Welcome to the Decambria surname checklist page.

The Decambria Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Decambria Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Decambria surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Decambria genealogy.

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I. The Decambria Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Decambria Ancestors

II. Decambria Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Decambria 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 Decambria research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Decambria

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Decambria Surname

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

IV. Decambria 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 Decambria family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Decambria research?, then this FAQ may help.

V. Decambria 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 Decambria 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 Decambria family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Decambria 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 Decambria 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 Decambria ancestors.

VII. Decambria Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Decambria Research

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

IX. Upcoming Decambria 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 "Decambria 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 Decambria reunion.

 

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