The Present Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Present Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Present family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Present brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Present Ancestors

Present Genealogy

Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Present ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Present my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Present

Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently count of matching Present records matching Present records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Present family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Present Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Present 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.

Present DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Present 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 Present research?, then this FAQ may help.

Present Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with Present Researchers

When digging deeper into your ancestor's occupation, a great way to connect with others of a similar interest -- many who might have detailed information, is by posting a message board query giving clear information as to your ancestor's name and the specific occupation or organization, in time and place. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Present 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 Present ancestors.

Present Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Present Research

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

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

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