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The Feicks Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Feicks 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 Feicks 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 Feicks genealogy.

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I. The Feicks Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Feicks Ancestors

II. Feicks Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Feicks 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 Feicks research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Feicks

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Feicks Surname

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

V. Feicks 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 Feicks 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 "Finding The Family History" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Feicks family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Feicks 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 Feicks 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 Feicks ancestors.

VII. Feicks Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Feicks Research

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

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Feicks 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 Feicks reunion.

 

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