Topic: Guide

Key to Campbell’s Abstract Index

The following index includes the names of the father and mother, as well as the name of the enrolled citizen. It is arranged alphabetically, both as to the sir and Christian names. We have been very careful in its preparation and have spent months in an effort to make it as complete and useful as possible. We do not expect that it, in connection with the Abstract, will answer all questions in every case. It will however be a very great help to those who will make a proper use of it, and use it in difficult cases in connection

Understanding the 1817 Reservation Roll

A help guide explaining the 1817 Reservation Roll of Cherokee Indians. The Reservation Roll is a listing of Cherokee Indians applying for a 640 acre tract in the East in lieu of removing to Arkansas.

Understanding the Armstrong Rolls

A guide created to assist a descendant of a Mississippi Choctaw to better understand the Armstrong Rolls and how it may apply to their ancestor.

Understanding the Final Rolls

When starting your search of the Final Rolls (Dawes Rolls) it can and will be confusing.  To make this process simpler for the researcher who visits our pages I suggest you look at the information provided on the Final Rolls like a book, Index, Content, and Bibliography. The Index tells you what and where you will find the information in the book.  In this case the name, tribe and roll number.  On our pages you will find this listed as Final Roll Index.  This search produced the following: Page Roll Surname First Blood 397 26758 Swift Frank T. Cherokee by

Proving your Indian Ancestry

Research for American Indian ancestors begins just like any other search for ancestry you begin with what you know, Yourself! We have provided a useful tool to aid you in your research, Beginning Genealogy.  You have to do the basics before you can do the part you really want to do.  Working backwards does not work, believe me I have tried it! Start with a Family Group Chart and fill in the information you know.  Get your your birth certificate, look it over, it will provide all the information you need to get started and some information on your parents.