Welcome to the Requesens 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 Requesens 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 Requesens genealogy.
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I. The Requesens Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Requesens family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Requesens brick wall? Read "Searching For A Needle In An Ancestral Haystack" for some helpful advice.
II. Requesens Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Requesens 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 Requesens research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Requesens records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Requesens family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Requesens 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 Requesens surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Requesens DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Requesens relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Requesens research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
V. Requesens Family History
There is more to exploring your Requesens 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 Requesens ancestor? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Requesens 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 Requesens 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 Requesens ancestors.
VII. Requesens Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Requesens Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Requesens, 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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IX. Upcoming Requesens 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 Requesens 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 Requesens reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Requesens genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 25/May/2013.
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