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Genealogy: Native American Searches

Genealogy resources.

Tracing American Indian Ancestry

This guide from the Department of the Interior goes over some basics of tracing American Indian & Alaska Native Ancestry.

General guides

Native American Records Collections

The following items are part of our collection and are accessible in either microfilm or book form, or are otherwise available in an online EBRPL database. Please ask the genealogy staff for help locating and using these records:


  • Enrollment cards of the Five Civilized Tribes (Dawes Rolls),1898-1912.
  • Records relating to enrollment of the Eastern Cherokee by Guion Miller, 1908-1910.
  • Old Settler Cherokee census roil, 1895, and Index to payment roll, 1895.
  • 1835 census roll of Cherokee Indians east of the Mississippi.
  • Census of Creek Indians (Parson and Abbot), 1832.
  • Census rolls: North Carolina Cherokee 1898-1939; Mississippi Choctaw 1926-1939, Seminole 1913-1940

Choctaw Research

Curry, Bob.
Miscellaneous Cherokee and Choctaw records, 1800-1900 / 
Bowie, Md. : Heritage Books, 2001.
MAIN LIBRARY G 929.3 C976m


Wiltshire, Betty Couch.
Choctaw and Chickasaw early census records / 
Carrollton, Ms. : Pioneer Pub. Co., [1997?]
MAIN LIBRARY G 970.3 W756c


Olsen, Monty.
Indices of Choctaw and Chickasaw Confederate soldiers / 
Calera, OK : Bryan County Heritage Ass'n., [1996]
MAIN LIBRARY G 975.6 G776h


Wiltshire, Betty Couch.
Register of Choctaw emigrants to the West, 1831 and 1832 / 
Carrollton, Miss. : Olde Times, c1993.
MAIN LIBRARY G 976.6 W756r


Strickland, Ben.
Records of Choctaw Trading Post, St. Stephens, Mississippi Territory, 1816-1824 :  book 2 /
Moss Point, MS (P.O. Box 5147, Moss Point 39563) : J. Strickland and P.N. Edwards, c1990.
MAIN LIBRARY G 976.2 S917r