Monday, February 4, 2013

February Meeting - LaCata Starr Brown

The Johnson County Genealogical Society will meet Thursday, February 14, 2013 at the Cleburne Public Library, 302 W. Henderson St., from 6:30 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. Our program will be “Tracing Your American Indian Ancestry” presented by LaCata Starr Brown. The public is invited to attend.

LaCata Starr Brown has been a genealogist who has specialized in American Indian research for thirty years as of this year! She is of Cherokee, Shawnee and Scottish descent. She is a teacher, a traditional storyteller, an artist, a lecturer of American Indian history & culture and a traditional dancer. She also works with rescued dogs, and is a member of the Patriot Guard Riders.

Mrs. Brown was director and a teacher for the Fort Worth American Indian Education Program and a board member for the Tribal American Network. She has been a member of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Texas for 27 years, the Fort Worth Genealogical Society and the Cherokee Historical Society. She served on Ft. Worth Mayor Kay Granger's Steering Committee for "Our City Our Children".

Some of her lectures include American Indian Stereotype, Utilizing Traditional Belief for Emotional Healing, Responsibilities of Traditional Ways, and genealogical workshops on Tracing American Indian Ancestry.

We will also be meeting in the genealogy section of the Cleburne Library at 5:30 p.m. before our regular meeting to help anyone with research problems or questions, or how to get started tracing their family. Come join us!