The November 12, 2016 meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the Trail of Tears Association (GA TOTA) will be held at Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park in the Visitor Center auditorium from 10:30 to 12:00 Noon. The speaker will be Leslie Thomas, President of GA TOTA. Leslie’s subject will be genealogy. We are not a genealogical organization but we do get asked lots of questions about how to find ancestors, particularly Native American ancestors. Leslie will give some helpful tips on how to do that as she has researched her and her husband’s ancestry.
The Trail of Tears Association was created to support the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail established by an act of Congress in 1987. The TOTA is dedicated to identifying and preserving sites associated with the removal of Native Americans from the Southeast. The Association consists of nine state chapters representing the nine states that the Cherokee and other tribes traveled through on their way to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma).
Our meetings are free and open to the public. You need not have Native American ancestry to attend our meetings, just an interest and desire to learn more about this fascinating and tragic period in our country’s history. For more information about the TOTA, visit the National TOTA website at www.nationaltota.com and the Georgia Chapter website at www.gatrailoftears.org. The address for the park is 900 Kennesaw Mountain Dr., Kennesaw, GA 30152 and the telephone number is 770-427-4686. For further information about the November meeting, contact Tony Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org.