Welcome to the Estrop 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 Estrop 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 Estrop ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Estrop Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Estrop 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 Estrop are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Estrop 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 Estrop 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 Estrop grandmother's passport?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Estrop
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 Estrop records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Estrop family history resource today.
Origins of the Estrop Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Estrop surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Estrop DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Estrop relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Estrop research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Estrop 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 Estrop 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 "Learning About Women - The Invisible Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Estrop family history.
Networking with Estrop 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Estrop 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 Estrop ancestors.
Estrop Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Estrop Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Estrop, 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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Upcoming Estrop Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Estrop 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Estrop reunion.