World Archives Project: U.S., 1928 Baker Roll and Records, Eastern Cherokee Enrolling Commission, 1924-1929

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About this project This collection contains the 1928 Baker Roll, as well as the applications for enrollment and correspondence of the Eastern Cherokee Enrolling Commission. The images are a mix of type-written and hand-written documents.

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Application Additional Pages
Application Page 1
Baker Roll
Examination Interview

Application Additional Pages

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Choose the "Application Additional Pages" form type when the image is any subsequent images of the pre-printed application for enrollment after the first page. These pages will typically have questions 3-11.

Residence Day

Key the residence day from the residence date. This date will appear on the last page of the application (that contains question 11) at the bottom of the page.
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Residence Month

Key the residence month in its three-letter abbreviation from the residence date using the dictionary provided. This date will appear on the last page of the application (that contains question 11) at the bottom of the page.
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Residence Year

Key the residence year from the residence date. This date will appear on the last page of the application (that contains question 11) at the bottom of the page.
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Prefix

Key any titles before the Given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a prefix does not appear in a dictionary then key the prefix as seen.Only key names individuals who are a part of the applicant's or examinee's immediate family. Immediate family is being defined as:self parents siblings spouse childrenWe are not keying names of grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins, or any other relation that does not fall in the mentioned categories.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person to whom the record pertains using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.Only key names individuals who are a part of the applicant's or examinee's immediate family. Immediate family is being defined as:self parents siblings spouse childrenWe are not keying names of grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins, or any other relation that does not fall in the mentioned categories.
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Surname

Key the Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.Only key names individuals who are a part of the applicant's or examinee's immediate family. Immediate family is being defined as:self parents siblings spouse childrenWe are not keying names of grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins, or any other relation that does not fall in the mentioned categories.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the suffix as seen.Only key names individuals who are a part of the applicant's or examinee's immediate family. Immediate family is being defined as:self parents siblings spouse childrenWe are not keying names of grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins, or any other relation that does not fall in the mentioned categories.
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Alias Given

Occasionally an alternate name may be recorded for a given individual. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or may be preceded by the word "nee". Key the first name or initial and any middle names using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If an alias given name does not appear in the dictionary then key the alias given name as seen.Only key names individuals who are a part of the applicant's or examinee's immediate family. Immediate family is being defined as:self parents siblings spouse childrenWe are not keying names of grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins, or any other relation that does not fall in the mentioned categories.
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Alias Surname

Key any Alias Surname which appears. Occasionally an alternate name may be recorded for a given individual. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or may be preceded by the abbreviation "for" or the words "nee" or "formerly". All the rules for keying a primary name should also be followed for keying any alias name.Only key names individuals who are a part of the applicant's or examinee's immediate family. Immediate family is being defined as:self parents siblings spouse childrenWe are not keying names of grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins, or any other relation that does not fall in the mentioned categories.
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Age

Key the age at the time the record was recorded, using the dictionary provided.  Valid ages include numeric digits between "0" and "120" and fractions between "1/12" and "11/12". If an age includes years, months, and/or days key only the years. For example, if an age appears as 10 years, 7 months, key age as "10" If an age appears in months, such as 10 months, key age as a fraction: "10/12" If an Age includes years plus a fraction, such as 3 3/12, key only the year: "3." If the age is less than one month, key "0."
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Birth Day

Key the birth day from the birth date.
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Birth Month

Key the birth month in its three-letter abbreviation from the  birth date using the dictionary provided.
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Birth Year

Key the birth year from the birth date.
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Birth Place

Key the birth place from the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a location is not found in the dictionary then key the location as seen. If multiple locations appear seperate each location with a comma, such as "New Orleans, Louisiana".
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Residence City

Key the Residence City or Town using the dictionary provided for assistance.  If a city or town does not appear in the dictionary then key the city or town as seen.
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Residence State

Key the state of residence in its full form using the dictionary provided for assistance.
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Relation to Applicant

Key the relation of the individual to the applicant using the dictionary for assistance. We are only keying names of individuals who are the immediate family of the examinee. Immediate family is being defined as:selfparentssiblingsspousechildren
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Application Page 1

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Choose the "Application Page 1" form type when the image is the first page of the application. It will typically say "Application for Enrollment with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians of North Carolina", contain the applicant's residence information, and start with question 1.

