I am trying to find any information about my great~grandmother Martha Elizabeth Teague. My grandfather, Floyd L. Stafford, always told me she wa Native American decent. If anyone can help, I would greatly appreciate it.

I have tried to find out information about my great-grandmother, Martha Elizabeth Teague. She would have been born around the mid 1800s. I do not know what tribe she may have belonged to but was from North Carolina. Any information would be greatly appreciated. 

Thank you!

Cynthia Shepherd

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    Thank you for posting your question on History Hub!

    The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) is the repository of the historical, non-current records of the U.S. Government. We provide information about our records, make them available in our research rooms, and provide copies of records for a fee. We are not staffed to provide in-depth research or genealogical services. A good place to start your research for your Native American heritage is to begin with a name search using our online catalog (https://catalog.archives.gov). Depending upon what comes up, you could search further by using the “Advanced Search” feature and search for “75” in the Record Group Number/Collection ID field (which signifies the records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs). Please be mindful that there is no simple way to begin nor is there a single list of everyone of Native American Heritage. Records of Native Americans maintained and housed by NARA are generally records of those that live on reservations or are being administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. These records are scattered throughout multiple series, record groups, and even NARA facilities. It is also possible that records may be difficult to trace if your ancestors left the reservation or did not have any interaction with the federal government.

    Records that may interest you are:

    If you find records in the catalog that you are interested in, contact information for the reference office responsible for those records is listed at the bottom of the page.

    We invite you to continue the conversation with community members on History Hub, but should you have follow-up questions for the staff at Archives 1, please email us at archives1reference@nara.gov so that we can assist you further.

    We hope this assists you with your research!

    Sincerely,

    Archives 1 Reference Branch
    [RR1R-24-08768-CW]

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