Welcome to the Arno 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 Arno 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 Arno ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Arno Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Arno family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I distinguish my Arno ancestor from others of the same name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Arno Ancestors
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Arno ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Arno my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Arno
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 Arno records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Arno family history resource today.
Origins of the Arno Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Arno last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Arno 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.
Arno DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Arno 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 Arno research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Arno Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Arno 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 Arno family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Arno 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 Arno 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 Arno ancestors.
Arno Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Arno was the 15935th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Arno Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Arno, 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 Arno Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Arno 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Arno reunion.