Welcome to the Duchanoy 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 Duchanoy 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 Duchanoy ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Duchanoy Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Duchanoy family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do I begin my Duchanoy family tree? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Duchanoy Ancestors
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Duchanoy ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Duchanoy research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Duchanoy
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 Duchanoy records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Duchanoy family history resource today.
Origins of the Duchanoy Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Duchanoy 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.
Duchanoy DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Duchanoy 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 Duchanoy research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Duchanoy Family History
There is more to exploring your Duchanoy 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 Duchanoy documents? is always useful.
Networking with Duchanoy 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 Duchanoy 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 Duchanoy ancestors.
Duchanoy Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Duchanoy Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Duchanoy, 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 Duchanoy 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 "Duchanoy 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 Duchanoy reunion.