The Creitz Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Creitz Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Creitz Ancestors

Creitz 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 Creitz ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Creitz my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Creitz

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Creitz Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Creitz 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.

Creitz DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Creitz 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 Creitz research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

Creitz Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Creitz 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 "Traditions, Traditions, Traditions" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Creitz family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Creitz Researchers

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

Creitz Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Creitz was the 73941st most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Creitz Research

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

One key to a successful Creitz 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 Creitz reunion.

See Also

Kreitz   Cretz   Creit   Reitz  

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

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