Welcome to the Avedo Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Avedo surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Avedo genealogy.
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I. The Avedo Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Avedo family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I distinguish my Avedo ancestor from others of the same name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Avedo Ancestors
II. Avedo 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 Avedo ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Finding Ancestors in County Court Minutes" can help accelerate your Avedo research.
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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 Avedo records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Avedo family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Avedo Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Avedo 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.
IV. Avedo 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 Avedo 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 Avedo research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".
V. Avedo Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Avedo ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Learning About Women - The Invisible Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Avedo family history.
VI. Networking with Avedo 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 Avedo 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 Avedo ancestors.
VII. Avedo Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Avedo Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Avedo, 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."
To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.
IX. Upcoming Avedo Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Avedo 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 Avedo reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Avedo genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 04/Dec/2013.
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