Welcome to the Avella surname checklist page.

The Avella Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Avella 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 Avella 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 Avella genealogy.

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I. The Avella Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Avella Ancestors

II. Avella 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 Avella 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 Avella research.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Avella

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Avella Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Avella 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. Avella DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Avella ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Avella research, read "When do you use DNA?".

V. Avella 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 Avella 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 "Looking at Our Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Avella family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Avella 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 Avella 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 Avella ancestors.

VII. Avella Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Avella was the 30798th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Avella Research

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

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

 

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