Welcome to the Volonakis 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 Volonakis 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 Volonakis ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Volonakis Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Volonakis family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Volonakis brick wall? Read "Knowing the Port of Entry Can Help Find Ancestral Records" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Volonakis Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Volonakis ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Volonakis births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Volonakis
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Volonakis records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Volonakis family history resource today.
Origins of the Volonakis Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Volonakis last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Volonakis 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.
Volonakis DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Volonakis 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 Volonakis research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Volonakis 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 Volonakis 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 "The Role Of History In Genealogical Research" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Volonakis family history.
Networking with Volonakis 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 Volonakis 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 Volonakis ancestors.
Volonakis Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Volonakis Research
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Upcoming Volonakis Family Reunions
One key to a successful Volonakis 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 Volonakis reunion.