The Asher Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Asher 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 Asher 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 Asher ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Asher Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Asher Ancestors

Asher Genealogy

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 Asher ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find my Asher grandmother's passport?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Asher

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Asher Surname

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

Asher 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 Asher 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 Asher research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Asher Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Asher 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 "Using Social History To Fill In The Gaps In Family Histories" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Asher family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Asher 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 Asher 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 Asher ancestors.

Asher Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Asher was the 2742nd most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Asher Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Asher, 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 Asher Family Reunions

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

See Also

Acher   Ascher   Osher   Ashere   Ashe   Sher  

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