The Skidgel Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Skidgel Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Skidgel Ancestors

Skidgel Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Skidgel ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What are the best records before birth and death registration was required to locate Skidgel ancestors?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Skidgel

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Skidgel Surname

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

Skidgel 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 Skidgel 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 Skidgel research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".

Skidgel Family History

There is more to exploring your Skidgel 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 Where is the book on my Skidgel family? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Skidgel Researchers

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

Skidgel Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Skidgel was the 54178th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Skidgel Research

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

One key to a successful Skidgel 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 Skidgel reunion.

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

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