Welcome to the Club 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 Club 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 Club ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Club Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Club family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How common it is for Club siblings to have the same first name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Club Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Club ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What information is given in U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules about Club citizens from the past?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Club
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 Club records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Club family history resource today.
Origins of the Club 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 Club surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Club 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 Club 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 Club research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Club Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Club 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 Club family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Club Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Club 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 Club 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 Club ancestors.
Club Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Club Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Club, 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 Club Family Reunions
One key to a successful Club 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 Club reunion.