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The Espitallier Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Espitallier 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 Espitallier 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 Espitallier genealogy.

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I. The Espitallier Family Tree

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

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II. Espitallier 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 Espitallier 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 Espitallier grandmother's passport?, 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 count of matching Espitallier records matching Espitallier records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Espitallier family history resource today.

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

IV. Espitallier DNA Projects

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

V. Espitallier Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Espitallier ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Traditions, Traditions, Traditions" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Espitallier family history.

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VI. Networking with Espitallier 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 Espitallier 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 Espitallier ancestors.

VII. Espitallier Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Espitallier Research

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

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

 

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