Welcome to the Weisel 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 Weisel 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 Weisel genealogy.
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I. The Weisel Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Weisel family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Weisel brick wall? Read "Soundex Sorts Out Family Names" for some helpful advice.
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II. Weisel Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Weisel 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 Weisel research?, then read this frequently asked question.
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Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Weisel records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Weisel family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Weisel Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Weisel last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Weisel 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. Weisel DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Weisel 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Weisel research?, then this FAQ may help.
V. Weisel Family History
There is more to exploring your Weisel 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 Weisel ancestor? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Weisel 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Weisel 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 Weisel ancestors.
VII. Weisel Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Weisel was the 18862nd most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Weisel Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Weisel, 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 Weisel Family Reunions
One key to a successful Weisel 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 Weisel reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Weisel genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 24/Apr/2014.
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