Welcome to the Auffrey 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 Auffrey 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 Auffrey ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Auffrey Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Auffrey family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I distinguish my Auffrey ancestor from others of the same name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Auffrey 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 Auffrey 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 Auffrey research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Auffrey
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 Auffrey records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Auffrey family history resource today.
Origins of the Auffrey Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Auffrey 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.
Auffrey 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 Auffrey 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 Auffrey research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Auffrey Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Auffrey 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 Auffrey family history.
Networking with Auffrey 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 Auffrey 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 Auffrey ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Auffrey Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Auffrey, 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 Auffrey Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Auffrey 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 Auffrey reunion.