Welcome to the Liedorff 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 Liedorff 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 Liedorff ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Liedorff Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Liedorff family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Liedorff brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Liedorff Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Liedorff ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Liedorff ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Liedorff
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Liedorff records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Liedorff family history resource today.
Origins of the Liedorff Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Liedorff 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.
Liedorff 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 Liedorff 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 Liedorff research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".
Liedorff 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 Liedorff 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 "Learning About Women - The Invisible Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Liedorff family history.
Networking with Liedorff Researchers
When it comes families and genealogy research, it's important to remember that different people may have different information: some may even have inherited one-of-a-kind family documents or photos, and the best way to connect with these family members is by posting a message board query -- often in the process of collaboration, you can build a more complete picture of your ancestor or ancestral family. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Liedorff 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 Liedorff ancestors.
Liedorff Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Liedorff Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Liedorff, 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 Liedorff Family Reunions
Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Liedorff family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Liedorff reunion.