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Laura Pierce Laura Pierce

posted on March 27

I am trying to find the Dawls (sp?) number for my grandfather Cecil Teague he was born 2/11/1928 to Calvin J Teague and Octovia Ward in Williamson Texas

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on March 28

the dawes roll was taken 1896-1906 in indian territory/oklahoma. it contains the names of applicants to the five major tribes of oklahoma. there are 63 tribes in oklahoma.

location is an important indication for tribal enrollment, since natives/original enrollees to the tribe had to agree to live under the authority of the tribe.

so the person you are researching would not be on the dawes roll because he was born well after the original enrollees were enrolled to the tribe. so you should look for the names/dates/locations of his parents to see where they were living when they were born.

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1940 United States Federal Census about Calvin Teague
Name: Calvin Teague
Age: 39
Estimated birth year: abt 1901
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Texas
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Harris, Texas
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: Westfield Spring Road
Farm: Yes
Inferred Residence in 1935: Harris, Texas
Residence in 1935: Same Place, Harris, Texas
Resident on farm in 1935: Yes
Sheet Number: 12A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 275
Occupation: Farmer
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 25
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 4th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 84
Class of Worker: Working on own account
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Calvin Teague 39
Octivia Teague 33
Milton Teague 15
Jasper Teague 14
Cecil Teague 12
Marshall Teague 10
Betty Teague 8
Mary Teague 7
Chunkie Teague 4
Orie D Teague 5
Janell Teague 2
Jennie B Teague 1
Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: , Harris, Texas; Roll: T627_4055; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 101-44B.

1930 United States Federal Census about Calvin Teague
Name: Calvin Teague
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1901
Birthplace: Texas
Race: White
Home in 1930: Precinct 8, Williamson, Texas
Map of Home: View Map
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse’s Name: Octavio Teague
Father’s Birthplace: Texas
Mother’s Birthplace: Texas
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents’ birthplace:

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Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Calvin Teague 29
Octavio Teague 23
Milton Teague 5
Jasper Teague 4
Cecil Teague 2
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Marschall Teague 0
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Precinct 8, Williamson, Texas; Roll: 2411; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0030; Image: 1158.0; FHL microfilm: 2342145.

Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982 about Calvin George Teague
Name: Calvin George Teague
Birth Date: 13 Jan 1901
Birth Place: Texas
Gender: Male
Race: White
Residence: Bandera, Bandera, Texas
Father: Calvin Teague
Mother: Alice Moran
Age at Death: 67
Death Date: 22 Jun 1968
Death Place: Galveston, Galveston, Texas, USA

apparently he was not born in OK and did not live in OK. you should look for a tribe nearby to his birthplace. if you cannot find that, it is possible that the family migrated from a southeast reservation in MS or AL to TX 1800-1900. there might be a choctaw scrip land grant in MS or AL to the head of household during that period. this would give you a tribal affiliation but would not be sufficient to prove heritage for tribal enrollment.

each tribe has membership requirements. natives that were not living on reservations had a more difficult time enrolling because they had difficulty proving heritage.

Calvin G Teague
Birth: 1903
Death: 1968

name: Calvin George Teague
death date: 22 Jun 1968
death place: Galveston, Galveston, Texas
gender: Male
race: White
death age: 67 years
birth date: 13 Jan 1901
birthplace: Texas
marital status: Married
father’s name: Calvin Teague Sr.
mother’s name: Alice Moran
occupation: Retired
place of residence: Bandera, Bandera, Texas
cemetery: Bandera Cemetery
burial place: Bandera, Texas
burial date: 22 Jun 1968

Burial:
Bandera Cemetery
Bandera
Bandera County
Texas, USA

Created by: Donna Schulte Loth
Record added: Oct 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77732416
findagrave.com

Octavia Genell Teague
Birth: Jun. 28, 1906
Death: Aug. 29, 1989

Burial:
Bandera Cemetery
Bandera
Bandera County
Texas, USA

Created by: Donna Schulte Loth
Record added: Oct 12, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78296074

xas Death Index, 1903-2000 about Octavia Teague
Name: Octavia Teague
Death Date: 29 Aug 1989
Death County: Karnes
Gender: Female

you should get a copy of their death certificates from state vital records.
obituary from your local public library/interlibrary loan program.
contact the cemetery to see if they have more information.

