Welcome to the Avellier surname checklist page.

The Avellier Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Avellier 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 Avellier 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 Avellier genealogy.

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I. The Avellier Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Avellier Ancestors

II. Avellier 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 Avellier 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 Avellier 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 count of matching Avellier records matching Avellier records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Avellier family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Avellier Surname

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

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Avellier 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 Avellier research, read "When do you use DNA?".

V. Avellier 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 Avellier 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 Avellier family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Avellier 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 Avellier 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 Avellier ancestors.

VII. Avellier Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Avellier Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Avellier, 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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IX. Upcoming Avellier Family Reunions

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

 

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