This Baker Roll of 1924 indexes the final roll of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina. This 1924 “final” roll contains 3,146 names of persons accepted by Mr. Fred A. Baker and the enrolling commission as members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, as well as those who were not accepted. This Baker Roll index contains both an alphabetical index and the actual roll as published numerically. This volume is important because the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians continues to use of the Baker roll as their basis for enrollment. Descendents of those persons enrolled on the Baker Roll, who meet the additional requirements are eligible for enrollment.
If you are looking for your Cherokee ancestors on the Baker roll, this is a great resource. Intended for the do-it-yourself researcher, 1924 Baker Roll gives researchers a great start when approaching the Baker roll.
About the Author: Bob Blankenship is Eastern Band Cherokee and is serving his sixth term as a Tribal Council Member. He is publisher of five books on Cherokee genealogy and is the President of the Museum of the Cherokee Indians.
All Things Cherokee Recommendation: This book is an excellent start if you are researching Cherokee roots in North Carolina. The book is a detailed index of the Baker Rolls and includes a lot of helpful data points to compare against your family tree.
~Christina Berry, All Things Cherokee