The Footer Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Footer Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Footer Ancestors

Footer Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Footer ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Footer births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Footer

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Footer Surname

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

Footer DNA Projects

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

Footer Family History

There is more to exploring your Footer ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing Where can I find a biography of my Footer ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Footer 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 Footer 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 Footer ancestors.

Footer Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Footer was the 47411th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Footer Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Footer, 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."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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Upcoming Footer Family Reunions

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Footer 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Footer reunion.

See Also

Fooder   Futer   Foote  

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Surname Finder, The Footer Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2019.

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