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Nov. 24, 2014 - Added an Estate Record for John Crowell (Indian Agent).  

July 30, 2013 - Started adding the 1890 Creek Nation Census (Authenticated Roll) and completed Aug. 25, 2013.

Oct. 23, 2006 - Added a map background to the logo.

April 14, 2006 - Moved the Search feature up top.

Feb. 9, 2005 - Added "Fort Gibson - A brief history" by Grant Foreman. Added "Memorial of the Western Creeks".

Dec. 23, 2004 - Nothing important added, a few links updated. Three new backgrounds added.

May 14, 2004 - Added transcriptions of pages from Special File 207. (Transcribed frames 917-920, frames 923-957, frames 1004-1007, minor corrections to frames 19-21 and frames 1016-1021.)

April 5, 2004 - Appended original BIA (DC) Inventory with the newer entries:
524A, 527A, 528A, 529A, 559A-B, 595A, 607A-B, 611A, 617A, 641A-E, 643B, 648A, 649A-B, 651A, 652A-H, 655A, 663A, 664A-C, 668A-E, 671A, 715A, 727A, 742A, 752A-B, 759A, 784B-C, 786A, 797A-K, 811A, 819A, 822A-C, 826A, 831A-F, 847A, 892A-B, 900A-G,I, 953A, 977A-B, 998A-F, 999A-B, 1000A, 1010A-D, 1013A, 1014A-I, 1203A, 1327A, 1344A, 1349A-C, 1382A, 1402, 1403, 1404, 1405, 1406, 1407, 1408, 1409, 1410, 1411, 1412, 1413, 1414

March 4, 2004 - Appended original BIA (DC) Inventory with the newer entries:
413 A-B, 444 A-B, 455A, 457 A-C, 463A, 471 A-C, 486A, 493A, 498A, 502A, 504 A-K

March 4, 2004 - Added frames 1016-1021 from Special File 207.

Jan. 8, 2004 - Added a list of claims connected with the payment of funds stipulated in the 6th Article of the Treaty of 7th August 1856.

Dec. 2003 - Added some nifty script that makes the corner navigation box "float" and stay in the corner.

Sept. 16, 2003 - Added the original index to the BIA Inventory (Wash. DC area). The page numbers apply to the printed version so have no use here. It will take some time to rewrite all the page numbers and add appropriate links.

Aug. 29, 2003 - Completed transcription of the BIA Inventory (Wash., D.C. area).   I have yet to add all links in the Inventory.   The original index will take considerable time to transcribe.

Aug. 2003 - Well, the news from the Archives was that they could not find the census in the Bureau of Indian Affairs records (Record group 75) OR the records relating to Creek Removal. They DID find the original letter referring to the census. They suggested the census may have been forwarded to other record Groups...

July 26, 2003 - A style change for the main page. That's all.

July 21, 2003 - Added an abstract of expenditures made by the Lt. Col. John J. Abert, Commissioner, under the treaty of the 24th March, 1832, for the relief of the Creek Indians; pursuant to instructions from the War Department of the 2d May, 1832.

July 19, 2003 - Added "Letter Received" microfilm page (only Creek Indian related rolls listed) and added links to this page.

July 18, 2003 - Added many new letter to sections: 1832 Creek Nation Census, Creek Emigrants, and Creek Reserves.

July 8-11, 2003 - Added some navigation links to the NW corners of pages, moved some records to separate folders, went through every page and updated links, cleaned up HTML.

July 10, 2003 - Added Senate Document 249.

June 1, 2003 - Added three new backgrounds to customize page.

May 24, 2003 - Added an index to the Creek Indian soldiers who served the U. S. during the Indian Wars. This includes the "friendly" Creeks who helped the U. S. during the 1st Seminole War in 1817-18, the Creek uprisings in 1836-7, and the 2nd Seminole War 1836-43.

Feb. 9, 2003 - Added a database and index to the 1st Regiment Indian Home Guards.

