The Bilgrav Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Bilgrav Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Bilgrav 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 Bilgrav ancestor? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Bilgrav Ancestors

Bilgrav Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Bilgrav

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 Bilgrav records matching Bilgrav records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Bilgrav family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Bilgrav Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Bilgrav last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Bilgrav 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.

Bilgrav 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 Bilgrav family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Bilgrav research?, then this FAQ may help.

Bilgrav Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Bilgrav 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 "Using Social History To Fill In The Gaps In Family Histories" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Bilgrav family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Bilgrav 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Bilgrav 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 Bilgrav ancestors.

Bilgrav Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Bilgrav Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Bilgrav, 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
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RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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Upcoming Bilgrav 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 Bilgrav 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Bilgrav reunion.

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