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Doyal Akers Doyal Akers

posted on May 24, 2011

My name is Doyal Akers and i’m looking for info on my great-grt grandfather atchison hickman’s(sp:ella hatfield ) family he was the father of my great grandmother ardella hickman (sp:charlie kiefer ).i’m pretty sure he was born around howe,ok early to mid 1800’s.any info would be helpful

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on May 24, 2011

atchison hickman m. ella hatfield
ardella hickman m. charlie kiefer

no dates in this post.

Charles O. Kieffer was born about 1879 in Oklahoma.

He married Ardella Hickman on 11 September 1902 in Chocktaw Nation (Oklahoma). Children: Oda Kieffer, Oren Nathaniel Kiefer, Oten Kieffer, Thelma Kieffer, Thelbert Kieffer

1930 Howe, LeFlore, Oklahoma
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~keffer/k160/d63.htm

KEFFER, CHARLES O 23 HICKMAN, ARDELLA 16 11 SEP 1902 HOWE LF©B©151
LF – Leflore County Court Clerk
P.O. Box 688
Poteau, OK 74953
918-647-3181

$1.50 per copy
$5.00 search fee if search is needed
http://www.okgenweb.org/~okgarvin/kinard/chocmarriageindex.htm
the price might or might not be the current charge.

Name: Ardella Hickman
Home in 1900: Township 5, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory
Age: 13
Birthplace: Indian Territory, Oklahoma
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relationship to head-of-house: Stepdaughter
Mother’s name: Ella E Redding
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Samuel J Redding 29
Ella E Redding 28
Ardella Hickman 13
Samuel M Lucas 7
Rosa E Lucas 5
James F Lucas 18
Robert P Lucas 16
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 5, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory; Roll: T623_1851; Enumeration District: 88.
childrens’ documents point to the parents and fix the family to a location and date.

Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Hatfield Cyntha 0 F 2378 P
Choctaw Hatfield Edward 0 M 2378 P
Choctaw Hickman Atch 0 M 2378 P
Choctaw Kiefer Ardella 12 F 1/4 2378 NR WISTER BB
Choctaw Reding Ella 28 F IW 2378 NR WISTER BB
IW=intermarried white, a general nontribal description
p=parent
bb=by blood
this application, testimony and census card would have more information.
Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Kiefer Ardella 0 F NB1503 P
Choctaw Kiefer C O 0 M NB1503 P
Choctaw Kiefer Odis Atchison 1 M 1/8 NB1503 NR HOWE NB
nb=newborn
Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Kiefer Ardella 0 F M788 P
Choctaw Kiefer Charles 0 M M788 P
Choctaw Kiefer Eurana 1 F 1/8 M788 791 HOWE M
Choctaw Kiefer Odis A 3 M 1/8 M788 790 HOWE M

the card #’s are family groups.
you can get the enrollment numbers from oklahoma historical society, link in this post.

Name: Ardella Kieffer
Home in 1930: Howe, Le Flore, Oklahoma
View Map
Age: 43
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse’s Name: Charles O Kieffer
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military Service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents’ birthplace:

View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Charles O Kieffer 50
Ardella Kieffer 43
Oda Kieffer 17
Orvan Kieffer 15
Loten Kieffer 8
Thelma Kieffer 6
Thelbert Kieffer 6
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Howe, Le Flore, Oklahoma; Roll: 1910; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 16; Image: 885.0.

Name: Ardella Keifer
SSN: 546-30-8109
Last Residence: 72938 Hartford, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States of America
Born: 17 Mar 1887
Died: Nov 1973
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)
with this information you can request a copy of her death certificate, her birth certificate or delayed birth certificate, her obituary through your local public library interlibrary loan program.

Name: Ardella Keeper
[Ardella Keefer]
Age in 1910: 23
Estimated Birth Year: 1887
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Father’s Birth Place: Oklahoma
Mother’s Birth Place: Missouri
Spouse’s Name: Charles A Keeper
Home in 1910: Howe, Le Flore, Oklahoma
Marital Status: Married
Race: Indian (Native American)
Gender: Female
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:

Name Age
Charles A Keeper 27
Ardella Keeper 23
Otis A Keeper 7
Urenia Keeper 5
Nora A Keeper 1
David Keeper 54
Benjamine F Keeper 15
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Howe, Le Flore, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1258; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0152; Image: 400; FHL Number: 1375271.
i don’t find them in 1920. he is working on the railroad, so they might have moved. they rent a house in 1930.

