Welcome to the Pleman 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 Pleman 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 Pleman ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Pleman Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Pleman family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Pleman brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Pleman Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Pleman ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What information is given in U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules about Pleman citizens from the past?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Pleman
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Pleman records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Pleman family history resource today.
Origins of the Pleman Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Pleman 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.
Pleman DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Pleman 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Pleman research?, then this FAQ may help.
Pleman Family History
There is more to exploring your Pleman 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 How can I decipher the handwriting in old Pleman documents? is always useful.
Networking with Pleman 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Pleman 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 Pleman ancestors.
Pleman Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Pleman Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Pleman, 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 Pleman Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Pleman 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Pleman reunion.