if you get stuck, you can get a copy of a deceased relative’s social security application with a SS-5 if they passed away after 1/1/1937.

going backward in time:
1920 United States Federal Census about Calvin I Teague
Name: Calvin I Teague
[Calvin I League]
Age: 18
Birth Year: abt 1902
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1920: Justice Precinct 5, Travis, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Single
Father’s Birthplace: Texas
Mother’s Birthplace: Texas
Home Owned: Rent
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Calvin I Teague 18
Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Justice Precinct 5, Travis, Texas; Roll: T625_1852; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 120; Image: 1036.

1910 United States Federal Census about Calvin Teague
Name: Calvin Teague
Age in 1910: 9
Birth Year: abt 1901
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 5, Travis, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father’s Name: Jasper G Teague
Father’s Birthplace: Texas
Mother’s name: Alice L Teague
Mother’s Birthplace: Texas
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Jasper G Teague 34
Alice L Teague 33
Jesse F Teague 16
Calvin Teague 9
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 5, Travis, Texas; Roll: T624_1594; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0086; FHL microfilm: 1375607.

1910 United States Federal Census about Jasper G Teague
Name: Jasper G Teague
Age in 1910: 34
Birth Year: abt 1876
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 5, Travis, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Alice L Teague
Father’s Birthplace: Texas
Mother’s Birthplace: Mississippi
[Missouri]
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 5, Travis, Texas; Roll: T624_1594; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0086; FHL microfilm: 1375607.

Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982 about Jasper Greene Teague
Name: Jasper Greene Teague
Birth Date: 7 Jun 1875
Birth Place: Austin, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: White
Residence: Austin, Texas
Spouse: Lillie Teague
Father: Galvin Teague
Mother: Mary Wilson
Age at Death: 62
Death Date: 9 May 1938
Death Place: Austin, Travis, Texas, USA

1900 United States Federal Census about Jasper Teague
Name: Jasper Teague
Age: 22
Birth Date: Dec 1877
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1900: Justice Precinct 5, Travis, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Alice Teague
Marriage Year: 1898
Years Married: 2
Father’s Birthplace: Texas
Mother’s Birthplace: Texas
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Jasper Teague 22
Alice Teague 22
Jessie Teague 1
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 5, Travis, Texas; Roll: 1673; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 0118; FHL microfilm: 1241673.

1920 United States Federal Census about Octavo Ward
Name: Octavo Ward
[Octave Ward]
Age: 15
Birth Year: abt 1905
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1920: Buda, Hays, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father’s Name: Charlie Ward
Father’s Birthplace: Texas
Mother’s name: May E Ward
Mother’s Birthplace: Texas
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Charlie Ward 43
May E Ward 38
Octavo Ward 15
Alma Ward 13
Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Buda, Hays, Texas; Roll: T625_1816; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 73; Image: 958.

1910 United States Federal Census about Octavia Ward
Name: Octavia Ward
Age in 1910: 3
Birth Year: abt 1907
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 5, Travis, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father’s Name: Charles E Ward
Father’s Birthplace: Texas
Mother’s name: Jennie Ward
Mother’s Birthplace: Texas
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Charles E Ward 30
Jennie Ward 26
Octavia Ward 3
Elma Ward 1
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Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 5, Travis, Texas; Roll: T624_1594; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0086; FHL microfilm: 1375607.

Charlie E Ward
Birth: Mar. 12, 1879
Death: Feb. 27, 1964

Note: double marker with Jennie B Ward

Burial:
Live Oak Cemetery
Manchaca
Travis County
Texas, USA
Plot: Old Cem, NE Sec, Row 11, Grave 2

Created by: Sandra Schmidt
Record added: May 31, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8855602

Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982 about Charles Ezra Ward
Name: Charles Ezra Ward
Birth Date: 12 Mar 1879
Birth Place: Austin, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: White
Residence: Austin, Travis, Texas
Father: William E Ward
Mother: Sara L Teague
Age at Death: 84
Death Date: 27 Feb 1964
Death Place: Austin, Travis, Texas, USA

1900 United States Federal Census about Charlie Ward
Name: Charlie Ward
Age: 21
Birth Date: Mar 1879
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1900: Austin Ward 1, Travis, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Step Son
[Stepson]
Marital Status: Single
Father’s Birthplace: Texas
Mother’s name: Sarah L Bankston
Mother’s Birthplace: Texas
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Adraval W Bankston 35
Sarah L Bankston 41
Seely Bankston 9
Eva Bankston 6
Minnie Bankston 4
Charlie Ward 21
William Ward 16
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Austin Ward 1, Travis, Texas; Roll: 1673; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 0084; FHL microfilm: 1241673.

