.
8:30 a.m. - Webinar Opens
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. - Opening Remarks & Introduction
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. - The Role of Rolls: The Final Roll of the Five Civilized Tribes (Jason Terrell)
10:15-10:30 a.m. - Break
10:30-11:30 a.m. - The Role of Rolls: The Guion Miller Rolls (Jason Terrell)
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. - From the Web to the Archives - How to Find the Good Stuff in TN Court Records (Chuck Sherrill)
1:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m. - Break
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Manuscript Collections and Other Genealogy Resources (Chuck Sherrill)
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. - Q&A & Wrap-up
The Role of Rolls: The Final Roll of the Five Civilized Tribes (Jason Terrell)
When researching Native American family history, the role of various types of rolls can be both critical and confusing. In this session, we will look in depth at one of the most consulted and most misunderstood of those rolls, the Final Roll of the Five Civilized Tribes also known as the Dawes Roll. We'll look at the history of the roll, who was included and who was not (and why), as well as places we can do research into this important source. This roll will apply to those with potential ancestry in one of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes: Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Muskogee Creek, and Seminole.
The Role of Rolls: The Guion Miller Rolls (Jason Terrell)
When researching Native American family history, the role of various types of rolls can be both critical and confusing. In this session, we will look in depth at a roll created as a result of a lawsuit filed by Cherokee citizens and descendants. When looking into Cherokee heritage, the information contained in the applications for this roll will provide a great deal of information that can't be found anywhere else including extended family, Cherokee names, letters from people who knew the family, etc. Also, applicants for this roll came from a number of areas outside of Oklahoma, so even rejected applications can contain great information for the family historian for those with no ancestors in Oklahoma. Details contained in the applications for this roll will apply to those with potential Cherokee heritage.
From the Web to the Archives - How to Find the Good Stuff in TN Court Records (Chuck Sherrill)
Online research is a great way to start, but to find the most detailed information about your ancestors in court records a trip to the courthouse or archives is needed. In this program former State Librarian & Archivist Chuck Sherrill will talk about the 15-year effort it has taken to put an index to the Tennessee Supreme Court records online, how to use that index, and how to follow up on the information you find there and get the "good stuff" from the original records.
Manuscript Collections, and Other Genealogy Resources (Chuck Sherrill)
Until recently, manuscript collections were mostly hidden treasures that few genealogists found. With the advent of web-based finding aids that has changed. In this program you'll find out what manuscript collections are and how to find and search online for collections that will help in your research. The lecture will also describe how to use those online finding aids to gain access to the originals, and will provide examples that demonstrate why the search is worth the effort.