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United States, Native American, Eastern Cherokee Enrollment Records, 1908-1910
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Record Description
Record Type Enrollment Records
Record Group RG 75: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs
Collection years 1908-1910
Microfilm Publication M685. Records Relating to Enrollment of Eastern Cherokee By Guion Miller, 1908-1910. 12 rolls.
National Archives Identifier 2110769 Search within this Series
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What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains Eastern Cherokee enrollment records that were created by the U.S. Court of Claims. These records were used to determine who was eligible for funds under the treaties of 1835-36 and 1845 between the United States and the Eastern Cherokee tribes. The records are part of Record Group 75, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and are from microfilm publication M685, Records Relating to Enrollment of Eastern Cherokee by Guion Miller, 1908-1910.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name
  • Ages
  • Gender
  • Degree of Indian Blood
  • Enrollment Date, place and number
  • Parents and their enrollment date and place
  • Spouses
  • Divorces
  • Children
  • Grandchildren

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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  • Identifying information such as residence

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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • If the individual or family are listed in the rolls, check for additional tribal records
  • Learn about tribal customs such as inheritance
  • Contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), or an agency associated with the tribe
  • Contact Tribal archives and libraries

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • The name of your ancestor may have changed from one Indian name to a different Indian name, consider alternative names
  • The name of your ancestor may have changed from an Indian name to a Christian name
  • The name of your ancestor may have been abbreviated

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