Welcome to the Arve 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 Arve 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 Arve ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Arve Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Arve family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I distinguish my Arve ancestor from others of the same name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Arve Ancestors
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Arve ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Arve my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Arve
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 Arve records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Arve family history resource today.
Origins of the Arve Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Arve surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Arve 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 Arve 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 Arve research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Arve Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Arve 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 Arve family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Arve 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Arve 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 Arve ancestors.
Arve Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Arve Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Arve, 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 Arve Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Arve 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 Arve reunion.