Welcome to the Dutting 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 Dutting 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 Dutting ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Dutting Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Dutting family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do I begin my Dutting family tree? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Dutting 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 Dutting ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Dutting research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Dutting
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 Dutting records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Dutting family history resource today.
Origins of the Dutting 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 Dutting surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Dutting DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Dutting 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 Dutting research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Dutting 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 Dutting 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 Dutting family history.
Networking with Dutting Researchers
When it comes families and genealogy research, it's important to remember that different people may have different information: some may even have inherited one-of-a-kind family documents or photos, and the best way to connect with these family members is by posting a message board query -- often in the process of collaboration, you can build a more complete picture of your ancestor or ancestral family. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Dutting 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 Dutting ancestors.
Dutting Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Dutting Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Dutting, 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 Dutting Family Reunions
Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Dutting family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Dutting reunion.