Welcome to the Teates 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 Teates 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 Teates ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Teates Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Teates family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Teates brick wall? Read "Schools Records Can Reveal A Lot About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Teates Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Teates 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 Teates research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Teates
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Teates records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Teates family history resource today.
Origins of the Teates Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Teates 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.
Teates DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Teates 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 Teates research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Teates Family History
There is more to exploring your Teates 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 Teates ancestor? is always useful.
Networking with Teates 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 Teates 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 Teates ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Teates Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Teates, 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."
Upcoming Teates 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 "Teates 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 Teates reunion.