The Ernzen Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Ernzen Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ernzen Ancestors

Ernzen Genealogy

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 Ernzen ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Ernzen my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ernzen

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Ernzen Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Ernzen last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Ernzen 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.

Ernzen 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 Ernzen 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 Ernzen research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Ernzen Family History

There is more to exploring your Ernzen ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing Where can I find a biography of my Ernzen ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Ernzen 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 Ernzen 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 Ernzen ancestors.

Ernzen Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Ernzen was the 33856th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Ernzen Research

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

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

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Surname Finder, The Ernzen Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2018.

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