Welcome to the Ellenthal surname checklist page.

The Ellenthal Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Ellenthal 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 Ellenthal 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 Ellenthal genealogy.

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I. The Ellenthal Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ellenthal Ancestors

II. Ellenthal Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Ellenthal 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 Ellenthal citizens from the past?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ellenthal

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Ellenthal Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Ellenthal last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Ellenthal ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

IV. Ellenthal 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 Ellenthal 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 Ellenthal research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

V. Ellenthal 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 Ellenthal 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 "The Role Of History In Genealogical Research" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Ellenthal family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Ellenthal 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ellenthal 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 Ellenthal ancestors.

VII. Ellenthal Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Ellenthal Research

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

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Ellenthal 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ellenthal reunion.

 

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