The Schillenberg Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Schillenberg Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Schillenberg family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Schillenberg brick wall? Read "Newspapers Can Be A Treasure Trove Of Genealogical Details" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Schillenberg Ancestors

Schillenberg Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Schillenberg 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. If you want to know How can I find information on men and women named Schillenberg who served in the Revolutionary War?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Schillenberg

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Schillenberg Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Schillenberg last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Schillenberg 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.

Schillenberg DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Schillenberg 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 Schillenberg research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

Schillenberg 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 Schillenberg 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 Schillenberg family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Schillenberg Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Schillenberg surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Schillenberg 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 Schillenberg ancestors.

Schillenberg Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Schillenberg Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Schillenberg, 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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Upcoming Schillenberg Family Reunions

One key to a successful Schillenberg reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Schillenberg reunion.

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

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