As you search for your Indian Ancestors in Ancestry.com, and you come across an application number for an ancestor in the U.S., Native American Applications for Enrollment in Five Civilized Tribes. The following is how to find that application in those files:
1. Go to ancestry.com and then go to the search drop down box and click on card catalog. and then go to the search drop down box and click on card catalog.
Where it says KEYWORD, type “1896 native” and click search. Then click on “U.S. Native American Applications for Enrollment in Five Civilized Tribes 1896.
On the right hand side of the screen you will see a box that says BROWSE THIS COLLECTION. Click on the arrow that says record type and you will get a drop down box where you choose which Indian Tribe you are looking for.
2. Then go to the next drop down box that says Record Type and choose the application number sequence that you are looking for.
Below that is Surname Letter, click on ALL. This will bring you to the microfilm file and that should have a box that you can scroll to the page number that has your application number.
These applications may include documents such as affidavits, depositions, letters, memorials, objections, lists of evidence, receipts for service of papers, notices of appeal, and references to case number. Some files contain further documents and background information that may provide more detail on the applicant’s life.
If you have problems with this or have questions a source for help that we found was firstname.lastname@example.org. The telephone number 1-817-831-5620. We spoke to Melinda at this number and she was very helpful in getting us into these records.
We would like to invite you to come to the Family History Center with your research questions and let us help you in your search. There are many records and helps for Indian research.