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Genealogy Records of the Five Civilized Tribes: Dawes Roll

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Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Computer Lab

200 NE 18th St

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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Genealogy Records of the Five Civilized Tribes: Dawes Roll (one-day workshop for library and literacy staff and volunteers)

From 1898-1906, members of the Five Civilized Tribes were interviewed for enrollment on the Dawes Rolls. As an important event in the history of Oklahoma, many library patrons are interested in locating ancestors who were included in these records. Beginning with a historical overview and using both online and print sources, participants will gain an understanding of the records and how to use them. Discover how to help patrons find American Indian ancestors in this hands-on class that will include online searching opportunities.

In this class you will:

  • Locate historical articles on the Five Civilized Tribes
  • Find a map of Indian Territory
  • Search the Dawes Roll Index
  • Navigate the Oklahoma Historical Society website
  • Find someone on the Dawes Roll
  • Locate tribal rolls of the Five Civilized Tribes
  • Print documents in Fold3.com, an online genealogy database

Class prerequisite: Attendees must be well-versed and comfortable using computers in general.

Kathy Huber, genealogy expert with the Tulsa City County Library, will teach the class.

Travel stipend for overnight stay may be available if public library, library system, tribal library or literacy organization is 60 miles or more from ODL. Initial travel stipend paperwork must be returned to ODL before the class date. Contact Doris Dixon to request paperwork via email Doris.Dixon@libraries.ok.gov or phone (405) 522-3217. Stipend will be based on lodging receipt, up to $92. If lodging charges are less than $92, the contract will be written for the actual amount, not $92. Mileage also may be reimbursed at 30 cents/mile if you are paying for your own gas & cannot collect from your library/literacy organization. Stipend contracts will be made out to the library/literacy organization. It will be your responsibility to collect your reimbursement from such organization. No travel stipend contracts will be paid until the class has been attended and photocopied proof of overnight stay (if applicable) has been submitted to the Office of Library Development.

Classes made possible by funding from The Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.

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