The Plohr Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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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.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Plohr Ancestors

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.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Plohr

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

Death Records

Military Records

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.

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".

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.

Photo Collections

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.

Plohr Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Plohr was the 69061st most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

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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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.

See Also

Plor   Ploh   Lohr  

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