Name: Charles Oscar Keiffer
County: Le Flore
State: Oklahoma
Birth Date: 19 Jul 1879
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1851804
DraftBoard: 0
this world war I draft card is available for printing or download on ancestry.com. your local public library probably has a subscription to ancestry.com.

you will have to search the accessgenealogy.com native records, databases and rolls, if he was living on reservation in the 1800’s.

this might be his family.
Name: Atchison Hickman
Age in 1860: 1
Birth Year: abt 1859
Birthplace: Mississippi
Home in 1860: Township 12 Range 13, Neshoba, Mississippi
Gender: Male
Post Office: Philadelphia
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
S F Hickman 45
Jane Hickman 18
Lettice Hickman 17
Margaret Hickman 12
Amanda Hickman 11
Tibitha Hickman 8
Joshua Hickman 3
Atchison Hickman 1
Elizabeth Hickman 1
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Township 12 Range 13, Neshoba, Mississippi; Roll: M653_588; Page: 641; Image: 117; Family History Library Film: 803588.

if this is your relative, his family did not go on the trail of tears in the late 1830’s. you should look for a land grant called choctaw scrip to the head of houseold in MS and AL. ancestry.com has the database mississippi land records and alabama land records.

Name: Arch Hickman
Date of Birth: abt 1862
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Tribe: Choctaw
Agency: Union
Last Census Number: 350
Census Date: 1885

he appears to be associated with a thomas, rose and robert hickman in this census.

i don’t see ella hatfield on the same census. her family may have come because of business opportunities or land rush.

Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Fisher Charley 0 M 2357 P
Choctaw Fisher Natsie 0 F 2357 P
Choctaw Fisher Winnie 0 F 2357 P
Choctaw Fisher Alice 14 F FULL 2357 NR HOWE BB
Choctaw Hickman Tom 0 M 2357 P
Choctaw Hickman Sandy 13 M 3/4 2357 NR HOWE BB
Choctaw Jackson Liza 0 F 2357 P
Choctaw Jackson Reuben 0 M 2357 P
Choctaw Jackson Emiline 1 F FULL 2357 NR HOWE BB
Choctaw Jackson Robert 2 M FULL 2357 NR HOWE BB
Choctaw Jackson Joseph 35 M FULL 2357 NR HOWE BB
Choctaw Jackson Rosie 36 F FULL 2357 NR HOWE BB
i was hoping for more on atchison, but this file might have more information.

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 for a birth certificate, and they were born before 1929, they might have sumitted 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. the census records up to 1930 are available, although the 1890 census was largely destroyed. the 1940 census will be public information in 2012.

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.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.
http://okhistory.cuadra.com/star/public.html

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

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 southwest tribes. many offices have microfilmed records for several tribes. note that this web address has changed recently from nara.gov.

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.native-american-online.org/MOWA-Choctaw.htm
MOWA Band Of Choctaws Wilford Taylor 1080 Red Fox Road Mount Vernon, AL 36560 (251) 829-5500. E-Mail: chieftaylor@mowachoctaw.com

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

chickasaw historical society 22
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 23
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

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

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

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.

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

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on May 24, 2011

atchison hickman m. ella hatfield
ardella hickman m. charlie kiefer

no dates in this post.

Charles O. Kieffer was born about 1879 in Oklahoma.

He married Ardella Hickman on 11 September 1902 in Chocktaw Nation (Oklahoma). Children: Oda Kieffer, Oren Nathaniel Kiefer, Oten Kieffer, Thelma Kieffer, Thelbert Kieffer

1930 Howe, LeFlore, Oklahoma
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~keffer/k160/d63.htm

KEFFER, CHARLES O 23 HICKMAN, ARDELLA 16 11 SEP 1902 HOWE LF©B©151
LF – Leflore County Court Clerk
P.O. Box 688
Poteau, OK 74953
918-647-3181

$1.50 per copy
$5.00 search fee if search is needed
http://www.okgenweb.org/~okgarvin/kinard/chocmarriageindex.htm
the price might or might not be the current charge.

Name: Ardella Hickman
Home in 1900: Township 5, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory
Age: 13
Birthplace: Indian Territory, Oklahoma
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relationship to head-of-house: Stepdaughter
Mother’s name: Ella E Redding
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Samuel J Redding 29
Ella E Redding 28
Ardella Hickman 13
Samuel M Lucas 7
Rosa E Lucas 5
James F Lucas 18
Robert P Lucas 16
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Township 5, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory; Roll: T623_1851; Enumeration District: 88.
childrens’ documents point to the parents and fix the family to a location and date.

Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Hatfield Cyntha 0 F 2378 P
Choctaw Hatfield Edward 0 M 2378 P
Choctaw Hickman Atch 0 M 2378 P
Choctaw Kiefer Ardella 12 F 1/4 2378 NR WISTER BB
Choctaw Reding Ella 28 F IW 2378 NR WISTER BB
IW=intermarried white, a general nontribal description
p=parent
bb=by blood
this application, testimony and census card would have more information.
Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Kiefer Ardella 0 F NB1503 P
Choctaw Kiefer C O 0 M NB1503 P
Choctaw Kiefer Odis Atchison 1 M 1/8 NB1503 NR HOWE NB
nb=newborn
Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Kiefer Ardella 0 F M788 P
Choctaw Kiefer Charles 0 M M788 P
Choctaw Kiefer Eurana 1 F 1/8 M788 791 HOWE M
Choctaw Kiefer Odis A 3 M 1/8 M788 790 HOWE M

the card #’s are family groups.
you can get the enrollment numbers from oklahoma historical society, link in this post.

