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The Guttek Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Guttek 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 Guttek 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 Guttek genealogy.

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I. The Guttek Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Guttek Ancestors

II. Guttek 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 Guttek 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 Guttek research.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Guttek

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Guttek 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 Guttek surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

IV. Guttek DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Guttek 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 Guttek research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

V. Guttek Family History

There is more to exploring your Guttek 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 a biography of my Guttek ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Guttek 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 Guttek 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 Guttek ancestors.

VII. Guttek Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Guttek Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Guttek, 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 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 Guttek 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 "Guttek 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 Guttek reunion.

 

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