The Rapell Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Rapell Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Rapell Ancestors

Rapell Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Rapell 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 Rapell research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Rapell

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Rapell Surname

While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Rapell surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Rapell 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 Rapell 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 Rapell research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Rapell 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 Rapell 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 "Looking at Our Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Rapell family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Rapell 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Rapell 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 Rapell ancestors.

Rapell Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Rapell Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Rapell, 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 Rapell 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 Rapell 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Rapell reunion.

See Also

Rapel   Rabell   Ropell   Rapel   Apell  

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

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