Welcome to the Sumiye 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 Sumiye 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 Sumiye ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Sumiye Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Sumiye family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Sumiye brick wall? Read "Newspapers Can Be A Treasure Trove Of Genealogical Details" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Sumiye Ancestors
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 Sumiye ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Sumiye research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Sumiye
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Sumiye records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Sumiye family history resource today.
Origins of the Sumiye Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Sumiye last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Sumiye 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.
Sumiye DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Sumiye ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Sumiye research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Sumiye Family History
There is more to exploring your Sumiye 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 Sumiye family history.
Networking with Sumiye Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Sumiye 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 Sumiye 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 Sumiye ancestors.
Sumiye Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Sumiye Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Sumiye, 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 Sumiye Family Reunions
One key to a successful Sumiye 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Sumiye reunion.