Welcome to the Eidelberger 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 Eidelberger 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 Eidelberger ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Eidelberger Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Eidelberger 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 Eidelberger are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Eidelberger Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Eidelberger ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Eidelberger ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Eidelberger
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 Eidelberger records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Eidelberger family history resource today.
Origins of the Eidelberger Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Eidelberger 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.
Eidelberger 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 Eidelberger 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 Eidelberger research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Eidelberger 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 Eidelberger 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 "Looking at Our Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Eidelberger family history.
Networking with Eidelberger 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 Eidelberger 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 Eidelberger ancestors.
Eidelberger Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Eidelberger Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Eidelberger, 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."
Upcoming Eidelberger Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Eidelberger 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 Eidelberger reunion.