The Dec Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Dec Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Dec Ancestors

Dec Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Dec 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 I locate old newspapers for Dec research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Dec

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Dec Surname

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

Dec DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Dec relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Dec research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Dec Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Dec 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 Dec family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Dec 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Dec 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 Dec ancestors.

Dec Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Dec was the 29123rd most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Dec Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Dec, 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 Dec 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 "Dec 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Dec reunion.

See Also

Dek   Tec   Des   Deck   Deic   Dic   Dac   Deca   Dece   Deci   Deco   Decu   De C   De K   De S   Di C   Da C   De Ca   De Ce   De Ci   De Co   De Cu   D'Ec   D'Es   De   Te   Dei   Di   Da   Do   Du   Dy   Ec   Ek   Es   Eck   Eic   Ece   Eco   Edc   Edk   Etc   Eds  

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Surname Finder, The Dec Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2014.

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