Jan. 18, 2003 - Added the NARA paper "Visiting the National Archives".   Added a two links to the main page regarding William "Red Eagle" Weatherford.   Added a link to Campbell's Abstract of the Creek Freedmen Census Cards, see the Negro Links section

Jan. 14, 2003 - Added the 1882 Creek Nation Census.

Dec. 24, 2002 - Added a list of Creek Indian Annuity Rolls. Made minor corrections to the list of Indian rolls.

Dec. 3, 2002 - Updated the 1860 Creek Nation census, added the 1860 Creek Nation slave schedules, and indexed all. Added the 1857 Old Settlers Roll.

Nov. 20, 2002 - Made minor additions to the "Search the Dawes databases" page and the "National Archives Microfilm" page, added links to a microfilm list of Dawes applications and cards and a link to an index to the pre-Dawes 1896 Applications at

Oct. 30, 2002 - Added a feature where you can customize your background image. This works in IE and Netscape. If it does not work make sure you have your browser's "cookie" ability turned on. The "cookie" used expires in one year.   Added indexes to the list of "Vaccinations in the Creek and Cherokee Nations, 1832".

Oct. 23, 2002 - Added 1863 Refugee Creek & Euchee Indian Census.

Oct. 2002 - Research News!! - I found out that there was Creek Nation census taken in 1843. I will attempt to get a copy of it from the National Archives in Washington D.C. and transcribe it. From correspondence it appears it was full census taken house to house and listing at least the heads of families and possibly the members of the families in age groups. This census would fill the gap between the 1832 census and the 1857-59 census/payrolls.

Sep. 19, 2002 - Updated the "Negroes in the Creek and Seminole Nations" section with more letters. Updated the Jackson Barnett page with more, higher quality photos and more documents.   Click "What's new" at the top of the page.

Aug. 15-17, 2002 - Updated the Jackson Barnett page.

Aug. 9, 2002 - Added a few Treaty of 1832 claims. Added three letters to Emigrants section dated Oct. 29, 1831 and Sep. 7 & 17, 1836. Added 3 small lists of Creek Indian reserves approved for sale, dated 1842.

July 30, 2002 - Added link to

June 18, 2002 - Added new sections of Seminole emigration records and records of Negroes in the Creek and Seminole Nations.

May 24, 2002 - Added a new first name index to the 1870 Loyal Creek abstract. This replaces the previous first name index that only indexed persons with a single name(no surname). The index now lists all names including persons with surnames.

Added a first name index to the 1869 Dunn Roll (Freedmen) transcription. This is more helpful in locating persons whose last name changed. The original 1869 Dunn roll (Freedmen) roll also had a first name index.

May 23, 2002 - Added a miscellaneous roll of Creek Self emigrants. Compiled circa 1875.

April 2002 - Added JavaScript to temporarily remove banners and make pages more printer friendly. Press the letter "P" on your keyboard to clear banners before printing. IE only

April 18, 2002 - Added records from the Jackson "The Richest Indian" Barnett estate case. Added index to testimony, summary of claimants, and records list.

May 5, 2002 - Moved my website to RootsWeb. Hopefully it will be temporary. Because I had to temporarily suspend my Internet service I can not receive or respond to email and it will probably later this year until I can update my site and add new records.

April 30, 2002 - Added March, April, & June 1837 letters to Emigrants section

April 23, 2002 - Added more transcriptions of records in Special File 207 (frames 8-21). Added a few more early Creek claims and a few lists of early white citizens. Added 3 letters to Creek Emigrants section.

March 31, 2002 - Added a few lists of early white citizens and traders in the Creek Nation, Alabama.

March 9, 2002 - Added 1860 and 1867 Creek Orphans census.

March 2, 2002 - Added an alternate list of "Heirs of Creek soldiers who died in the Seminole War, 1836-7."

Feb. 23, 2002 - Added a list of Creek Indians who applied for Bounty Land (land for military service). Moved "A few Creeks who died after 1832 census" and "Creeks who died in the Seminole War" down the column to miscellaneous section.

Feb. 14, 2002 - Added transcription of an 1870-71 census of Creek "Self-Emigrants". Added a few very small emigration muster rolls for some "self-emigrants" who emigrated in the 1840s-50s.

