Registration open for Billie Stone Fogarty and Rick Fogarty’s “Verifying the Family Legend of Native American Ancestry”

Registration has now opened for another upcoming Virtual Institute course, “Verifying the Family Legend of Native American Ancestry,” featuring Billie Stone Fogarty and Rick Fogarty. This course will be held on two consecutive Saturdays, 20 June–27 June 2015.

These sessions will delve into the many types of and reasons for the records that may lead to connecting your ancestor to their tribe. You will walk through a recent successful application for tribal membership and Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) from the Bureau of Indian Affairs and also look at some of the reasons for rejection of others. Finally, the extensive resources for Native American research that are now online will be highlighted.

UntitledRick Fogarty is a professional genealogical researcher in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is a third-generation genealogist with deep Oklahoma roots and a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation. He is a life member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and specializes in Native American, adoption, and forensic genealogical research.

Billie Fogarty (JPG)Billie Stone Fogarty, M.Ed, a genealogist for more than 30 years, she now instructs others on researching their family history, both in the classroom and in lectures. Based in Oklahoma City, the nearby American Indian Archives has afforded lots of opportunities for research in Native American records for her clients. Her professional genealogical practice specializes in Native American research primarily among the Five Civilized Tribes.

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