The Deker Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Deker Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Deker Ancestors

Deker Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Deker 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 Deker research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Deker

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Deker Surname

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

Deker 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 Deker 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 Deker research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Deker Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Deker 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 "Using Social History To Fill In The Gaps In Family Histories" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Deker family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Deker 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Deker 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 Deker ancestors.

Deker Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Deker Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Deker, 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 Deker 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 "Deker 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Deker reunion.

See Also

Decer   Teker   Decker   Diker   Daker   De Ker   De Cer   De Keir   Deke   Eker  

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