The Mells Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Mells Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Mells Ancestors

Mells Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Mells

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Mells Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Mells last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Mells ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Mells DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Mells 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 Mells research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Mells Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with Mells 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Mells 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 Mells ancestors.

Mells Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Mells was the 50442nd most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Mells Research

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

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Mells 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Mells reunion.

See Also

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