Topic: Research

How to Search for the Five Civilized Tribes

 These pages are meant as a guide for researching your Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Creek and Seminole ancestors, also known as the Five Civilized Tribes. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now Dusty has provided us with a guide and suggestions on how to start the process, we have added URL’s for additional information. So, there’s a story in your family that great, great grandma (or grandpa) was an Indian, and you’d like to find out if it’s true?  Good for you…it’s about time the millions of descendants of this country’s original inhabitants were reconnecting with their lost families.  However, stepping off into the quagmire of Native American research can be, for beginners, a nightmare of rolls, numbers, changed names, etc., so here’s a few suggestions that might help you track down that lost ancestor. What I’d like to address here is “the rolls”.  Since my experience has been only with what is now called “The Five Civilized Tribes” of the southeast (Choctaw, Cherokee, Creek, Seminole and Chickasaw),...

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Indian Tribe Mailing Lists by Location

The purpose of the Native American mailing lists is to provide the reader with additional information and suggestions on new areas to look for their ancestors. We have invited many knowledgeable people to join these lists and with their help and others, we may be able to piece together locations of additional family members.

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