What Now? Helpful Contact Information for Your Search
by Christina Berry
One of the most frequently asked questions I receive to this site is, "It seems I've gotten as far as I can on my own. Now what?" In this article I've tried to compile contact information for some of the more frequently asked questions.
If you have a Dawes roll number and would like to obtain the full file on your ancestor you can get this at the National Archives in either Washington D.C. or Fort Worth, Texas.
National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20408
The Fort Worth facility maintains the retired records from Federal agencies and courts in Arkansas, Louisana, Oklahoma, and Texas.
501 West Felix Street, Building 1
Fort Worth, Texas 76115-3405
Fort Worth, Texas 76115-0216
Additionally, you can view and save the Dawes enrollment cards and application packets online via Fold3.
If you have your Dawes Roll information and would like to join the Cherokee Nation you will need to contact the Cherokee Nation Tribal Registration Office.
P.O. Box 948
Tahlequah, OK 74465-0948
If your Cherokee ancestors are from the North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia area you will want to contact the Eastern Band of the Cherokees Enrollment Office.
Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
P.O. Box 2069
Cherokee, North Carolina 28719
Phone: (828) 497-8110, ask for the Tribal Enrollment Office.
Fax: (828) 497-8199
If your ancestors are eligible to enroll with the United Keetoowah Band you will want to contact them United Keetoowah Band Enrollment Office.
United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma
P.O. Box 746, Tahlequah, OK 74465-0746
Phone: (918) 456-5491
Fax: (918) 456-9601
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