The Umfreys Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Umfreys Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Umfreys family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Umfreys brick wall? Read "Passenger Arrival Lists Can Help Find Information About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Umfreys Ancestors

Umfreys Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Umfreys ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What is a necrology and and how does it differ from an obituary for my Umfreys ancestor?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Umfreys

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

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Origins of the Umfreys Surname

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

Umfreys DNA Projects

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

Umfreys Family History

There is more to exploring your Umfreys 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 Umfreys ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Umfreys Researchers

If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Umfreys 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 Umfreys ancestors.

Umfreys Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Umfreys Research

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

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Umfreys family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Umfreys reunion.

See Also

Umphreys   Umphrey  

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