1900 United States Federal Census about Sarah L Bankston
Name: Sarah L Bankston
[Sarah Z Bankston]
Age: 41
Birth Date: Dec 1858
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1900: Austin Ward 1, Travis, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Adraval W Bankston
Marriage Year: 1889
Years Married: 11
Father’s Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother’s Birthplace: Canada

Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982 about Mrs Sarah L Bankston
Name: Mrs Sarah L Bankston
[Mrs Sarah L Teague]
Birth Date: 31 Dec 1858
Birth Place: Texas
Gender: Female
Race: White
Residence: Austin, Travis, Texas
Father: Wm R Teague
Mother: Sarah Rippie
Age at Death: 86
Death Date: 1 Jan 1945
Death Place: Austin, Travis, Texas, USA

1930 United States Federal Census about Sarah L Bankston
Name: Sarah L Bankston
Gender: Female
Birth Year: abt 1859
Birthplace: Texas
Race: White
Home in 1930: Austin, Travis, Texas
Map of Home: View Map
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Mother-in-law
Spouse’s Name: Abner W Bankston
Father’s Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother’s Birthplace: Tennessee
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents’ birthplace:

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Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas M Carpenter 47
Minnie H Carpenter 34
Marjorie D Carpenter 15
Sarah L Bankston 71
Abner W Bankston 65
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Austin, Travis, Texas; Roll: 2402; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0031; Image: 769.0; FHL microfilm: 2342136.

Sarah Louise Teague Bankston
Birth: Dec. 31, 1858
Death: Jan. 1, 1945
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA

w/o William E. Ward – m. 04 Oct 1877
w/o Adraval Witcher Bankston – m. 15 Feb 1889
========
Children:
1. Charles Ezra Ward – b. 12 Mar 1879
2. William E. Ward – b. 15 Jan 1885
3. Neal Bankston – b. 29 Jan 1891
4. Eva Bankston – b. Jul 1893
5. Minnie Bankston – b. 03 May 1895

Family links:
Parents:
William Riley Teague (1823 – 1864)
Sarah Louise Rippy Teague (1828 – 1917)

Spouse: Adraval Witcher Bankston (1865 – 1941) Children: William E. Ward (1884 – 1941)* Neal Bankston Redfearn (1891 – 1987)* Eva Bankston Riffe (1893 – 1988)* Minnie Bankston Carpenter (1895 – 1930)* Siblings: John M. Teague (1847 – 1933)* William Riley Teague (1850 – 1937)* James Henry Teague (1852 – 1926)* Martha Susan Teague Tracy (1855 – 1928)* Sarah Louise Teague Bankston (1858 – 1945) George Francis Teague (1861 – 1947)* C. Melvina Teague Hodge (1864 – 1925)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 1, Lot 68

Created by: Geno-seeker
Record added: Aug 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56867657

findagrave.com william riley teague
Birth: Dec. 22, 1823
Monroe
Adams County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 24, 1864
Bonham
Fannin County
Texas, USA

Family links:
Spouse:
Sarah Louise Rippy Teague (1828 – 1917)

Children: John M. Teague (1847 – 1933)* William Riley Teague (1850 – 1937)* James Henry Teague (1852 – 1926)* Martha Susan Teague Tracy (1855 – 1928)* Sarah Louise Teague Bankston (1858 – 1945)* George Francis Teague (1861 – 1947)* C. Melvina Teague Hodge (1864 – 1925)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Willow Wild Cemetery
Bonham
Fannin County
Texas, USA

Created by: Geno-seeker
Record added: Aug 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95852455

