Welcome to the Chanzis 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 Chanzis 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 Chanzis ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Chanzis Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Chanzis family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How common it is for Chanzis siblings to have the same first name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Chanzis Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Chanzis 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 Chanzis family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Chanzis
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 matching Chanzis records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Chanzis family history resource today.
Origins of the Chanzis Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Chanzis 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.
Chanzis DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Chanzis 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 Chanzis research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Chanzis Family History
There is more to exploring your Chanzis 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. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Finding Probate Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Chanzis family history.
Networking with Chanzis Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Chanzis 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 Chanzis 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 Chanzis ancestors.
Chanzis Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Chanzis Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Chanzis, 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 Chanzis Family Reunions
One key to a successful Chanzis 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 Chanzis reunion.