The Nieves Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Nieves Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Nieves family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Nieves brick wall? Read "The 12 Essential Skills for Family Genealogists" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Nieves Ancestors

Nieves Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Nieves ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Nieves ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Nieves

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Nieves Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Nieves ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Were you aware that Nieves is considered a very common surname, which offers its own set of challenges? The article "Researching Common Names" may be helpful for your research. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Nieves DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Nieves 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're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Nieves research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".

Nieves Family History

There is more to exploring your Nieves 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 Nieves ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Nieves Researchers

As genealogy researchers, we are eternally grateful to come upon information shared by others that enlightens our research; and we can reciprocate by paying it forward in responding to message board queries and sharing our own information that others in down the road or in future generations may benefit. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Nieves 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 Nieves ancestors.

Nieves Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Nieves was the 969th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Nieves Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Nieves, 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."

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Upcoming Nieves Family Reunions

Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Nieves booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Nieves reunion.

See Also

Neaves   Nieve   Neave   Nieve   Nievi  

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