The Gerdu Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Gerdu Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Gerdu Ancestors

Gerdu Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Gerdu

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

Death Records

Military Records

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

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

Gerdu Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Gerdu ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Orphans and Illegitimate Children" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Gerdu family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Gerdu 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 Gerdu 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 Gerdu ancestors.

Gerdu Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Gerdu Research

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

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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 Gerdu 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 "Gerdu 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 Gerdu reunion.

See Also

Gerdi   Gerd  

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