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Cherokee Nation Votes to Expel Slaves' Descendants

Cherokee Nation Votes to Expel Slaves' Descendants: OKLAHOMA CITY —Cherokee Nation members voted Saturday to revoke the tribal citizenship of an estimated 2,800 descendants of the people the Cherokee once owned as slaves. With a majority of districts reporting, 76 percent had voted in favor of an amendment to the tribal constitution that would limit citizenship to descendants of "by blood" tribe members as listed on the federal Dawes Commission's rolls from more than 100 years ago.

Family Roots Radio

Family Roots Radio from ProGenealogists, Inc. and Genealogy Today announced the launch “Family Roots Radio,” an Internet radio show devoted to the widely popular pursuit of genealogy and family history. This weekly, hour-long radio show will begin airing each Thursday at 1pm Pacific (4pm Eastern) beginning February 8, 2007 on Modavox’s VoiceAmerica™ Channel (, the nation’s leading Internet radio provider.

From Dick Eastman's Newsletter...

The Last Muster: Did you know that many of the men and women of the American Revolution sat for photographs in the mid-nineteenth century? These Revolutionary War veterans were old men and women by the time photography was invented. However, it is believed that many of them had their photographs taken. As elders and as veterans, it was a sign of respect to record their images. Now Maureen Taylor is looking for those pictures.

Love Stinks! (2007)

Love Stinks! Madison Public Library's 2nd Annual Anti-Valentine's Day Party
Agree? Even if you don't, you're invited to our 2nd annual Anti-Valentine's Day Party! We'll feature Baz Luhrmann's 'Romeo + Juliet,' a modern-day take on the classic Shakespeare play starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes:
Shakespeare's famous play is updated to the hip modern suburb of Verona still retaining its original dialogue. The gun-toting members of the families wage a vicious war on the streets as the star-crossed lovers, their tragic destiny. (Rated PG-13)

Monrovia's Grand Opening (2007)

Monrovia Branch's Grand Opening
Join us as we celebrate the grand opening of our Monrovia Branch, located in the Woody Anderson Learning Center.
Dignitaries on hand will be Congressman Bud Cramer; Madison County Commissioner Dale Strong; and Cathy Anderson, widow of the late Woody Anderson. We will have refreshments furnished by Friends of the Monrovia Public Library and comments by Congressman Cramer and Commissioner Strong.

Congressman Bud Cramer
Madison County Commissioner Dale Strong
Cathy Anderson

Short Story Analysis for Amateurs (2007)

Rediscover the art of the short story.
Love literature, but don't have a lot of time to read? Ever feel like short stories get short shrift in comparison to novels? Then we've got the group for you -- a discussion group devoted solely to short stories.

From Could you claim the throne?

London - Hundreds of hopefuls have stepped forward to claim the throne of England after a worldwide quest by genealogists to find a rightful heir.

After rooting through their family trees, legions of French, Italian, Norwegian, Dutch, Swedish and Canadian would-be royals bid for the monarchy.

More than a quarter of all claims came from the United States after English Heritage, an organisation which seeks to protect Britain's historical environment, placed advertisements in newspapers around the world.

Northeast Alabama Genealogical Society

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Ancestor Searching Newsletter, Volume 1, # 11

Usenet Newsgroups are message groups set up for messages based on a particular subject matter. These are open forums that may or may not be moderated. As far as genealogy is concerned with the Usenet “hierarchy” system, the bulk of the newsgroups will be found in the soc.genealogy.* and* groups. (The asterisks indicate a specific topic such as soc. genealogy.ireland or

FGS/NEHGS Conference Recordings

From the New England Historic Genealogical Society's website "FGS/NEHGS Conference Recordings Now Available." Thousands of people attended the recent FGS/NEHGS conference in Boston and had the opportunity to see and hear first-rate presentations made by leading experts in the field from several countries. But with hundreds of sessions to choose from they weren’t able to hear every session in which they were interested.