The Chantres Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Chantres Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Chantres Ancestors

Chantres Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Chantres ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know How do I find my Chantres family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Chantres

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Chantres Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Chantres 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.

Chantres DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Chantres 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 Chantres research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Chantres Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Chantres ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Traditions, Traditions, Traditions" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Chantres family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Chantres Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Chantres 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Chantres 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 Chantres ancestors.

Chantres Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Chantres Research

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

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Upcoming Chantres Family Reunions

One key to a successful Chantres 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Chantres reunion.

See Also

Chantre   Chantri   Chantry  

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