Welcome to the Vellek 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 Vellek 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 Vellek genealogy.
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I. The Vellek Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Vellek family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Vellek brick wall? Read "Knowing the Port of Entry Can Help Find Ancestral Records" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Vellek Ancestors
II. Vellek Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Vellek 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 Vellek research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Vellek
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Vellek records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Vellek family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Vellek Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Vellek last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Vellek 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. Vellek DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Vellek ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Vellek research, read "When do you use DNA?".
V. Vellek Family History
There is more to exploring your Vellek 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 Vellek ancestor? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Vellek Researchers
As genealogy researchers, we are eternally grateful to come upon information shared by others that enlightens our research; and we can reciprocate by paying it forward in responding to message board queries and sharing our own information that others in down the road or in future generations may benefit. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Vellek 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 Vellek ancestors.
VII. Vellek Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Vellek Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Vellek, 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."
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 Vellek Family Reunions
One key to a successful Vellek reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Vellek reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Vellek genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 21/Apr/2014.
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