Cherokee Roots: Eastern (Volume 1) indexes Cherokee living east of the Mississippi River. These Cherokees were recorded on the following Cherokee rolls:
- Reservation Rolls of 1817
- Emigration Rolls of 1817
- Henderson Roll of 1835
- Mullay Roll of 1848
- Siler Roll of 1851
- Chapman Roll of 1852
- Swetland Roll of 1869
- Hester Roll of 1883
- Churchill Roll of 1908
- Baker Roll of 1924
- Eastern portion of the Guion Miller Roll of 1909
If you are looking for your Cherokee roots on the rolls, this is a great resource. Intended for the do-it-yourself researcher, both Cherokee Roots volumes give researchers a great start when approaching the Cherokee rolls.
About the Author: Bob Blankenship is an Eastern Band Cherokee genealogist and Tribal Council Member. He has published several books on Cherokee genealogy and is the President of the Museum of the Cherokee Indians.
All Things Cherokee Recommendation: The Cherokee Roots volumes are an excellent start if you are researching your Cherokee roots in Oklahoma or North Carolina. The books are just an index, and will require additional research into your family tree, but they’re a handy reference for looking up your ancestors and trying to find that link to the rolls.
~Christina Berry, All Things Cherokee