Welcome to the Jewel 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 Jewel 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 Jewel ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Jewel Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Jewel family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Jewel brick wall? Read "Searching and Organization" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Jewel Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Jewel 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 Jewel research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Jewel
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Jewel records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Jewel family history resource today.
Origins of the Jewel Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Jewel surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Jewel 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 Jewel 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 Jewel research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Jewel 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 Jewel 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 "Looking at Our Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Jewel family history.
Networking with Jewel 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Jewel 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 Jewel ancestors.
Jewel Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Jewel was the 30212th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Jewel Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Jewel, 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."
Upcoming Jewel 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 Jewel 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Jewel reunion.