Welcome to the Seemaker 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 Seemaker 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 Seemaker ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Seemaker Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Seemaker family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Seemaker brick wall? Read "Newspapers Can Be A Treasure Trove Of Genealogical Details" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Seemaker Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Seemaker 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 locate old newspapers for Seemaker research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Seemaker
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Seemaker records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Seemaker family history resource today.
Origins of the Seemaker Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Seemaker 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.
Seemaker DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Seemaker 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 Seemaker research?, then this FAQ may help.
Seemaker Family History
There is more to exploring your Seemaker 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 How can I decipher the handwriting in old Seemaker documents? is always useful.
Networking with Seemaker Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Seemaker 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Seemaker 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 Seemaker ancestors.
Seemaker Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Seemaker Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Seemaker, 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 Seemaker Family Reunions
One key to a successful Seemaker 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Seemaker reunion.