Welcome to the Sirr 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 Sirr 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 Sirr genealogy.
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I. The Sirr Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Sirr family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Sirr brick wall? Read "Newspapers Can Be A Treasure Trove Of Genealogical Details" for some helpful advice.
II. Sirr Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Sirr ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Sirr ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Sirr records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Sirr family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Sirr Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Sirr surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Sirr DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Sirr 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 Sirr research, read "When do you use DNA?".
V. Sirr Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Sirr ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Sirr family history on the Internet? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Sirr Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Sirr 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Sirr 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 Sirr ancestors.
VII. Sirr Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Sirr Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Sirr, 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 Sirr Family Reunions
One key to a successful Sirr 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Sirr reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Sirr genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 20/May/2013.
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