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    This is your place to discuss all the issues related trying to find your family history and/or Native heritage.

    Trying to find out more about your family?

    Have some genealogy resources or tips to share?

    Post them here!
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Paul G View Post
    This is your place to discuss all the issues related trying to find your family history and/or Native heritage.

    Trying to find out more about your family?

    Have some genealogy resources or tips to share?

    Post them here!

    Cool, I love genealogy and have posted already.LOL

    That's what I do.LMAO And I know that that was requested a while ago, not by me, but it was requested.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by timmy tiger View Post
      Cool, I love genealogy and have posted already.LOL

      That's what I do.LMAO And I know that that was requested a while ago, not by me, but it was requested.
      Yes, this has been requested quite a bit. So hopefully this will be a popular forum.
      New to the site--Introduce Yourself

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      • #4
        Excellent! This is great! Thanks Paul. This is just what I needed.

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        • #5
          Cool forum. Ancestry.com has a free 14 day membership...just don't forget to cancel on day 13.

          They've added many reservation census records. So get on there and print EVERYTHING you can in 2 weeks.

          Of course you can't believe everything you read there. I think some of my relatives from other reservations said they were half Shoshone on the census so they could stay here. The ages are all over the place too. And misspellings. And even the relationships get foggy.

          On the Arapaho census from the Wind River Rez, they put the English translation down and what it was "anglisized" to, and/or what English name they were given. On the Shoshone census, it shows the name in Shoshone and what it means in English. All very interesting!!
          ...it is what it is...

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          • #6
            Timmy Tiger! Look what I found:

            http://www.accessgenealogy.com/nativ...ven=&s_middle=

            Maybe I'm finally on the right track.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by neling4 View Post
              Timmy Tiger! Look what I found:

              http://www.accessgenealogy.com/nativ...ven=&s_middle=

              Maybe I'm finally on the right track.
              Okay, I've seen that website before and be very careful of it. It's not as accurate as some may think. I don't recomend it and didn't list it as one of my favorite websites in my book. There's alot of goofey and misleading info on this site. I've been in it a few times and looked around and I've been keeping an eye on it here and there to see if it gets better. Just letting you know.

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              • #8
                Okay.

                So much for my enthusiasm, lol.

                So where is a better link to the rolls?

                What about this one?

                Main index:

                http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ar/count...rrollindex.htm

                Greens:

                http://media.nara.gov/media/images/31/2/31-0120a.jpg

                http://media.nara.gov/media/images/31/2/31-0119a.jpg
                Last edited by neling4; 07-31-2009, 02:27 PM.

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                • #9
                  Yes the Guion Miller Rolls, but just remember that just because someone's name appears there doesn't mean that they were actually accepted for that roll. Especially with Guion Miller many of the applications were rejected and so finding someone's name doesn't actually mean anything unless they were actually accepted and then it should list their ancestor's, but if not it really doesn't always give that much info.

                  Not trying to bring you down here, just trying to let you know the truth.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by neling4 View Post
                    Okay.

                    So much for my enthusiasm, lol.

                    So where is a better link to the rolls?
                    Oh no for the rolls it's okay, but they have other info on it that you have to watch out for. Most people go in and start looking at the rolls or census, but then start looking at the other info they have and I'll tell you what, I've looked at it and well it's just not all that good some of the stoies are really weird.

                    There are a few sites for Rolls, just which ones are you looking for? The national archives has a website and I think you can look at the list of Rolls there too.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by neling4 View Post
                      Okay.

                      So much for my enthusiasm, lol.

                      So where is a better link to the rolls?

                      What about this one?

                      http://media.nara.gov/media/images/31/2/31-0119a.jpg
                      Yep, that's a good source right there 'cause it's the actual copy of what the National Archives has. I have that whole list on a CD and it's identical to what is there in the screen you posted.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by timmy tiger View Post
                        Yes the Guion Miller Rolls, but just remember that just because someone's name appears there doesn't mean that they were actually accepted for that roll. Especially with Guion Miller many of the applications were rejected and so finding someone's name doesn't actually mean anything unless they were actually accepted and then it should list their ancestor's, but if not it really doesn't always give that much info.

