And thank you for responding.It is much appreciated.
Your statement:"They (and allied families) had no had no connection with the Cherokee People until some members of the WHISENHUNT family married IN TO the Cherokee Nation in the latter part of the 19th century.", sort of proves my ideas that some of the Whisenhunt lineage after the mid to late 19th century carries some amount of Cherokee blood.I have found a few roll numbers so far but nothing for my direct lineage.
I would very much like to determine if my part of the Whisenhunt line has any Cherokee ancestors.If you have any leads, clues, or documents to this effect, I would greatly appreciate it.The Swiss and German part of the lineage seems pretty well documented on various websites.
Also, if you have any sources that you would like to share about Colonial or Civil War times and the Whisenhunt family that would be wonderful.
I am new to this so I don't know where or how to find some of the free sites to look up certain information.There seems to be a plethora of sites that would gladly take your money for access to their documents.
So, I hope you have not found my questioning offensive in any way.If so, then I apologize.I am just trying to learn how to find stuff out about my family. This seemed like a good forum to question those who have already done a lot of research.
Anyway, thanks again for taking the time to reply!