Genealogy

Researching Your Choctaw Ancestry 

The Genealogy Department provides ancestry information from the Dawes Commission Roll to assist tribal members and potential tribal members in verifying lineage for CDIB applications and family histories.  We can also advise where to look for records with information needed to search the Dawes Roll.

Applications for the Dawes Roll were accepted between 1898 and 1906 from tribal members living with the tribe in Indian Territory (now southeastern Oklahoma).  If your family did not live with the tribe during that specific time period, they would not have been enrolled by the Dawes Commission.

Genealogy Research Websites (PDF)

Research Resources (PDF)

Books of Choctaw History and Culture (PDF)

Researching Your Choctaw Ancestry (PDF)

 

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