Prefix

Key any titles before the Given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a prefix does not appear in a dictionary then key the prefix as seen.Only key names individuals who are a part of the applicant's or examinee's immediate family. Immediate family is being defined as:self parents siblings spouse childrenWe are not keying names of grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins, or any other relation that does not fall in the mentioned categories.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person to whom the record pertains using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.Only key names individuals who are a part of the applicant's or examinee's immediate family. Immediate family is being defined as:self parents siblings spouse childrenWe are not keying names of grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins, or any other relation that does not fall in the mentioned categories.
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Surname

Key the Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.Only key names individuals who are a part of the applicant's or examinee's immediate family. Immediate family is being defined as:self parents siblings spouse childrenWe are not keying names of grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins, or any other relation that does not fall in the mentioned categories.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the suffix as seen.Only key names individuals who are a part of the applicant's or examinee's immediate family. Immediate family is being defined as:self parents siblings spouse childrenWe are not keying names of grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins, or any other relation that does not fall in the mentioned categories.
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Alias Given

Occasionally an alternate name may be recorded for a given individual. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or may be preceded by the word "nee". Key the first name or initial and any middle names using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If an alias given name does not appear in the dictionary then key the alias given name as seen.Only key names individuals who are a part of the applicant's or examinee's immediate family. Immediate family is being defined as:self parents siblings spouse childrenWe are not keying names of grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins, or any other relation that does not fall in the mentioned categories.
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Alias Surname

Key any Alias Surname which appears. Occasionally an alternate name may be recorded for a given individual. This name may be denoted by parentheses, quotation marks, or may be preceded by the abbreviation "for" or the words "nee" or "formerly". All the rules for keying a primary name should also be followed for keying any alias name.Only key names individuals who are a part of the applicant's or examinee's immediate family. Immediate family is being defined as:self parents siblings spouse childrenWe are not keying names of grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins, or any other relation that does not fall in the mentioned categories.
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Age

Key the age at the time the record was recorded, using the dictionary provided.  Valid ages include numeric digits between "0" and "120" and fractions between "1/12" and "11/12". If an age includes years, months, and/or days key only the years. For example, if an age appears as 10 years, 7 months, key age as "10" If an age appears in months, such as 10 months, key age as a fraction: "10/12" If an Age includes years plus a fraction, such as 3 3/12, key only the year: "3." If the age is less than one month, key "0."
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Birth Day

Key the birth day from the birth date.
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Birth Month

Key the birth month in its three-letter abbreviation from the  birth date using the dictionary provided.
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Birth Year

Key the birth year from the birth date.
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Birth Place

Key the birth place from the record using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a location is not found in the dictionary then key the location as seen. If multiple locations appear seperate each location with a comma, such as "New Orleans, Louisiana".
See Example

Residence City

Key the Residence City or Town using the dictionary provided for assistance.  If a city or town does not appear in the dictionary then key the city or town as seen.
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Residence State

Key the state of residence in its full form using the dictionary provided for assistance.
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Relation to Applicant

Key the relation of the individual to the applicant using the dictionary for assistance. We are only keying names of individuals who are the immediate family of the examinee. Immediate family is being defined as:selfparentssiblingsspousechildren
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Baker Roll

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Choose the "Baker Roll" from type if the image contains a list of names with information on their age, gender, birth date, and percentage of Cherokee blood. Some rolls will not contain birth information but rather death information in the remarks column.

Surname

Key the Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.Only key names individuals who are a part of the applicant's or examinee's immediate family. Immediate family is being defined as:self parents siblings spouse childrenWe are not keying names of grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins, or any other relation that does not fall in the mentioned categories.
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Prefix

Key any titles before the Given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a prefix does not appear in a dictionary then key the prefix as seen.Only key names individuals who are a part of the applicant's or examinee's immediate family. Immediate family is being defined as:self parents siblings spouse childrenWe are not keying names of grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins, or any other relation that does not fall in the mentioned categories.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person to whom the record pertains using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.Only key names individuals who are a part of the applicant's or examinee's immediate family. Immediate family is being defined as:self parents siblings spouse childrenWe are not keying names of grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins, or any other relation that does not fall in the mentioned categories.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the suffix as seen.Only key names individuals who are a part of the applicant's or examinee's immediate family. Immediate family is being defined as:self parents siblings spouse childrenWe are not keying names of grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins, or any other relation that does not fall in the mentioned categories.
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Gender

