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Genealogies of the Cherokee Indians

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The Starr Genealogy is a wonderful tool for genealogists to discover their Cherokee genealogy. Unfortunately, Starr uses a very unique and often confusing method of showing the relationships between people. This article hopes to shed some light on how to use the Starr Genealogy to find your own Cherokee Roots.

Before looking at the genealogies themselves we highly suggest you review our guide to Interpreting the Starr Genealogies.


  1. Jenne Wilcox

    I’m looking for information on my great grandmother- odds are I will never know but here is the story…around 1902-1906 (details are sketchy) my great grand mother- (a Cherokee Indian) was left on the porch steps of a white settlers home off of the trail of tears that ran through the Natchitoches Louisiana region -now what is known as Golddonna, Coushatta or Ringgold Castor area in Bienville Parish Louisiana. The settlers homestead was in what is now Goldonna …she was left as a newborn infant from her birth family who was on the “trail of tears”. My grandmother-(her daughter is now in her 90’s) and information as to my family history on my paternal side goes only to my living grandmother. I want to know my families history-if anyone or any group of anyone out there has anything they can add or subtract from what I’ve been able to find I would love to know. My great grandmothers name given to her by the white settlers who adopted her according to census was -Myrtle T.- she married a Man named Curtis and had several children – names are Corrine Marie Bedgood (Jones) grandmother, Thurman Bedgood, and Mattie Marie Bedgood (Cloud) -anybody who knows any additional information out there or suggestions as to where else I can find additional information do research would be a tremendous help!! I’ve hit a dead end

  2. MaryJo Moser-Hacker

    I need some help locating some information regarding my great grandmother. I have been told she was full blooded Cherokee I have her name and that is all I can find. Carrie munhallen married my great grandfather Claude Blackman In laclede county Missouri. Where do I start??


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