Welcome to the Zinglar 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 Zinglar 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 Zinglar genealogy.
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I. The Zinglar Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Zinglar family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. Have you struck a Zinglar brick wall? Read "Documenting Genealogical Research" for some helpful advice.
II. Zinglar Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Zinglar ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Zinglar ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
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 Zinglar records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Zinglar family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Zinglar Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Zinglar last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Zinglar 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. Zinglar 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 Zinglar family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Zinglar research?, then this FAQ may help.
V. Zinglar Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Zinglar ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Looking at Our Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Zinglar family history.
VI. Networking with Zinglar 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 Zinglar 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 Zinglar ancestors.
VII. Zinglar Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Zinglar Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Zinglar, 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 Zinglar 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 Zinglar 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Zinglar reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Zinglar genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 20/May/2013.
If you host the Zinglar blog or web page, please link to this surname-focused resource. Here's the HTML code for a basic link. Simply cut/paste this code on to your page.