Welcome to the Ernits 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 Ernits 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 Ernits ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Ernits Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Ernits 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 Ernits are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ernits Ancestors
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Ernits ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Ernits my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ernits
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 Ernits records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ernits family history resource today.
Origins of the Ernits Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Ernits last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Ernits 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.
Ernits DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Ernits 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 Ernits research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Ernits Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Ernits 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 "Traditions, Traditions, Traditions" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Ernits family history.
Networking with Ernits 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 Ernits 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 Ernits ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Ernits Research
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Upcoming Ernits Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Ernits 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ernits reunion.