The Gerde Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Gerde Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Gerde Ancestors

Gerde Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Gerde

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

Death Records

Military Records

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

Gerde 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 Gerde 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 Gerde research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".

Gerde Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with Gerde 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 Gerde 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 Gerde ancestors.

Gerde Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Gerde Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Gerde, 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

To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Gerde 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 "Gerde 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Gerde reunion.

See Also

Gerte   Jerde   Gerdi   Gerdo   Gerd   Erde  

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

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