The Colema Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Colema Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Colema Ancestors

Colema Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Colema

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Colema Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Colema last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Colema ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Colema 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 Colema 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 Colema research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Colema 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 Colema 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 "Dealing With Those Pesky Family Legends" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Colema family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Colema Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Colema 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Colema 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 Colema ancestors.

Colema Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Colema Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Colema, 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 recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Colema Family Reunions

One key to a successful Colema 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Colema reunion.

See Also

Kolema   Solema   Colemo   McColema   Olema  

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