Welcome to the Crampsey 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 Crampsey 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 Crampsey ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Crampsey Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Crampsey family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How common it is for Crampsey siblings to have the same first name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Crampsey Ancestors
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Crampsey ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Crampsey my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Crampsey
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 Crampsey records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Crampsey family history resource today.
Origins of the Crampsey Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Crampsey 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.
Crampsey DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Crampsey 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Crampsey research?, then this FAQ may help.
Crampsey Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Crampsey 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 "Placing Ancestors Into History Through Fraternal Organizations" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Crampsey family history.
Networking with Crampsey Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Crampsey 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 Crampsey 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 Crampsey ancestors.
Crampsey Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Crampsey Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Crampsey, 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 Crampsey Family Reunions
One key to a successful Crampsey 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 Crampsey reunion.