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The Eshenbaugh Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Eshenbaugh 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 Eshenbaugh 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 Eshenbaugh genealogy.

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I. The Eshenbaugh Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Eshenbaugh Ancestors

II. Eshenbaugh 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 Eshenbaugh ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find my Eshenbaugh grandmother's passport?, then read this frequently asked question.

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Eshenbaugh Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Eshenbaugh last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Eshenbaugh 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. Eshenbaugh 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 Eshenbaugh 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 Eshenbaugh research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

V. Eshenbaugh 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 Eshenbaugh 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 Eshenbaugh family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Eshenbaugh 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 Eshenbaugh 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 Eshenbaugh ancestors.

VII. Eshenbaugh Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Eshenbaugh Research

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

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

 

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