The Mels Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Mels Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Mels Ancestors

Mels Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Mels

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Mels Surname

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

Mels DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Mels relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Mels research?, then this FAQ may help.

Mels Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Mels ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Mels family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Mels 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 Mels 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 Mels ancestors.

Mels Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Mels Research

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

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

See Also

Nels   Melc   Meils   Miels   Melsa   Melse   Melsi   Melso   Mel   Nel   Meil   Mle   Miel   Mela   Mele   Meli   Melo   Melu   Mely   Els  

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