Welcome to the Sprauve 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 Sprauve 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 Sprauve ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Sprauve Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Sprauve family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Sprauve brick wall? Read "Newspapers Can Be A Treasure Trove Of Genealogical Details" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Sprauve Ancestors
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Sprauve ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Where can I find naturalization records for my Sprauve ancestors?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Sprauve
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Sprauve records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Sprauve family history resource today.
Origins of the Sprauve 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 Sprauve surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Sprauve 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 Sprauve family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Sprauve research?, then this FAQ may help.
Sprauve Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Sprauve 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 "Orphans and Illegitimate Children" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Sprauve family history.
Networking with Sprauve Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Sprauve 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 Sprauve 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 Sprauve ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Sprauve Research
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Upcoming Sprauve Family Reunions
One key to a successful Sprauve 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 Sprauve reunion.