Sarah Louise Rippy Teague
Birth: Nov. 12, 1828
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Dec. 2, 1917
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA

d/o John Rippy & Peggie Trout
w/o William Riley Teague – m. 14 May 1846
=======
Children:
1. John Malcolm Teague – b. 21 Aug 1847
2. Margaret Jane Teague – b. 1849
3. James Henry Teague – b. 18 Oct 1852
4. Martha Susan Teague – b. 22 Dec 1855
5. William Riley Teague – b. 03 Sep 1856
6. Sarah Louise Teague – b. 31 Dec 1858
7. George Francis Teague – b. 29 Oct 1861
8. Edward H Teague – b. 28 Nov 1864
9. C. Melvina Teague – b. 28 Nov 1864

Family links:
Spouse:
William Riley Teague (1823 – 1864)*

Children: John M. Teague (1847 – 1933)* William Riley Teague (1850 – 1937)* James Henry Teague (1852 – 1926)* Martha Susan Teague Tracy (1855 – 1928)* Sarah Louise Teague Bankston (1858 – 1945)* George Francis Teague (1861 – 1947)* C. Melvina Teague Hodge (1864 – 1925)*

*Calculated relationship

Burial:
Tucker Cemetery
Rollingwood
Travis County
Texas, USA

Created by: Geno-seeker
Record added: Jul 20, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55215890

you are fortunate. there have been people researching this family line and leaving clues for others to follow. you should contact anyone who posts about your family tree.

as far as tribal enrollment, i don’t see an indication of this. but there might be clues. you would have to trace your family backward in time to see if there are some clues.

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.

start with what you know, gather documentation, then you can go backward in time. so get your

birth certificate, your parents’ birth certificates and marriage license and then you can

start on your grandparents. if someone passed away after 1/1/1937, they probably have a

social security application on file. if you ask a government agency for a birth certificate,

and they were born before 1929, they might have submitted a delayed birth certificate. death

certificates, cemetery information and obituaries are helpful. you can usually get a copy of

an obituary, newspaper mentions such as birth of a child or marriage, through the

interlibrary loan program – see your local public library for this. i usually start with the

death and work toward the person’s birth. military records and pension records can be

helpful. census records can tell you where they were at particular times, names of family

members. the census records up to 1940 are available, although the 1890 census was largely

destroyed.

you will need to know who the family members were 1830-1940 or so, where they were located. a

good way to do this is by census records. the first time period to concentrate on is 1900-

1930 because most tribes enrolled during this period. federal census records can help you

here. you can get access through your local public library – two databases: 1) heritage

quest, 2) ancestry.com.

there is a difference between tribal heritage and tribal enrollment.

find your relative in the 1900-1940 census. this will give you locations, family members,

dates that you will need for looking on the dawes roll, taken 1896-1906 in the state of

oklahoma/indian territory. the dawes roll lists applicants to the five major tribes of

oklahoma. use the accessgenealogy website to do this or ancestrypaths:
http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/nativeamerican/
get family group/card#, members of the family:
partial surnames ok. just enter the surname.

http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/final-rolls.htm
partial names might not be found on this website.

find a possible name, click on the # in the card# column and this will show you the family

group as of application. use the 1900 and 1910 census to match the names. write down the

names, card#.

if you don’t find your family, then look at the 1900-1940 census locations for your family,

look for nearby tribes. contact the nearby tribes to see if your family had enrolled. find

out membership criteria for that tribe. there are tribes in other locations and other choctaw

tribes. location is an important factor over whether a native enrolled in a tribe. you won’t

find that an original enrollee enrolled in the choctaw tribe in oklahoma if they were living

in another state, for instance. if your family was renting in 1910, for instance, they had

not received a land grant from one of the five major tribes in oklahoma and were probably not

enrolled. there are 63 tribes in oklahoma but only the 5 major tribes are on the dawes roll.

many natives did not want to live under tribal authority or didn’t qualify for enrollment or

could not submit satisfactory evidence to a tribe. this is very common. it means that your

family is not enrolled in a tribe.

there were a few natives that were enrolled by tribal council approval or lawsuit. i don’t

have any way to tell you whether someone was enrolled because of this. you would have to

contact the tribe for this information. however, some people have posted this answer and you

might be able to use google on your family names and see this.

