The Rauhoff Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Rauhoff Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Rauhoff Ancestors

Rauhoff Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Rauhoff

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Rauhoff 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 Rauhoff surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Rauhoff DNA Projects

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

Rauhoff 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 Rauhoff 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 "Learning About Women - The Invisible Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Rauhoff family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Rauhoff 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 Rauhoff 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 Rauhoff ancestors.

Rauhoff Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Rauhoff Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Rauhoff, 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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Upcoming Rauhoff 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 Rauhoff 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Rauhoff reunion.

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