Welcome to the Stollwerck 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 Stollwerck 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 Stollwerck ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Stollwerck Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Stollwerck family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Stollwerck brick wall? Read "Newspapers Can Be A Treasure Trove Of Genealogical Details" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Stollwerck 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 Stollwerck ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "All Those Genealogy Charts" can help accelerate your Stollwerck research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Stollwerck
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Stollwerck records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Stollwerck family history resource today.
Origins of the Stollwerck Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Stollwerck last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Stollwerck 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.
Stollwerck DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Stollwerck ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Stollwerck research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Stollwerck Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Stollwerck ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Looking at Our Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Stollwerck family history.
Networking with Stollwerck Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Stollwerck 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 Stollwerck 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 Stollwerck ancestors.
Stollwerck Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Stollwerck Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Stollwerck, 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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Upcoming Stollwerck Family Reunions
One key to a successful Stollwerck 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Stollwerck reunion.