Presented by the library’s Special Collections staff and members of the Ranger Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), these events are free, open to the public, and appropriate for all levels of interest and experience. We hope you will join us on the third Sunday each winter month.
Using Colony and State Records to Trace Your Native Ancestors in New England
with Cheryll Toney Holley
Sunday, March 18 | 2 – 4 PM | Levenson Room
Cheryll Toney Holley is the current chief of the Hassanamisco band of the Nipmuc Nation, a Native American tribe recognized by the state of Massachusetts. She is a co-founder and the director of the Nipmuc Indian Development Corporation, focused on Native Community Development. She is also the director of the Hassanamisco Indian Museum in Grafton, Massachusetts. Between 1998 and 2008, Cheryl Toney Holley served on the Massachusetts Commission on Indian Affairs and in her current role as proprietor of PastTense Genealogy, works to connect New England’s descendants of communities of color. Holley is regionally known as a historian specializing in Native American and African American genealogies and is a sought after speaker and panelist.