samuel folsom m. may ?>alexander folsom sr. d.~1998 OK >alexander folsom jr. b.~1940 m. nancy
first, you should get over the adoption hump. do you have paperwork saying you are your father’s child? you might need to contact the adoption coordinator of the state where the adoption took place.
you start with what you know, gather paperwork, then you can go backward in time. birth certificates and marriage license are primary documents. death certificates, obituaries, social security applications (for people who passed away after 1/1/1937) can often point you in the right direction.
i agree that you should contact the genealogist for the folsom family, on that website link given by debi.
this might be your father:
California Death Index, 1940-1997
about Alexander Folsom
Name: Alexander Folsom
Social Security #: 560504187
Birth Date: 20 Sep 1939
Death Date: 28 Mar 1993
Death Place: Modoc
Mother’s Maiden Name: Boyd
bear in mind that the informant might not have known some information about previous events, like birth or parents.
california vital records:
oklahoma vital records
this will give you a start.
genealogists use names, dates, locations, children and spouses to match records. if you
have a common surname, you need to give more information rather thann less. if you post
about women, it is helpful to include the maiden name and the married name and designate
which one is the maiden name.
first of all, heritage and tribal enrollment are two different things. many times
natives didn’t apply for enrollment because 1) they didn’t qualify, 2) they were
philosophically opposed to enrollment, 3) they didn’t have documentation, or 4) they
were mississippi choctaw and their ancestor had accepted land or benefits in lieu of
the dawes roll was taken 1896-1906, so you should trace your ancestors down to that time
period. mostly, they had to be living in oklahoma by that time and agree to live there
if the name is common, you may find too many possible records.
the tribe has an excellent information to help you. it is found under genealogy
i am just a volunteer that wants to empower people to learn how to do genealogy.
suzanne hamlet shatto