Welcome to the Meyer 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 Meyer 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 Meyer ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Meyer Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Meyer family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Meyer brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Meyer Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Meyer 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 Meyer research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Meyer
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Meyer records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Meyer family history resource today.
Origins of the Meyer Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Meyer ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Were you aware that Meyer is a common French surname? The article "Finding French - cherchez la famille" may be helpful for your research. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Meyer 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 Meyer 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 Meyer research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Meyer Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Meyer 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 Meyer family history.
Networking with Meyer 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Meyer 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 Meyer ancestors.
Meyer Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Meyer was the 216th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Meyer Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Meyer, 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."
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Recently Discovered MEYER Clippings and Mentions
Upcoming Meyer Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Meyer 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Meyer reunion.