Welcome to the Rugienius 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 Rugienius 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 Rugienius genealogy.
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I. The Rugienius Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Rugienius family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Rugienius brick wall? Read "Searching For A Needle In An Ancestral Haystack" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Rugienius Ancestors
II. Rugienius 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 Rugienius 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 Rugienius research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Rugienius
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Rugienius records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Rugienius family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Rugienius Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Rugienius 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.
IV. Rugienius DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Rugienius ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Rugienius research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
V. Rugienius Family History
There is more to exploring your Rugienius 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 Rugienius ancestor? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Rugienius 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 Rugienius 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 Rugienius ancestors.
VII. Rugienius Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Rugienius Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Rugienius, 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."
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 Rugienius 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 Rugienius 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 Rugienius reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Rugienius genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 12/Dec/2013.
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