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About

Anita Finger-Smith is the principal genealogist for Cherokee Genealogy Services, licensed by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Additionally, she is a researcher focusing on Cherokee resources, manuscripts, methodology, and record analysis. Anita has lectured at numerous conferences on various topics related to the Cherokee, their geographical and historical migration, and their customs. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, National Genealogical Society, Genealogical Speakers Guild, a board member of the National Trail of Tears Association, Museum of the Cherokee Indian, and Cherokee Historical Association. Anita and her husband, David are owners of Bearmeat's Indian Den, an authentic Native American art gallery.