Is Pocahontas My Ancestor?

Tracing Your Roots: Finding a link to the famous, culture-bridging Native American might not be hard.

Pocahontas portrait (National Gallery of Art via National Park Service)

This answer was provided in consultation with Jason Amos from New England Historic Genealogical Society. Founded in 1845, NEHGS is the country’s leading nonprofit resource for family history research. Its website,, contains more than 300 million searchable records for research in New England, New York and beyond. With the leading experts in the field, NEHGS staff can provide assistance and guidance for questions in most research areas. They can also be hired to conduct research on your family. Learn more today.

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