Welcome to the Shiralkar Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Shiralkar surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Shiralkar genealogy.
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I. The Shiralkar Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Shiralkar family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Shiralkar brick wall? Read "Newspapers Can Be A Treasure Trove Of Genealogical Details" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Shiralkar Ancestors
II. Shiralkar Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Shiralkar ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know How do I find my Shiralkar family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Shiralkar
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Shiralkar records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Shiralkar family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Shiralkar Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Shiralkar last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Shiralkar 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.
IV. Shiralkar DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Shiralkar relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Shiralkar research, read "When do you use DNA?".
V. Shiralkar Family History
There is more to exploring your Shiralkar 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 Shiralkar documents? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Shiralkar Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Shiralkar 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 Shiralkar 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 Shiralkar ancestors.
VII. Shiralkar Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Shiralkar Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Shiralkar, 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."
To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.
IX. Upcoming Shiralkar Family Reunions
One key to a successful Shiralkar 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 Shiralkar reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Shiralkar genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 19/Jun/2013.
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