Welcome to the Chiene surname checklist page.

The Chiene Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Chiene Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Chiene surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Chiene genealogy.

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I. The Chiene Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Chiene family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How common it is for Chiene siblings to have the same first name? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Chiene Ancestors

II. Chiene Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Chiene 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 Chiene family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Chiene

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Chiene Surname

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

IV. Chiene 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 Chiene 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 Chiene research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

V. Chiene 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 Chiene 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 "The Role Of History In Genealogical Research" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Chiene family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Chiene Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Chiene 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Chiene 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 Chiene ancestors.

VII. Chiene Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Chiene Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Chiene, 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 have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.

IX. Upcoming Chiene Family Reunions

One key to a successful Chiene 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Chiene reunion.

 

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Surname Finder, Chiene Surname Checklist [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 1998-2014.

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