The Edwords Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Edwords Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Edwords 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 Edwords are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Edwords Ancestors

Edwords Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Edwords 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 find where my Edwords ancestor is buried?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Edwords

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

Death Records

Military Records

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

Edwords DNA Projects

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

Edwords Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Edwords 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 "Using Social History To Fill In The Gaps In Family Histories" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Edwords family history.

Photo Collections

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

Edwords Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Edwords Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Edwords, 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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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 Edwords Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Edwords 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Edwords reunion.

See Also

Edwards   Edword   Edward  

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