Welcome to the Guerin 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 Guerin 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 Guerin ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Guerin Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Guerin 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 Guerin family members? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Guerin 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 Guerin ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Guerin research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Guerin
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 Guerin records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Guerin family history resource today.
Origins of the Guerin Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Guerin ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Were you aware that Guerin is a common French surname? The article "Finding French - cherchez la famille" may be helpful for your research. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Guerin DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Guerin relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Guerin research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Guerin 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 Guerin 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 "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Guerin family history.
Networking with Guerin 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 Guerin 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 Guerin ancestors.
Guerin Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Guerin was the 4309th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Guerin Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Guerin, 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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Upcoming Guerin 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 "Guerin 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 Guerin reunion.