This research service helps determine if you are eligible for Cherokee enrollment with one of the federally-recognized Cherokee tribes. Cherokee enrollment in all three federally-recognized tribes is based on records taken in the 20th century, so that is the focus of this research. I will explore your family tree from the time period of the early half of the 1900s to see if your ancestors were enrolled on the final rolls, which in turn would make you eligible for Cherokee enrollment in one of the federally-recognized tribes.
- Search of relevant US Census records (generally 1900-1920).
- Searches of the final Cherokee rolls (1896-1907 & 1924).
- Use of primary sources to link your family to Cherokee rolls.
- Assistance with Cherokee citizenship applications.
How do I get my ancestor’s name and details to you?
When your order is completed, there will be a link to a form on the order completion page. This form will allow you to provide all sorts of helpful details about your ancestor.
How long will this research take?
Cherokee enrollment research time can vary, currently it takes about 1-2 weeks to complete.
How is the research sent?
Cherokee Enrollment Research result will be sent to you via email. Please be sure that the email address you use when making your purchase is correct.
Why do you ask for information from the early 1900s?
The final rolls are the records used for enrollment with the Cherokee Nation (Dawes, dated 1896-1907), Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (Baker, dated 1924), and United Keetoowah Band (Base, date 1949) so the early 1900s is the relevant era in time for Cherokee enrollment research.
I have more than one branch of the family I believe to be Cherokee. Can I search for more than one?
Sure, however each branch of the tree will be a separate search. Let’s start with a search for one branch and go from there. When you’ve received your results you’ll have the option of having more research performed.
Do you have a phone number where I can call you to explain my genealogy needs?
I sincerely apologize for the inconvenience, but it’s very important that I have all genealogy research details in writing. It makes it much easier not to rely on memory for such important details.
If it turns out I am not eligible to Cherokee enrollment, can I get a refund?
I’m sorry, no. The fee you pay is for the time it takes me to research your family tree. I do not offer a refund once that research time is completed. However, your satisfaction is very important to me. I will make every effort to help you understand the details I uncover and am always happy to answer follow up questions.
I’d like a more in-depth search into my family lineage, does this service cover that?
The focus of this research is very specific, intended to determine if you and your family are eligible for Cherokee enrollment in one of the federally-recognized Cherokee tribes. However, I do offer an in-depth research option if you’d like to commission a more broad genealogy search.