The Mayfield Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Mayfield Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Mayfield Ancestors

Mayfield Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Mayfield

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Mayfield Surname

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

Mayfield 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 Mayfield 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 Mayfield research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Mayfield 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 Mayfield 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 "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Mayfield family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Mayfield Researchers

If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Mayfield 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 Mayfield ancestors.

Mayfield Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Mayfield was the 1004th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Mayfield Research

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

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Mayfield family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Mayfield reunion.

See Also

Nayfield   Mayfiel  

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

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