Welcome to the Rzemyk 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 Rzemyk 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 Rzemyk ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Rzemyk Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Rzemyk family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Rzemyk brick wall? Read "Searching For A Needle In An Ancestral Haystack" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Rzemyk Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Rzemyk records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Reading What is Etched in Stone" can help accelerate your Rzemyk research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Rzemyk
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Rzemyk records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Rzemyk family history resource today.
Origins of the Rzemyk Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Rzemyk 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.
Rzemyk DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Rzemyk 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Rzemyk research?, then this FAQ may help.
Rzemyk Family History
There is more to exploring your Rzemyk 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. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Estate Records and Files" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Rzemyk family history.
Networking with Rzemyk 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 Rzemyk 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 Rzemyk ancestors.
Rzemyk Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Rzemyk Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Rzemyk, 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 Rzemyk 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 Rzemyk 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 Rzemyk reunion.