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The Turpe Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Turpe 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 Turpe 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 Turpe genealogy.

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I. The Turpe Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Turpe Ancestors

II. Turpe Genealogy

Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Turpe ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Turpe research.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Turpe

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Turpe 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 Turpe surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

IV. Turpe DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Turpe 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 Turpe research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".

V. Turpe Family History

There is more to exploring your Turpe 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 Where can I find a biography of my Turpe ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Turpe 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 Turpe 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 Turpe ancestors.

VII. Turpe Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Turpe Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Turpe, 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 Turpe 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 "Turpe 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 Turpe reunion.

 

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