Welcome to the Boaf surname checklist page.

The Boaf Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Boaf 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 Boaf 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 Boaf genealogy.

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I. The Boaf Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Boaf 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 Boaf ancestor? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Boaf Ancestors

II. Boaf Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Boaf ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Boaf births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Boaf

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Boaf Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Boaf 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. Boaf 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 Boaf 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 Boaf research, read "When do you use DNA?".

V. Boaf Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Boaf ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Boaf family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Boaf 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 Boaf 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 Boaf ancestors.

VII. Boaf Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Boaf Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Boaf, 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."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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 Boaf 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 Boaf 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 Boaf reunion.

 

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