Research the background of the James Family Tree using the resources below. We hope you find these sites useful whilst you are researching your James Genealogy !
|Did you know that in the 1881 UK census there were 58825 people with the James surname? In that year James was ranked number 45 for popularity in the UK.|
Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your James family tree. Many large databases are available to search covering from births, deaths and marriages, military records, census records and immigration records with many other smaller collections too. Free trials are normally available and are a good way to fill out a lot of your tree quickly.
|Ancestry.com Global records search results for the James family.|
|Ancestry.com US records search results for the James family.|
|Ancestry.co.uk UK records search results for the James family.|
|Ancestry.ca Canadian records search results for the James family.|
|Ancestry.com.au Australian records search results for the James family.|
"JAMES. From the personal name. Three persons named Tames took an active part in the foundation of the early Christian church: (1) James the Elder, (2) James the Younger, or the Little, and (3) James the Great. St. Tames was the patron saint of the Fitzalans, hence doubtless the popularity of the name among the Stewart kings, and Gaelic SEUMAS, q.v. The current surname probably of recent introduction from England. 0 "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
Sometimes you can run into a brick wall in your tree and you just don't have enough evidence to make that next step back in time. A DNA test can sometimes help to make a link to a particular family name if you find you share common DNA with people who have the same or similar surnames as each other. If you are lucky then you may get a match within a few generations and discover some James ancestors. Additionally, the modern DNA test can give you a breakdown of your ethnic mix - you may be surprised at the results!
Have you reached a brick wall in your James Tree?
Visit our James DNA page to find out more.
Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the James Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources below you will be able to find a birth record and, from that, a birth certificate can be ordered which lists the names of the mother and father, taking you back another generation in your tree. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the James family tree.
Explore James Parish Records at Find My Past.
Search the UK registered births, marriages and deaths of the James family using the FreeBMD database.
Search Genealogy Bank for James family records.
Look at MyHeritage for James family data.
Check out the LDS Database for records of the James family.
Research the James surname using fold3 Military Archives and view images of original James Military records.
|Did you know that there are currently 77846 people with the James surname in the UK? James is now ranked number 46 for popularity in the UK.|
Check out WikiTree for user contributed James family records. Collaboration is encouraged so that accuracy of James data can be verified or corrected by other users.
Explore MyTrees for information on the James family and people looking to contact living James relations.
Explore GENi for James family records.
Study One Great Family for James records submitted by people who are already researching the James Family Tree .
Find your Irish James relatives on findmypast.ie
Research the James surname using Genealogy.com forums .
|Did you know that there are currently 319016 people with the James surname in the USA? James is ranked number 60 for popularity in the USA.|
Explore the Ellis Island Database for information on the James family. This database contains over 25 million immigration records detailing passengers arriving in the United States of America.