Welcome to the Denghausen 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 Denghausen 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 Denghausen ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Denghausen Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Denghausen family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do I begin my Denghausen family tree? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Denghausen Ancestors
Patronymics is the practice of naming children using the given name of the father, grandfather, or other male ancestor followed by a suffix. In the case of Denghausen, it is possible that one of your Scandinavian/Danish ancestors was given the patronym for being the "son of Denghau." Please read "Patronymics and Other Naming Patterns" and "Patronymics: Help Not Hindrance," for further details.
Keep an open mind when searching through Denghausen 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 Denghausen research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Denghausen
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 Denghausen records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Denghausen family history resource today.
Origins of the Denghausen Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Denghausen last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Denghausen 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.
Denghausen 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 Denghausen 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 Denghausen research?, then this FAQ may help.
Denghausen 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 Denghausen 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 "Researching Criminal Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Denghausen family history.
Networking with Denghausen 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 Denghausen 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 Denghausen ancestors.
Denghausen Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Denghausen Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Denghausen, 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 Denghausen 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 "Denghausen 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Denghausen reunion.