Welcome to the Farrie 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 Farrie 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 Farrie ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Farrie Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Farrie family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, What records are best for finding my female Farrie ancestor's maiden name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Farrie Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Farrie 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 Farrie research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Farrie
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 Farrie records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Farrie family history resource today.
Origins of the Farrie 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 Farrie surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Farrie DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Farrie 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're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Farrie research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Farrie 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 Farrie 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 "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Farrie family history.
Networking with Farrie Researchers
As genealogy researchers, we are eternally grateful to come upon information shared by others that enlightens our research; and we can reciprocate by paying it forward in responding to message board queries and sharing our own information that others in down the road or in future generations may benefit. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Farrie 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 Farrie ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Farrie Research
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Upcoming Farrie Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Farrie family members; you may want to consider a roundtable where you can gather different groups together at different times such as siblings to discuss their parents and childhood memories, cousins, aunts and uncles to discuss the grandparent generation, etc. - the collective memory and stimulus of shared experience can yield considerable information. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Farrie reunion.