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The Phil Schmidt Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Phil Schmidt 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 Phil Schmidt 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 Phil Schmidt genealogy.

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I. The Phil Schmidt Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Phil Schmidt family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Phil Schmidt brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Phil Schmidt Ancestors

II. Phil Schmidt Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Phil Schmidt ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know How do I find my Phil Schmidt family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.

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Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently count of matching Phil Schmidt records matching Phil Schmidt records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Phil Schmidt family history resource today.

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III. Origins of the Phil Schmidt Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Phil Schmidt last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Phil Schmidt ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

IV. Phil Schmidt DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Phil Schmidt 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 Phil Schmidt research, read "When do you use DNA?".

V. Phil Schmidt Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Phil Schmidt 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 "Faddish First Names" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Phil Schmidt family history.

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VI. Networking with Phil Schmidt Researchers

When digging deeper into your ancestor's occupation, a great way to connect with others of a similar interest -- many who might have detailed information, is by posting a message board query giving clear information as to your ancestor's name and the specific occupation or organization, in time and place. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Phil Schmidt 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 Phil Schmidt ancestors.

VII. Phil Schmidt Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Phil Schmidt Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Phil Schmidt, 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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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 Phil Schmidt Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Phil Schmidt 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Phil Schmidt reunion.

 

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