The Raymer Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Raymer Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Raymer Ancestors

Raymer Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Raymer

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Raymer Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Raymer ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Raymer DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Raymer 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Raymer research?, then this FAQ may help.

Raymer Family History

There is more to exploring your Raymer 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. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing Where can I find a biography of my Raymer ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Raymer 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Raymer 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 Raymer ancestors.

Raymer Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Raymer was the 6788th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Raymer Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Raymer, 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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RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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Upcoming Raymer 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 Raymer 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Raymer reunion.

See Also

Rayner   Raimer   Reymer   Rayme   Aymer  

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

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