Are You American Indian?

When seeking American Indian ancestry the assistance of an experienced Genealogist with a working knowledge of tribal histories and records can be instrumental to your success.

"We can only go where the documents take us"




If you have family stories of American Indian ancestry we can research and document your possible connections. When tracing your family stories to unravel the mysteries of lost, hidden or denied American Indian ancestry, you come closer to understanding your ancestors but more importantly you discover more about yourself. Depending on the amount of family history you provide it is our experience that indication of American Indian ancestry should be identifiable after researching three to six generations in your family tree. Typically, a project can be completed within a period of three to four weeks. If you are interested in our American Indian ancestry research services, please provide a short message on our "Contact Page" regarding your project, and I will contact you via email or if you wish by phone to discuss your project.



Dr. William T. Cross, Ph.D., (Founder of American Indian Genealogy Research, L.L.C.) after leaving my university positions at Michigan State University and a Fellowship at the Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, I worked within Native American Communities for more than 45 years as an economic development consultant. Also, during this time I had the opportunity to assist numerous individuals and tribes with researching Native American genealogies. I am familiar with various tribal rolls from historic land allotments, treaty annuity payments, tribal census, and other data sources. During my travels throughout Indian country, I have visited over 250, Reservations, Pueblos, Rancherias, Indian Towns, and Urban Indian Centers. In addition, my research experience also includes visits to LDS Family History Centers, National Archives in Washington D.C., numerous tribal cultural and research centers, plus state, and local libraries. Recently due to the number of clients connected to the Michigan 1870-1909 Durant Roll, and years of research involving this payment roll, with the Native Nations Foundation their exist many questions involving whether the federal government has actually completed all payments to elidable Indians or their decedent's. I have been leading a research project on this issues and will be providing updates on my research on the Durant Roll page on this site.

Dr. William T. Cross member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan.


Our research fee for documenting any American Indian Ancestry starting with either the Mother's or Father's linages are normally $600.00. You will receive a pedigree chart of your family identifying any American Indian ancestors, copies of all documentation, and a written summary of the research findings. DNA may disclose signals of ancestry linked to the Native Peoples of North, Central and South America but only documented research can prove your connection to an American Indian tribe.

Please send your family story and any other information on the family line you are interested in researching or, we can connect by phone to discuss. If you decide to proceed with the research, I will email an Invoice which can be paid via PayPal.

Additional or Custom American Indian family Research is available at $90.00 per hour.

"No ethical Genealogist can guarantee specific results, we can only go where the documents take us”