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The Amiri Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Amiri 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 Amiri 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 Amiri genealogy.

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I. The Amiri Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Amiri Ancestors

II. Amiri Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Amiri 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 Amiri ancestor?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Amiri

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 Amiri records matching Amiri records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Amiri family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Amiri Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Amiri last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Amiri 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. Amiri DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Amiri 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 Amiri research, read "When do you use DNA?".

V. Amiri 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 Amiri 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 "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Amiri family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Amiri 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 Amiri 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 Amiri ancestors.

VII. Amiri Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Amiri was the 28050th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Amiri Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Amiri, 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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IX. Upcoming Amiri Family Reunions

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Amiri 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 Amiri reunion.

 

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