The Bolk Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Bolk Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Bolk Ancestors

Bolk Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Bolk ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Bolk births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Bolk

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Bolk Surname

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

Bolk DNA Projects

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

Bolk Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Bolk 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 Bolk family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Bolk 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 Bolk 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 Bolk ancestors.

Bolk Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Bolk was the 74807th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Bolk Research

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

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Upcoming Bolk 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 Bolk 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 Bolk reunion.

See Also

Polk   Bolc   Balk   Bohlk   Bolke   Bolko   Bol   Olk  

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