Welcome to the Amiest 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 Amiest 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 Amiest ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Amiest Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Amiest family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I distinguish my Amiest ancestor from others of the same name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Amiest Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Amiest 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 Amiest ancestor?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Amiest
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 Amiest records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Amiest family history resource today.
Origins of the Amiest Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Amiest last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Amiest ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Amiest 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 Amiest family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Amiest research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Amiest Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Amiest ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Faddish First Names" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Amiest family history.
Networking with Amiest 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Amiest 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 Amiest ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Amiest Research
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Upcoming Amiest Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Amiest 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Amiest reunion.