The Kriel Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Kriel Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Kriel Ancestors

Kriel Genealogy

Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Kriel ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Kriel my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Kriel

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Kriel Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Kriel last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Kriel 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.

Kriel 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 Kriel 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 Kriel research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Kriel 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 Kriel 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 "Looking at Our Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Kriel family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Kriel Researchers

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

Kriel Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Kriel Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Kriel, 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."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Kriel Family Reunions

One key to a successful Kriel 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 Kriel reunion.

See Also

Criel   Kreyl   Krel   Krieli   Krie   Riel  

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Surname Finder, The Kriel Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2018.

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