1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 9, 2021 2:22 PM by Rebecca Collier

    Looking for Anna Hand Conklin & Sarah Conklin Belcher

    Maureen Clary Newbie

      Looking for validation/documentation of a Lenni-Lenape Native American named (1) Anna Hand Conklin (1756-1790 Fort Plain, NY.) Anna Hand was also known as Anna Iseman. She married Elias Conklin. and (2) Sarah Conklin Belcher (1792-1868) Sarah was Anna and Elias's daughter and married Jacob V. Belcher in Vernon, Sussex, NJ. I realize that Sarah was born 2 years after her mother's death so there is something definitely wrong with these records, but I don't know what it is. When did the Lenni-Lenape Native Americans start keeping membership rolls?  And information you can provide on Anna or Sarah or their families is greatly appreciated. Thank you

        • Re: Looking for Anna Hand Conklin & Sarah Conklin Belcher
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Ms. Clary,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          When embarking on Native American genealogy, please note that the records in the custody of NARA often only detail those living on the reservations or being administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. If an ancestor was Native American and was never on a reservation or did not have interactions with the United States Government as such, they will not be recorded in NARA’s records and tracing their genealogy may be difficult.


          We suggest that you contact the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation for the information you seek.


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


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