The Gehfeld Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Gehfeld Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Gehfeld Ancestors

Gehfeld Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Gehfeld 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 I locate old newspapers for Gehfeld research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Gehfeld

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Gehfeld Surname

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

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

Gehfeld Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with Gehfeld 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 Gehfeld 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 Gehfeld ancestors.

Gehfeld Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Gehfeld Research

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

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Surname Finder, The Gehfeld Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2018.

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