The Gauniel Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Gauniel Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Gauniel Ancestors

Gauniel Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Gauniel

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Gauniel 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 Gauniel surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Gauniel DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Gauniel 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 Gauniel research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Gauniel Family History

For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Gauniel ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Gauniel family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Gauniel 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 Gauniel 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 Gauniel ancestors.

Gauniel Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Gauniel Research

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

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

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