The Bideman Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Bideman 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 Bideman 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 Bideman ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Bideman Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Bideman family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I find the second married name of a female Bideman ancestor? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Bideman Ancestors

Bideman Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Bideman ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Bideman ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Bideman

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 count of matching Bideman records matching Bideman records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Bideman family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Bideman Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Bideman ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Bideman DNA Projects

Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Bideman family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Bideman research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Bideman 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 Bideman 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 "Dealing With Those Pesky Family Legends" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Bideman family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Bideman Researchers

When you've come up against a brick wall in your genealogy research, posting a message board query can help; one of the biggest benefits is that message board queries are accessed through search engines, which means even someone not specifically engaged in genealogy but interested in your subject may find your query and bring valuable new information to the table -- it happens! The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Bideman 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 Bideman ancestors.

Bideman Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Bideman Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Bideman, 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."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Bideman Family Reunions

Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Bideman booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Bideman reunion.

See Also

Biteman   Bidiman  

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