The Gau Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Gau Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Gau Ancestors

Gau Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Gau

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Gau Surname

While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Gau surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Gau DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Gau relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Gau research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Gau Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Gau 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 Gau family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Gau 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Gau 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 Gau ancestors.

Gau Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Gau was the 24651st most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Gau Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Gau, 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
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Upcoming Gau 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 "Gau 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Gau reunion.

See Also

Jau   Ghau   Gaw   Gou   Gow   Gaeu   Gaa   Gai   Gay   Ga   MacGau   McGau   Au  

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