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Cherokee Genealogy Resources

Cherokee Genealogy Resources

Trace Your Cherokee Roots

We have compiled a few resources for those looking to explore their genealogy.

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Tracing your Cherokee heritage is a daunting task unless you know what to look for and where to look. Luckily, we have complied a few resources that will give you a good starting point.



Eastern Band of Cherokee – Many people want to know about becoming a Tribal Member based on a relative being Cherokee or of Cherokee descent. Enrollment in the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians is governed by Cherokee Code, Chapter 49, Enrollment, and restricts enrollment to the following: 1. A direct lineal ancestor must appear on the 1924 Baker Roll of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. 2. You must possess at least 1/16 degree of Eastern Cherokee blood. Please note, Blood Quantum is calculated from your ancestor listed on the 1924 Baker Roll. No DNA/blood testing is performed or acceptable for this calculation. 3. You must be newborn to three (3) years of age or 18 to 19 years old. please follow the link below and input the name of your direct lineal ancestor to see if the name appears on the 1924 Baker Roll. Carolina Cherokee Reservation Genealogy/Qualla Boundary – A good source of information and resources for research into Cherokee heritage.

The Museum of the Cherokee Indian – While unable to provide research on genealogy, the Museum will recommend individuals who will conduct research for you for a fee.