The Goffray Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Goffray Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Goffray 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 Goffray family members? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Goffray Ancestors

Goffray Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Goffray

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Goffray Surname

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

Goffray DNA Projects

Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Goffray family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Goffray research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Goffray Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Goffray ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Using Social History To Fill In The Gaps In Family Histories" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Goffray family history.

Photo Collections

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

Goffray Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Goffray Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Goffray, 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 Goffray 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 "Goffray 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Goffray reunion.

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