The Eichkern Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Eichkern Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Eichkern 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 Eichkern are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Eichkern Ancestors

Eichkern Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Eichkern ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Eichkern ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Eichkern

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Eichkern Surname

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

Eichkern DNA Projects

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

Eichkern 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 Eichkern 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 "Finding The Family History" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Eichkern family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Eichkern 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Eichkern 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 Eichkern ancestors.

Eichkern Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Eichkern Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Eichkern, 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

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Upcoming Eichkern Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Eichkern 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Eichkern reunion.

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

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