1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 24, 2020 2:53 PM by Cara Jensen

    Seeking what tribe I belong to

    Roxanne Quilantan Newbie

      Hello, I recently took an ancestry DNA test that confirms I am 36% Native American. How do I go about to find out the tribe I belong to?

        • Re: Seeking what tribe I belong to
          Cara Jensen Adventurer

          Dear Ms. Quilantan,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          For an overview on how to begin your research, we suggest that you review the FamilySearch Research wiki for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Genealogy as well as NARA’s Native American Heritage

           

          We suggest that you interview your various family members, especially the more senior ones, 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.

           

          When embarking on Native American genealogy, please note that the records in the custody of NARA often only detail those living on the reservations or being administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. If an ancestor was native yet left the reservation, 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 research!

           

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