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List: Cherokee Surnames Henderson Roll Indians of Color

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Misleading Information

Posted: 1460799234000
Classification: Query

Unfortunately, the posting of lists of surnames that appear in Cherokee or other American Indian records can be extremely misleading, as many of them are very common English or European surnames.

Just because surnames that appear in these records match those of your family does not automatically mean your family is Cherokee /American Indian.

American Indian Records were created with a particular purpose, at a particular time and place.

You need to first document your own family as to when they lived and where they lived, before concluding they are Cherokee simply from a list of surnames that appear in Cherokee Records.

Kathy Roberts
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