Welcome to the Tunkin 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 Tunkin 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 Tunkin ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Tunkin Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Tunkin family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Tunkin brick wall? Read "Schools Records Can Reveal A Lot About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Tunkin 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 Tunkin 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 Tunkin research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Tunkin
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Tunkin records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Tunkin family history resource today.
Origins of the Tunkin Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Tunkin last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Tunkin 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.
Tunkin DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Tunkin 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 Tunkin research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Tunkin 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 Tunkin 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 "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Tunkin family history.
Networking with Tunkin 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Tunkin 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 Tunkin ancestors.
Tunkin Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Tunkin Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Tunkin, 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 Tunkin 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 "Tunkin 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Tunkin reunion.