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The Scourney Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Scourney Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Scourney surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Scourney genealogy.

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I. The Scourney Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Scourney family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Scourney brick wall? Read "Newspapers Can Be A Treasure Trove Of Genealogical Details" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Scourney Ancestors

II. Scourney Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Scourney 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 find information on men and women named Scourney who served in the Revolutionary War?, then read this frequently asked question.

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

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III. Origins of the Scourney Surname

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

IV. Scourney DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Scourney 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 Scourney research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

V. Scourney Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Scourney 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 "Using Social History To Fill In The Gaps In Family Histories" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Scourney family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Scourney Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Scourney surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Scourney 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 Scourney ancestors.

VII. Scourney Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Scourney Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Scourney, 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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IX. Upcoming Scourney Family Reunions

One key to a successful Scourney reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Scourney reunion.

 

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