The Scowyers Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Scowyers Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Scowyers Ancestors

Scowyers Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Scowyers 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 Scowyers 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 Scowyers records matching Scowyers records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Scowyers family history resource today.

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Origins of the Scowyers Surname

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

Scowyers DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Scowyers 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 Scowyers research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Scowyers Family History

There is more to exploring your Scowyers 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. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Estate Records and Files" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Scowyers family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Scowyers Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Scowyers 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 Scowyers 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 Scowyers ancestors.

Scowyers Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Scowyers Research

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

One key to a successful Scowyers 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 Scowyers reunion.

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