Welcome to the Iron 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 Iron 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 Iron ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Iron Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Iron family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Iron brick wall? Read "Fast-Paced Genealogy Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Iron Ancestors
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 Iron ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Iron my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Iron
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Iron records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Iron family history resource today.
Origins of the Iron Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Iron last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Iron ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Iron DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Iron 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 Iron research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Iron Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Iron ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Iron family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Iron Researchers
One of the best ways to solve a genealogy problem is by enlisting the help of others through a message board query that is open to the public, allowing you to cast a wide net that can be accessed by anyone, around the world and around the clock --- at the same time, because it is a public forum, you will want to exercise caution in posting personal information or information about living persons. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Iron 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 Iron ancestors.
Iron Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Iron was the 37758th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Iron Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Iron, 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 Iron Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Iron 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Iron reunion.