The Ruggemen Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Ruggemen 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 Ruggemen 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 Ruggemen ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Ruggemen Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ruggemen Ancestors

Ruggemen Genealogy

Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Ruggemen ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Ruggemen research.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ruggemen

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Ruggemen Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Ruggemen ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Ruggemen 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 Ruggemen family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Ruggemen research?, then this FAQ may help.

Ruggemen Family History

There is more to exploring your Ruggemen 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. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing Where can I find a biography of my Ruggemen ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Ruggemen 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ruggemen 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 Ruggemen ancestors.

Ruggemen Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Ruggemen Research

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

Upcoming Ruggemen 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 Ruggemen 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ruggemen reunion.

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Surname Finder, The Ruggemen Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2019.

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