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  • InCherokee
    Tracing Native American heritage can be difficult, many times on the roles that were taken prior to relocations, only the head of the household was listed by
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 23, 2002
      Tracing Native American heritage can be
      difficult, many times on the roles that were taken prior to
      relocations, only the head of the household was listed by name
      (often only the Native name), the rest just as female
      and age, and then child and age, etc. If his family
      wasn't on a reservation, then birth certificate might
      list that he was Native American. <br>Some of the
      Native Americans from the PA area were described as
      "Black Dutch", I have had the same problems trying to
      prove Heritage within my own family, the photos show
      it, and they lead back to geographical locations of
      the Eastern Band of Cherokee. Family stories mention
      Native names, but since they were mainly female or
      children during the removal to OK it has been a difficult
      task. Some even voluntarily relocated to other areas
      and avoided becoming part of the roles. Some of the
      Reservations have Museums and they can have a good deal of
      information, you can inquire about where you might be able to
      do "look ups" or if they have anyone who does this
      type of research. <br>There are also Government Roles
      on Microfische at some of the national libraries,
      where you can check roles yourself. Also the Federal
      Indian Buruea used to have a phamlet you could request
      that had information on how to go about researching
      heritage.<br>Good luck.
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