The Zeler Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Zeler 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 Zeler 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 Zeler ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Zeler Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Zeler family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. Have you struck a Zeler brick wall? Read "Documenting Genealogical Research" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Zeler Ancestors

Zeler Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Zeler

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Zeler Surname

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

Zeler 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 Zeler 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 Zeler research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Zeler Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Zeler ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Using Social History To Fill In The Gaps In Family Histories" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Zeler family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Zeler Researchers

When you've come up against a brick wall in your genealogy research, posting a message board query can help; one of the biggest benefits is that message board queries are accessed through search engines, which means even someone not specifically engaged in genealogy but interested in your subject may find your query and bring valuable new information to the table -- it happens! The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Zeler 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 Zeler ancestors.

Zeler Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Zeler Research

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

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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 Zeler Family Reunions

Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Zeler booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Zeler reunion.

See Also

Zele   Zeel   Ziele   Zela   Zele   Zeli   Zelo   Zelu   Zely   Eler   Leer  

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