Welcome to the Ruskjer 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 Ruskjer 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 Ruskjer ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Ruskjer Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Ruskjer family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Ruskjer brick wall? Read "Searching For A Needle In An Ancestral Haystack" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ruskjer Ancestors
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 Ruskjer 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 Ruskjer research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ruskjer
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Ruskjer records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ruskjer family history resource today.
Origins of the Ruskjer 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 Ruskjer surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Ruskjer DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Ruskjer 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 Ruskjer research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Ruskjer 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 Ruskjer 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 "Disease and War, 1918-1919" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Ruskjer family history.
Networking with Ruskjer 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 Ruskjer 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 Ruskjer ancestors.
Ruskjer Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Ruskjer Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ruskjer, 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."
Upcoming Ruskjer 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 Ruskjer 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 Ruskjer reunion.