Welcome to the Carlisano 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 Carlisano 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 Carlisano ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Carlisano Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Carlisano family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How common it is for Carlisano siblings to have the same first name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Carlisano Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Carlisano records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can city directories be used to help my Carlisano research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Carlisano
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 Carlisano records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Carlisano family history resource today.
Origins of the Carlisano 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 Carlisano surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Carlisano DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Carlisano 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 Carlisano research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Carlisano 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 Carlisano 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 "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Carlisano family history.
Networking with Carlisano Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Carlisano surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Carlisano 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 Carlisano ancestors.
Carlisano Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Carlisano Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Carlisano, 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 Carlisano Family Reunions
One key to a successful Carlisano reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Carlisano reunion.