Key the Gender from the column labled Sex in its full form. M should be keyed as Male and F should be keyed as Female
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Birth Day

Key the birth day from the birth date.
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Birth Month

Key the birth month in its three-letter abbreviation from the  birth date using the dictionary provided.
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Birth Year

Key the birth year from the birth date.
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Death Day

Key the death day from the death date. It will be found in the remarks column in the far right of the page.
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Death Month

Key the death month in its three-letter abbreviation from the death date using the provided dictionary. It will be found in the remarks column in the far right of the page.
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Death Year

Key the Death Year from the designated death date. It will be found in the remarks column in the far right of the page.
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Examination Interview

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Choose the "Examination Interview" from type when the image contains the beginning of an examination interview. The start of the examination interview will usually start off with "Examination by..." or "Interrogation by..." underlined before a series of questions. If an image as a series of questions and answers but does not contain the beginning of the interview, mark the image as "Cover page, Section header, etc."

Examination Day

Key the examination day from the examination date. It will appear at the beginning of the examination, either typed in the header or stamped on the page. Not all examinations have dates. If the date appears on an image that has the end of one examination and the beginning of another, create another section header.
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Examination Month

Key the examination month in its three-letter abbreviation from the examination date using the dictionary for assistance. It will appear at the beginning of the examination, either typed in the header or stamped on the page. Not all examinations have dates. If the date appears on an image that has the end of one examination and the beginning of another, create another section header.
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Examination Year

Key the examination year from the examination date. It will appear at the beginning of the examination, either typed in the header or stamped on the page. Not all examinations have dates. If the date appears on an image that has the end of one examination and the beginning of another, create another section header.
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Prefix

Key any titles before the Given name, such as "Dr", "Rev", "Mr" or "Mrs", using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a prefix does not appear in a dictionary then key the prefix as seen.Only key names individuals who are a part of the applicant's or examinee's immediate family. Immediate family is being defined as:self parents siblings spouse childrenWe are not keying names of grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins, or any other relation that does not fall in the mentioned categories.
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Given

Key the first name or initial and any middle names of the primary person to whom the record pertains using the dictionary provided for assistance. If a name does not appear in the dictionary then key the name as seen.Only key names individuals who are a part of the applicant's or examinee's immediate family. Immediate family is being defined as:self parents siblings spouse childrenWe are not keying names of grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins, or any other relation that does not fall in the mentioned categories.
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Surname

Key the Surname using the dictionary provided for assistance. If the surname does not appear in the dictionary then key the surname as seen.Only key names individuals who are a part of the applicant's or examinee's immediate family. Immediate family is being defined as:self parents siblings spouse childrenWe are not keying names of grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins, or any other relation that does not fall in the mentioned categories.
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Suffix

Key all titles, such as "Jr" or "III", following the surname of the primary person to whom the record applies using a dictionary if provided for assistance. If a suffix does not appear in a dictionary then key the suffix as seen.Only key names individuals who are a part of the applicant's or examinee's immediate family. Immediate family is being defined as:self parents siblings spouse childrenWe are not keying names of grandparents, uncles and aunts, cousins, or any other relation that does not fall in the mentioned categories.
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Age at Examination

Key the age of the individual being examinied using the dictionary provided.Valid ages include numeric digits between "0" and "120" and fractions between "1/12" and "11/12". If an age includes years, months, and/or days key only the years. For example, if an age appears as 10 years, 7 months, key age as "10" If an age appears in months, such as 10 months, key age as a fraction: "10/12" If an Age includes years plus a fraction, such as 3 3/12, key only the year: "3." If the age is less than one month, key "0."
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Relation to Examinee

Key the relation of the individual to the examinee using the dictionary for assistance. We are only keying names of individuals who are the immediate family of the examinee. Immediate family is being defined as:selfparentssiblingsspousechildren
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Birth Day

Key the birth day from the birth date.
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Birth Month

Key the birth month in its three-letter abbreviation from the  birth date using the dictionary provided.
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Birth Year

Key the birth year from the birth date.
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