The Elgersma Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Elgersma Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Elgersma Ancestors

Elgersma Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Elgersma ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What information is given in U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules about Elgersma citizens from the past?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Elgersma

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Elgersma Surname

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

Elgersma 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 Elgersma 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 Elgersma research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Elgersma Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Elgersma ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Using Social History To Fill In The Gaps In Family Histories" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Elgersma family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Elgersma 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 Elgersma 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 Elgersma ancestors.

Elgersma Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Elgersma Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Elgersma, 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."

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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 Elgersma Family Reunions

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

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