The Daniel Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Daniel Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Daniel family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do I begin my Daniel family tree? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Daniel Ancestors

Daniel Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Daniel records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can city directories be used to help my Daniel research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Daniel

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Daniel Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Daniel last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Daniel ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Were you aware that Daniel is considered a very common surname, which offers its own set of challenges? The article "Researching Common Names" may be helpful for your research. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Daniel DNA Projects

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

Daniel Family History

There is more to exploring your Daniel 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. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing Where can I find a biography of my Daniel ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Daniel Researchers

When it comes families and genealogy research, it's important to remember that different people may have different information: some may even have inherited one-of-a-kind family documents or photos, and the best way to connect with these family members is by posting a message board query -- often in the process of collaboration, you can build a more complete picture of your ancestor or ancestral family. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Daniel 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 Daniel ancestors.

Daniel Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Daniel was the 334th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Daniel Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Daniel, 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
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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 Daniel Family Reunions

Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Daniel family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Daniel reunion.

See Also

Danel   Danieli   Danielo   Daniely   Danie   MacDaniel   McDaniel   O'Daniel  

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