The Tearney Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Tearney Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Tearney family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Tearney brick wall? Read "Schools Records Can Reveal A Lot About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Tearney Ancestors

Tearney Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Tearney 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 locate old newspapers for Tearney research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Tearney

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Tearney Surname

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

Tearney DNA Projects

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

Tearney Family History

For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Tearney ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "The Role Of History In Genealogical Research" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Tearney family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Tearney Researchers

When it comes families and genealogy research, it's important to remember that different people may have different information: some may even have inherited one-of-a-kind family documents or photos, and the best way to connect with these family members is by posting a message board query -- often in the process of collaboration, you can build a more complete picture of your ancestor or ancestral family. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Tearney 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 Tearney ancestors.

Tearney Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Tearney Research

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

Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Tearney family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Tearney reunion.

See Also

Tierney   Earney  

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