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Searching for relatives-MARTIN?

Jay Hargrove Jay Hargrove

posted on January 31, 2013 and updated on January 31, 2013

I’m trying to find my Choctaw relatives and don’t know where to start. I’m 47/128 and I don’t know if that’s a lot or a little but I do have CDIB and membership. There was an adoption in our family in 1960. It wasn’t me but I know the biological family’s last name was Martin and this is where my Choctaw bloodline came from. The adopted child was my mom and she was born in June at Deaconess in OKC. It would be awesome to meet some family, cousins, aunts, uncles, etc. I’d really just like to know more of my family’s history and feel connected to my culture. Thanks!

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on January 31, 2013

there are post-adoption services that might be able to help you find out some information.

http://www.okdhs.org/programsandservices/adopt/

https://www.childwelfare.gov/systemwide/laws_policies/statutes/infoaccessap.cfm

i am just a volunteer that wants to empower people to learn how to do genealogy.

suzanne hamlet shatto

Jay Hargrove Jay Hargrove

posted on February 1, 2013 and updated on February 1, 2013

Thanks Suzanne. I actually worked for okdhs child welfare for over 5 yrs. The adoption was private. I appreciate your response though! I will double check again with them.

Jerry Martin Jerry Martin

posted on February 4, 2013 and updated on February 4, 2013

Hello Jay
My name is Jerry Martin and my father was Ted Martin from Howe, Oklahoma he is 1/4 Cherokee and 1/16 Choctaw. His parents names were Hayden and Lucy Seharn. My father came to the pacific northwest and enlisted in the Navy and then met my mother of Yakama Indian -enrolled member
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Jay Hargrove Jay Hargrove

posted on February 12, 2013

Are there any adoptions in your family Jerry?