The Eaple Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Eaple Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Eaple family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do you find out if two people named Eaple are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Eaple Ancestors

Eaple Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Eaple 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 city directories be used to help my Eaple research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Eaple

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Eaple Surname

While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Eaple surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Eaple DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Eaple 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 Eaple research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Eaple Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with Eaple Researchers

If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Eaple 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 Eaple ancestors.

Eaple Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Eaple Research

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

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Eaple family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Eaple reunion.

See Also

Eaply   Eapl   Aple  

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

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