P.O. Box 343
Perry, Maine 04667
1 (207) 853-2600
Marla Farrell, Acting Director
(207)853-2600 ext 257 Fax: (207)853-6039
There are six
tribal members serving on the Census Committee three are from the Indian Township
Reservation and three are from the Pleasant Point Reservation.
The Census Department located at the
Tribal Office Building at Pleasant Point. The purpose is to provide easy
accessibility for other programs, tribal members and outside agencies in
regards to membership, verification of membership and in the assisting of
The Joint Census Committee and two (2)
staff members, are qualified and have the skills needed in dealing with the
present membership procedure and the operations and functions of Census
Department. Thereby, providing a more accurate membership listing for the
Passamaquoddy Tribe for the purpose of extended services enjoyed only by
members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe that are provided by the Tribal
Government, Joint Tribal Council and other agencies and for the purpose of
the disbursement of per capita funds.
Application for Membership into the
Passamaquoddy Tribe forms for a regular and minor applicant are made
available upon written request. You will be provided with the necessary
forms and information regarding the application process, requirement and
Application for Membership into the
Passamaquoddy Tribe for New Birth forms are for children born November 1 of
last year to October 31st of this year, are available upon written request.
You as the legal parent(s) will be provided with the necessary forms and
information regarding the application process, requirements and deadline.
The purpose is to provide easy accessibility for
other programs, tribal members, in regards to
membership, verification of membership and in the assisting of the
disbursement of per-capita funds.
- verifying and maintaining the tribal census, as
mandated by the Passamaquoddy Tribal Membership and Census Ordinances.
- assist the Government of the Passamaquoddy Tribe
and the Joint Census Committee with any and all issues dealing with
membership of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.
- assist with any and all issues dealing with
- conduct limited genealogical
research of individual ancestry in order to determine Passamaquoddy blood
- assist the Auditorís contracted by the Government of
the Passamaquoddy Tribe in the auditing of the yearly per capita
distribution and the quarterly Elderly Trust distributions.
- maintain and provide the yearly tribal census;
listing tribal members, blood quantum and date of birth, new births, deaths.
- The department staff may act as a tribal liaison
person for those who are applying for membership into the Passamaquoddy
assist in the implementation of the Passamaquoddy Tribal Membership and
- compile and maintain individual files containing the
ancestry chart, recordís of birth, marriage, death, legal documents and other
Send out and receive yearly Certification of Address forms to each tribal member
A message for
individuals seeking assistance from the Tribe relating to vital records and
Passamaquoddy Census department receives numerous requests from the general
public for geneology related research and vital records. We are not
able to disclose or give out this kind of information to the general public.
Our census records are confidential and for internal tribal use only.
Suggestions: If you are seeking to establish membership within the
tribe or if you are seeking to establish a kinship relationship within the
tribe you will need to do some of your own research. You must obtain
certain vital records on your ancestors and family. The burden of
proof rests upon each applicant to establish his or her relationship within
the tribe in order to be eligible for enrollment (membership) into the
Passamaquoddy Tribe. Some records you may need to obtain are:
Certified Record of Birth. Evidence of descent. You must know
the town & state where an individual was born, names and date of birth and
possibly the parents.
Baptismal Record. Name of church & town where individual was baptized
and parents names and date of birth.
Certified Record of Marriage and place of marriage.
Certified Death Certification. Must know the town & state of death.
If a person was born in the State of Maine you can call the Maine State
Archives in Augusta, Maine at 207-287-5790 or the Vital Records Dept.
207-287-3181. If the person(s) were born in or around the Perry, Maine
area you may call Frances Raye at 207-853-6630 she has done some genealogy
research in the area.
If a person is requesting an application for membership into the
Passamaquoddy Tribe they must do so in writing and send to the Census
Department P.O. Box 343, Perry, Maine 04667.