The Alto Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Alto 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 Alto 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 Alto ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Alto Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Alto family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I distinguish my Alto ancestor from others of the same name? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Alto Ancestors

Alto Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Alto 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 Alto citizens from the past?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Alto

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 count of matching Alto records matching Alto records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Alto family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Alto Surname

While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Alto surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Alto DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Alto 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're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Alto research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

Alto Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Alto 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 Alto family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Alto 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Alto 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 Alto ancestors.

Alto Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Alto was the 23257th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Alto Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Alto, 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 Alto Family Reunions

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Alto 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Alto reunion.

See Also

Aldo   Alta   Alte   Alti   Altu   Alty   Alt   D'Alto  

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