The Deshay Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Deshay Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Deshay Ancestors

Deshay Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Deshay

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Deshay Surname

While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Deshay surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Deshay DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Deshay 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 Deshay research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Deshay Family History

There is more to exploring your Deshay 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 How can I decipher the handwriting in old Deshay documents? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Deshay 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Deshay 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 Deshay ancestors.

Deshay Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Deshay was the 33936th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Deshay Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Deshay, 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
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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Upcoming Deshay 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 "Deshay 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 Deshay reunion.

See Also

Deshai   De Shay   Desha  

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