The Sofers Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Sofers Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Sofers Ancestors

Sofers Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Sofers ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Sofers births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Sofers

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Sofers Surname

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

Sofers 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 Sofers 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 Sofers research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Sofers Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Sofers 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 Sofers family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Sofers Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Sofers 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Sofers 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 Sofers ancestors.

Sofers Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Sofers Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Sofers, 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

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Upcoming Sofers Family Reunions

One key to a successful Sofers 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Sofers reunion.

See Also

Sofer   Cofer   Sopher  

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

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