Articles for tag: Cherokee, Cherokee North Carolina, Death Records, Graveyards, Trail of Tears

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Do You Have Cherokee Heritage? Tips for Researching

People might wonder why I am interested in researching a part of my heritage that is so small. Most people would choose to conduct genealogy research on their most prominent ethnic group or race. I am mostly Scotch, Irish, and English however I have always had a strong attachment to the Cherokee Indian side of ...

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How to Learn About Your Ancestors

We are here today because of our parents. They came together and created us. Our parents were on this earth because of the union of their parents. It goes back and back for thousands of years. People have been for a very long time. We know who are parents are, and usually we know our ...

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How to Find Your Birth Parents Without Hiring an Agency

The path home is very long for most adopted individuals. Tracing the footsteps of the past can also be a very exhausting and expensive task. Thousands of people are put up for adoption each month and every day hundreds of people give up on trying to find the birth parents they have never met. However, ...

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Can You Legally Create a New Identity for Yourself?

Most of us have, at one time or another, wanted to create a new identity for ourselves-a clean slate, a chance to start anew, with no mistakes and no past transgressions to haunt us. But can you legally create a new identity for yourself, or will you be digging yourself a criminal hole? And what ...

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About Obtaining Public Records

The Freedom of Information Act and State Public Record Laws make it possible to obtain records on a person, some of which had previously not been available to the public. Getting these now-public records usually requires a written request. Further, different states may limit who can and cannot access certain records or information, even though ...