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The Jeffrey Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Jeffrey Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Jeffrey surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Jeffrey genealogy.

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I. The Jeffrey Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Jeffrey Ancestors

II. Jeffrey Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Jeffrey

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Jeffrey Surname

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

IV. Jeffrey 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 Jeffrey 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 Jeffrey research, read "When do you use DNA?".

V. Jeffrey Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Jeffrey 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 Jeffrey family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Jeffrey 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 Jeffrey 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 Jeffrey ancestors.

VII. Jeffrey Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Jeffrey was the 3006th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Jeffrey Research

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

IX. Upcoming Jeffrey 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 Jeffrey 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 Jeffrey reunion.

 

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