Welcome to the Aldana 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 Aldana 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 Aldana ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Aldana Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Aldana family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I distinguish my Aldana ancestor from others of the same name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Aldana Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Aldana ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What information is given in U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules about Aldana citizens from the past?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Aldana
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 Aldana records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Aldana family history resource today.
Origins of the Aldana Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Aldana 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.
Aldana 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 Aldana 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 Aldana research?, then this FAQ may help.
Aldana 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 Aldana 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 "The Role Of History In Genealogical Research" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Aldana family history.
Networking with Aldana Researchers
One of the best ways to solve a genealogy problem is by enlisting the help of others through a message board query that is open to the public, allowing you to cast a wide net that can be accessed by anyone, around the world and around the clock --- at the same time, because it is a public forum, you will want to exercise caution in posting personal information or information about living persons. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Aldana 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 Aldana ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Aldana Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Aldana, 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 Aldana Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Aldana family members; you may want to consider a roundtable where you can gather different groups together at different times such as siblings to discuss their parents and childhood memories, cousins, aunts and uncles to discuss the grandparent generation, etc. - the collective memory and stimulus of shared experience can yield considerable information. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Aldana reunion.