Welcome to the Grools 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 Grools 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 Grools ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Grools Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Grools 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 Grools family members? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Grools Ancestors
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Grools ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Grools my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Grools
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 matching Grools records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Grools family history resource today.
Origins of the Grools Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Grools last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Grools 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.
Grools DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Grools 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 Grools research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Grools 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 Grools 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 "Looking at Our Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Grools family history.
Networking with Grools 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 Grools 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 Grools ancestors.
Grools Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Grools Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Grools, 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."
Upcoming Grools 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 "Grools 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 Grools reunion.