The Gallenhaussen Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Gallenhaussen Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Gallenhaussen 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 Gallenhaussen family members? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Gallenhaussen Ancestors

Patronymics is the practice of naming children using the given name of the father, grandfather, or other male ancestor followed by a suffix. In the case of Gallenhaussen, it is possible that one of your Scandinavian/Norwegian ancestors was given the patronym for being the "son of Gallenhau." Please read "Patronymics and Other Naming Patterns" and "Patronymics: Help Not Hindrance," for further details.

Gallenhaussen Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Gallenhaussen

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Gallenhaussen Surname

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

Gallenhaussen DNA Projects

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

Gallenhaussen Family History

There is more to exploring your Gallenhaussen 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 Gallenhaussen ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Gallenhaussen 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 Gallenhaussen 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 Gallenhaussen ancestors.

Gallenhaussen Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Gallenhaussen Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Gallenhaussen, 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 Gallenhaussen 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 "Gallenhaussen 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 Gallenhaussen reunion.

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Surname Finder, The Gallenhaussen Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2017.

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