The Spreer Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Spreer Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Spreer Ancestors

Spreer Genealogy

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 Spreer 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 Spreer ancestors?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Spreer

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Spreer 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 Spreer surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

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

Spreer Family History

There is more to exploring your Spreer 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 can I find a biography of my Spreer ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Spreer Researchers

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

Spreer Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Spreer Research

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

One key to a successful Spreer 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 Spreer reunion.

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

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