InstructorRick Fogarty
TypeOnline Course
DateJun 22, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019
Price$135

Native American Research: Two-Day Virtual Course

This two-day course on Native American family history research is designed for family history enthusiasts, professional genealogists, and others interested in learning more about researching Native American ancestors. The class is designed for all skill levels, and will discuss tribes of the United States, how to research, and how to analyze and use records. Several case studies will be used to show how to use a variety of sources for Native American genealogical research. The use of DNA in genealogical research, specifically as it pertains to Native American genealogy, will also be covered.

The course will be held virtually on Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern. Students will be able to view the presentations, hear the presenter, ask questions, and interact with their virtual classmates. All students will receive a digital syllabus.

For additional information about the course and virtual attendance, visit our FAQs page. 

Registration

Registration is now open. The cost of the virtual course is $135. Members of the Oklahoma Genealogical Society receive a special discounted rate of $115. Register here.

Section 1Saturday
Lecture 1Native American Genealogy BasicsFree Preview

This introduction provides an overview of key terms and concepts related to the specialized area of Native American genealogical research. With many tribes in the United States, it is important to understand similarities and differences for researching different tribes.

Lecture 2Native American Genealogy Basics: Part IIFree Preview

To show how traditional research methodologies can be applied to Native American research, this session will introduce new and unique ways to research and analyze records.

Lecture 3Strategies for Native American ResearchFree Preview

Learn how to use the methodologies taught in the prior sessions by working hands-on with real Native American research problems. These case studies will demonstrate how to identify and work with basic Native American records.

Lecture 4All About Native American RecordsFree Preview

In this session, students will learn about various record sets and the records they contain, including how to access and use these sources to advance Native American genealogical research and tackle difficult research problems.

Section 2Sunday
Lecture 5Native American Research Tips: Beyond the BasicsFree Preview

Complex Native American genealogy cases will be presented in this lecture, and DNA will be used in collaboration with documentary sources.

Lecture 6Finding Native American RecordsFree Preview

This section will dive into specific record sets and demonstrate how to find and use Native American records from a variety of physical and online locations.

Lecture 7Native American DNA: Part 1Free Preview

Learn about DNA testing and how it is being used to help solve Native American research problems. Students will learn about the information that DNA testing companies can (and can’t) provide, and some myths surrounding DNA testing and Native American genealogy will be debunked.

Lecture 8Native American DNA: Part 2Free Preview

Learn about DNA testing and how it is being used to help solve Native American research problems. Students will learn about the information that DNA testing companies can (and can’t) provide, and some myths surrounding DNA testing and Native American genealogy will be debunked.