Over 31,000 elders applied for Respond, Recover and Rebuild Elder Assistance. A $400 check will be mailed to elders directly, starting this week. For those elders in the reservation, a $1,200 payment will be made soon directly to utility companies. Questions: elders@cherokee.org

Tribal Registration

17675 S. Muskogee Ave. Tahlequah, OK 74464

Genealogy Information

Note: The research information and links below are not maintained by the Cherokee Nation.

To search the Guion Miller and Dawes/Freedman rolls, visit:

Dawes/Freedman Roll Search – NARA Archival Information Locator (NAIL): www.archives.gov

Dawes Rolls can also be searched at Access Geneology

The Cherokee Heritage Center has a genealogist available to assist in researching Cherokee ancestry for a fee. Call 918-456-6007 visit www.cherokeeheritage.org.

Those tracing an ancestor who came from Tennessee, Georgia, eastern Alabama or the South Carolina area may want to correspond with: 

The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Qualla Boundary
PO Box 455
Cherokee, NC 28719

If you need further genealogy assistance at other times, the Muskogee Public Library, 801 West Okmulgee in Muskogee, Okla., may be able to help. Call 918-682-6657. It contains most of the Cherokee Dawes applications and the Miller Roll applications, as well as additional federal census records.