Welcome to the Rha 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 Rha 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 Rha ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Rha Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Rha family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Rha brick wall? Read "Searching For A Needle In An Ancestral Haystack" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Rha Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Rha ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know How do I find my Rha family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Rha
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Rha records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Rha family history resource today.
Origins of the Rha Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Rha ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Rha DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Rha relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Rha research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Rha Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Rha ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Rha family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Rha 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Rha 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 Rha ancestors.
Rha Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Rha Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Rha, 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 Rha 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 Rha 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Rha reunion.