Welcome to the Jacquer 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 Jacquer 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 Jacquer genealogy.
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I. The Jacquer Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Jacquer family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Jacquer brick wall? Read "Searching and Organization" for some helpful advice.
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II. Jacquer Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Jacquer records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can city directories be used to help my Jacquer research?, then read this frequently asked question.
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Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Jacquer records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Jacquer family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Jacquer Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Jacquer ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Jacquer DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Jacquer 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 Jacquer research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
V. Jacquer Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Jacquer 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 "Orphans and Illegitimate Children" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Jacquer family history.
VI. Networking with Jacquer Researchers
When you've come up against a brick wall in your genealogy research, posting a message board query can help; one of the biggest benefits is that message board queries are accessed through search engines, which means even someone not specifically engaged in genealogy but interested in your subject may find your query and bring valuable new information to the table -- it happens! The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Jacquer 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 Jacquer ancestors.
VII. Jacquer Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Jacquer Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Jacquer, 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 Jacquer Family Reunions
Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Jacquer booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Jacquer reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Jacquer genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 10/Dec/2013.
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