The Kieps Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Kieps 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 Kieps 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 Kieps ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Kieps Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Kieps Ancestors

Kieps Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Kieps ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Kieps ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Kieps

Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently count of matching Kieps records matching Kieps records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Kieps family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Kieps Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Kieps 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.

Kieps DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Kieps 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 Kieps research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".

Kieps Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with Kieps Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Kieps 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Kieps 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 Kieps ancestors.

Kieps Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Kieps Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Kieps, 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 Kieps Family Reunions

One key to a successful Kieps 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Kieps reunion.

See Also

Kiep   Kieb   Ciep   Kiepe  

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