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looking for information on the holloway family

rebecca bland rebecca bland

posted on September 17, 2010

hi i am looking to see if amyone knows anything about the hollway family . my great grandmother was margret holloway-bland and i dont know anything about her family other than they were choctaw . if anyone knows anything or knows how i can find info about my family without having to have a credit card please let me know thank you

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on September 17, 2010

i don’t know which is the married name, which the maiden name. people in the early 1900’s didn’t usually use hyphens.
i will assume that you mean margaret holloway m. ? bland

i don’t know when and where to look for her. there were about 800,000 people living in OK in 1900.

this is the # of mar* holl* records in OK
Census & Voter Lists 848
262 1920 United States Federal Census
220 1930 United States Federal Census
188 1910 United States Federal Census
71 U.S. Indian Census Schedules, 1885-1940
41 1870 United States Federal Census
» View all 848 results

i would suggest you start with her obituary, her death certificate and work backwards in time to her marriage and birth.

genealogists use names, dates, locations, children and spouses to match records. if you have a common surname, you need to give more information rather than 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 tribal enrollment.

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 permanently.

2 ways to search:
http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes/index.php
this will give you card# (family group) and enrollment #. they have some native marriage records too. other oklahoma records listed at left.

http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/finalroll.php
this will let you enter partial names to get card#. click on the card# in the card column and you can see other names in that family.
other resources on the left and at the bottom of this webpage. native census records and databases are especially useful.

http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes/index.php
this will give you card# (family group) and enrollment #. they have some native marriage records too. other oklahoma records listed at left.

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 advocacy.
http://choctawnation.com/services/departments/community-services/

mississippi choctaw and choctaw tribe explained here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choctaw_Trail_of_Tears

i have collected many resources over the years. if you want to write to me, shamlet76@gmail.com and request the choctaw resource list, i will be glad to send it to you.

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

suzanne hamlet shatto