Welcome to the Terhall 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 Terhall 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 Terhall genealogy.
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I. The Terhall Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Terhall family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Terhall brick wall? Read "Schools Records Can Reveal A Lot About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Terhall Ancestors
II. Terhall Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Terhall records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can I locate old newspapers for Terhall research?, then read this frequently asked question.
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Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Terhall records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Terhall family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Terhall 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 Terhall surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Terhall DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Terhall 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 Terhall research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
V. Terhall Family History
There is more to exploring your Terhall 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 How can I decipher the handwriting in old Terhall documents? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Terhall Researchers
When it comes families and genealogy research, it's important to remember that different people may have different information: some may even have inherited one-of-a-kind family documents or photos, and the best way to connect with these family members is by posting a message board query -- often in the process of collaboration, you can build a more complete picture of your ancestor or ancestral family. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Terhall 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 Terhall ancestors.
VII. Terhall Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Terhall Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Terhall, 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 Terhall Family Reunions
Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Terhall family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Terhall reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Terhall genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 10/Dec/2013.
If you host the Terhall blog or web page, please link to this surname-focused resource. Here's the HTML code for a basic link. Simply cut/paste this code on to your page.