The Shufelt Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Shufelt Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Shufelt Ancestors

Shufelt Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Shufelt ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know How do I find my Shufelt family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Shufelt

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Shufelt Surname

While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Shufelt surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Shufelt DNA Projects

Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Shufelt family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Shufelt research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Shufelt Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with Shufelt Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Shufelt 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Shufelt 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 Shufelt ancestors.

Shufelt Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Shufelt was the 15999th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Shufelt Research

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

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
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 Shufelt Family Reunions

One key to a successful Shufelt 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 Shufelt reunion.

See Also

Shufeld   Sheufelt   Shuflet   Shufelto   Shufel  

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Surname Finder, The Shufelt Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2014.

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