Welcome to the Mittlehausen 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 Mittlehausen 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 Mittlehausen ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Mittlehausen Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Mittlehausen family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Mittlehausen brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Mittlehausen Ancestors
Patronymics is the practice of naming children using the given name of the father, grandfather, or other male ancestor followed by a suffix. In the case of Mittlehausen, it is possible that one of your Scandinavian/Danish ancestors was given the patronym for being the "son of Mittlehau." Please read "Patronymics and Other Naming Patterns" and "Patronymics: Help Not Hindrance," for further details.
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Mittlehausen ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Mittlehausen ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Mittlehausen
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Mittlehausen records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Mittlehausen family history resource today.
Origins of the Mittlehausen Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Mittlehausen surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Mittlehausen DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Mittlehausen 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 Mittlehausen research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Mittlehausen 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 Mittlehausen 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 Mittlehausen family history.
Networking with Mittlehausen Researchers
If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Mittlehausen 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 Mittlehausen ancestors.
Mittlehausen Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Mittlehausen Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Mittlehausen, 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 Mittlehausen Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Mittlehausen family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Mittlehausen reunion.