Category Archives: Cherokee

American Indian Records on Ancestry

Recently Ancestry.com added several sets of American Indian records to their collection, and some are free. This link should take you directly to the American Indian Collection search function at Ancestry. This collection includes the following data bases: Advertisements

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Allen County Public Library Native and African American Online Resources

The Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana is far more than a local, county, state or even regional resource. It’s one of the premiere genealogy libraries in the country and draws researchers from all states and Canada with … Continue reading

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Cherokee Freedmen Rolls

Freedmen is one of the terms given to emancipated slaves and their descendants after slavery was abolished in the United States following the American Civil War. In this context, “Cherokee Freedmen” refers to the African-American men and women who were … Continue reading

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Tracing Cherokee Ancestors

Several years, ago – we’re talking in the decades now – before the internet and e-mail….you know, back in the dark ages…I visited the Muskogee County Genealogical Society in Muskogee, OK. I was that certain that my oral family history … Continue reading

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Augusta County, VA Homicides Involving Indians

From the paper, “Augusta County Homicides” on the cjrc.osu.edu server. The following three homicides are recorded and extracted from various records as having occurred in Augusta County and involving Indians. I wonder if Standking Turke is Standing Turkey, misspelled. 1742 … Continue reading

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Cherokee Became Ubiquitous Word for Indian

By the early 1900s when reparations were being paid by the government to Cherokee descendants, the word Cherokee became ubiquitous with Native, especially in descendants in the eastern US who had Native ancestry, but didn’t necessarily know which tribe.  In … Continue reading

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Parsons and Abbott Roll – 1832 Creek Census

By a treaty of March 24, 1832, the Creek Indians ceded to the United States all of their land east of the Mississippi River. Heads of families were entitled to tracts of land, which, if possible, were to include their … Continue reading

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