Summer is finally here and Iíve been looking for more Pow-Wows and Gatherings to attend. With all the information on the internet, I had no idea what a task that would be. In the process I learned a few search tips which are included in this article
Navigating Pow-Wow Calendars on the Internet
Summer is also a good time for reorganizing and that is in progress on the website. Under the Pow-Wow & Events category, there is a new topic to help you find one in your area, Pow-Wow Calendar Websites. Hereís links to the major websites discussed in this weekís article, the ones with the best lists I could find. If I somehow missed one of your dependable favorites, please let me know.
Another new edition to the site is our Ancestry Category. This includes articles on researching American Indian heritage in your family and a new topic, Genealogy Resources. With all the heavy smoke outside, Iíve been stuck inside, but made good use of that limitation. Links to Genealogy websites with varying resources are in this new topic. After thousands of clicks and much review, these are ones I can recommend with no fees required. I was amazed with the quality, free information available.
If one of your summer projects is to finally get that family tree started, this list of websites, along with the tutorials they include, would be a good place to begin. And we would enjoy hearing of your progress on the forum, so join in and keep us updated. Sharing your experience could help a fellow researcher.
Historic records for Native Americans and their families tend to have some frustrating gaps. Our forum members may know of additional resources to help you around them.
This past week we were blessed with some rain, but still have severe draught conditions. The fires continue to rage in the Southwest as well. Until next time, keep the firefighters in your heart, continued prayers for quenching summer rains, and
Walk in Balance and Beauty
Jane Winkler, Native American Editor
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