Welcome to the Knobelauch 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 Knobelauch 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 Knobelauch ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Knobelauch Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Knobelauch family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Knobelauch brick wall? Read "Genealogical Research Habits" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Knobelauch Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Knobelauch ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What is the first census year to identify the informant in every Knobelauch household?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Knobelauch
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Knobelauch records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Knobelauch family history resource today.
Origins of the Knobelauch Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Knobelauch last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Knobelauch 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.
Knobelauch 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 Knobelauch 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 Knobelauch research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Knobelauch Family History
There is more to exploring your Knobelauch 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 Where can I find a biography of my Knobelauch ancestor? is always useful.
Networking with Knobelauch Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Knobelauch 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 Knobelauch 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 Knobelauch ancestors.
Knobelauch Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Knobelauch Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Knobelauch, 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 Knobelauch Family Reunions
One key to a successful Knobelauch 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Knobelauch reunion.