Welcome to the Quem surname checklist page.

The Quem Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Quem 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 Quem 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 Quem genealogy.

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I. The Quem Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Quem family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Quem brick wall? Read "Searching For Elusive Ancestors Through Profiling" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Quem Ancestors

II. Quem Genealogy

Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Quem ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Quem research.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Quem

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Quem Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Quem ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

IV. Quem DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Quem 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 Quem research?, then this FAQ may help.

V. Quem Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Quem ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Quem family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Quem Researchers

One of the best ways to solve a genealogy problem is by enlisting the help of others through a message board query that is open to the public, allowing you to cast a wide net that can be accessed by anyone, around the world and around the clock --- at the same time, because it is a public forum, you will want to exercise caution in posting personal information or information about living persons. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Quem 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 Quem ancestors.

VII. Quem Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Quem Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Quem, 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 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 Quem Family Reunions

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Quem family members; you may want to consider a roundtable where you can gather different groups together at different times such as siblings to discuss their parents and childhood memories, cousins, aunts and uncles to discuss the grandparent generation, etc. - the collective memory and stimulus of shared experience can yield considerable information. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Quem reunion.

 

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