Feb. 13, 2002 - Updated 1832 Creek census with links to images of actual census. Links are on town pages.

Feb. 9, 2002 - Added index to "Special File 207" regarding services and losses during Creek emigration, 1827-38.

Feb. 5, 2002 - Added claims of property lost in Monmouth sinking to Creek Emigrants section. Added link to Creek Language Archive

Feb. 2, 2002 - Added report of I.T. Sprague and journal of Edward Deas to Creek Emigrants section. Added link to "Indian Tribes of North America" transcription and "Indian Territory, it's Chiefs..."

Jan. 29, 2002 - Divided the BIA (Oklahoma) Inventory into smaller files for quicker loading.

Jan. 19, 2002 - Added two letters to Creek Emigrants section. Added Senate Doc. 222, "Treaty with the Creeks at the Indian Springs". Corrected arrangement of "Columbus Sentinel" article.

Dec. 30, 2001 - Added House Ex. Doc 238 that deals with payments to 129 Self-Emigrant Creeks. Mentions the families: Dubois, DePriest, Escoe, Evans, Freeman, Hodge, Hosey, Johnson, Marston, Morton, Simmons, Turvin, Thomas, Williams, and Vanderslice. Added Serial Set indexes for "Creek Indian".

Dec. 28, 2001 - Added more pages to BIA (DC) Inventory listing records for Cherokee, Choctaw, and Chickasaw tribes.

Dec. 25, 2001 - Added 1949-1950 Eufaula Boarding School student list.

Dec. 23, 2001 - Amended 1832 Census census with links to House Exe. Doc. 66. (186 persons listed). Added links to Alabama Historical Map Archive.

Dec. 16, 2001 - Added 1832 Creek Nation census transcription.

Nov. 22, 2001 - Finally fixed that stupid Netscape bug that made my email link picture move up to the top of the page.

Nov. 21, 2001 - Added link to Town Creek Indian Mound and Kialigee Tribal Town.

Sep. 21, 2001 - Added a Muster Roll of Creeks who died in the Seminole War, Creeks who died after the 1832 Census, and various small Emigration Rolls to Creek Emigrants section. July 14, 2002 corrected line 62.

Aug. 22, 2001 - Added House Report 101 to Federal Section. A report concerning compensation to friendly Creeks.

Aug. 16, 2001 - Added links to "Century of Lawmaking" in the Federal/Maps sections and NAIL Search tips.

Aug. 13, 2001 - Added House Exe. Doc. 66 to Federal Section. A list of 185 Creek Reservations in Alabama which remain unsold.

Aug. 12, 2001 - Well, yet another mutation of Creek Indian Researcher. I took down the "tree" background and replaced it with this gradient background. I also brought back those little arrows to give the site a bit more "native" feel. On some of the longer pages Netscape viewers may see the background restart because Netscape doesn't allow fixed backgrounds. I partially remedied this by making the background 5000 pixels high.

Aug. 11, 2001 - Added House Report 65 in Federal section.

Aug. 10, 2001 - Added BIA Inventory (partial), Washington, D.C. records.

Aug. 9, 2001 - Added House Ex. Doc. 234 in Federal section.

Aug. 2001 - Corrected some of the index links on 1870 payroll to Creek orphans.

Aug. 7, 2001 - Added 1869 Dunn Roll in Freedman section. - Transcribed by Eleanor Wyatt. Used by permission.

July 22, 2001 - Added Dawes and Fort Smith databases.

July 21, 2001 - Added online version of Dawes Creek cards database.

July 18, 2001 - Added heirs index to 1870 Payroll to 1832 Creek Orphans.

July 16, 2001 - Added Doc. 420 to Federal section.

July 6-July 11, 2001 - Changed look of site. Moved "Records Here:" to sidebar.

June 26, 2001 - Added 1870 Loyal Creek Claims abstract.

May 27, 2001 - Added 1886 Stidham Roll.

May 24, 2001 - Added 1870 payroll to 1832 Creek Orphans.

April 4, 2001 - Moved site from Juno server to SWBell server.

Dec. 2000 - Creek Indian Researcher online.