Creek Indians of the Southern States
08-13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
The Muscogee Creek people have a long history in the southern region of the United States, from Georgia and Alabama and extending to Oklahoma and Texas. While the tribe predates written records, many modern accounts of the tribe, their culture, their history, and their families still exist and provide a wealth of information for genealogical research. Rick Fogarty, a citizen of the Muscogee Nation, will guide you through resources including documents, collections, and repositories and how to access them. He will also address DNA research and how it is being used in genealogical applications pertaining to tribal ancestry.
About our Speaker
Rick Fogarty, is a professional genealogist and lecturer in Hazlet, New Jersey. He is a third-generation genealogist with deep Oklahoma roots and a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation. He specializes in Native American tribal, adoption, and DNA/forensic genealogical research. He has attended the Boston University forensic genealogy course, the Forensic Genealogy Institute genetic genealogy course, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. He is a life member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. He is an instructor on Native American tribal genealogy for several institutes and lectures frequently on many genealogical topics.