I feel a lot of what you're feeling too ladies. My mother flat out told me that her parents put black on her birth certificates, because back in those days the govt was actually taking Native American children from their families and putting them up for adoption. Especially when you came from a reservation. The practice didn't stop until 1981.
My mother has her birth records, but both her parents are dead. She does have a book with all the family history in it, though. But I'm also apprehensive about going after a card as well. I don't want any money, I just want to learn more about my people too. PM me as well, if you find out about getting your card.
Sorry to jump in and change the post too
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