Welcome to the Plohr 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 Plohr 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 Plohr genealogy.
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I. The Plohr Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Plohr family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Plohr brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
II. Plohr Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Plohr 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 Plohr citizens from the past?, then read this frequently asked question.
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III. Origins of the Plohr Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Plohr last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Plohr 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. Plohr DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Plohr 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 Plohr research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
V. Plohr Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Plohr 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 "Using Social History To Fill In The Gaps In Family Histories" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Plohr family history.
VI. Networking with Plohr 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 Plohr 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 Plohr ancestors.
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VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Plohr Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Plohr, 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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IX. Upcoming Plohr Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Plohr 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 Plohr reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Plohr genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 24/May/2013.
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