Welcome to the Erhma 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 Erhma 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 Erhma ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Erhma Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Erhma family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do you find out if two people named Erhma are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Erhma Ancestors
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Erhma ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Erhma my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Erhma
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 Erhma records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Erhma family history resource today.
Origins of the Erhma Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Erhma last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Erhma 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.
Erhma DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Erhma 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Erhma research?, then this FAQ may help.
Erhma Family History
There is more to exploring your Erhma 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 Erhma documents? is always useful.
Networking with Erhma Researchers
If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Erhma 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 Erhma ancestors.
Erhma Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Erhma Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Erhma, 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
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Upcoming Erhma Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Erhma 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 Erhma reunion.
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