The Cauliffe Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Cauliffe Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Cauliffe family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How common it is for Cauliffe siblings to have the same first name? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Cauliffe Ancestors

Cauliffe Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Cauliffe 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 city directories be used to help my Cauliffe research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Cauliffe

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Cauliffe Surname

While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Cauliffe surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Cauliffe DNA Projects

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

Cauliffe 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 Cauliffe 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 "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Cauliffe family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Cauliffe Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Cauliffe surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Cauliffe 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 Cauliffe ancestors.

Cauliffe Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Cauliffe Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Cauliffe, 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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RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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Upcoming Cauliffe Family Reunions

One key to a successful Cauliffe reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Cauliffe reunion.

See Also

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Surname Finder, The Cauliffe Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2014.

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