mujerdorada submitted: In response to the post from 2 days ago that said:” If you are a Black person who had a oral family history connected to a tribe but no way to do actual research…”, so here’s my response. From my personal experience, that has been difficult but I’ve been blessed. Today, I’ve became more passionate about of my native american heritage, and thus it’s taken 2 long years for me to find out where I need to start. I’ve been looking through tribal rolls, etc, clearly almost to no sort of light at the end of the tunnel, but I’ve only been able to find out my great-great-great grandfather’s name, who he married, where he was, and I’ve been able to find him on the US Census in the 1930’s. ON my father’s side, most of them refuse to talk about it, and that’s pretty much it. BUT, due to some sort of blessing, we are moving to the area in which we have some family from my mother’s side, most of whom I’ve NEVER met, that would be more than willing to give me information on our family history.