1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 4, 2022 7:49 AM by Rachael Salyer

    Seeking Cherokee registration card number

    Patrick LaFontaine Newbie

      I can not locate my registered Grandparent that is registered with the Cherokee nation between 1803 and 1873

        • Re: Seeking Cherokee registration card number
          Rachael Salyer Ranger

          Dear Mr. LaFontaine,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Eastern Cherokee Census Rolls, 1835-1884 (Microfilm Publication T496) and the series Census Rolls, 1815-1869 in the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Record Group 75) that may contain some relevant information about your ancestor. We also located the series Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940 (Microfilm Publication M595) in Record Group 75 from a slightly later time period that may have a listing of the Cherokee tribe. For more information about these non-digitized records, please email the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at archives1reference@nara.gov.


          Next, we located the Applications for Enrollment in the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914 (also known as the Dawes Rolls) in Record Group 75 that may include the name of your grandparent. Most of these records have been digitized and are available using the Catalog. For more information about the non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at Fort Worth (RM-FW) at ftworth.archives@nara.gov. We suggest that you review the NARA web page for Dawes Rolls as an overview of how to research that resource.


          Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT1 and RM-FW. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience as we balance mission-critical work and the safety of our staff during the pandemic. Please check NARA’s web page about COVID-19 updates for the latest information.


          Finally, we suggest that you review the resources available on the National Archives Native American Heritage website, the FamilySearch Research wiki for Indigenous Peoples of the United States, and the Cherokee Nation website.


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


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