The Defonce Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Defonce Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Defonce Ancestors

Defonce Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Defonce

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Defonce Surname

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

Defonce DNA Projects

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

Defonce 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 Defonce 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 "The Role Of History In Genealogical Research" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Defonce family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Defonce 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 Defonce 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 Defonce ancestors.

Defonce Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Defonce was the 57703rd most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Defonce Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Defonce, 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 Defonce 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 "Defonce 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 Defonce reunion.

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

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