Welcome to the Rerruss 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 Rerruss 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 Rerruss genealogy.
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I. The Rerruss Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Rerruss family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Rerruss brick wall? Read "Searching For A Needle In An Ancestral Haystack" for some helpful advice.
II. Rerruss Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Rerruss 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 Rerruss research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Rerruss records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Rerruss family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Rerruss 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 Rerruss surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Rerruss DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Rerruss 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 Rerruss research, read "When do you use DNA?".
V. Rerruss Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Rerruss ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Orphans and Illegitimate Children" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Rerruss family history.
VI. Networking with Rerruss 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 Rerruss 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 Rerruss ancestors.
VII. Rerruss Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Rerruss Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Rerruss, 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 Rerruss 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 Rerruss 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 Rerruss reunion.
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