Welcome to the Niander surname checklist page.

The Niander Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Niander Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Niander surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Niander genealogy.

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I. The Niander Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Niander family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Niander brick wall? Read "The 12 Essential Skills for Family Genealogists" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Niander Ancestors

II. Niander Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Niander ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Niander ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Niander

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Niander Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Niander 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.

IV. Niander DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Niander ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Niander research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

V. Niander Family History

There is more to exploring your Niander 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 Was my Niander ancestor's name changed at Ellis Island? is always useful.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Niander Researchers

As genealogy researchers, we are eternally grateful to come upon information shared by others that enlightens our research; and we can reciprocate by paying it forward in responding to message board queries and sharing our own information that others in down the road or in future generations may benefit. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Niander 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 Niander ancestors.

VII. Niander Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Niander Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Niander, 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 have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.

IX. Upcoming Niander Family Reunions

Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Niander booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Niander reunion.

 

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