New online genealogy tool provides information, builds family trees

Ancestors, a platform to research family history, allows Tribal members to learn about and share information on their ancestral family. Tribal member Dennis Johnson began working on his family history 25 years ago. While looking through the “Family Manuscripts” section of his family’s records, Johnson found something interesting about his relative Joshua E. Clardy, born in 1835, who took an allotment in Indian Territory after the Treaty of 1861. He was issued the first land certificate from the federal government.