supposing you find your family in the dawes roll, then look at the oklahoma historical

society dawes website and put in the name of someone in that family group that you found on

accessgenealogy. this will give you the enrollment # if the enrollment was successful. write

down the enrollment #s for your family.

if you found your family on the dawes roll, you might want a copy of the dawes packet. four

sources for this:

1) once you have the card#, search here for documents. the website is free at this time:
http://www.ancestrypaths.com/five-civilized-tribes/
arranged by card#. use the slider bar at the bottom to approximate your card#. the packets

are arranged in order of card#. usually the beginning document references the card#.

there may be more than one card# for a particular person, depending on whether they were a

parent at the time of enrollment.

sometimes a family’s consideration also depends on an earlier decision in their family. so

you may have more than one card# to look up.

2) fold3.com is an online subscription resource and one month’s subscription is less than the

price of a dawes packet at NARA or oklahoma historical society.

3) NARA http://www.archives.gov fort worth, TX office
4) oklahoma historical society http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes

a dawes packet contains census card, enrollment application, supporting documents and maybe

testimony. even if your family was not enrolled, the genealogical information might be of

interest to you.

the enrolled members are referred to as original enrollees. if your family had enrolled by

blood then you are eligible to enroll in the choctaw tribe of oklahoma. all tribes have

membership criteria. if your family had been enrolled as freedman, then they were enrolled as

former slaves and their descendants were not eligible to enroll in the tribe.

the dawes roll shows the applicants to the five major tribes 1896-1906 in indian

territory/oklahoma. if your family applied for this, there would be a census card, dawes

application, other supporting documents and testimony. these are located at NARA

http://www.archives.gov try the fort worth, TX office.

requirements for enrollment for several oklahoma tribes:
http://thorpe.ou.edu/OILS/blood.html
What are tribal membership requirements?

Tribal enrollment criteria are set forth in tribal constitutions, articles of incorporation

or ordinances. The criterion varies from tribe to tribe, so uniform membership requirements

do not exist.

Two common requirements for membership are lineal decendency from someone named on the

tribe’s base roll or relationship to a tribal member who descended from someone named on the

base roll. (A “base roll” is the original list of members as designated in a tribal

constitution or other document specifying enrollment criteria.) Other conditions such as

tribal blood quantum, tribal residency, or continued contact with the tribe are common.

http://www.narf.org/nill/resources/enrollment.htm

enrollment is a two step process. first you have to get your CDIB card from the BIA to show

your degree of blood/eligibility to enroll in a particular tribe, and then you have to apply

to the tribe for acceptance, if you meet their membership requirements.

Tribal Government personnel, usually an Enrollment Clerk, located at a regional or agency

office processes applications for Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB) and Indian

Preference in Employment, BIA Form 4432, to anyone who can provide documentation that he or

she descends from an American Indian tribe.
http://www.bia.gov/WhatWeDo/ServiceOverview/TribalGov/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Native_American_recognition_in_the_United_States
this article has many resources.
however i find the paragraph on “Recognition for individuals” to be somewhat insensitive.

i think someone should rewrite that paragraph.

What are the most typical requirements for membership?
Each tribe has a base roll which was established, usually, in the early 20th century, listing

the members of the tribe at that time. Your first challenge will be to prove direct lineal

descent from someone listed on that base roll. Then
you must prove that you have the required level of blood quantum – the percentage of your

genetic make-up that is native by bloodline. Most tribes require a 1/4 blood quantum – that

is, you must be at least one-fourth Native
American – but note that the Eastern Band of the Cherokees requires that you be only 1/16 or

higher to join, and the Cherokee Nation and Choctaw tribe have no minimum quantum

restriction, so long as you can prove descent. There may be other conditions for membership

as well: requirements for tribal residency or continued contact with the tribe are common.
http://freedomcenter.org/_media/pdf/genealogy/16.%20Native%20American%20-%20Tribal

%20Membership.pdf

choctaw enrollment, forms, FAQs
http://www.choctawnation.com/services/departments/enrollment-cdib-and-tribal-membership/

obituaries through the oklahoma choctaw tribe is through the history link for the tribe:
http://www.choctawnation.com/history/

social security application for a deceased person:
http://www.ssa.gov/foia/html/foia_guide.htm
form SS-5.

