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2019 Federally Recognized Tribes

This PDF comprises of pages 1200-1205 of the Federal Register/ Vol. 84, No. 22 / Friday, February 1, 2019 / Notices. In this bulletin, the Department of Interior published the list of Native American and Native Alaskan tribes which were federally recognized.

A Guide to Tracing American Indian & Alaska Native Ancestry

This is a pdf of the Department of Interior’s “Guide to tracing American Indian & Alaska Native Ancestry.”

When establishing descent from an American Indian/American Native tribe for membership and enrollment purposes an individual must provide genealogical documentation that supports his or her claim of such ancestry from a specific tribe or tribal community. Such documentation must prove that the individual is a lineal descendant of an individual whose name can be found on the tribal membership roll of the federally recognized tribe from which the individual is claiming descent and is seeking to enroll.

Early Land Ownership and Township Plats, 1785-1898

These township plat maps began with the Public Lands Survey in the United States initiated by the Land Ordinance Act of 1785, and this collection includes maps for all or parts of Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin. Maps were prepared from survey field notes taken by deputy surveyors and can include physical details and man-made improvements. They also indicate township and section lines, section numbers, acreage of holdings, and sometimes names of landholders.

Glossary of Passenger List Annotations

INS did not create ship passenger lists. The forms were completed by steamship companies, who then submitted the forms to the government. In some cases immigration officials annotated the lists to clarify or correct information. In other cases immigration officials later added information to the records as a cross-reference to certain naturalization papers.

Early Immigrant Inspection Along the US/Mexican Border

There were few federal laws governing immigration into the United States prior to the late 19th century, and those tended to address immigration from Europe or Asia. The Steerage Act of 1819 regulated passenger travel and mandated the creation of records documenting the arrival of immigrants at seaports. Some passenger vessels arriving at United States …

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Guide to Using the Final Rolls

These pages can be searched to discover the enrollee’s name, age, sex, blood degree, type, census card number and roll number. Check the headings in each column. The letter guide was furnished by the National Archives. These letters can appear both on Type and Roll number

Utah Archives, Libraries, and Historical Societies

Utah Archives Utah State Archives City of Logan Archives Utah Libraries Family History Library Harold B. Lee Library – BYU J. Willard Marriott Library – Univ. Utah Logan Public Library Utah Societies Utah Genealogical Association Utah State Historical Society Mormon History Society Draper Historical Society Washington City Historical Society

Free Source Summary

A source summary is a helpful way to be able to refer quickly to information you have found for a particular family and the sources of that information. Keep a separate source summary of information found for each family group chart. Download the source summary which you will be able to fill out on your …

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Free Family Group Chart

Family Group Charts provide the vital history of each family.  Each piece of information concerning a pedigree ancestor and his/her family is placed on a worksheet. Since the end result of your research efforts will be to compile complete, correct and connected families, the use of family group sheets from the beginning will make the …

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Free Correspondence Record

A correspondence form is the best way to record important people you have corresponded with, the reasons for writing, and whether or not you have already received an answer.  The correspondence chart also provides you with a genealogical address book by ancestor. While it was originally designed as a method to keep track of letter …

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Free Research Calendar

The research calendar gives an account of every record source you have searched and serves as a reminder of what you have already done and where you have found pertinent information.  Each Research Calendar has a place to record the family name, date and source you checked and the information you found. Download the Research …

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Free Family Tree Chart

A blank family tree chart enables you to record the ancestors from whom you directly descend–those for whom you intend to compile a complete and correct family unit. It shows at a glance the progress you have made towards this goal and what remains to be done.  Some people also consider this to be called …

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Free Genealogy Charts

In genealogy, there are some forms that are basic to the hobby and it is important that you become familiar with these forms early in your project. It is on these forms that you will record all of the pieces of information you gather. Genealogy charts have long been an easy method for those beginning …

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Beginning Genealogy

The following items have been compiled to provide our researchers with information on beginning genealogy. Family Tree Guide – Finally a simple way to put your family tree online! Free Genealogy Charts Free Family Tree Chart Free Research Calendar Free Research Extract Free On Line Census Forms Free Correspondence Record Free Family Group Chart Free …

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Obtaining Veteran’s Records

National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) is one of the National Archives and Records Administration’s largest operations. They are a central repository of personnel-related records, both military and civil service. They  provide service to Government agencies, military veterans, former civilian Federal employees, family members, as well as researchers and historians. Access to Records by Veterans, Next-of-Kin, …

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Indian War Chronology 1614-1893

The Indian Wars comprised a series of smaller wars. Native Americans, diverse peoples with their own distinct tribal histories, were no more a single people than the Europeans. Living in societies organized in a variety of ways, Native Americans usually made decisions about war and peace at the local level, though they sometimes fought as …

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