Welcome to the Eafi 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 Eafi 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 Eafi ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Eafi Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Eafi family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do you find out if two people named Eafi are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Eafi Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Eafi 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 city directories be used to help my Eafi research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Eafi
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 Eafi records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Eafi family history resource today.
Origins of the Eafi Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Eafi 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.
Eafi DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Eafi 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 Eafi research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Eafi Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Eafi ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Eafi family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Eafi Researchers
If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Eafi 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 Eafi ancestors.
Eafi Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Eafi Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Eafi, 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 Eafi Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Eafi family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Eafi reunion.