The Reas Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Reas Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Reas family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Reas brick wall? Read "Searching For A Needle In An Ancestral Haystack" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Reas Ancestors

Reas Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Reas

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Reas Surname

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

Reas DNA Projects

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

Reas Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Reas 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 Reas family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Reas Researchers

When you've come up against a brick wall in your genealogy research, posting a message board query can help; one of the biggest benefits is that message board queries are accessed through search engines, which means even someone not specifically engaged in genealogy but interested in your subject may find your query and bring valuable new information to the table -- it happens! The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Reas 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 Reas ancestors.

Reas Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Reas was the 68757th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Reas Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Reas, 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 Reas 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 Reas 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 Reas reunion.

See Also

Reac   Ries   Reos   Rease   Reasi   Reaso   Rea   Rhea   Rie   Reeh   Reo   Rea   Reu   Rey   Eas  

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