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. Additionally, this site provides access to analysis and information from books, court cases, news articles, and research reports relating to American Indian genealogy.




When tracing family stories to unravel the mysteries of lost, hidden, or denied American Indian ancestry, one comes closer to understanding their ancestors, but more importantly, discover more about themselves.

Our Service:

Our American Indian ancestry research starts with either the Mother's or Father's linage. Please specify which linage holds the possible American Indian ancestry in the family.

Depending on the amount of family history provided, it is our experience American Indian ancestry should be identifiable after researching three to six generations and takes typically 3 to 4 weeks. Once completed, a summary report of any documented American Indian ancestry is provided. Note: Due to the large number of research projects completed involving the Cherokee Nation, both East and West, we have particular experience in Cherokee ancestry research.


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



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.

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


If interested in our American Indian ancestry genealogy 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.

Our Fee: ($90.00 per hr.) The amount of genealogy research time depends on your project.