The Frefer Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Frefer 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 Frefer 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 Frefer ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Frefer Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Frefer Ancestors

Frefer 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 Frefer ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Frefer my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Frefer

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Frefer Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Frefer 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.

Frefer 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 Frefer 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 Frefer research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Frefer Family History

There is more to exploring your Frefer ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing Where can I find a biography of my Frefer ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Frefer 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 Frefer 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 Frefer ancestors.

Frefer Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Frefer Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Frefer, 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

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Upcoming Frefer Family Reunions

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

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Surname Finder, The Frefer Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2014.

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