Greg Carroll will present "Native American Research in West Virginia" on Thursday in the Archives and History Library at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston.
The program will begin at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Carroll will discuss the tribes that were located in West Virginia between 1600 and 1800, as well as their languages, alliances and tribal movements.
He also will provide information on how people interested in researching their Native American roots can try to find these often elusive relations.
Carroll is a graduate of Marshall University. He was a staff historian for the West Virginia Division of Culture and History's Archives and History Section for 23 years until his retirement in October 2012. His primary focus was on Native Americans, African Americans and Civil War history.
For planning purposes, participants are encouraged to register for the lecture, but advance registration is not required to attend. To register in advance, contact Bobby Taylor, library manager, at Bobby.L.Taylor@wv.gov or 304-558-0230, ext. 163.
Participants interested in registering by email should send their name, telephone number and the name and date of the session.
For additional information, contact the Archives and History Library at 304-558-0230.