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Re: Seminole ancestry
In Response To: Seminole ancestry ()
Why don't you check you library and see if they have "Campbell J. B. Campbell's Abstract of Seminole Indian Census Cards and Index". Muskogee: Oklahoma Printing Company 1925. Though the title does not indicate it the abstract and index include freedmen as well as Seminoles by blood. The abstract contains each member's roll and census card number post office date of enrollment age sex position in the family names of father and mother. The index includes all names and is far superior to the government's index to the final rolls which lists only the names of allottees.
Also check with the Office of the Secretary of the Interior. Indian Territory Division. Special Files. Seminole Roll (National Archives). This file contains much biographical information in affidavits and transcripts of evidence taken during creation of the final roll of the Seminoles. Included are extensive files on the Seminole Freedmen.
[18 aug 2000]