The Reiffer Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Reiffer Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Reiffer Ancestors

Reiffer Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Reiffer 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 I locate old newspapers for Reiffer research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Reiffer

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Reiffer Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Reiffer last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Reiffer 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.

Reiffer 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 Reiffer 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 Reiffer research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Reiffer Family History

There is more to exploring your Reiffer 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 prisoner information for my Reiffer black sheep ancestors? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Reiffer 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 Reiffer 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 Reiffer ancestors.

Reiffer Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Reiffer Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Reiffer, 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 Reiffer 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 Reiffer 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 Reiffer reunion.

See Also

Reifer   Reffer   Reiffe   Eiffer  

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

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