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Offline twincheckers

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Native American Ancestry
« on: Thursday 14 February 2013, 10:00 am »
It looks like this part of the forum hasn't been very active lately but I'm going to give this a try anyway.

My dad's side of the family has Native American lineage. We've always been told it's Cherokee. It would be my great grandmother so probably mid-late 1800s.

I know that the Cherokee Nation requires one or more relative from x generations back to have been on the Dawes Rolls... and we don't know if our ancestor actually signed the Dawes Rolls because s/he left the reservation.

To complicate matters, my family has traced the ancestor to a reservation in TN... but there are no reservations in TN... and this one allegedly burnt down but I can't find anything that says it ever existed.

Anyone have any tips or tricks?

I'd love to be able be able to confirm Cherokee.... or any other tribe it might be for sure.


Offline joneshalcyonn

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Re: Native American Ancestry
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 05 August 2020, 09:38 am »
Tracing back ancestors is an extremely arduous journey. Wish your family success!