your public library probably has a subscription to heritage quest and ancestry.com. fold3.com

is another useful database for native records and military records, but they are a

subscription. however, many times, their month’s subscription price is less than the price of

a dawes packet. you can google fold3 and your ancestor’s name to see if your relative’s dawes

packet is available at fold3.
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/final-rolls.htm

http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/choctaw-indian-research.htm
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/indian-census-records.htm
there is an 1860 and 1885 census in the indian territory

accessgenealogy’s collection of information: if you are from another tribe, use the links at

the right.
if you are from an associated tribe, see the several possible links on the webpage.

bear in mind that many records are not online. always collect documents, as just the

reference to a relative in an index informs you that a document is available.

death records:
death certificate: state vital records or if very old, state archives. ask for the person’s

name at the time of death. you can look at death indices, such as the social security death

index 1964-present for a date of death on rootsweb.com or ancestry.com.
obituary: see your local public library, interlibrary loan program. ask for the person’s name

at the time of death. approximate date of death is helpful. if old, state historical society

or state archives might have historical newspapers.
cemetery record: try findagrave.com or interment.net. ask for the person’s name at the time

of death. if you find a relative, you can click on the county or cemetery to see if others

with the same surname are buried there.

marriage records:
state vital records office, county clerk or if old, state archives or state historical

society.

birth records:
state vital records office, or if old, state archives or state historical society. if the

birth was before 1940, ask for a birth certificate or a delayed birth certificate. many

people had to get delayed birth certificates when social security came into effect because

they had to show proof of age. this will be under the name used at the time of birth.

census records:
you will want to search for census records 1940 on down to the birth of your relative. the

federal census was taken every 10 years, however the 1890 census was largely destroyed by

fire. there are also some state census records and native census records and native rolls.

ancestry.com and heritage quest are two databases that include many census records. many

native census records kept by NARA (http://www.archives.gov) are transcribed at

accessgenealogy.

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. some

mississippi choctaw were accepted by adoption or lawsuit.

for those people who do not yet have a card, you should research the 1900-1940 census to know

approximate dates of birth, birthplaces, family members. this will also tell you if someone

is more likely to be on the freedman roll or as applicants to the dawes roll taken 1896-1906

in indian territory/oklahoma for the five major tribes.

applicants on the dawes roll can be found here:
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/finalroll.php
partial names are ok. look at the guide link for explanation of the codes.

when you find a possible name, then click on the card# in the card column to see the family

group. if it is your family group, and they were likely enrolled, then you can search the

oklahoma historical society’s dawes roll link to get the enrollment #’s for particular family

members.
http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes

if your family was enrolled by council action early in the process or was enrolled by

lawsuit, they might not appear on the oklahoma historical society website. you would have to

check with the tribe on that.

even if your family was rejected by the dawes process, you may want the testimony, census

card, application information for your genealogical purposes.

the federal census will also help you decide which state to contact for vital records.

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.

history of the dawes roll
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawes_Act
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawes_Commission
wikipedia entries are sometimes opinionated; entered by volunteers.

helpful information about tribal enrollment
http://www.felihkatubbe.com/ChoctawNation/TribalMembership.html

freedmen information:
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ewyatt/_borders/
http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/F/FR016.html
http://www.african-nativeamerican.com/8-chocfreed.htm
http://www.okhistory.org/research/dawes

2 ways to search:
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 your relative was enrolled by court action, their name might not be on this list.
if the name is common, you may find too many possible records.
you can order the dawes packet from the oklahoma historical society website.

if you find a relative listed on the dawes roll, fold3 may have filmed the record and could

be available online.
http://www.fold3.com/documents/46580455/dawes-packets/
other resources are NARA http://www.archives.gov

the five civilized tribes book put out by the department of the interior has testimony.
http://books.google.com/books/about/Five_civilized_tribes_in_Oklahoma.html?id=chATAAAAYAAJ
and you can read it online

and these are the microfilms at fort worth TX archives.
http://www.archives.gov/southwest/finding-aids/native-american-microfilm.html

there may be additional records about your relative:
contact NARA http://www.archives.gov for these and other records listed on this webpage.

