Welcome to the Devege 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 Devege 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 Devege ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Devege Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Devege family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do I begin my Devege family tree? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Devege Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Devege 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 Devege research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Devege
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 matching Devege records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Devege family history resource today.
Origins of the Devege 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 Devege surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Devege 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 Devege family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Devege research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Devege Family History
There is more to exploring your Devege 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 is the book on my Devege family? is always useful.
Networking with Devege 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 Devege 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 Devege ancestors.
Devege Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Devege Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Devege, 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."
To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.
Upcoming Devege 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 "Devege 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Devege reunion.