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The Elordi Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Elordi 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 Elordi 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 Elordi genealogy.

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I. The Elordi Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Elordi 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 Elordi are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Elordi Ancestors

II. Elordi Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Elordi ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What information is given in U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules about Elordi citizens from the past?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Elordi

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Elordi Surname

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

IV. Elordi DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Elordi 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 Elordi research, read "When do you use DNA?".

V. Elordi Family History

There is more to exploring your Elordi ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing Was my Elordi ancestor's name changed at Ellis Island? is always useful.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Elordi 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 Elordi 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 Elordi ancestors.

VII. Elordi Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Elordi Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Elordi, 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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To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.

IX. Upcoming Elordi Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Elordi 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Elordi reunion.

 

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