The Auffant Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Auffant Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Auffant Ancestors

Auffant 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 Auffant ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Auffant research.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Auffant

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Auffant Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Auffant ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Auffant 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 Auffant 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 Auffant research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Auffant Family History

There is more to exploring your Auffant 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. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How can I decipher the handwriting in old Auffant documents? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Auffant 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Auffant 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 Auffant ancestors.

Auffant Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Auffant Research

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

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Auffant 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Auffant reunion.

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