The Espinosa Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Espinosa Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Espinosa Ancestors

Espinosa Genealogy

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 Espinosa ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find my Espinosa grandmother's passport?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Espinosa

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Espinosa 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 Espinosa surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Espinosa DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Espinosa 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 Espinosa research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

Espinosa 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 Espinosa 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 "The Role Of History In Genealogical Research" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Espinosa family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Espinosa 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 Espinosa 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 Espinosa ancestors.

Espinosa Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Espinosa was the 1291st most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Espinosa Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Espinosa, 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 Espinosa Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Espinosa 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 Espinosa reunion.

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

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