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The Fehlhaver Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Fehlhaver 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 Fehlhaver 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 Fehlhaver genealogy.

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I. The Fehlhaver Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Fehlhaver family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, What records are best for finding my female Fehlhaver ancestor's maiden name? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Fehlhaver Ancestors

II. Fehlhaver Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Fehlhaver records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can I locate old newspapers for Fehlhaver research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Fehlhaver

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

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Military Records

III. Origins of the Fehlhaver Surname

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

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Fehlhaver 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 Fehlhaver research, read "When do you use DNA?".

V. Fehlhaver 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 Fehlhaver 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 "Researching Criminal Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Fehlhaver family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Fehlhaver Researchers

As genealogy researchers, we are eternally grateful to come upon information shared by others that enlightens our research; and we can reciprocate by paying it forward in responding to message board queries and sharing our own information that others in down the road or in future generations may benefit. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Fehlhaver 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 Fehlhaver ancestors.

VII. Fehlhaver Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Fehlhaver Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Fehlhaver, 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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IX. Upcoming Fehlhaver Family Reunions

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Fehlhaver family members; you may want to consider a roundtable where you can gather different groups together at different times such as siblings to discuss their parents and childhood memories, cousins, aunts and uncles to discuss the grandparent generation, etc. - the collective memory and stimulus of shared experience can yield considerable information. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Fehlhaver reunion.


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