The George Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The George Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single George family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, Where do I go to find birth, marriage, and death records for George family members? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering George Ancestors

George Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for George

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the George Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the George last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your George ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Were you aware that George is a common Quaker surname? The article "Tracing Quaker Ancestors" may be helpful for your research. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

George DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your George 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 George research, read "When do you use DNA?".

George Family History

There is more to exploring your George 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 is the book on my George family? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with George Researchers

In the course of genealogy research, collaboration is key -- we really cannot do it alone, and one of the great benefits of participating in community message boards is building relationships that not only enlightens our research but strengthens bonds across the miles. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful George 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 George ancestors.

George Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that George was the 230th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with George Research

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

Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "George family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful George reunion.

See Also

Gearge   Georga   Georgi   Georgo   Georgu   Georg   MacGeorge   McGeorge  

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