The Forthune Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Forthune Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Forthune Ancestors

Forthune Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Forthune

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Forthune 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 Forthune surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Forthune DNA Projects

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

Forthune 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 Forthune 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 Forthune family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Forthune 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 Forthune 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 Forthune ancestors.

Forthune Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Forthune Research

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

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

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