The Vandekamp Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Vandekamp 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 Vandekamp 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 Vandekamp ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Vandekamp Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Vandekamp family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do I begin my Vandekamp family tree? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Vandekamp Ancestors

Vandekamp Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Vandekamp records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can I locate old newspapers for Vandekamp research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Vandekamp

Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently count of matching Vandekamp records matching Vandekamp records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Vandekamp family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Vandekamp Surname

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

Vandekamp 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 Vandekamp family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Vandekamp research?, then this FAQ may help.

Vandekamp 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 Vandekamp 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 "Dealing With Those Pesky Family Legends" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Vandekamp family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Vandekamp 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 Vandekamp 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 Vandekamp ancestors.

Vandekamp Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Vandekamp was the 45028th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Vandekamp Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Vandekamp, 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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RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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Upcoming Vandekamp 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 "Vandekamp 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 Vandekamp reunion.

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Surname Finder, The Vandekamp Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2014.

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