Welcome to the Jettkowski 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 Jettkowski 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 Jettkowski ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Jettkowski Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Jettkowski family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Jettkowski brick wall? Read "Searching and Organization" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Jettkowski Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Jettkowski 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 I locate old newspapers for Jettkowski research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Jettkowski
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Jettkowski records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Jettkowski family history resource today.
Origins of the Jettkowski 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 Jettkowski surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Jettkowski DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Jettkowski 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 Jettkowski research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Jettkowski Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Jettkowski ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Finding The Family History" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Jettkowski family history.
Networking with Jettkowski 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 Jettkowski 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 Jettkowski ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Jettkowski Research
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Upcoming Jettkowski 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 Jettkowski 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Jettkowski reunion.