The Blocks Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Blocks Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Blocks Ancestors

Blocks Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Blocks ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What information is given in U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules about Blocks citizens from the past?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Blocks

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Blocks Surname

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

Blocks 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 Blocks 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 Blocks research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

Blocks 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 Blocks 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 "Finding The Family History" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Blocks family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Blocks 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 Blocks 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 Blocks ancestors.

Blocks Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Blocks Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Blocks, 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 Blocks 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 Blocks 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Blocks reunion.

See Also

Bloxs   Blacks   Blocksi   Blockso   Block   Plock   Blosk   Blok   Bloc   Blox   Bloch   Black   Blocke   Blocki   Blocko   Locks  

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Surname Finder, The Blocks Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2019.

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