The Mellville Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Mellville Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Mellville Ancestors

Mellville Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Mellville

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Mellville Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Mellville last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Mellville 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.

Mellville DNA Projects

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

Mellville Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Mellville 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 "Why Research Doesn't Work" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Mellville family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Mellville 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 Mellville 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 Mellville ancestors.

Mellville Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Mellville Research

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

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Mellville 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 Mellville reunion.

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Surname Finder, The Mellville Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2019.

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