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Genealogists and other historical researchers have valued the first two editions (1984, 1997) of this work, often referred to as "the genealogist's bible." The new edition continues that tradition, and many libraries will want to acquire it. This time around, technological advances have drastically altered genealogical research. Computers and the Internet make many sources more accessible and more easily searched, and genetic data has entered the scene.Intended as a handbook and a guide to selecting, locating, and using appropriate primary and secondary sources, The Source also functions as an instructional tool for novice genealogists and a refresher course for experienced researchers.
Provides information for locating county histories, certificates, records, and migration trails throughout the United States for family historians and general researchers.
Written for those wishing to undertake genealogical projects in the United States. After a discussion of theoretical and methodological problems, the better part of the volume explains types of records available such as census returns, probate records, wills, land records, court records, cemeteries, and military records.
Native American Genealogy
The applications for enrollment of Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, and Creeks, as well as those of former slaves (freedmen) of the Chickasaw and Choctaw tribes. Seminole applications are not included as none were found. Applicants include Indians by blood, spouses of Indians, and freedmen. Roll 1 is an index to the series.
A well researched compilation on the Dawes Commission. Good bibliography with two appendices, one that is a list of the Tribal Rolls
Cotterill’s book is a fine source for information on the Cherokee, Choctaw, Creek, and Chickasaw Indians before 1830.
The first reel is an index to the final rolls, which provide the roll number for each person. No indexes have been located for the majority of the "D" and "R" cards. The information given on each applicant includes name, roll number, age, gender, degree of Indian blood, relationship to the head of the family, parents' names, and references to enrollment on earlier rolls used by the Commission for verification of eligibility.
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