I am wondering if there would be a birth certificate or adoption records of my great grandma who was adopted/born around 1899 in Michigan. We have been told by family members that they also tried in the past to find out more information on her and were not able to come up with anything. All I can find on here is the census info of her adopted family and then after with her marriage. I only know her adopted name and we have been told by an ederly family member that she was Potowatami Indian and that she had no birth certificate.
I want to find proof of her indian heritage and am wondering how I would go about finding this or proof of the adoption and or birth certificate. Or is it possible that none of this information exists?
She passed away back in the 1950's so we do not have much info on her. Thank you!