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November 18th, 2013:

Native Americans in North Carolina

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Image courtesy of the NC Commission of Indian Affairs

November is Native American Heritage Month, which prompts this week’s genealogy tip: There are many tribes past and present who have called North Carolina home.

North Carolina is best known as home of the Cherokee tribe and when people find out they have Native American ancestry from NC, they usually assume Cherokee. However, if you find the likelihood of Native American ancestry, take a look at the area where your ancestors lived and which tribes were in the vicinity. The Native American lineage may actually be from that tribe. (more…)

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