Welcome to the Rertz surname checklist page.

The Rertz Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Rertz 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 Rertz 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 Rertz genealogy.

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I. The Rertz Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Rertz Ancestors

II. Rertz Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Rertz 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 Rertz 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 Rertz records matching Rertz records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Rertz family history resource today.

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Military Records

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

IV. Rertz DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Rertz 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 Rertz research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

V. Rertz Family History

There is more to exploring your Rertz 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. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Finding Probate Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Rertz family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Rertz 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 Rertz 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 Rertz ancestors.

VII. Rertz Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Rertz Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Rertz, 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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To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.

IX. Upcoming Rertz 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 Rertz 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 Rertz reunion.

 

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