I hope you're still active here.
My sister and I have been on Ancestory.com trying to piece together our Native American grandmother’s (Mary Agnes “Minnie” Goff) heritage.
We have traced her to being the youngest daughter of Frank Goff and Minnie North Star. We have census records that confirm her as the youngest child of approx 7 or 8 children after the death of Minnie and Frank Goff (census link below). Seems after the death of Frank & North Star, Edwin and Elizabeth, who were married, took over as head of the Goff household. http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1900usfedcen&a...
A couple years after the death of North Star (1897) our grandmother Minnie at age 10+, was given to a nearby family. We*think* the name is McDonald, but have no confirmation or records backing that family name.
We also read from RootsWeb that Harriet Sturk (link below) has access to Native American enrollment from Edwin Goff confirming Minnie North Star’s Miwok Indian heritage. We were elated to read this as it tells us there are records available to confirm our Miwok heritage.
We’re wondering if you have any information to share to help us ID the family our grandmother was given to and any other info that would help us tie-off on our grandmother’s Miwok heritage (i.e. copy of Tribal enrollment records, marriage/birth/death certificates, etc.).
For my sister and I, this has been a very emotional journey. We’re very grateful for any info you can provide us.
We hope to hear back.
See Harriet’s info here: http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/CAMARIPO/2002-...