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Genealogist to discuss researching Native American heritage

The Oklahoma Genealogical Society will host the webinar program “Native American Genealogy & Research” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20.

Rick Fogarty, who specializes in Native American tribal, adoption and DNA/forensic genealogical research, will be the presenter.

Fogarty is a professional genealogist and lecturer in Hazlet, New Jersey, and a third-generation genealogist with Oklahoma roots and a citizen of the Muscogee Creek Nation.

He has attended the Boston University forensic genealogy course, the Forensic Genealogy Institute genetic genealogy course, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research. He is a life member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and instructor on Native American tribal genealogy for several institutes while lecturing frequently on many genealogical topics.

The webinar event is limited to 100 attendees. Cost for the program is $20. To register, go to