You begin by completing a family tree to trace your linage to a specific ancestor who was on the Cherokee rolls. This can be difficult and confusing because of similar names and limited information. Typically when a person has a Cherokee ancestor, this person will appear on multiple rolls.
We've made the process much easier through the Cherokee Heritage search feature. This surname search covers all key Cherokee rolls. You'll receive detailed information related to the surname you provide that includes blood quantum listings, age at time of roll, card number, roll number, and more. You will also receive a complete guide to tribal enrollment, obtaining your Certificate of Indian Blood Card, health, education, financial and other benefits. Start here!