2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 2, 2020 6:36 PM by Alice Lane

    Seeking information on Alejandro Roche/Rocha

    Moureena Williamson Newbie

      Alejandro Rocha was born in Mexico, lived in El Paso, Texas, and attended Chilocco Boarding School 1903-1912. He is listed as having full blood line Pueblo Indian from information found from the boarding school on the National Archives website. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

        • Re: Seeking information on Alejandro Roche/Rocha
          Cara Jensen Scout

          Dear Ms. Williamson,

           

          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

           

          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 43 series in the Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs  (Record Group 75) that contain records on Chilocco Indian School during your requested time frame.   For copies or access to any non-digitized records, please contact the National Archives at Fort Worth (RM-FW) via email at ftworth.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-FW. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.

           

          We suggest that you search the Oklahoma Historical Society’s Chilocco Indian School Index, browse their additional resources as well as review the FamilySearch Research wiki for Chilocco Indian School.

           

          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 or did not have interaction with the United States Government as such, they will not be recorded in NARA’s records and tracing their genealogy may be difficult.

           

          NARA’s Native American Heritage as well as the FamilySearch Research wiki for Indigenous Peoples of the United States Genealogy also may be useful.

           

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

           

          • Re: Seeking information on Alejandro Roche/Rocha
            Alice Lane Tracker

            Hi Moureena,

            Welcome to History Hub

            Found record 

            A-File for Alejandro Rocha

            National Archives Identifier:40071229
            Local Identifier:A1879270/566-016-0023/846

            You need to go to the following page and contact the

            archives to obtain the records

             

            https://catalog.archives.gov/id/40071229

             

            Hope this helps

            Alice Lane

            Research Volunteer