Welcome to the Turrelly 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 Turrelly 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 Turrelly genealogy.
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I. The Turrelly Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Turrelly family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Turrelly brick wall? Read "Schools Records Can Reveal A Lot About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
II. Turrelly 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 Turrelly 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 Turrelly research.
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Turrelly records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Turrelly family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Turrelly Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Turrelly surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Turrelly DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Turrelly 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 Turrelly research, read "When do you use DNA?".
V. Turrelly Family History
There is more to exploring your Turrelly 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 Turrelly ancestor? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Turrelly 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Turrelly 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 Turrelly ancestors.
VII. Turrelly Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Turrelly Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Turrelly, 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."
IX. Upcoming Turrelly 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 "Turrelly 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 Turrelly reunion.
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