Genealogy Workshop




Saturday, Jun 27 9:15am

Library: Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library

Room: BHML: Meeting Room

Registration required.

Mark Lowe, a full-time professional genealogist, author and lecturer, will give us a day full of genealogy! Registration required. Register at

Topics include: 

Guion Miller and Your Ancestors Who Claimed to be Cherokee: Those Who Were and Those Who Weren’t

These records and applications detail the consideration of eligible funds under the treaties of 1835-36 and 1845 between the US, the Eastern Cherokee, and the Court of Claims. They typically include extensive family information. These are especially helpful with all families who migrated out of Maryland, Virginia, and the Carolinas. (including African American and those with no Cherokee connection.) 

Before You Take a DNA Test?  Do This?

Consider what decisions will be needed before you choose to take a DNA test?  Besides the ramifications, what steps should you take to make your testing process profitable for you?  Are you willing to put in the extra research efforts often required to solve the questions a DNA test challenges.

Expanding Details From Published Local Histories

Using the basic tools of family history research, discover additional family information with these records and writings. Learn the importance of analyzing the information that you find and realizing how important collateral/cluster line research is in helping to move you toward success in the genealogical process.

Timelines and Manuscripts:  A Personal Connection

Personal records and manuscripts about families which moved around, along with their neighbors are often elusive, but may hold hidden treasure for the persistent researcher. Discover the people with whom they worked, prayed, fought and married.