Welcome to the Averella surname checklist page.

The Averella Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Averella 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 Averella 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 Averella genealogy.

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I. The Averella Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Averella Ancestors

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

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III. Origins of the Averella Surname

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

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Averella relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Averella research, read "When do you use DNA?".

V. Averella Family History

There is more to exploring your Averella 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 Where can I find a biography of my Averella ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Averella 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 Averella 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 Averella ancestors.

VII. Averella Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Averella Research

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

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

 

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