The Ealco Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Ealco Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Ealco family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do you find out if two people named Ealco are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ealco Ancestors

Ealco Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Ealco 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 Ealco research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ealco

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Ealco Surname

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

Ealco DNA Projects

Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Ealco family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Ealco research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

Ealco 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 Ealco 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 "Learning About Women - The Invisible Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Ealco family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Ealco Researchers

If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ealco 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 Ealco ancestors.

Ealco Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Ealco Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ealco, 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."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Ealco Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Ealco family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ealco reunion.

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Surname Finder, The Ealco Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2014.

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