19. April 2018 - 13:00 till 16:00
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Genealogy Workshop with Angela Walton-Raji | DoubleTree by Hilton Fort Smith City Center | Thursday, 19. April 2018

Angela Walton-Raji is known nationally for her genealogical and historical research on the Civil War west of the Mississippi, as well as her work with Oklahoma Native American records. Her book, Black Indian Genealogy Research, is the only publication of its kind focusing on freedmen on the Dawes Rolls (the records of people accepted between 1898 and 1914 by the Dawes Commission as members of the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole tribes).

Ms. Walton-Raji will offer a two-part workshop. Session I, “Getting Started with Genealogy Research,” covers genealogy basics as well as resources for Arkansas research. Session II, “Arkansas/Oklahoma Genealogy Research” will focus on resources pertaining to the Fort Smith area, including state censuses, Five Civilized Tribes records, and nineteenth-century military records.

The workshop is free for AHA members and $20 for non-members, who will be automatically enrolled as AHA members. Seating is limited; pre-registration is encouraged.