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The Raithelhauber Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Raithelhauber 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 Raithelhauber 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 Raithelhauber genealogy.

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I. The Raithelhauber Family Tree

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

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II. Raithelhauber Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Raithelhauber 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 Raithelhauber research?, 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 count of matching Raithelhauber records matching Raithelhauber records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Raithelhauber family history resource today.

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III. Origins of the Raithelhauber Surname

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

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Raithelhauber relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Raithelhauber research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

V. Raithelhauber 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 Raithelhauber 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 "Researching Criminal Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Raithelhauber family history.

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VI. Networking with Raithelhauber 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 Raithelhauber 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 Raithelhauber ancestors.

VII. Raithelhauber Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Raithelhauber Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Raithelhauber, 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 Raithelhauber 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 Raithelhauber 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 Raithelhauber reunion.

 

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