Name: Ardella Kieffer
Home in 1930: Howe, Le Flore, Oklahoma
View Map
Age: 43
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1887
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse’s Name: Charles O Kieffer
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military Service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents’ birthplace:

View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Charles O Kieffer 50
Ardella Kieffer 43
Oda Kieffer 17
Orvan Kieffer 15
Loten Kieffer 8
Thelma Kieffer 6
Thelbert Kieffer 6
Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Howe, Le Flore, Oklahoma; Roll: 1910; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 16; Image: 885.0.

Name: Ardella Keifer
SSN: 546-30-8109
Last Residence: 72938 Hartford, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States of America
Born: 17 Mar 1887
Died: Nov 1973
State (Year) SSN issued: California (Before 1951)
with this information you can request a copy of her death certificate, her birth certificate or delayed birth certificate, her obituary through your local public library interlibrary loan program.

Name: Ardella Keeper
[Ardella Keefer]
Age in 1910: 23
Estimated Birth Year: 1887
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Father’s Birth Place: Oklahoma
Mother’s Birth Place: Missouri
Spouse’s Name: Charles A Keeper
Home in 1910: Howe, Le Flore, Oklahoma
Marital Status: Married
Race: Indian (Native American)
Gender: Female
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:

Name Age
Charles A Keeper 27
Ardella Keeper 23
Otis A Keeper 7
Urenia Keeper 5
Nora A Keeper 1
David Keeper 54
Benjamine F Keeper 15
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Howe, Le Flore, Oklahoma; Roll: T624_1258; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0152; Image: 400; FHL Number: 1375271.
i don’t find them in 1920. he is working on the railroad, so they might have moved. they rent a house in 1930.

Name: Charles Oscar Keiffer
County: Le Flore
State: Oklahoma
Birth Date: 19 Jul 1879
Race: White
FHL Roll Number: 1851804
DraftBoard: 0
this world war I draft card is available for printing or download on ancestry.com. your local public library probably has a subscription to ancestry.com.

you will have to search the accessgenealogy.com native records, databases and rolls, if he was living on reservation in the 1800’s.

this might be his family.
Name: Atchison Hickman
Age in 1860: 1
Birth Year: abt 1859
Birthplace: Mississippi
Home in 1860: Township 12 Range 13, Neshoba, Mississippi
Gender: Male
Post Office: Philadelphia
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
S F Hickman 45
Jane Hickman 18
Lettice Hickman 17
Margaret Hickman 12
Amanda Hickman 11
Tibitha Hickman 8
Joshua Hickman 3
Atchison Hickman 1
Elizabeth Hickman 1
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: Township 12 Range 13, Neshoba, Mississippi; Roll: M653_588; Page: 641; Image: 117; Family History Library Film: 803588.

if this is your relative, his family did not go on the trail of tears in the late 1830’s. you should look for a land grant called choctaw scrip to the head of houseold in MS and AL. ancestry.com has the database mississippi land records and alabama land records.

Name: Arch Hickman
Date of Birth: abt 1862
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Tribe: Choctaw
Agency: Union
Last Census Number: 350
Census Date: 1885

he appears to be associated with a thomas, rose and robert hickman in this census.

i don’t see ella hatfield on the same census. her family may have come because of business opportunities or land rush.

Dawes Card Information

tribe last first middle age sex blood card roll misc type
Choctaw Fisher Charley 0 M 2357 P
Choctaw Fisher Natsie 0 F 2357 P
Choctaw Fisher Winnie 0 F 2357 P
Choctaw Fisher Alice 14 F FULL 2357 NR HOWE BB
Choctaw Hickman Tom 0 M 2357 P
Choctaw Hickman Sandy 13 M 3/4 2357 NR HOWE BB
Choctaw Jackson Liza 0 F 2357 P
Choctaw Jackson Reuben 0 M 2357 P
Choctaw Jackson Emiline 1 F FULL 2357 NR HOWE BB
Choctaw Jackson Robert 2 M FULL 2357 NR HOWE BB
Choctaw Jackson Joseph 35 M FULL 2357 NR HOWE BB
Choctaw Jackson Rosie 36 F FULL 2357 NR HOWE BB
i was hoping for more on atchison, but this file might have more information.

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 for a birth certificate, and they were born before 1929, they might have sumitted 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. the census records up to 1930 are available, although the 1890 census was largely destroyed. the 1940 census will be public information in 2012.

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.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.
http://okhistory.cuadra.com/star/public.html

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

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 southwest tribes. many offices have microfilmed records for several tribes. note that this web address has changed recently from nara.gov.

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.native-american-online.org/MOWA-Choctaw.htm
MOWA Band Of Choctaws Wilford Taylor 1080 Red Fox Road Mount Vernon, AL 36560 (251) 829-5500. E-Mail: chieftaylor@mowachoctaw.com

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

chickasaw historical society 22
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 23
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

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

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

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.

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