The Rain Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Rain Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Rain family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Rain brick wall? Read "Searching For A Needle In An Ancestral Haystack" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Rain Ancestors

Rain Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Rain records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can city directories be used to help my Rain research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Rain

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Rain Surname

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

Rain DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Rain 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 Rain research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Rain Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Rain 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 Rain family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Rain Researchers

When you've come up against a brick wall in your genealogy research, posting a message board query can help; one of the biggest benefits is that message board queries are accessed through search engines, which means even someone not specifically engaged in genealogy but interested in your subject may find your query and bring valuable new information to the table -- it happens! The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Rain 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 Rain ancestors.

Rain Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Rain was the 20012th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Rain Research

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

Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Rain booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Rain reunion.

See Also

Raim   Rayn   Rehin   Roin   Raina   Raine   Raini   Raino   Rainy   Rai   McRain   Ain  

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Surname Finder, The Rain Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2019.

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