Cherokee Phoenix to give away genealogical report

10/10/2020 02:00 PM
TAHLEQUAH – As part of National Family History Month, the Cherokee Phoenix will give away a genealogical report to one lucky person who subscribes to or renews the news organization’s print newspaper in October. 

Those who buy or renew their $15 annual subscription in October will be entered in a drawing for a free genealogical report on his or her Cherokee family by genealogist David Hampton.

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 56 years and has a database with more than 120,000 names and information pieces. 

“My database is about 120,000 names. Not all are Cherokee, however. Many of those are spouses of Cherokees and their parents,” Hampton said. “On Cherokee lines we can trace back, in some cases, to the early 1700s. Most full-blood lines trace back only to the early 1800s or later 1700s.”

The genealogical report is valued at approximately $200. 

For the print subscription, subscribers can pay with a credit/debit card by phone at 918-207-4975, online at 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. 

For the $15 subscription fee, subscribers get 24 issues.

Along with paid subscriptions, those who take advantage of the Cherokee Phoenix’s Elder/Veterans or At-Large subscriptions funds will also be entered to win. 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 information, call B.J. Frogg at 918-207-4975 or email

The winner will be announced during a Facebook live drawing on Nov. 2.


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