The Gladfeller Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Gladfeller Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Gladfeller Ancestors

Gladfeller Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Gladfeller ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What information is given in U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules about Gladfeller citizens from the past?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Gladfeller

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Gladfeller Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Gladfeller ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

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

Gladfeller Family History

There is more to exploring your Gladfeller 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 prisoner information for my Gladfeller black sheep ancestors? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Gladfeller 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Gladfeller 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 Gladfeller ancestors.

Gladfeller Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Gladfeller Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Gladfeller, 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 Gladfeller 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 "Gladfeller 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Gladfeller reunion.

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

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