Jamboree

June

01
Friday
10:00AM - 11:00AM

Beyond the Dawes Rolls - Finding Native American Ancestors

Presenter: Angela Walton-Raji, BA, MEd


There are numerous collections reflecting Native American ancestors. Many of these collections are found online. This session will explain the Dawes Roll, the Guion Miller Roll, and numerous records from the early 1800s onward. Also records of the Indian schools, and reservation records from tribes both east and west will be shared.

Level:
Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records.
Topic:
Digital Resources: database tools/strategies; web tools (i.e. Google); general interest, Methodology: evaluating/analyzing information, Record Types: BMD vital records; church; cemeteries; census/substitutes; military; newspapers/obituaries; occupation; slave; tax; wills/probate; land records, Repositories: brick-and-mortar resources; courthouse; NARA
Focus:
Native American, USA, USA-State/Region