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Q: My daughter is part Abenaki from her Dad's heritage.
She is interested
in "joining" the Abenaki tribe. Can you provide
info for her to
Many thanks and peace to you
A: Do you know which specific Abenaki tribe her father's family belongs to?
Is it located in Canada, or the United States?
Membership requirements vary from tribe to tribe,
but basically, your daughter will need to trace her
genealogy back to her Abenaki ancestor, and then show
this genealogy work to the tribe. Genealogy is not
really my specialty, but here is Orrin's new page on
Native American genealogy:
provides some good starting points for your search. I
also like to recommend the book
Student's Guide to Native American Genealogy.
It provides an excellent introduction to the subject,
especially for beginners, and many of our site's users
have reported that it helped them track down an
elusive ancestor. You could also try joining a
which can provide you with more direct assistance tracing your family tree.
Good luck with your search!
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