Washington, Applications for Enrollment and Adoption of Washington Indians (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
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Record Description
Record Type Enrollment Applications and Allotments
Record Group RG 75: Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs
Collection years 1911-1919
Microfilm Publication M1343. Applications for Enrollment and Allotment of Washington Indians, 1911-1919. 6 rolls.
Arrangement Alphabetical by tribal name then by the name of the appplicant
National Archives Identifier 2124205
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What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of images of records created by Charles E. Roblin "Roblin Rolls of Non-Reservation Indians in Western Washington."during enrollment and adoption proceedings of Indian tribes for in Western Washington that were not on tribal census records. The records are from NARA microfilm publication M1343 and is part of Record Group 75 Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs. It is arranged by tribal name claimed by the applicant then by name.

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Washington, Applications for Enrollment and Adoption of Washington Indians.

Collection Content

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Records may contain any of the following:

  • English name of the primary individual or family members
  • Indian name of the primary individual or family members
  • Birth, marriage or death dates
  • Birth, marriage or death places
  • Place of residence
  • Ages
  • Number of children in the family
  • Occupation
  • Other biographical details about the family or individuals such as migrations
  • Tribal affiliation
  • Religious affiliation
  • General information about the tribe


How to Search the Collection

To begin your search it is helpful to know at least some of the following:

  • The name of your ancestor.
  • The Indian name of your ancestor.
  • The tribe of your ancestor.
  • The approximate birth and death dates for your ancestor.
  • The names of other ancestors.

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information in the list to what you already know about your ancestor to determine if it is the correct family or person. You may need to compare several persons in the list before you find your ancestor.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:

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⇒ Select the "Record Category"
⇒ Select the "Record Type, Volume, and Year Range".


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What Do I Do Next?

Whenever possible, view the original records to verify the information and to find additional information that might not be reported. These pieces of information can lead you to additional records and family members.


I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use ages to calculate approximate birth dates and find birth, christening, marriage land and death records.
  • Use the names and tribe to search Indian census rolls
  • Use birth, marriage or death dates and places to search for tribal or government vital records or certificates
  • Use the name of the tribe to search for background and historical information about the tribe
  • Use the names, dates and religious affiliation to search for church records
  • Repeat this process with additional family members found, to find more generations of the family.
  • Church Records often were kept years before government records were required and are a good source for finding ancestors before 1900.

I Can’t Find Who I’m Looking for, What Now?

  • Try viewing the original record to see if there were errors in the transcription of the name, age, residence, etc. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • Collect entries for every person who has the same surname. This list can help you identify possible relations that can be verified by records.
  • If you cannot locate your ancestor in the locality in which you believe they lived, then try searching records of a nearby locality in an area search.
  • Standard spelling of names typically did not exist during the periods our ancestors lived in. Try variations of your ancestor’s name while searching the index or browsing through images.
  • Remember that sometimes individuals went by nicknames or alternated between using first and middle names. Try searching for these names as well.
  • Search the indexes and records of Washington, United States Genealogy.
  • Search in the Washington Archives and Libraries.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.


Collection Citation:

“Washington, Applications for Enrollment and Adoption of Washington Indians, 1911-1919.”Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1343. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

Record Citation:

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Washington, Applications for Enrollment and Adoption of Washington Indians, 1911-1919.

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Washington, Applications for Enrollment and Adoption of Washington Indians, 1911-1919.


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