Welcome to the Rimelen Family page at Surname Finder, a service of Genealogy Today. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Rimelen surname. As additional sources for vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Rimelen ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Rimelen Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Rimelen family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Rimelen brick wall? Read "Searching For A Needle In An Ancestral Haystack" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Rimelen Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Rimelen ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Rimelen ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Rimelen
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Rimelen records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Rimelen family history resource today.
Origins of the Rimelen Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Rimelen last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Rimelen 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.
Rimelen 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 Rimelen 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 Rimelen research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Rimelen 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 Rimelen 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 "Looking at Our Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Rimelen family history.
Networking with Rimelen 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 Rimelen 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 Rimelen ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Rimelen Research
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Upcoming Rimelen 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 Rimelen 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Rimelen reunion.