A math question... yes, in the right forum!

Discussion in 'Genealogical mamas' started by ~Hope~, May 18, 2004.

  1. ~Hope~

    ~Hope~ New Member

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    I am starting to reasearch my ancestory and I have a quick question.

    I was looking online at Cherokee information and it was saying if you are at least 1/16th Cherokee blood and you can find your ancestors on a certian roll, then you can try and become a tribal member

    So, my question is, what would 1/16th be?

    Common sense says if one parent was Cherokee you would have 1/2
    A grandparent 1/4
    A great grandparent 1/8
    A great, great grandparent 1/16

    ???

    Am I off here or is that correct?

    Thanks!

    Hope
  2. Tami Soaps

    Tami Soaps soaping away in O-hi-O!

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    I think you're exactly right! Best of luck! :)
  3. Robin

    Robin Jesus Follower

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    I think you are correct also.
  4. ElDucko

    ElDucko Amity's Focus Member

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    That's right assuming that the relative is 100% Cherokee :) If your Cherokee relative isn't 100% it's trickier.
    Good luck!

    jessica
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    ~Hope~ New Member

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    They are Jessica.
    Thanks guys!

    Hope
  6. ammcmaho

    ammcmaho New Member

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    You are correct, but some tribes have additional ways to count as well and some require parents to be registered, etc.
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    bugatti New Member

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    that's nice .

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