The Thatcher Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Thatcher Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Thatcher family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Thatcher brick wall? Read "Schools Records Can Reveal A Lot About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Thatcher Ancestors

Thatcher Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Thatcher ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know How do I find my Thatcher family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Thatcher

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Thatcher Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Thatcher ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Thatcher DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Thatcher relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Thatcher research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Thatcher Family History

There is more to exploring your Thatcher 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 do I find my Thatcher family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Thatcher 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Thatcher 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 Thatcher ancestors.

Thatcher Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Thatcher was the 4188th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Thatcher Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Thatcher, 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

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Upcoming Thatcher 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 "Thatcher 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Thatcher reunion.

See Also

Thacher   Thatche   Hatcher  

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