Welcome to the Grumbo Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Grumbo surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Grumbo genealogy.
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I. The Grumbo Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Grumbo 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 Grumbo family members? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Grumbo Ancestors
II. Grumbo Genealogy
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 Grumbo ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Grumbo my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Grumbo
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 Grumbo records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Grumbo family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Grumbo 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 Grumbo surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Grumbo DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Grumbo 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Grumbo research?, then this FAQ may help.
V. Grumbo Family History
There is more to exploring your Grumbo 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 How can I find out if my Grumbo ancestor was an indentured servant? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Grumbo 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 Grumbo 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 Grumbo ancestors.
VII. Grumbo Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Grumbo Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Grumbo, 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."
To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.
IX. Upcoming Grumbo 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 "Grumbo 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 Grumbo reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Grumbo genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 11/Dec/2013.
If you host the Grumbo blog or web page, please link to this surname-focused resource. Here's the HTML code for a basic link. Simply cut/paste this code on to your page.