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The Rhoerig Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Rhoerig 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 Rhoerig 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 Rhoerig genealogy.

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I. The Rhoerig Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Rhoerig Ancestors

II. Rhoerig Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Rhoerig ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know How do I find my Rhoerig family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Rhoerig

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

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Military Records

III. Origins of the Rhoerig Surname

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

IV. Rhoerig 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 Rhoerig 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 Rhoerig research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

V. Rhoerig Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Rhoerig 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 "Using Social History To Fill In The Gaps In Family Histories" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Rhoerig family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Rhoerig 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 Rhoerig 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 Rhoerig ancestors.

VII. Rhoerig Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Rhoerig Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Rhoerig, 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 Rhoerig 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 Rhoerig 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Rhoerig reunion.

 

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