Archives and Native American Genealogy: A Researcher’s Perspective

Meg Miner, ed., Illinois Wesleyan University

This is a post-print provided by the MAC Newsletter, a publication of Midwest Archives Conference (, Kathy Koch, editor.


This is the first of a two-part article containing an interview with Barbara Madison, a Michigan-based Native American research and genealogy consultant. Madison's work collecting Native American oral histories and researching the documentary record of this population was the subject of her April 2008 presentation at a conference on archives and the ethics of memory construction. The second part of this interview will be published in the January 2009 MAC Newsletter.