6:00 pm Grant Foreman Room, Muskogee Public Library (bring a friend, make new friends)
Anita Finger-Smith Principle genealogist for Cherokee Genealogy Services, (licensed by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians), specializing in Eastern Cherokee records, manuscript collections, and American Indian research methodology.
“Those Who Remained: Cherokees in the Southeast After the Trail of Tears” This pre-recorded webinar will cover five circumstances during the early 19th Century contributing to the nucleus of Cherokee Indians who remained in the southeast.
_____________________ Monthly programs are open to the public, but we encourage you to join! Your membership dues help us to provide more and better resources for the area's genealogical community. The regular meeting is the 4th Thursday of each month (except July and August) at 6:00 p.m. at the Muskogee Public Library, unless announced otherwise.
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Whether you have Muskogee County ancestors or have no family connection to Muskogee County or even Oklahoma, you will find extensive support for your genealogy and family history research at the Muskogee County Genealogical Society (MCGS). _________________________
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Spaulding Institute (above) aka Spaulding Female College was built by the Methodists in 1901. The building had a long and interesting history before it was demolished by the City of Muskogee in 1965. More information is available in Muskogee Public Library's Genealogy and Local History Department.
The Local History & Genealogy Department has one of the largest genealogical collections in Northeastern Oklahoma. The friendly and knowledgeable staff is experienced in all areas of research including Native American and Freedman research. The department has the Dawes Rolls, enrollment cards, applications and other rolls of the Five Civilized Tribes as well as local newspapers, and court records. Visit their website for databases you can search from home using your MPL library card
MPL is an affiliate of Family Search making it possible for you to view digital images not otherwise available on your personal computer. There are also other databases available only on computers in the department.