75.23 RECORDS OF THE COMMISSIONER TO THE FIVE CIVILIZED TRIBES 1852-1919
75.23.1 Records of the Dawes Commission
75.23.2 Records of the U.S. Indian Inspector for Indian Territory
75.23.3 General records of the Commissioner to the Five Civilized Tribes
http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/075.html
(Record Group 75)
1793-1989

http://gateway.okhistory.org/
this has a search but you may have to read the whole edition of a newspaper to find your

search match.
the search term will be highlighted. the newspapers (location and years) are limited, so you

might want to search for the location and look at years available.

http://okhistory.cuadra.com/star/public.html
oklahoma newspaper and archives search. some of these resources may be available through

interlibrary loan/public library.
you can try school records in the oklahoma state archives, the oklahoma historical society

and NARA.
http://www.odl.state.ok.us/oar/
http://www.okhistory.org/
these two resources might have historical newspapers and local history books. your public

library/interlibrary loan program might also have access to newspapers and local history

books.

as for stories, you can see if any of the relatives are mentioned in the oklahoma pioneer

papers or oklahoma chronicles.

http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/whc/pioneer/
volumes are alphabetical by surname.
if an interview is not online, contact the host of these interviews.

http://www.okhistory.org/publications/chronicles

as for location for your family, you should look on the federal census 1900-1940 for your

family and this will give you locations, family members. your local public library probably

has a subscription to ancestry.com and heritage quest.

the tribe has an excellent information to help you. it is found under genealogy advocacy.
http://choctawnation.com/services/departments/community-services/
some obituaries:
http://www.choctawnation.com/history/obituaries/

NARA http://www.archives.gov/ federal records repository. the fort worth, TX office has

archives for oklahoma and texas tribes. atlanta/morrow office has archives for the southeast

tribes. many offices have microfilmed records for several tribes.

freedmen info:
You can ONLY apply for Choctaw Nation Membership, AFTER you have obtained a CDIB card proving

your Choctaw Blood lineage to a direct ancestor who actually enrolled, BY BLOOD. Freedmen DID

NOT enroll By Blood. When US Congress closed the Final Dawes Commission Rolls, there were no

provisions granting Freedmen any benefits after the Dawes Commission closed. The tribe

Constitution states BY BLOOD. however, the documents (application, census card and testimony)

may help you find out more about your heritage.

about blood quantum laws:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_quantum_laws
calculations about blood quantum:
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wishawa4/Menominee%20Indians/quantum.htm

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

jena choctaw tribe in louisiana:
http://www.jenachoctaw.org/

MOWA tribe
http://encyclopediaofalabama.org/face/Article.jsp?id=h-1368
http://www.uab.edu/uabmagazine/2009/july/losttribe
http://www.mowa-choctaw.com/

other choctaw tribes:
http://www.aaanativearts.com/choctaw-indians/index.html

chickasaw historical society
Historic Preservation and Repatriation Office
Phone: (580) 272-5325
Fax: (580) 272-5327
2020 E. Arlington, Suite 4, Ada, OK 74820
send mail to: P.O. Box 1548, Ada, OK 74821

chickasaw tribe
Chickasaw Nation Headquarters
520 East Arlington, Ada, OK 74820
Phone (580) 436-2603
Mailing address: P.O. Box 1548, Ada, OK 74821
http://www.chickasaw.net/index.htm

chickasaw genealogy archive center Tribal Library
Phone: (580) 310-6477
Fax: (580) 559-0773
1003 Chamber Loop, Ada, OK 74820
send mail to: P.O. Box 1548, Ada, OK 74821

http://www.okhistory.org/
oklahoma historical society
marriage records
http://www.okhistory.org/research/library/marriage.html
http://www.okgenweb.org/~okgarvin/kinard/chocmarriageindex.htm

other historical societies:
http://www.daddezio.com/society/hill/SH-OK-NDX.html
some oklahoma genealogical societies:
http://www.censusfinder.com/oklahoma-genealogy-society.htm
http://www.geneasearch.com/societies/socokla.htm

texas tribes
http://www.native-languages.org/texas.htm
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/texas/index.htm
http://www.texasindians.com/
http://www.lsjunction.com/places/indians.htm

oklahoma tribes:
http://500nations.com/Oklahoma_Tribes.asp
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/oklahoma/index.htm
http://www.cowboy.net/native/tribes.html
http://yvwiiusdinvnohii.net/OKTribes.htm

tribes in other locations:
http://www.ncsl.org/issues-research/tribal/list-of-federal-and-state-recognized-tribes.aspx

some links for the choctaw.
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/tribes/choctaw/index.htm
i looked at the land records and those need a lot of work. i have no information about

whether or when they will improve some of these categories.

