Native American Ancestry

Native American Ancestry

Learn how to research your native american genealogy. Learn the areas where different tribes lived and what rolls they are on. Native american genealogy tips.


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A Love Letter from Geronimo

Within months of his exile, Geronimo began to communicate with his wives through interpreter George Wratten. Wratten apparently sold his private letters to the newspapers, or at least one. Dictated to Wratten, the following letter was published as “A Love … Continue reading

Black Cherokee surnames on the Dawes roll

This list of surnames represent the names of the Black freedmen who were adopted through the Dawes Commission, between 1898 and 1916. Note that many of these names appear in other Indian nation lists, and their inclusion here does not … Continue reading

Changes in the Indian Census Rolls Index

The records recorded in Indian census rolls changed over time. Between 1928 to 1930 the Indian Census was significantly changed.The Act of July 4, 1884, (23 Stat. 76, 98) was vague, saying, “That hereafter each Indian agent be required, in … Continue reading

Cherokee Rolls & Census Records Explained
Choctaw Freedmen Surnames F – G
Choctaw Freedmen Surnames H – K
Choctaw Rolls and Correspondence by Indian Agents
Choctaw script, late arrivals, and net proceeds case
Civil War Records, School Records, and other Choctaw Resources
Dawes Commission and Allotment
Dawes Rolls of Choctaw Freedmen – Surnames A to B
Dawes Rolls of Choctaw Freedmen Surnames C -D- E
Family histories say Northern Cherokee typically aren’t associated with Kansas.
Hopi Agency US Indian Census Schedules 1924 – 1939
Indian Census Roll Indexes
Meaning of census roll numbers and the concept of tribal enrollment
More resources for your Cherokee genealogy research
Moses J. Yellowhorse, Pawnee Major League Baseball Player
Native American Databases Online
Sources of records on US Indian tribes
The Armstrong Roll and other Indian Removal Records
The Armstrong Rolls
Where to start your Cherokee genealogy research
Which roll would my Cherokee ancestor be on?