Welcome to the Rajk 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 Rajk 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 Rajk genealogy.
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I. The Rajk Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Rajk family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Rajk brick wall? Read "Searching For A Needle In An Ancestral Haystack" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Rajk Ancestors
II. Rajk Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Rajk 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 Rajk research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Rajk
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Rajk records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Rajk family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Rajk Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Rajk last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Rajk 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. Rajk DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Rajk 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 Rajk research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
V. Rajk Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Rajk 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 Rajk family history on the Internet? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Rajk 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 Rajk 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 Rajk ancestors.
VII. Rajk Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Rajk was the 79398th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Rajk Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Rajk, 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 Rajk 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 Rajk 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 Rajk reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Rajk genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 16/Apr/2014.
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