Finding your Ancestors, their records
There are thousands of pages of documents relating to Creek Freedmen and their history
within the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
We suggest that you clear your mind of other Indian tribes and understand that
Creek history is unique and shared only with the other 4 slave holding tribes,
Cherokee, Choctaw and Chickasaw.
The number one mistake people make in researching their Creek ancestors is the belief
that the Creek Nation is a 'race' of people instead of a political group or nationality.
When Principal Chief Pleasant Porter was asked before the US Senate what is your nationality?
He responded, I am a Muscogee (Creek).
Basically, if your grandmother told you she was Creek, please
don't assume she meant Indian as race, she could have been referring to her Creek nationality.
The Descendants of Freedmen organization encourages you to research your family history by collecting all records
including state birth and death records, marriage records, court cases, hire-ship records and church records. Don't leave
any stone unturned. Once the Muscogee (Creek) Nation starts to enroll Creek Freedmen descendants you are going to need proof
of your descent to your ancestor on the Creek Freedmen roll. Be prepared!
Dawes Roll and other helpful research tools.
View a Creek Freedmen Dawes Census Card, click here
The Loyal Creek Claims, see which of your ancestors are listed here, click here
Creek Freedmen and Creek By-Blood
Creek Freedmen Campbell Abstract Dawes Roll, click here
Creek By-Blood Campbell Abstract Dawes Roll, click here
Dawes Rolls of the Five Civilized Tribes, click here
The 1895 Arkansas Colored Tribal Town Roll, click here.
Arkansas Colored Tribal Town 1895 PAYROLL, click here.
The 1895 Canadian Colored Tribal Town Roll, click here.
Canadian Colored Tribal Town 1895 PAYROLL, click here.
The 1895 North Fork Colored Tribal Town Roll, click here.
North Fork Colored Tribal Town 1895 PAYROLL, click here.
Omitted Freedmen on the 1895 Tribal Town Rolls, click here.
Arkansas Colored 1896 Colbert Census Roll, click here.
Canadian Colored 1986 Colbert Census Roll, click here.
Canadian Colored 1896 Colbert Census Roll (hand written), click here.
If you are interested in
participating in the reorganization of your ancestor's tribal town, email us your contact information using one of the
following tribal town email addresses.
The Creek Indian Researcher, click here
Social Security Death Index, click here
GenealogyBank, click here
Ancestry, click here
George Windes, Creek Genealogist, click here
The National Archives Southwest Region in Ft. Worth, Tx., click here
Stay current for more genealogy tools and links.
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