The Beasley Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Beasley 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 Beasley 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 Beasley ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Beasley Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Beasley family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I find the second married name of a female Beasley ancestor? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Beasley Ancestors

Beasley Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Beasley records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can I locate old newspapers for Beasley research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Beasley

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

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Military Records

Origins of the Beasley Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Beasley ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Were you aware that Beasley is considered a very common surname, which offers its own set of challenges? The article "Researching Common Names" may be helpful for your research. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

According to British Family Names: Their Origin and Meaning [page 91], the surname BEASLEY is defined as From Beazley; a loc. n., Warw.

Beasley DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Beasley 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Beasley research?, then this FAQ may help.

Beasley 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 Beasley 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 Beasley family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Beasley Researchers

When you've come up against a brick wall in your genealogy research, posting a message board query can help; one of the biggest benefits is that message board queries are accessed through search engines, which means even someone not specifically engaged in genealogy but interested in your subject may find your query and bring valuable new information to the table -- it happens! The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Beasley 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 Beasley ancestors.

Beasley Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Beasley was the 572nd most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Beasley Research

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

Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Beasley booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Beasley reunion.

See Also

Peasley   Beasly   Beasle   Easley  

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