Welcome to the Ungethiem 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 Ungethiem 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 Ungethiem ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Ungethiem Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Ungethiem family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Ungethiem brick wall? Read "Passenger Arrival Lists Can Help Find Information About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ungethiem Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Ungethiem ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What is the first census year to identify the informant in every Ungethiem household?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ungethiem
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Ungethiem records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ungethiem family history resource today.
Origins of the Ungethiem Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Ungethiem 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.
Ungethiem 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 Ungethiem 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 Ungethiem research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Ungethiem Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Ungethiem ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Traditions, Traditions, Traditions" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Ungethiem family history.
Networking with Ungethiem Researchers
If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ungethiem 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 Ungethiem ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Ungethiem Research
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Upcoming Ungethiem Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Ungethiem family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ungethiem reunion.