The U.S. Department of the Interior has a webpage dedicated to offering helpful tips and information on tracing Native American ancestry.
The Trace Indian Ancestry page has seven subsections including Ancestry, Genealogical Research, Enrollment Process, Benefits & Services Provided to American Indians and Alaska Natives, Cherokee Indian Ancestry, Dawes Rolls and Contacting a Tribal Entity – The BIA Tribal Leaders Directory.
The Ancestry section describes how genealogical documentation is needed for tribal enrollment and that the Bureau of Indian Affairs does not conduct genealogy research for individuals.
In Genealogical Research, Interior answers five basic questions frequently asked by those who want to start doing genealogical research into their past. Interior suggests making use of digital records, but doesn’t suggest any particular private websites. “All the information they have collected is readily available for you to collect, if you know where to go and you’re willing to do the work,” the site states.
You can read more in the Indian Country web site at http://goo.gl/tmr02.
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