Welcome to the Yunkes 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 Yunkes 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 Yunkes ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Yunkes Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Yunkes family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. Have you struck a Yunkes brick wall? Read "The Elusive Maiden Name" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Yunkes Ancestors
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Yunkes ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Yunkes research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Yunkes
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 Yunkes records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Yunkes family history resource today.
Origins of the Yunkes Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Yunkes last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Yunkes 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.
Yunkes DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Yunkes 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 Yunkes research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Yunkes Family History
There is more to exploring your Yunkes 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 Yunkes ancestor? is always useful.
Networking with Yunkes 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 Yunkes 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 Yunkes ancestors.
Yunkes Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Yunkes Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Yunkes, 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 Yunkes Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Yunkes 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 Yunkes reunion.