The Defrenza Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Defrenza Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Defrenza Ancestors

Defrenza Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Defrenza

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

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Origins of the Defrenza Surname

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

Defrenza DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Defrenza 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 Defrenza research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Defrenza Family History

There is more to exploring your Defrenza 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 Defrenza ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Defrenza 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 Defrenza 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 Defrenza ancestors.

Defrenza Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Defrenza Research

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

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