Welcome to the Ludgwig 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 Ludgwig 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 Ludgwig ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Ludgwig Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Ludgwig family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Ludgwig brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ludgwig Ancestors
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 Ludgwig ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Ludgwig research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ludgwig
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Ludgwig records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ludgwig family history resource today.
Origins of the Ludgwig Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Ludgwig 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.
Ludgwig 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 Ludgwig family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Ludgwig research?, then this FAQ may help.
Ludgwig Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Ludgwig 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 "Researching Masonic Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Ludgwig family history.
Networking with Ludgwig 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 Ludgwig 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 Ludgwig ancestors.
Ludgwig Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Ludgwig Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ludgwig, 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."
Upcoming Ludgwig 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 "Ludgwig 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 Ludgwig reunion.