The Ambrose Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Ambrose Family page at Surname Finder, a service of Genealogy Today. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Ambrose surname. As additional sources for vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Ambrose ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Ambrose Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Ambrose family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I distinguish my Ambrose ancestor from others of the same name? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ambrose Ancestors

Ambrose Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Ambrose ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What is a necrology and and how does it differ from an obituary for my Ambrose ancestor?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ambrose

Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently count of matching Ambrose records matching Ambrose records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ambrose family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Ambrose Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Ambrose ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

According to An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names [page 51], the surname AMBROSE is defined as From the Greek word meaning divine, immortal.

Ambrose DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Ambrose relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Ambrose research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Ambrose Family History

For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Ambrose ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Learning About Women - The Invisible Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Ambrose family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Ambrose Researchers

One of the best ways to solve a genealogy problem is by enlisting the help of others through a message board query that is open to the public, allowing you to cast a wide net that can be accessed by anyone, around the world and around the clock --- at the same time, because it is a public forum, you will want to exercise caution in posting personal information or information about living persons. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ambrose queries.

You may also want to consider posting a query to the Community Message Boards at Genealogy Today to get assistance from other researchers on your most elusive Ambrose ancestors.

Ambrose Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Ambrose was the 1969th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Ambrose Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ambrose, contact the folks at ProGenealogists for a free research estimate. You may also find it helpful to read, "When, Why and How to Hire a Professional Genealogist."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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Upcoming Ambrose Family Reunions

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Ambrose family members; you may want to consider a roundtable where you can gather different groups together at different times such as siblings to discuss their parents and childhood memories, cousins, aunts and uncles to discuss the grandparent generation, etc. - the collective memory and stimulus of shared experience can yield considerable information. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ambrose reunion.

See Also

Anbrose   Ambrosi   Ambroso   Ambros   D'Ambrose  

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