1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 8, 2020 9:11 AM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking records for Ethel (Rasnic) Lovelady 1915 - 1975


      I am seeking all records pertaining to Potawatomi Indian ancestory near Forest City, MO and Topeka, KS between the years of 1915 - 1975 in relation to Ethel (Rasnic) Lovelady.

        • Re: Seeking records for Ethel (Rasnic) Lovelady 1915 - 1975
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Ms. Amber W.,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          The only recognized Potawatomi in either Missouri or Kansas are the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in Kansas that was administered by the Potawatomi Agency, and later the Horton Agency. We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 38 series of the Potawatomi Agency for 1883 -1947 and 4 series of the Potawatomi Field Office for 1950-1964 in the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Record Group 75). Very little is available in digitized form. Since there is not a master file for records of individuals, you will need to review each series to locate the name of a specific person. For access to these series, please contact the National Archives at Kansas City (RM-KC) via email at kansascity.archives@nara.gov.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RM-KC. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          Please note that if Ethel (Rasnic) Lovelady was not living on the reservation, she will not be included in federal records for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. We suggest beginning your search by checking the tribal censuses that may be browsed for free at https://accessgenealogy.com/native/free-us-indian-census-rolls.htm.


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

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