Welcome to the Cheru 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 Cheru 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 Cheru ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Cheru Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Cheru family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How common it is for Cheru siblings to have the same first name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Cheru Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Cheru ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know How do I find my Cheru family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Cheru
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 matching Cheru records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Cheru family history resource today.
Origins of the Cheru Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Cheru 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.
Cheru DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Cheru relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Cheru research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Cheru Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Cheru 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 "Orphans and Illegitimate Children" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Cheru family history.
Networking with Cheru Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Cheru surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Cheru 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 Cheru ancestors.
Cheru Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Cheru Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Cheru, 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 Cheru Family Reunions
One key to a successful Cheru reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Cheru reunion.