Welcome to the Tidel 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 Tidel 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 Tidel ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Tidel Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Tidel family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Tidel brick wall? Read "Schools Records Can Reveal A Lot About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Tidel Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Tidel ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Tidel ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Tidel
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Tidel records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Tidel family history resource today.
Origins of the Tidel Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Tidel 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.
Tidel DNA Projects
Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Tidel family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Tidel research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Tidel 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 Tidel 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 Tidel family history.
Networking with Tidel 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 Tidel 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 Tidel ancestors.
Tidel Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Tidel Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Tidel, 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."
Upcoming Tidel 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 "Tidel 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 Tidel reunion.