Welcome to the Mazzei 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 Mazzei 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 Mazzei ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Mazzei Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Mazzei family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Mazzei brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Mazzei Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Mazzei 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 Mazzei research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Mazzei
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Mazzei records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Mazzei family history resource today.
Origins of the Mazzei Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Mazzei 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.
Mazzei 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 Mazzei 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 Mazzei research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Mazzei Family History
There is more to exploring your Mazzei ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing Where can I find a biography of my Mazzei ancestor? is always useful.
Networking with Mazzei 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 Mazzei 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 Mazzei ancestors.
Mazzei Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Mazzei was the 19052nd most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Mazzei Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Mazzei, 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."
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 Mazzei Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Mazzei 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 Mazzei reunion.