The Bilk Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Bilk Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Bilk Ancestors

Bilk Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Bilk

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Bilk Surname

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

Bilk DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Bilk 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 Bilk research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Bilk Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Bilk ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Bilk family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Bilk 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 Bilk 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 Bilk ancestors.

Bilk Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Bilk Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Bilk, 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 Bilk 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 Bilk 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 Bilk reunion.

See Also

Pilk   Bilc   Bilka   Bilke   Bilko   Bil   Ilk  

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