2023.01.11 – Navajo Family History Research


Navajo Family History Research
By Dale E. Lee

Research in American Indian genealogy can be challenging. I recently talked with a friend and discovered that he had Navajo heritage. As something nice for him, I did some research and put together the following resource list. You can gain a lot of information by following the links listed below. Especially useful is the FamilySearch Wiki, but there are others that are also very helpful. When research gets tough, it is always a good idea to turn to experts to point out the way. And it really helps if the information is readily available and free to use.

Navajo Research


  • History
  • PDF
  • Sources
  • Strategy
  • Web Repositories
  • Websites



PDF (How to research)

Clicking on the link below will download a pdf



  1. Navajo Office of Vital Records,
    Indian Rte 100, Window Rock, AZ 86515.
  2. U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
    8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001
    1-86-NARA-NARA or 1-866-272-6272
  3. U.S. Department of the Interior
    1849 C Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20240
    Phone: 202-208-3100


(Used by a Native American to find difficult to find info)

  • Create a FamilySearch account
  • Enter what you can
  • Look for “HINTS” generated by FamilySearch
  • Dig into the SOURCE where the HINT got its information
  • Go to the source and search for additional information on your ancestor

Web Repositories


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