The Semels Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Semels Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Semels Ancestors

Semels Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Semels 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 Semels research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Semels

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Semels Surname

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

Semels DNA Projects

Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Semels family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Semels research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Semels 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 Semels 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 Semels family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Semels Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Semels 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 Semels 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 Semels ancestors.

Semels Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Semels Research

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

One key to a successful Semels 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 Semels reunion.

See Also

Semel   Senel   Cemel   Semle  

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