Welcome to the Eickert surname checklist page.

The Eickert Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Eickert Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Eickert surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Eickert genealogy.

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I. The Eickert Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Eickert Ancestors

II. Eickert Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Eickert

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Eickert Surname

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

IV. Eickert DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Eickert 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 Eickert research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

V. Eickert Family History

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

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Eickert 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 Eickert 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 Eickert ancestors.

VII. Eickert Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Eickert Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Eickert, 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 have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.

IX. Upcoming Eickert Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Eickert 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 Eickert reunion.

 

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