The Creiston Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Creiston Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Creiston Ancestors

Creiston Genealogy

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 Creiston ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Creiston my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Creiston

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Creiston Surname

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

Creiston DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Creiston 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 Creiston research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

Creiston Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Creiston 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 "Faddish First Names" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Creiston family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Creiston Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Creiston 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 Creiston 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 Creiston ancestors.

Creiston Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Creiston Research

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

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Upcoming Creiston Family Reunions

One key to a successful Creiston 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 Creiston reunion.

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