Indian Ancestry

1. Birth Records Self-Help Kit (pdf) Note: This link opens the entire 132 page booklet. Some users have experienced problems when using certain browsers such as Mozilla.  Depending upon the browser you are using you may wish to download individual sections of the booklet for faster access.

(How Native American Adoptees Can Get Their Birth Records in California)

This guide explains what you need to do if you were adopted and you think you are Native American and you live in California and/or were born in California and you want to enroll in your tribe.2. How do I Trace my California Indian Ancestry? (pdf)
(Much of the information contained in this handout pertains solely to individuals tracing their ancestry to California tribal groups.)

Much of the information contained in this handout pertains solely to individuals tracing their ancestry to California tribal groups. This information is not meant as a guide for those tracing their ancestry from tribes outside of California. While the information is specific to California, the general scope of the information and your particular family’s history may not reflect the experience of the majority of California Native families.

3. For further assistance, please visit the U.S. Department of the Interior’s page on Tracing Indian Ancestry:http://www.doi.gov/tribes/trace-ancestry.cfm