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The Requin Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Requin 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 Requin 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 Requin genealogy.

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I. The Requin Family Tree

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

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II. Requin Genealogy

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

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

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

IV. Requin DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Requin 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 Requin research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

V. Requin 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 Requin 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 "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Requin family history.

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VI. Networking with Requin 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 Requin 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 Requin ancestors.

VII. Requin Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Requin Research

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

 

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