The Jacks Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Jacks Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Jacks family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Jacks brick wall? Read "Searching and Organization" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Jacks Ancestors

Jacks Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Jacks 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 city directories be used to help my Jacks research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Jacks

Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently count of matching Jacks records matching Jacks records at! Start exploring this online Jacks family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Jacks Surname

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

Jacks DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Jacks 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 Jacks research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Jacks Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Jacks 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 "Faddish First Names" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Jacks family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Jacks Researchers

When you've come up against a brick wall in your genealogy research, posting a message board query can help; one of the biggest benefits is that message board queries are accessed through search engines, which means even someone not specifically engaged in genealogy but interested in your subject may find your query and bring valuable new information to the table -- it happens! The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Jacks 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 Jacks ancestors.

Jacks Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Jacks was the 3796th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Jacks Research

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

Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Jacks booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Jacks reunion.

See Also

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