Welcome to the Plummer 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 Plummer 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 Plummer genealogy.
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I. The Plummer Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Plummer family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Plummer brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
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II. Plummer Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Plummer 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 Plummer citizens from the past?, then read this frequently asked question.
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Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Plummer records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Plummer family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Plummer Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Plummer surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Plummer DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Plummer 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 Plummer research?, then this FAQ may help.
V. Plummer Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Plummer ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Dealing With Those Pesky Family Legends" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Plummer family history.
VI. Networking with Plummer 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Plummer 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 Plummer ancestors.
VII. Plummer Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Plummer was the 1156th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Plummer Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Plummer, 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."
To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.
IX. Upcoming Plummer Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Plummer 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 Plummer reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Plummer genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 04/Dec/2013.
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