Welcome to the Yanquell 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 Yanquell 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 Yanquell ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Yanquell Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Yanquell family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. Have you struck a Yanquell brick wall? Read "The Elusive Maiden Name" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Yanquell Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Yanquell records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can city directories be used to help my Yanquell research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Yanquell
Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently matching Yanquell records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Yanquell family history resource today.
Origins of the Yanquell Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Yanquell last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Yanquell 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.
Yanquell DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Yanquell 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 Yanquell research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Yanquell Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Yanquell ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Orphans and Illegitimate Children" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Yanquell family history.
Networking with Yanquell Researchers
One of the best ways to solve a genealogy problem is by enlisting the help of others through a message board query that is open to the public, allowing you to cast a wide net that can be accessed by anyone, around the world and around the clock --- at the same time, because it is a public forum, you will want to exercise caution in posting personal information or information about living persons. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Yanquell 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 Yanquell ancestors.
Yanquell Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Yanquell Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Yanquell, 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 Yanquell Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Yanquell family members; you may want to consider a roundtable where you can gather different groups together at different times such as siblings to discuss their parents and childhood memories, cousins, aunts and uncles to discuss the grandparent generation, etc. - the collective memory and stimulus of shared experience can yield considerable information. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Yanquell reunion.