Welcome to the Thijn surname checklist page.

The Thijn Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Thijn 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 Thijn 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 Thijn genealogy.

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I. The Thijn Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Thijn Ancestors

II. Thijn Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Thijn 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 Thijn family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Thijn

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Thijn Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Thijn last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Thijn 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.

IV. Thijn DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Thijn 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 Thijn research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".

V. Thijn 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 Thijn 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 "The Role Of History In Genealogical Research" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Thijn family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Thijn 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Thijn 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 Thijn ancestors.

VII. Thijn Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Thijn Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Thijn, 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 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 Thijn 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 "Thijn 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Thijn reunion.

 

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Surname Finder, Thijn Surname Checklist [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 1998-2014.

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