Welcome to the Keit 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 Keit 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 Keit ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Keit Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Keit family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Keit brick wall? Read "Genealogical Research Habits" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Keit Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Keit 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 Keit research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Keit
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Keit records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Keit family history resource today.
Origins of the Keit Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Keit last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Keit 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.
Keit DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Keit 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 Keit research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Keit Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Keit 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 Keit family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Keit Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Keit surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Keit 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 Keit ancestors.
Keit Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Keit Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Keit, 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."
Upcoming Keit Family Reunions
One key to a successful Keit reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Keit reunion.