Welcome to the Amieva Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Amieva surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Amieva genealogy.
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I. The Amieva Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Amieva family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I distinguish my Amieva ancestor from others of the same name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Amieva Ancestors
II. Amieva Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Amieva 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 Amieva ancestor?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Amieva
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 Amieva records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Amieva family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Amieva Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Amieva last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Amieva 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.
IV. Amieva 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 Amieva 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 Amieva research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
V. Amieva Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Amieva 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 "Why Research Doesn't Work" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Amieva family history.
VI. Networking with Amieva 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 Amieva 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 Amieva ancestors.
VII. Amieva Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Amieva Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Amieva, 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."
To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.
IX. Upcoming Amieva Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Amieva 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 Amieva reunion.
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