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Friday, May 14, 2010

Native American ancestry research

This is the link on Footnote.com, of vital interest to those searching for Native American / Indian ancestry Dawes Packets The Records of the Five Civilized Tribes [Applications for Enrollment of the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914, NARA M1301]. These tribes are: Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Seminole. 

For those searching specifically for Cherokee heritage, the following is of help: http://www.footnote.com/page/93189061_eastern_cherokee_applications_of_the/ and http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/native-americans/cherokee-enumeration.html

The National Archives link is at http://www.archives.gov/research/native-americans/ and for the period of 1885-1940, there is census information of special interest at http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/native-americans/1885-1940.html

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