Welcome to the Sports surname checklist page.

The Sports Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Sports 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 Sports 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 Sports genealogy.

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I. The Sports Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Sports Ancestors

II. Sports Genealogy

Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Sports ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Where can I find naturalization records for my Sports ancestors?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Sports

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

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Military Records

III. Origins of the Sports Surname

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

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Sports 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 Sports research, read "When do you use DNA?".

V. Sports Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Sports 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 "Traditions, Traditions, Traditions" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Sports family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Sports Researchers

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

VII. Sports Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Sports was the 67617th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Sports Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Sports, 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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To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.

IX. Upcoming Sports Family Reunions

One key to a successful Sports 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 Sports reunion.

 

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Surname Finder, Sports Surname Checklist [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 1998-2014.

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