1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 30, 2021 3:06 PM by Rachael Salyer

    Seeking Native American tribe of Evelyn and Hilda Hazzard

    Kelin Scott Newbie

      I need to know what percentage and what exact tribe my great grandma and great aunt were a part of and if there is enough to enroll. The names are Evelyn Itaska Hazzard and Hilda Lone Hazzard

        • Re: Seeking Native American tribe of Evelyn and Hilda Hazzard
          Rachael Salyer Ranger

          Dear Kelin Scott,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We suggest that you begin by talking to your various family members, especially the more senior ones, and ask them questions so you can gather names, dates, places, and stories. With that information in hand, you may begin to gather records about these family members and the places associated with them. In addition, NARA’s Native American Heritage webpage, NARA’s Resources for Genealogists webpage, and the FamilySearch Research wiki for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Genealogy may be useful.

           

          When embarking on Native American genealogy, please note that the records in the custody of the National Archives often only detail those living on the reservations or being administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. If an ancestor was Native American and left the reservation or did not have interaction with the United States Government as such, they will not be recorded in NARA’s records and tracing their genealogy may be difficult.

           

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