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looking for the family of prince holland

tiffany desha tiffany desha

posted on August 17, 2010

my name is tiffany wolleat~desha i am looking for any relatives of my great grandfather prince holland :D thank you

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on August 17, 2010

no dates, no location, no children, no spouse in your post. genealogists use this information to match records.

there are a few prince holland records and there is no information about which one might be your relative:
Census & Voter Lists 23
7 1920 United States Federal Census
4 1910 United States Federal Census
3 1870 United States Federal Census
3 1880 United States Federal Census
3 Chicago Voter Registration, 1892
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Birth, Marriage & Death 17
6 Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
3 North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975
2 Social Security Death Index
1 California Birth Index, 1905-1995
1 Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949
» View all 17 results

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.

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