The Eide Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Eide Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Eide Ancestors

Eide Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Eide

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Eide Surname

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

Eide 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 Eide family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Eide research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Eide Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Eide ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Eide family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Eide 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 Eide 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 Eide ancestors.

Eide Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Eide was the 11886th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Eide Research

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

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

See Also

Eite   Eyde   Eede   Ede   Eidi   Eida   Eidu   Eid   Ide  

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