American Indian Ancestry Research

Your DNA test says you are Native Ameican but are you American Indian?

A DNA test can disclose signals of Native American ancestry linked to the Native Peoples of North, Central and South America but only documented genealogy research can prove your connection to American Indian ancestry.
Weather you have DNA test results or not the assistance of an experienced genealogist with knowledge and experience working with tribal histories and records can be instrumental to your success seeking when your American Indian ancestry.


A DNA test can disclose genetic signals of Native American ancestry linked to the indigenous peoples of North, Central, and South America. But only documented research can prove a connection to American Indian ancestry.

If your DNA test indicates that you are Native American and you wish to know if you are a decedent of an American Indian from the United States, we can research your American Indian ancestry and document your family's history.

Many seek to document their American Indian descent for possible tribal enrollment, access to scholarships, contracting or, other business opportunities and others for purely informational reasons. Regardless, for some searching, your American Indian ancestry can be challenging and for others impossible. Therefore, the assistance of an experienced genealogist with knowledge and experience working with tribal histories and records can be instrumental to your success.

Depending on the amount of historical family information you provide along with any information from recent DNA test results you would like to share, it is our experience that some indication of American Indian ancestry should be identifiable after researching four generations in your family tree. Normally, a project can be completed within a period of three to four weeks.

When tracing your DNA result and family stories to unravel the mysteries of lost, hidden or denied American Indian ancestry, you come closer to understanding whom your ancestors were and how they lived. But more importantly, the search allows you to understand more about who you are.

If interested in our American Indian document research services based on your DNA reaults and  “Family Story” or, if you do not have DNA test results, please send a short message on our “Contact Page” and I will then contact you via email or if you wish by phone to discuss you project. If you then decide to proceed with the research I will email or send regular U.S. Mail an Invoice which can be paid on PayPal or by check

 No ethical genealogist can predict or guarantee to identify American Indian ancestry or to find a specific document. 

"We can only go where the documents take us."



Dr. William T. Cross, Ph.D., after leaving my university position at Michigan State University and a Fellowship at the Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, I have worked within Native American Communities for more than 35 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 to my university research experience I have conducted research at LDS Family History Centers, National Archives in Washington D.C., numerous tribal cultural and research centers, plus state, and local libraries. I am a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan.



My fees for research and documenting American Indian Ancestry of either your Mother's or Father's linages, range between $450.00 for researching four generations to $650.00 for researching six generations. Additional generations beyond six, the fees are negotiable, as well as for both Mother and Father linages.

Pleas provide any DNA test results showing the link to Native American ancestry you are willing to share and/or a summary of information regarding your "family story" indicating that you have American Indian ancestry

If you do not have DNA test resualts provide your family story.