The Shonders Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Shonders Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Shonders Ancestors

Shonders Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Shonders 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 Shonders family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Shonders

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Shonders Surname

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

Shonders DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Shonders 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 Shonders research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Shonders Family History

There is more to exploring your Shonders 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 Was my Shonders ancestor's name changed at Ellis Island? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Shonders Researchers

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

Shonders Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Shonders Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Shonders, 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."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Shonders Family Reunions

One key to a successful Shonders 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Shonders reunion.

See Also

Schonder   Shander  

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Surname Finder, The Shonders Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2014.

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