Genealogical Society of East Alabama Quarterly Meeting & Program: Creek Indian Removal from Alabama

The Alabama Bicentennial Commission of Lee County is pleased to announce the Genealogical Society of East Alabama Quarterly Meeting and Program Creek Indian Removal from Alabama as an upcoming bicentennial endorsed event.

Join the Genealogical Society of East Alabama (GSEA) on Saturday, April 21 for their quarterly meeting and program from 11 a.m.–noon at the Museum of East Alabama. This quarter’s program, entitled “Creek Indian Removal from Alabama,” will be presented by University of West Alabama history professor Christopher D. Haveman and chronicle how the Creek Nation, once one of the largest and most power Native American nations in the Southeast, was removed from Alabama and relocated west to Indian Territory. This relocation of approximately 23,000 Creek Indians took place in the mid-1830s when east-central Alabama was the heart of the Creek Nation. This event is free and open to the public. To learn more about this presentation, please contact Bert Harris, GSEA Program Chair, at gsofea@gmail.com.

The GSEA is a non-profit organization that formed in 1963 and serves a five-county area in east central Alabama, including Chambers, Lee, Macon, Russell and Tallapoosa counties. The society’s quarterly newsletter, Tap Roots, has been published each quarter since the formation of the organization and has been responsible for the enumeration of over 600 cemeteries, either in scheduled or special editions. The Society works to preserve the rich history of east-central Alabama through promotion of sharing and preservation genealogical information, such as marriage, death and birth records, along with family Bible records and church histories. To learn more about the Genealogical Society of East Alabama, please visit gsofea.org or email gsofea@gmail.com.

  • April 21, 2018 at 11am – 12pm
  • Museum of East Alabama
    121 S 9th St
    Opelika, AL 36801
    United States
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  • Bert Harris

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