Winner for Cherokee genealogy drawing selected
TAHLEQUAH – Cherokee Nation citizen Faye Askew on Dec. 2 was selected from more than 160 entries as the winner of the Cherokee Phoenix’s free genealogical report.
As part of Native American Heritage Month, those who bought or renewed their $15 annual subscriptions in November were entered in a drawing for a free genealogical report on their Cherokee family by genealogist David Hampton. Along with paid subscriptions, those who took advantage of the Cherokee Phoenix’s Elder/Veterans or At-Large subscriptions funds were also entered to win.
The drawing was held live on the Cherokee Phoenix’s Facebook page.
“I didn’t think I had a chance, I mean at all. I don’t know how many people entered or how many people were eligible or anything like that, so that’s nice,” Askew, of Ponca City, said. “Well, that sounds like fun, and I’m looking forward to it.”
Hampton, who researches the Cherokee genealogies for the cyclists of the Cherokee Nation’s annual “Remember the Removal” Bike Ride, is a CN citizen who has researched Cherokee genealogy for more than 55 years and has a database with more than 120,000 names and information pieces.
The genealogical report is valued at approximately $200.
The Cherokee Phoenix will have other subscription-based giveaways during the next year, including one for a free TV.
To order a print subscription, subscribers can pay with a credit/debit card by phone at 918-207-4975, online at www.cherokeephoenix.org or mail a check or money order to Cherokee Phoenix Subscriptions, P.O. Box 948, Tahlequah, OK. Subscribers who mail payments must include the name, address and CN citizenship ID number, if applicable to the person who will receive the subscription. The Cherokee Phoenix also accepts in-person subscription purchases in its office at 22210 S. Huckleberry Circle, Room 231 in Tahlequah.
To subscribe to the digital version, go to www.cherokeephoenix.org and click on the current issue near the top of the page. Then click the “BUY 0.75 USD” button. Then click the box inside the “Get more. Pay less” box on the right side of the page and complete the needed information.
For the $15 subscription fee, subscribers get 24 issues.
The Elder/Veterans Fund provides free annual subscriptions to CN citizens who are 65 or older, as well as those who are military veterans or active duty personnel.
The At-Large Fund provides free annual subscriptions to CN citizens living outside of the tribe’s jurisdiction in northeast Oklahoma. There are no age requirements for this fund.
The two subscription funds are on a first-come, first-served basis while funding lasts. For more information, call BJ Frogg at 918-207-4975 or email firstname.lastname@example.org