Welcome to the Evansjr 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 Evansjr 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 Evansjr ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Evansjr Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Evansjr 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 Evansjr are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Evansjr 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 Evansjr ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Finding Ancestors in County Court Minutes" can help accelerate your Evansjr research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Evansjr
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 Evansjr records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Evansjr family history resource today.
Origins of the Evansjr Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Evansjr 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.
Evansjr DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Evansjr 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 Evansjr research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Evansjr Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Evansjr 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 Evansjr family history.
Networking with Evansjr 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 Evansjr 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 Evansjr ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Evansjr Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Evansjr, 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 Evansjr Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Evansjr 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 Evansjr reunion.