1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 12, 2021 11:04 AM by Cara Jensen

    Seeking information the Garner family

    Kimberly Garner Newbie

      Seeking information on my family - Ronald Lee Garner born in 1936;  Ruby Jewel Woods born in 1916, Sylvester Bud Garner  bornin 1899, James Garner, and Peggy Garner - Any linked to any tribes ???

        • Re: Seeking information the Garner family
          Cara Jensen Tracker

          Dear Ms. Garner,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          For an overview on how to begin your research, we suggest that you review NARA’s website about Native American Heritage as well as the FamilySearch Research wiki for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Genealogy


          We also suggest that you begin by assembling as much of the family tree as possible, as far back as you can go, and if possible, note locations. With that information in hand, you may then search the various Free US Indian Census Rolls 1885-1940 that are organized by Tribal Nation for mention of your family.


          Please note that NARA only has custody of records created by the federal government that document those living on the reservations or being administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). If your ancestor was enumerated on Federal Census records as “white”, they may not be recorded in BIA records and tracing their Indigenous genealogy may be difficult.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!