NATIVE AMERICAN NAMING PROCEDURES
I am Sister Ann Reese, Native American Specialist serving as Ward/Consultant for many years, Volunteer for 7 years at St. George, Utah, Family Search Center and NOW A MISSIONARY FOR 3 years at the same Center.
My husband (deceased) was 1/2 Cherokee (documented/CDIB Card), my son-in-law is 1/2 Cherokee (documented/member of tribe) I have been searching Native American records for 42 years and have privately purchased digital Archives for Dawes Rolls-7 tribes, Eastern Cherokee Applications, and census' from 1835-1906.
I am helping members as we identify ancestors WHO USE 1-2-3-4- different SPELLINGS of their name. We are in records that are dated 1880-1780.
I need to know how to enter an individual named: CROW MOCKER, - ONE NAME NOT A GIVEN NAME OF "CROW" AND A SURNAME OF "MOCKER", PID # L2PR-P92 - is 'CROWMOCK' entered as a GIVEN NAME OR A SURNAME AND individuals that legally have 2 NAMES: Such as Joseph Comingdeer or Buckskin PID # GS8J-4W3 .
What I'm finding as I help NAVAHO, HOPI, PAIUTE, SHOSHONE, BANNOCK AND eastern tribes is that people research their LINE - and DO NOT correlate the SPELLING/NAME of their ancestor - so MANY new individuals are created when there should only be ONE! SEE Joe Gi-ni-tsi-ha LOCUST PID #LC3T-7MG
HERE ARE THE SPELLING VARIATIONS OF HIS NAME on 2 children/10 grandchildrens DAWES and E. Cherokee Applications made from 1900-1906.
(Gi-ni-tsi-ha / Ge-ne-su-ah / Ke-ne-sur-ha / Kin-nu-cur/ Gee-nee-suh / Ge-nu-ser / Gi-ne-su-hi)Locust
These are the spelling variations for his wife: Cul-sta-yah / Kal-stah-yah / Ga-li-sta-ye / Gu-li-sta-ya / Car-le-star-yah / Col-sti-ya
I NEED HELP IN DIRECTING PEOPLE IN THIS AREA...I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO ENTER NATIVE AMERICAN MULTIPULE NAMES WITHOUT CREATING MULTIPLE PEOPLE.