The Devis Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Devis Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Devis Ancestors

Devis Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Devis

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Devis 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 Devis surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Devis DNA Projects

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

Devis Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Devis ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Faddish First Names" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Devis family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Devis 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 Devis 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 Devis ancestors.

Devis Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Devis was the 73590th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Devis Research

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

See Also

Tevis   Devic   Divis   Davis   Devisa   Deviso   De Vis   De Vic   Devi   Tevi   Devee   Divi   Davi   Deva   Devi   Devo   Devu   Evis  

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