Welcome to the Guteridge 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 Guteridge 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 Guteridge ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Guteridge Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Guteridge 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 Guteridge family members? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Guteridge 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 Guteridge 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 Guteridge research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Guteridge
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 Guteridge records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Guteridge family history resource today.
Origins of the Guteridge 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 Guteridge surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Guteridge 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 Guteridge 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 Guteridge research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Guteridge Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Guteridge 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 "Using Social History To Fill In The Gaps In Family Histories" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Guteridge family history.
Networking with Guteridge 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 Guteridge 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 Guteridge ancestors.
Guteridge Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Guteridge Research
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Upcoming Guteridge 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 "Guteridge 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 Guteridge reunion.