Welcome to the Dicker 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 Dicker 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 Dicker ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Dicker Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Dicker family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do I begin my Dicker family tree? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Dicker Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Dicker ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Dicker ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Dicker
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 Dicker records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Dicker family history resource today.
Origins of the Dicker Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Dicker 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.
Dicker DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Dicker 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 Dicker research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Dicker Family History
There is more to exploring your Dicker 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 Dicker ancestor? is always useful.
Networking with Dicker 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 Dicker 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 Dicker ancestors.
Dicker Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Dicker was the 32139th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Dicker Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Dicker, 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 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 Dicker 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 "Dicker 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 Dicker reunion.