The Silesia Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Silesia Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Silesia Ancestors

Silesia Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Silesia ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Silesia ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Silesia

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Silesia Surname

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

Silesia 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 Silesia 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 Silesia research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Silesia Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Silesia ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Faddish First Names" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Silesia family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Silesia Researchers

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

Silesia Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Silesia Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Silesia, 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

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Upcoming Silesia Family Reunions

One key to a successful Silesia 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 Silesia reunion.

See Also

Silesiu   Silesi  

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