Welcome to the Gall 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 Gall 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 Gall ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Gall Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Gall family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, Where do I go to find birth, marriage, and death records for Gall family members? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Gall Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Gall 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 city directories be used to help my Gall research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Gall
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 Gall records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Gall family history resource today.
Origins of the Gall Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Gall last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Gall 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.
Gall DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Gall 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 Gall research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Gall Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Gall ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Gall family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Gall Researchers
In the course of genealogy research, collaboration is key -- we really cannot do it alone, and one of the great benefits of participating in community message boards is building relationships that not only enlightens our research but strengthens bonds across the miles. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Gall 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 Gall ancestors.
Gall Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Gall was the 4938th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Gall Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Gall, 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 Gall Family Reunions
Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Gall family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Gall reunion.