Welcome to the Fei 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 Fei 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 Fei ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Fei Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Fei family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, What records are best for finding my female Fei ancestor's maiden name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Fei Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Fei 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 locate old newspapers for Fei research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Fei
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 Fei records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Fei family history resource today.
Origins of the Fei Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Fei last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Fei 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.
Fei DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Fei 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 Fei research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Fei Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Fei 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 Fei family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Fei 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Fei 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 Fei ancestors.
Fei Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Fei Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Fei, 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."
Upcoming Fei Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Fei 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Fei reunion.