1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 15, 2020 10:12 AM by Rebecca Collier

    Seeking Eastern Creek records of John & Simon Jacobs

    Linda Dennis Newbie

      Any help would be greatly appreciated. I do not know how to locate and order the records on the Archives website, i am looking for the John and Simon Jacobs records listed here at http://genealogytrails.com/ala/baldwin/eastern_creek_ancestor_list.html?fbclid=IwAR3jQB0bdAzg_3yFJM21Biuo3pElwyEGZWo7JYJ…

        • Re: Seeking Eastern Creek records of John & Simon Jacobs
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Ms. Dennis,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 7 series in the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (Record Group 75) that pertain to the removal of the Creek Indians and selling of their lands mostly from the 1830s and 1840s. For access to these records, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT2) via email at archives1reference@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 RDT1. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          Since the Poarch Creek Tribe was not recognized by the federal government until 1984, NARA would have very few records of those who remained in Alabama. We suggest contacting the Bureau of Indian Affairs for any records they may have. We also suggest contacting the Poarch Creek Tribe as well for rolls that they may have kept over the years.


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


          [Some information provided by Cody White, Subject Matter Expert]



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