Welcome to the Villarrel 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 Villarrel 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 Villarrel ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Villarrel Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Villarrel family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Villarrel brick wall? Read "Knowing the Port of Entry Can Help Find Ancestral Records" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Villarrel Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Villarrel ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Villarrel ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Villarrel
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Villarrel records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Villarrel family history resource today.
Origins of the Villarrel Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Villarrel last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Villarrel 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.
Villarrel DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Villarrel 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 Villarrel research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Villarrel Family History
There is more to exploring your Villarrel 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 How can I decipher the handwriting in old Villarrel documents? is always useful.
Networking with Villarrel Researchers
As genealogy researchers, we are eternally grateful to come upon information shared by others that enlightens our research; and we can reciprocate by paying it forward in responding to message board queries and sharing our own information that others in down the road or in future generations may benefit. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Villarrel 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 Villarrel ancestors.
Villarrel Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Villarrel Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Villarrel, 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 Villarrel Family Reunions
One key to a successful Villarrel reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Villarrel reunion.