Welcome to the Eaquinto 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 Eaquinto 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 Eaquinto genealogy.
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I. The Eaquinto Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Eaquinto 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 Eaquinto are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.
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II. Eaquinto Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Eaquinto 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 Eaquinto research?, then read this frequently asked question.
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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 Eaquinto records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Eaquinto family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Eaquinto 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 Eaquinto surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Eaquinto DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Eaquinto 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 Eaquinto research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
V. Eaquinto 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 Eaquinto 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 Eaquinto family history.
VI. Networking with Eaquinto 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Eaquinto 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 Eaquinto ancestors.
VII. Eaquinto Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Eaquinto Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Eaquinto, 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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IX. Upcoming Eaquinto Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Eaquinto 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Eaquinto reunion.
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