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Native American Genealogy Resources

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The following resources are just a few of the material held by the Jacksonville Public Library regarding Native Americans and their history.

To discover more resources, you may search the online catalog at Use a keyword search with "Indians" or "Indian Census" or "Native American" with Genealogy Collection as the material type.

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Author: Duffy, Laurie Beth
Title: Who's Looking for Whom in Native American Ancestry
Call Number: GEN 929.108997 D858w Vols. 1&2

Author: Pangburn, Richard L.
Title: Indian Blood: Finding Your Native American Ancestor
Call Number: Gen 929.108997 P191i v.1

Author: Kavasch, E. Barrie
Title: A Student's Guide to Native American Genealogy
Call Number: Gen 929.108997 K21s

Editor: Paula K. Byers
Title: Native American Genealogical Sourcebook
Call Number: GEN 929.108997 N278

Author: Kirkham, E. Kay
Title: Our Native Americans and their Records of Genealogical Value
Call Number: GEN 929.308997 K59o Vols. 1&2

Author: Reed, Robert D
Title: How and Where to Research Your Ethnic-American Cultural Heritage: Native America
Call Number: Gen 929.108997 R325h


Author: Henderson and Bowman
Title: Eastern Cherokee Census: Cherokee, North Carolina (1915-1922)
Call Numbers: GEN 929.3089975 B786e vols. 1, 2, & 3

Transcriber: Bowen, Jeff
Title: Native American Wills and Probate Records (1911-1921)
Call Number: Gen 929.308997 N278

Author: Billie Ford Snider
Title: Full name indexes - Creek Indians East of Mississippi: Register: Friendly Creek Indians of Alabama and Northwest Florida ancestors and descendants, part one & part two: Creek Indian ancestry research documents and notes, part three: a genealogical publication
Call Number: GEN 929.376 S672f


Author/Transcriber: Bowen, Jeff
Title: North Carolina Eastern Cherokee Indian census, 1898-1899, 1904, 1906, 1909-1912, 1914
Call Number: Gen 929.3089975 B786n

Title: 1832 Census of Creek Indians (Taken by Parsons and Abbott)
Call Number: Gen 929.3089975 D741e

Author: Blankenship, Bob
Title: Dawes roll "plus" of Cherokee nation 1898
Call Number: Gen 929.3089975 B642d

Title: Indian Census Rolls - New York 1894-1897 (Roll 292) and New York 1898-1901 (Roll 293)

Title: 1880 Special Indian Census
Call Number: GEN 929.3089975 P923s Reels 1-5

Title: 1910 Special Indian schedules
(Sometimes found at the end of the regular population schedule for some counties)

1920 Inhabitants of Reservations (enumerated in the general population schedule)

  • 1910 - 1939 Indian School Censuses (census names of all children between 6 - 18 years of age along with sex, tribe, degree of Native American blood, parent or guardian, and attendance. ** Note: The records apply only to those registered with the Bureau of Indian Affairs*** May be requested via the Family History Library in Salt Lake City Utah.


Title: 1885- 1940 Indian Census rolls (692 rolls from the National Archives M-595) **JPL only has two reels of this film. The others may be ordered from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah
Call Number: GEN 929.3089975 I39 Reel 292 & Reel 293

Title: 1898 to 1914 Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes (Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, and Seminole)
Call Number: GEN 929.3089975 U58e Reel 1

Title:Letter Book of the Creek Trading House (1795-1816) RG 75 - Indian Affairs
Call Number: GEN 929.3089975 C899l

Letters Received by the Office of Indian Affairs Superintendency, 1824-53 & 1824-81 Florida (M234)

Online Resources:

Access Genealogy Indian Tribal Records
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Ancestry Library Edition
Cyndi's List
Native American Pensioners
This source is a list of pensioners from the Choctaw, Cherokee, Creek, Chickasaw, and Seminole nations.