April 2012 Newsletter
News & Updates
For the past month I've been working to get the technology lined up to grow the site. Right now I'm working on adding a forum board to replace the genealogy query pages. This will allow people to post queries and see responses to their posts, all on the site. Looking forward to watching the community and conversations grow. That development will be coming in the next few months.
In the meantime, there's a sale! This month only the Cherokee Roll Report is 20% off. Buy now!
Featured Gifts & Books Item
Cherokee Women: Gender and Cultural Change
Theda Perdue examines the roles and responsibilities of Cherokee women during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a time of intense cultural change. While building on the research of earlier historians, she develops a uniquely complex view of the effects of contact on Native gender relations, arguing that Cherokee conceptions of gender persisted long after contact.
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Nancy Ward: Beloved Woman of the Cherokee
As a young woman Nanye-hi husband was killed in a battle against the Creek. Nanye-hi's actions in that moment earned her the title of Ghigua, or Beloved Woman of the Cherokee, a prestigious title given to extraordinary women by the Cherokee clans...
This month I'm featuring a beautiful print by the talented painter Sharon Irla. Visit Sharon Irla's Gallery Page for details on this print and others, as well as more information about the artist.
Please visit the All Things Cherokee Art Gallery to browse award-winning Cherokee art by Martha Berry (beadwork), Tonia Hogner-Weavel (textiles), Lisa Rutherford (pottery and beadwork), Rebecca Wiltshire Whitwell (quilts), Crystal Hanna (pottery), Sharon Irla (prints), Jeff Marley (paintings), Karen Berry (gourds), Abraham Locust (beadwork), Joanne Keith (beadwork), Andrew Rhoades (woodwork and beadwork), Victoria Mitchell (pottery), Daniel Horsechief (prints), and Christina Berry (photography).
Cherokee Roll Report
If you're searching for your Cherokee ancestors, All Things Cherokee can help. The All Things Cherokee Customized Cherokee Rolls Report includes listings for the surnames you seek on fifteen Cherokee rolls plus tons of other helpful information.
Cherokee Genealogy Research Help
Additionally, All Things Cherokee offers a service that can help try to link your ancestors to the Dawes or Baker rolls, enabling enrollment in the federally-recognized Cherokee tribes. Or, if you are looking for more in-depth research into you family tree All Things Cherokee can help there too. Learn more about our full service genealogy research.
ATC posts over 1,000 free genealogy queries each year. Visit our Query Boards to submit your genealogy query, search the boards, or browse the latest 50 queries posted on the March 2012 Query Board.
Featured Genealogy FAQ
Question: Can I get my blood tested to prove that I am a Cherokee?
Answer: Despite some limitations, DNA testing is one of the hottest new things in genealogy. Learn more about how science can link you to your ancestors.
Featured Travel Site
Nancy Ward's Gravesite
Nancy Ward, or Nanye-hi, was a Cherokee woman born in the late 1730s in the Cherokee town of Chota. She was the neice of leader Attakullakulla and cousin of war leader Dragging Canoe. In 1755, Nanye-hi, still just a teenager, was married to Kingfisher and fighting side-by-side with her husband at the Battle of Taliwa against the Creeks... (More)
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Cherokee Roll Report - this service is a great start for DIY researchers, with tons of Cherokee genealogy plus custom surname searches of all the Cherokee Rolls.
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All Things Cherokee Gift Shop: Monthly Featured Title
Cherokee Roots: Eastern (Volume 1)
A great genealogy resource indexing those Cherokee living east of the Mississippi River.
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