Welcome to the Miler 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 Miler 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 Miler ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Miler Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Miler family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Miler brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Miler Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Miler ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Miler ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Miler
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Miler records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Miler family history resource today.
Origins of the Miler Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Miler last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Miler 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.
Miler 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 Miler 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 Miler research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Miler Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Miler 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 Miler family history.
Networking with Miler 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 Miler 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 Miler ancestors.
Miler Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Miler was the 16817th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Miler Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Miler, 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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Upcoming Miler Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Miler 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 Miler reunion.