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African-Native American Genealogy Forum

Genealogy Institute Offers New Course

MAAGI – The Teaching Institute
For 2019 – Announcing: A New Track
Freedmen of the Five Civilized Tribes

For the very first time, MAAGI (Midwest African-American Genealogy Institute) will become the first genealogy institute to offer a track devoted entirely to the Freedmen from Indian Territory and the Five Tribes: Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole Nations. This is focus in the genealogy community, is long overdue as the Oklahoma based Freedmen are uniquely the largest group of African-descended people with the most provable ties to any Native American tribe. For three days the participants will take 12 classes, all devoted to methods of researching the documenting the history of this most under-discussed population.

FACULTY:
Terry Ligon (Blogger, researcher, Chickasaw Freedman Researcher)
Dr. Janice Lovelace (Retired Professor, Choctaw Researcher)
Ron Graham (Genealogy Researcher, Lecturer, Creek Researcher)
Nicka Smith (Blogger, Ancestry Researcher, Author Cherokee Researcher
Angela Walton-Raji (Author, Blogger, Podcaster Choctaw Freedman Researcher)

TOPICS:
• Basic Records for Freedman Research
• Chickasaw Freedmen and Equity Case 7071
• Before the Dawes Rolls – Exploring Earlier Freedmen Records
• Military Records & the Oklahoma Freedmen – USCTs and Indian Home Guards
• Creek Freedmen Records – Dunn Roll, Old Series, Per Capita Payments and Dawes
• The Case of Joe & Dillard Perry
• Finding Ike Rogers and other Cherokee Freedmen
• Oklahoma Freedmen and Pioneer Papers
• Freedmen Settlements – From Tribal Towns to Freedman Settlemants
• Freedmen Before Statehood – Associations, Societies, and Educators
• Freedman Schools. Their History and Their Records
• IT Freedmen and the Arkansas Freedman’s Bureau
• The Freedmen Stevensons & Other Large Family Clans

For more information: www.maagiinstitute.org


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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