Sunday, October 13, 2013

Native American Genealogy Program in Sugar Land, Texas, Nov. 9, 2013

Press release for my Houston-area genealogy pals:

NATIVE AMERICAN GENEALOGY EXPERT TO SPEAK AT UNIVERSITY BRANCH LIBRARY

In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, the Genealogy and Local History department at Fort Bend County Libraries will present a program on the Cherokee Trail of Tears and Native American genealogical research on Saturday, November 9 beginning at 10:35 a.m., in the Large Meeting Room of the University Branch Library, 14010 University Blvd in Sugar Land, on the UH campus.

Marjorie Lowe, an expert on Native American genealogy research, will be the speaker for the program "Tiana's Journey." Follow one family's genealogy research experience, which led them to travel the Cherokee Trail of Tears. Find out how Native Americans are documenting their history through the National Trail of Tears Association.

A professional genealogist and member of the Cherokee Nation, Lowe has a master's degree in education and has been presenting programs on Native Americans for the past 20 years.

The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library's website(www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on "Calendar," select "University Branch," and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the Genealogy and Local History Department at 281-341-2608.

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