The Altru Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Altru Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Altru Ancestors

Altru Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Altru

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 Altru records matching Altru records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Altru family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Altru 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 Altru surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Altru DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Altru 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 Altru research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Altru Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Altru 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 "Orphans and Illegitimate Children" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Altru family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Altru 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 Altru 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 Altru ancestors.

Altru Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Altru Research

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

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Altru 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 Altru reunion.

See Also

Altra   Altri   Altr  

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