United States, Native American Birth and Death Records - FamilySearch Historical Records
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United States, Native American Birth and Death Records, 1885-1940
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|Record Type||Vital Records|
|Record Group||RG 75: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs|
|Microfilm Publication||M595. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940.. 692 rolls.|
|National Archives Identifier||595276|
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- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 What Can This Collection Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?[edit | edit source]
The collection contains vital (birth and death) records that were added (starting in 1925) to the census rolls. The census was taken yearly by the field agents for various Native American tribes. The vital records were included in National Archives microfilm publication M595 Indian Census Roll, 1885-1940 and are part of Record Group 75, Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
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What Can This Collection Tell Me?[edit | edit source]
These death records may include:
- The name of the individual
- Date of Death
- Age at death
- Cause of death
Collection Content[edit | edit source]
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Coverage Table[edit | edit source]
The coverage table will identify those census roll that contained vital record information that has been indexed in this publication.
How Do I Search the Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the person
- The state where the individual or family lived
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
- Click Search to show possible matches
How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Check for additional tribal records
- Learn about tribal customs such as inheritance
- Contact the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), or an agency associated with the tribe
- Contact Tribal archives and libraries
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- The name of your ancestor may have changed from one Indian name to a different Indian name, consider alternative names
- The name of your ancestor may have changed from an Indian name to a Christian name
- The name of your ancestor may have been abbreviated
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in the United States.
- Finding Your United States Indigenous Ancestor
- Starting Native American Research
- Beginning Research of United States Indigenous Peoples
- Indigenous Peoples of North America - A Beginner's Guide
- Searching for Native American When the Tribe is Unknown"
- United States Guided Research
- United States Record Finder
- Research Tips and Strategies
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Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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