The Ploff Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Ploff 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 Ploff 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 Ploff ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Ploff Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ploff Ancestors

Ploff Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Ploff 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 Ploff citizens from the past?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ploff

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Ploff Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Ploff last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Ploff 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.

Ploff 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 Ploff 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 Ploff research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Ploff Family History

There is more to exploring your Ploff 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 Where can I find prisoner information for my Ploff black sheep ancestors? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Ploff 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 Ploff 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 Ploff ancestors.

Ploff Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Ploff Research

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

Upcoming Ploff Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Ploff 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 Ploff reunion.

See Also

Plof   Plof   Loff  

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