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The Amilton Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Amilton Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Amilton surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Amilton genealogy.

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I. The Amilton Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Amilton Ancestors

II. Amilton Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Amilton ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What is a necrology and and how does it differ from an obituary for my Amilton ancestor?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Amilton

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Amilton Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Amilton last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Amilton 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.

IV. Amilton DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Amilton 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 Amilton research, read "When do you use DNA?".

V. Amilton Family History

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

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Amilton 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Amilton 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 Amilton ancestors.

VII. Amilton Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Amilton Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Amilton, 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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To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.

IX. Upcoming Amilton Family Reunions

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Amilton 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Amilton reunion.

 

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