Welcome to the Amey 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 Amey 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 Amey ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Amey Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Amey family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I distinguish my Amey ancestor from others of the same name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Amey Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Amey 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 Amey ancestor?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Amey
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 matching Amey records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Amey family history resource today.
Origins of the Amey Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Amey 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.
Amey DNA Projects
Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Amey family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Amey research?, then this FAQ may help.
Amey Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Amey ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Amey family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Amey 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 Amey 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 Amey ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Amey Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Amey, 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."
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Upcoming Amey Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Amey 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 Amey reunion.