The Greene Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Greene Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Greene Ancestors

Greene 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 Greene ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Greene my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Greene

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Greene Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Greene ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Were you aware that Greene is considered a very common surname, which offers its own set of challenges? The article "Researching Common Names" 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.

Greene 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 Greene 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 Greene research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Greene 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 Greene 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 "The Role Of History In Genealogical Research" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Greene family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Greene 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 Greene 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 Greene ancestors.

Greene Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Greene was the 191st most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Greene Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Greene, 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 recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Greene 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 "Greene 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 Greene reunion.

See Also

Greine   Grine   Greena   Greeni   Greeno   Greenu   Greeny   Green   McGreene   Reene  

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Surname Finder, The Greene Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2018.

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