Welcome to the Xeller 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 Xeller 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 Xeller ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Xeller Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Xeller family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. Have you struck a Xeller brick wall? Read "Publishing Your Genealogy" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Xeller Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Xeller 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 Xeller research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Xeller
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 matching Xeller records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Xeller family history resource today.
Origins of the Xeller Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Xeller last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Xeller 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.
Xeller DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Xeller 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 Xeller research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Xeller Family History
There is more to exploring your Xeller 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 Xeller ancestor? is always useful.xhigginson.mv: Line 210: MvIMPORT: Runtime Error: Error opening 'store/catalogs/HIGGINS-X.dat' for read: No such file or directory
Networking with Xeller Researchers
When digging deeper into your ancestor's occupation, a great way to connect with others of a similar interest -- many who might have detailed information, is by posting a message board query giving clear information as to your ancestor's name and the specific occupation or organization, in time and place. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Xeller 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 Xeller ancestors.
Xeller Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Xeller Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Xeller, 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 recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.
Upcoming Xeller Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Xeller family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Xeller reunion.