The Kierd Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Kierd Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Kierd Ancestors

Kierd Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Kierd

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Kierd Surname

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

Kierd DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Kierd 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 Kierd research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Kierd Family History

There is more to exploring your Kierd ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing Was my Kierd ancestor's name changed at Ellis Island? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Kierd Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Kierd 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 Kierd 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 Kierd ancestors.

Kierd Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Kierd Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Kierd, 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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RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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Upcoming Kierd Family Reunions

One key to a successful Kierd 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 Kierd reunion.

See Also

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