Welcome to the Rajczyk 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 Rajczyk 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 Rajczyk genealogy.
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I. The Rajczyk Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Rajczyk family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Rajczyk brick wall? Read "Searching For A Needle In An Ancestral Haystack" for some helpful advice.
II. Rajczyk Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Rajczyk 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 Rajczyk research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Rajczyk records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Rajczyk family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Rajczyk Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Rajczyk last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Rajczyk 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. Rajczyk DNA Projects
Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Rajczyk family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Rajczyk research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
V. Rajczyk Family History
There is more to exploring your Rajczyk ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Finding Probate Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Rajczyk family history.
VI. Networking with Rajczyk 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 Rajczyk 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 Rajczyk ancestors.
VII. Rajczyk Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Rajczyk Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Rajczyk, 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 Rajczyk 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 Rajczyk 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 Rajczyk reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Rajczyk genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 22/May/2013.
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