Cherokee Registry


The Cherokee Heritage Documentation Center maintains a registry and database of descendants, events, and documents related to the historical Cherokee Nation. This site assists people in obtaining the documentation needed for tribal enrollment and operates as a repository of cultural, historical, anecdotal, and genealogical information. The public information on this website is provided as a free resource to aid in research, genealogy, and education about the Cherokee people.

PLEASE READ:                                                                                                       Updated Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The purpose of this website has always been to collect the stories and family histories of descendants of members of the historical Cherokee Nation. From this foundation, to develop ways to connect elements of one story with another so as to discover new clues and information not otherwise possible. Not only are the stories of tribal members important but those whose ancestors were a part of Cherokee history. An example would be the Rev. Evan Jones, or a soldier who was involved in the Cherokee Removal. 

We have worked to develop software and phone applications that can aid in connecting story elements, locate and/or mark Cherokee family graves, and help people to correct their own family trees.  

As has always been clearly displayed, we do not claim to be affiliated with or endorsed by the Cherokee Nation or any other tribe. However, the registry is operated and staffed by Cherokee Nation tribal members. For verification or questions contact (#C00135980)  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

We will continue to focus on preserving family stories and developing new ways to connect events that were shared by our ancestors.

For current news and information regarding the tribes, please see the Cherokee Phoenix and Cherokee One Feather newspapers. 

Please consider donating to the Rainbow House charity and spreading the word of the Cherokee Elders Council.

The Cherokee Registry is an independent entity, not affiliated with nor endorsed by any tribe, heritage group, or government agency. Cherokee Heritage Documentation Center does not claim to be and is not considered by the Secretary of the Interior to be an Indian tribe or an Indian organization for any purpose and receives no federal or state funding. Cherokee Heritage Documentation Center,, and are owned and operated by members of a federally recognized Cherokee tribe. There is no connection either real or inferred between the Cherokee Heritage Documentation Center and the Cherokee Nation or Cherokee Heritage Center.