Welcome to the Crege 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 Crege 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 Crege genealogy.
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I. The Crege Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Crege family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How common it is for Crege siblings to have the same first name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Crege Ancestors
II. Crege Genealogy
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Crege ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Crege my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Crege
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 Crege records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Crege family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Crege Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Crege 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.
IV. Crege 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 Crege 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 Crege research?, then this FAQ may help.
V. Crege Family History
There is more to exploring your Crege ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing Where can I find a biography of my Crege ancestor? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Crege Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Crege 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 Crege 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 Crege ancestors.
VII. Crege Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Crege Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Crege, 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."
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 Crege Family Reunions
One key to a successful Crege 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 Crege reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Crege genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 11/Dec/2013.
If you host the Crege blog or web page, please link to this surname-focused resource. Here's the HTML code for a basic link. Simply cut/paste this code on to your page.