Welcome to the Amory 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 Amory 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 Amory ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Amory Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Amory family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I distinguish my Amory ancestor from others of the same name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Amory Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Amory 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 Amory ancestor?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Amory
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 Amory records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Amory family history resource today.
Origins of the Amory Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Amory last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Amory 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.
Amory DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Amory 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 Amory research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Amory Family History
There is more to exploring your Amory ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Estate Records and Files" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Amory family history.
Networking with Amory 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 Amory 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 Amory ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Amory Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Amory, 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 Amory Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Amory 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Amory reunion.