Welcome to the Frehan surname checklist page.

The Frehan Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Frehan Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Frehan surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Frehan genealogy.

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I. The Frehan Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Frehan Ancestors

II. Frehan Genealogy

Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Frehan ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Frehan my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Frehan

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Frehan Surname

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

IV. Frehan DNA Projects

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

V. Frehan Family History

There is more to exploring your Frehan 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 How can I decipher the handwriting in old Frehan documents? is always useful.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Frehan 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 Frehan 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 Frehan ancestors.

VII. Frehan Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Frehan Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Frehan, 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

To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.

IX. Upcoming Frehan Family Reunions

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

 

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