The Chigier Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Chigier Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Chigier Ancestors

Chigier Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Chigier

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Chigier Surname

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

Chigier 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 Chigier family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Chigier research?, then this FAQ may help.

Chigier 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 Chigier 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 "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Chigier family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Chigier Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Chigier 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 Chigier 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 Chigier ancestors.

Chigier Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Chigier Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Chigier, 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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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 Chigier Family Reunions

One key to a successful Chigier 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 Chigier reunion.

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Surname Finder, The Chigier Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2014.

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