The Flanherty Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Flanherty Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Flanherty Ancestors

Flanherty Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Flanherty ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What information is given in U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules about Flanherty citizens from the past?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Flanherty

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Flanherty Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Flanherty 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.

Flanherty DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Flanherty 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 Flanherty research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Flanherty 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 Flanherty 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 Flanherty family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Flanherty 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Flanherty 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 Flanherty ancestors.

Flanherty Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Flanherty Research

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

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Flanherty 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Flanherty reunion.

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