The Dechec Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Dechec Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Dechec family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do I begin my Dechec family tree? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Dechec Ancestors

Dechec Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Dechec records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can I locate old newspapers for Dechec research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Dechec

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Dechec Surname

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

Dechec DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Dechec 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 Dechec research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Dechec Family History

There is more to exploring your Dechec 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 Dechec ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Dechec Researchers

When it comes families and genealogy research, it's important to remember that different people may have different information: some may even have inherited one-of-a-kind family documents or photos, and the best way to connect with these family members is by posting a message board query -- often in the process of collaboration, you can build a more complete picture of your ancestor or ancestral family. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Dechec 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 Dechec ancestors.

Dechec Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Dechec Research

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

Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Dechec family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Dechec reunion.

See Also

Deche   Teche   Deshe   Decke   Detche   Dache   Decha   Deche   Dechi   Decho  

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

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