Welcome to the Fleith 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 Fleith 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 Fleith genealogy.
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I. The Fleith Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Fleith family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, What records are best for finding my female Fleith ancestor's maiden name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Fleith Ancestors
II. Fleith Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Fleith ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What information is given in U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules about Fleith citizens from the past?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Fleith
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 Fleith records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Fleith family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Fleith Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Fleith ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Fleith DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Fleith 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 Fleith research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
V. Fleith Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Fleith ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Traditions, Traditions, Traditions" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Fleith family history.
VI. Networking with Fleith 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Fleith 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 Fleith ancestors.
VII. Fleith Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Fleith Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Fleith, 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."
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 Fleith Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Fleith 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Fleith reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Fleith genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 24/Apr/2014.
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