The Felton Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Felton Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Felton family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, What records are best for finding my female Felton ancestor's maiden name? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Felton Ancestors

Felton Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Felton 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 Felton research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Felton

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Felton Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Felton last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Felton 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.

Felton DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Felton 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 Felton research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Felton 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 Felton 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 "Learning About Women - The Invisible Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Felton family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Felton 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 Felton 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 Felton ancestors.

Felton Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Felton was the 1578th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Felton Research

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

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Felton 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 Felton reunion.

See Also

Felten   Felto   Elton  

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