Welcome to the Holl 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 Holl 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 Holl ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Holl Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Holl family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Holl brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Holl Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Holl ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Holl births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Holl
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Holl records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Holl family history resource today.
Origins of the Holl Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Holl last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Holl 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.
Holl DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Holl 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 Holl research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Holl Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Holl ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Holl family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Holl Researchers
When digging deeper into your ancestor's occupation, a great way to connect with others of a similar interest -- many who might have detailed information, is by posting a message board query giving clear information as to your ancestor's name and the specific occupation or organization, in time and place. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Holl 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 Holl ancestors.
Holl Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Holl was the 12205th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Holl Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Holl, 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 Holl 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 "Holl 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Holl reunion.