Genealogy in the Woods 2007
Genealogical and Family History Retreat
Sky Ranch at Cave Springs
October 19-21, 2007
Same Venue as 2003 & 2005!

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Sherrell Buchanan

Researcher, Historian
Fort Smith, Arkansas

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Sherrell has been doing family research since 1964. She is Co-administrator of the Randolph Family website, Editor of Frontier Researchers Genealogy Society, Fort Smith, Arkansas journal of "Frontier Research", is Coordinator of the Randolph Family DNA Surname Project in association with In the past, she has also held past offices in the above society, been a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, First Families of Oklahoma, First Families of Tennessee, and Westerner's International (a group that does "living history"). Additionally, Sherrell volunteers at the Ft. Smith National Historic Site and the Genealogy Department of the Ft. Smith Public Library. She has conducted various genealogy lectures for groups and organizations both locally/regionally and in other states. Helping share information through publishing, she was a coordinator for the book, William Randolph of Post Oak Springs, 2004. Additionally, she has contributed several articles for various heritage books in Tennessee and Virginia.

Note: If interested in the book, above, visit the Randolph family website on or email the speaker.

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Session Information: 

Genetic Genealogy (DNA)
Saturday, 10:30AM

The scoop on how Genetic Genealogy can be applied to family history research.  How to become a part of a Surname Project and what is available to the researcher.  What the DNA-Fingerprint means to the researcher now and what it can mean in the future. What to look for with the Y-DNA test as well as the mtDNA test.  What are the benefits to be gained and how it will fit into your research.

A 30 minute video will also be presented as a part of this lecture.

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Lots of  topics throughout the weekend!

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