Dr. Venable speaks to Decatur County Genealogical Society

Published 4:40 pm Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Dr. Christina (Peggy) Venable, of the Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe of Whigham, Georgia, a well-known authority on Native American History and genealogy, spoke at the monthly meeting of the Decatur County Genealogical Society (DCGS) concerning member’s possible Creek Indian heritage. Dr Venable told of the many families in the area that were related to the Creeks. Several people in attendance learned they have Creek Indian heritage in their Genealogy.

One of the Society members, Jane Johnson, brought an Indian pouch to the meeting that has been in her family for over 100 years. Dr. Venable, an expert on Creek Indian artifacts, confirmed that it was indeed an authentic Creek Indian pouch and explained to her the significance of the markings on it.

Since the Creeks were in the area before Decatur County was formed, anyone proving their descent from an area Native would be eligible for a Decatur County Pioneer Certificate issued by the Decatur County Genealogical Society. You may contact the DCGS at P.O. Box 1388, Bainbridge, GA 39818 for an application.

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There will be a Muskogee History Training Seminar Saturday May 21, 2016 held at the Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe, 107 Tall Pine Drive, Whigham, GA. Contact the office at 229-762-3165 for additional information.

The Decatur County Genealogical Society is establishing a family history library at the LDS Church 1510 Longleaf Dr. Bainbridge, GA. For library hours call DCGS President Janice Richardson at 229-243-7387.