Choctaw and Cherokee Proud Family Association started in 2002 when I brought together a group of genealogists who had contacted me about members of some of the families on my website. We are an internet based community whose main focus is assisting each other with our genealogy research, and promoting and preserving our families history and culture. We have grown to about 64 members, and our numbers continue to grow slowly. Our members vary from the amatuer genealogist who has just begun their research, to researchers with more than twenty years experience, to published authors on Families and history of Mississippi or the Choctaw. The name Choctaw and Cherokee Proud is actually a misnomer as many of our families also have connections to the Creek and Chickasaw tribes. Our Choctaw membership all has known documented connections to many of the mixed blood leaders of the tribe, and all have a link to the families listed on my pages. Most of our Cherokee faction has links to families from the areas of Hawkins to Hamilton Counties of Tennessee that migrated to Arkansas. The heritage of these families is largely oral, but many did apply for membership in the Cherokee nation on both the Dawes or the Eastern Cherokee rolls.
Recently as an additional outlet for communication for our community, an email group was started. Membership to the email group is open to all who are interested, and can be accessed from the link below. While we encourage any who are interested to join, we are still a small community, and if you have a general question regarding a family member rumored to be of Choctaw or Cherokee descent you may be better served, and have a better chance of getting your question answered on one of Rootswebs mailing lists on the Choctaw or Cherokee.