Welcome to the Yartey 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 Yartey 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 Yartey ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Yartey Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Yartey family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. Have you struck a Yartey brick wall? Read "The Elusive Maiden Name" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Yartey Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Yartey 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 Yartey research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Yartey
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 Yartey records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Yartey family history resource today.
Origins of the Yartey 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 Yartey surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Yartey DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Yartey 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 Yartey research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Yartey Family History
There is more to exploring your Yartey 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 Yartey ancestor? is always useful.
Networking with Yartey 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Yartey 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 Yartey ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Yartey Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Yartey, 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."
Upcoming Yartey Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Yartey 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 Yartey reunion.