my partner and i are currently doing research on the disappearance of native americans during the colonial period in western virginia, more specifically the shenandoah valley. our assumption is that there are still people in this area who are related to these supposedly 'invisible' or 'missing' peoples. we are approaching this question by looking for surnames of these families in records such as: birth certificates & free black records, and ultimately in the census records. if anyone could help us in our search it would be greatly appreciated. we are interested in any or all relevant information. thank you!