receive requests from many people seeking to verify a family
tradition (belief, fact or fiction) that they descended from a
Lenape/Delaware ancestor. Other individuals are just
seeking to enroll as a member of the "Lenape Tribe".
you are looking for possible Indian ancestors in your family
background, here are some steps that might be helpful:
Start by identifying and
recording your ancestors
Begin to build a family tree
(a local genealogy society can help with this)
Search through local and
county historical and census records
Contact the official site of
the Delaware Tribe (www.delawaretribe.org) about their
enrollment requirements and procedure.
The internet is a good place to
start looking as there are numerous sites that specifically deal
with the subject of "Indian Ancestry" and
note: Lenape Lifeways, while doing research on
the prehistory of the Lenape people, does not determine
individual ancestry or provide lists of family names or genealogies.