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The Vandel Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Vandel 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 Vandel 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 Vandel genealogy.

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I. The Vandel Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Vandel Ancestors

II. Vandel Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Vandel 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 Vandel research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Vandel

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 Vandel records matching Vandel records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Vandel family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Vandel Surname

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

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Vandel 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 Vandel research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

V. Vandel Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Vandel ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Vandel family history on the Internet? is always useful.

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VI. Networking with Vandel 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 Vandel 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 Vandel ancestors.

VII. Vandel Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Vandel was the 53655th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Vandel Research

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

 

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