Welcome to the Ploettig 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 Ploettig 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 Ploettig ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Ploettig Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Ploettig family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Ploettig brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ploettig Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Ploettig 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 Ploettig citizens from the past?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ploettig
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Ploettig records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ploettig family history resource today.
Origins of the Ploettig Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Ploettig last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Ploettig 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.
Ploettig DNA Projects
Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Ploettig family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Ploettig research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Ploettig Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Ploettig 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 "Traditions, Traditions, Traditions" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Ploettig family history.
Networking with Ploettig 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 Ploettig 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 Ploettig ancestors.
Ploettig Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Ploettig Research
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Upcoming Ploettig Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Ploettig 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 Ploettig reunion.