types of records available for native americans:
pages 366-369 in particular although the entire native american chapter is helpful.
The Genealogist’s Companion and Sourcebook:
Guide to the Resources You Need for Unpuzzling Your Past
Emily Anne Croom
you can ask for these particular pages from your local public library. if they don’t have the

book, you can get the pages through the interlibrary loan program.
native american records are discussed in pages 352-386.

Tracing ancestors among the Five Civilized Tribes: Southeastern Indians …
By Rachal Mills Lennon
this book could be accessed through the interlibary loan program also.

always find the state archives. some records are online, some records are not. but many times

you can find a record not found in other places. you want to see also about newspaper

mentions for obituaries, births, marriages in particular.

check courts for probate, civil and criminal cases, marriage records.

if your ancestors lived on a reservation, they might not appear on a federal census because

they were not taxed.
http://www.okgenweb.org/~okgarvin/kinard/1860index.htm
1860 census, indian territory.

this book is a good read about the dawes roll and how they implemented it.
The Dawes Commission and the allotment of the Five Civilized Tribes, 1893-1914
By Kent Carter
and you can read this book online. your relatives’ testimony might be in the book.
http://www.archive.org/details/fivecivilizedtr00statgoog
see the menu at left. you can download it. you should look at the enrollment application,

census card and testimony. this post will tell you how to do that. these documents will tell

you more about your heritage, but it won’t help you if your goal is to be enrolled in the

choctaw tribe of oklahoma. some people were classed as mississippi choctaw if the family had

a native heritage but didn’t qualify for enrollment in the tribe.

there are 63 tribes in oklahoma but only the five major tribes are on the dawes roll. look at

your family’s location around 1900-1930 time period (census will help you there) and see if

there was a tribe located nearby. it is possible that your relatives were affiliated with

another tribe.

if they were mississippi choctaw, there is probably a land grant in MS/AL to a head of

household called choctaw scrip land. this was given in lieu of tribal enrollment 1830-1880

time period. ancestry.com has a database of the MS and AL choctaw scrip land records, called

mississippi or alabama land records. there are other land records in those databases too,, so

you have to look at the authority/source cited. NARA http://www.archives.gov has those land

record packages.

the mississippi choctaw were not removed from oklahoma. but they were largely rejected for

tribal enrollment.

this website might help you in your search. some people are trying to transcribe

applications.
http://www.us-census.org/native/choctaw_dawes.html
i do not know what they are trying to transcribe, but this is the volunteer page
http://www.us-census.org/states/graphics/status.htm

and this might be of interest to you:
http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/choctaw/rights-of-choctaws.htm
Rights of Mississippi Choctaws in the Choctaw Nation

good advice about native research:
http://jenniferhsrn2.homestead.com/research2.html

if your relatives came from a different geographic location or belonged to a different tribe,

try searching google for the state and tribes. you might find a contact for a state-

recognized tribe or a federal recognized tribe.

this page can help you set up a targeted google search.
http://www.searchforancestors.com/google/searcher.html

penny postcards. this is a website that features pictures that were on postcards. click on

the state to see the postcards that they have.
http://www.usgwarchives.org/special/ppcs/ppcs.html
if you have a penny postcard, you can click on submissions to add your penny postcard to the

collection.

these searches will combine several possible search terms and give you the best matches.

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.

you may want to make a heritage book.
http://www.photobookgirl.com/blog/make-your-own-family-heritage-and-genealogy-photo-book/

good family tree software:
http://www.techshout.com/features/2013/22/best-free-genealogy-software/
i use legacy. the free basic edition is great for the beginning and helps you organize.

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

suzanne hamlet shatto