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The Jaretzky Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Jaretzky 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 Jaretzky 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 Jaretzky genealogy.

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I. The Jaretzky Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Jaretzky family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Jaretzky brick wall? Read "Searching and Organization" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Jaretzky Ancestors

II. Jaretzky Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Jaretzky 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 Jaretzky 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 count of matching Jaretzky records matching Jaretzky records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Jaretzky family history resource today.

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Military Records

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

IV. Jaretzky 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 Jaretzky 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 Jaretzky research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

V. Jaretzky Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Jaretzky 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 "Traditions, Traditions, Traditions" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Jaretzky family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Jaretzky 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Jaretzky 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 Jaretzky ancestors.

VII. Jaretzky Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Jaretzky Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Jaretzky, 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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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 Jaretzky 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 Jaretzky 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Jaretzky reunion.

 

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