Welcome to the Niarhou 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 Niarhou 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 Niarhou genealogy.
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I. The Niarhou Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Niarhou family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Niarhou brick wall? Read "The 12 Essential Skills for Family Genealogists" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Niarhou Ancestors
II. Niarhou Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Niarhou ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Niarhou ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Niarhou
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Niarhou records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Niarhou family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Niarhou Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Niarhou 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. Niarhou DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Niarhou 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 Niarhou research, read "When do you use DNA?".
V. Niarhou 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 Niarhou 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 "Researching Criminal Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Niarhou family history.
VI. Networking with Niarhou 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 Niarhou 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 Niarhou ancestors.
VII. Niarhou Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Niarhou Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Niarhou, 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."
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 Niarhou 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 Niarhou 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 Niarhou reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Niarhou genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 07/Dec/2013.
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