The Ernshaw Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Ernshaw Family Tree

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

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Ernshaw Genealogy

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 Ernshaw ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Ernshaw my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ernshaw

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Ernshaw Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Ernshaw last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Ernshaw ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Ernshaw DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Ernshaw relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Ernshaw research?, then this FAQ may help.

Ernshaw Family History

For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Ernshaw ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Researching Criminal Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Ernshaw family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Ernshaw 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ernshaw 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 Ernshaw ancestors.

Ernshaw Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Ernshaw Research

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

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Ernshaw 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ernshaw reunion.

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Surname Finder, The Ernshaw Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2018.

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