6 Replies Latest reply on Nov 7, 2017 11:36 AM by Glenn Longacre

    Looking for Cherokee card# for

    Newbie

      Sarah Jane Elizabeth Brown Cogdill (1851-1920) or Ora "Iowa" Elizabeth Cogdill Lassiter (2/4/1886-3/11/1977)

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          Research Services at the National Archives Tracker

          Hi Tiffany,

           

          Thanks for sharing your question on the History Hub! 


          Are the Cherokee card numbers you’re looking for these women’s enrollment, or roll, numbers?  If so, there are a few places where you can do a name search using the Indian Census Rolls, Dawes Records, and Guion Miller Rolls to determine these women’s numbers.

           

          Indian Census Rolls date from 1885-1940 and are available online through Ancestry.com and Fold3.com. 

           

          Dawes Records generally date around 1907.  They are available online through the National Archives catalog.

           

          Guion Miller Rolls date from 1906-1911.  The National Archives offers a free online name index.  The full rolls are available through Ancestry.com and Fold3.com.

           

          The National Archives offers free access to Ancestry and Fold3 at all of their research room locations.  You may also be able to access paid genealogical sites for free through a public library.

           

          The National Archives also has more resources for researching Native Americans on their website here.

           

          Best of luck with your search!

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              Newbie

              I'm trying to find the Dawes Roll Card number.  I have tried those places, however, they are really complicated.  

              Thanks!

               

               

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                  Glenn Longacre Adventurer

                  Hi Tiffany,

                   

                  Do you happen to know where they lived? Were they living as members of the tribe in Indian Territory in what later became Oklahoma? That may help us in directing your research.

                   

                  Thanks!

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                      Newbie

                      They were from E. Texas and before, NC.

                      Thanks!

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                          Glenn Longacre Adventurer

                          Tiffany,

                           

                          We searched the Dawes Rolls index and census cards that are available through Ancestry.com. We did not find an entry for Sarah Cogdill or Ora Lassiter. We're wondering if you may have more success in searching for them in federal census records? Federal census records are available free of charge through FamilySearch. Generally, if a Native American lived as a private citizen, apart from an agency or reservation, then no Bureau of Indian Affairs records would have been created. If this is the case, then it is a matter of conducting a search for basic records such as death, marriage, wills, obituaries, etc. You can find the link to FamilySearch here:

                          Free Family History and Genealogy Records — FamilySearch.org.

                           

                          We hope this helps.

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                            Glenn Longacre Adventurer

                            Hi Tiffany,

                             

                            We searched the Dawes Rolls index and census cards (mentioned in your inquiry), that are available through Ancestry.com, along with some of the other Cherokee publications/databases relating to the Cherokee Tribe in North Carolina. We did not find an entry for Sarah Cogdill or an Ora Lassiter.

                             

                            Since they may not have been considered formal, enrolled members of the tribe, we're wondering if you may have more success in searching for them in federal census records? Federal census records for Texas and North Carolina are available free of charge through FamilySearch or through a subscription to Ancestry (your public library may offer it as a courtesy, too).

                             

                            Generally, if a Native American lived as a private citizen, apart from an agency or reservation, then no Bureau of Indian Affairs records would have been created. If this is the case, then it is a matter of conducting a search for basic records such as census, death, marriage, wills, obituaries, etc.

                             

                            We suggest you may wish to begin a search for those types of records.

                             

                            You can find the link to FamilySearch here:

                            Free Family History and Genealogy Records — FamilySearch.org.

                             

                            We hope this assists with beginning your research.

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