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The Thorburg Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Thorburg 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 Thorburg 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 Thorburg genealogy.

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I. The Thorburg Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Thorburg Ancestors

II. Thorburg Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Thorburg

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

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III. Origins of the Thorburg Surname

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

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Thorburg 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 Thorburg research, read "When do you use DNA?".

V. Thorburg Family History

There is more to exploring your Thorburg 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 find out if my Thorburg ancestor was an indentured servant? is always useful.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Thorburg 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 Thorburg 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 Thorburg ancestors.

VII. Thorburg Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Thorburg Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Thorburg, 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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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 Thorburg 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 "Thorburg 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Thorburg reunion.

 

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