Welcome to the Wardal 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 Wardal 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 Wardal ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Wardal Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Wardal family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Wardal brick wall? Read "Soundex Sorts Out Family Names" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Wardal Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Wardal 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 city directories be used to help my Wardal research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Wardal
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Wardal records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Wardal family history resource today.
Origins of the Wardal 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 Wardal surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Wardal 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 Wardal 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 Wardal research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".
Wardal Family History
There is more to exploring your Wardal 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 How can I decipher the handwriting in old Wardal documents? is always useful.
Networking with Wardal Researchers
In the course of genealogy research, collaboration is key -- we really cannot do it alone, and one of the great benefits of participating in community message boards is building relationships that not only enlightens our research but strengthens bonds across the miles. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Wardal 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 Wardal ancestors.
Wardal Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Wardal Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Wardal, 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."
Upcoming Wardal Family Reunions
One key to a successful Wardal 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Wardal reunion.