                        Not trying to bring you down here, just trying to let you know the truth.
                        Okay. Well, I think you know I am not after a CDIB card. I just want to trace that branch of my family. If it doesn't lead there, at least I will know, and I can move on to wherever it does lead me. I am not trying to prove anything, but discover the truth. All I have to go on is family history and whatever I have been able to dig up in the way of records.

                        Don't worry. I am prepared to accept the truth. It will just be a bit discombobulating. It's unnerving to think you are Irish and to discover that you are Chinese, to use a far-fetched example. But that has happened to me a few times already.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by neling4 View Post
                          Okay. Well, I think you know I am not after a CDIB card. I just want to trace that branch of my family. If it doesn't lead there, at least I will know, and I can move on to wherever it does lead me. I am not trying to prove anything, but discover the truth. All I have to go on is family history and whatever I have been able to dig up in the way of records.

                          Don't worry. I am prepared to accept the truth. It will just be a bit discombobulating. It's unnerving to think you are Irish and to discover that you are Chinese, to use a far-fetched example. But that has happened to me a few times already.

                          Oh there's nothing wrong with wanting to know I'm all for it and you know that. I love what I do and what I find. And family stories are always fun to listen to. But when looking on some of these sites just stick with the federal and county records (as you were the rolls), but going beyond that into the peoples branches and stories can and will mess you all up even worse especially if they don't have or list where they got the info. Alot of times it's really out there. The stories are fun to read, but just know where they come from. I tend to use county history books for the stories, and yes nothing is ever totally accurate, there's always some mix up, but they are fun and usually the stories are obtained like a generation or two later not 5 or 6 when all kinds of other stuff has been added and changed. Also, old newspapers are awesome finds, they are really fun to read.

                          Not trying to let you down, just actually glad you found it. If you know which one might be your's I might actually have that app information here.

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                          • #14
                            Well, it has been a slow, uphill battle just to get where I am in my search. It took me years to find out Phoebe's last name. So far, all the evidence I have, suggests that it is correct, but who knows? I need more records. I need an actual birth record and a marriage record and a death record for her, but all I find so far are census records, and other people's research which I need to verify if I can.

                            One of my cousins is also researching this line now, thank goodness. I think I was all alone up to now.

                            I need to find records of Phoebe's parents and siblings so I can trace down to the people on that roll, if they are indeed my relatives. Correct? That will probably take me a few years, unless I am lucky.

                            Thanks for your help, Timmy.

                            Oh, and the stories are from my grandma. So they aren't really that old. I guess that is encouraging?
                            Last edited by neling4; 07-31-2009, 03:12 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by neling4 View Post
                              Well, it has been a slow, uphill battle just to get where I am in my search. It took me years to find out Phoebe's last name. So far, all the evidence I have, suggests that it is correct, but who knows? I need more records. I need an actual birth record and a marriage record and a death record for her, but all I find so far are census records, and other people's research which I need to verify if I can.

                              One of my cousins is also researching this line now, thank goodness. I think I was all alone up to now.

                              I need to find records of Phoebe's parents and siblings so I can trace down to the people on that roll, if they are indeed my relatives. Correct? That will probably take me a few years, unless I am lucky.

                              Thanks for your help, Timmy.

                              Oh, and the stories are from my grandma. So they aren't really that old. I guess that is encouraging?
                              It shouldn't take a couple of years unless finances are an issue. If you found her on census' and if I remember right she's like 3 generations back. Well, the last census that you find her on (if it was before 1930) contact that county clerks office or the Vital records office and see if they have a death cert on her. And then if she was married in that county they should also have those records as well and many times after the 1850's it will list her parents, not always but many times, and the marriage records are held in the County Clerks office of where the persons got married and then just go backwards from there. It's actually fairly easy and doesn't really take all that long unless there's secrets or something that someone wanted to hide and not always what people think either.

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